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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the study of attitudes to work by the Smith Institute that more than two-thirds of British workers are spending longer at their workplace for little or no gain in productivity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Smith Institute survey of trade union members asked whether respondents thought they were working “harder” and whether they were more productive than two years ago. Given the ambiguity over the term “working harder” and the unrepresentative sample used, caution should be drawn on the relationship between hours worked and productivity.</p><p>However, ONS data indicate that between 2010 and 2015 the total number of hours worked per week in the UK economy has increased by 8.4%<sup>1</sup>. The vast majority of the increase, around 80%, came from higher employment. While the remainder did come from increased average hours this in part reflects a reduction in the share of part-time work.</p><p>It has been this significant increase in the number of people employed that has driven growth in the UK economy in recent years. The challenge now is to ensure the UK continues to grow through rising productivity. The government’s ‘Fixing the Foundations’ productivity plan, sets out an ambitious vision and the pro-productivity agenda designed to meet this challenge. Productivity, measured as output per hour worked, increased by 1.0% in 2015 as a whole – the largest annual increase since 2011.</p><p>References</p><p>1. ONS UK Labour Market (March 2016): Actual weekly hours worked (seasonally adjusted)</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/datasets/actualweeklyhoursworkedseasonallyadjustedhour01sa" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/datasets/actualweeklyhoursworkedseasonallyadjustedhour01sa</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T12:12:28.88Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T12:12:28.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property file name hour01saapr2016.xls more like this
star this property title ONS UK Labour Market March 2016 weekly hours more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter