Productivity Insights Network

Raising productivity is arguably the central economic challenge in the UK. The Productivity Insights Network is an ESRC funded network of researchers, policymakers, intermediaries and businesses working to identify, advance and implement new insights to address the productivity puzzle in the UK.

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If you are interested in changing the tone of the productivity debate in theory and practice join the Productivity Insights Network.


The Productivity Insights Network aims to stimulate new directions in productivity research with high impact potential.

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Find out more about the core team at Productivity Insights Network and our growing membership of individuals and organisations.


Employers and Employees Can Benefit from Reducing Insecure Employment

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Daniel Kopasker and Catia Montagna (University of Aberdeen) Featured image: Cytonn Photography on Unsplash Last month Business in the Community hosted a roundtable event that brought together employers and HR…

Universal Credit and In-Work Conditionality – a productive turn?

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Photo credit: Valeria Boltneva from Pexels By Dr Katy Jones Senior Research Associate Decent Work and Productivity Research Centre (Manchester Metropolitan University) Universal Credit – the new working age benefit for…
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The time has come to sharpen the focus on productivity

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By Dr Vicki Belt Deputy Director Enterprise Research Centre Raising productivity is often cited as one of the UK’s most important economic challenges. On the surface of it, improving productivity…