Covid bulletin #61: The new normal?

Sep 2, 2021 | Sector & policy | 0 comments

This is the 61st of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy related to Covid-19. This bulletin covers the period 20th August – 2nd September 2021.

You can access all of the Covid-19 bulletins on ISE insights.

Latest Covid-19 data

Data taken from Wikipedia and from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

The UK has now had over 6.8 million identified Covid-19 cases and 156,000 deaths (with Covid on the death certificate).

The number of new cases is rising slowly. The number of deaths has now been rising slowly for thirteen weeks.

Covid news

Data from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

Education

The labour market

Drawn from government data on unemployment and NEET levels.

Changing patterns of work

  • Trade unions and businesses argue that there is still a need for furlough.
  • Graduates would benefit from returning to the office argues Stephen Isherwood (ISE), but be careful not to rush back for the sake of it.
  • How does the shift to hybrid work change the possibilities for individuals to negotiate unique deals and contracts at work? Zofia Bajorek (IES) explored the world of the i-deal.
  • Should employers be ‘re-onboarding’ staff after Covid?

Student recruitment and development

Knowledge hub

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