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Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system’s ability to adequately support the growing...

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Gig economy worker rights inquiry announced

27 Oct 2016

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into the changing nature of work and the...

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Publish proportion of foreign workers, Government tells business

5 Oct 2016

Companies could be forced to publish the number of foreign workers that they employ, as part of proposals outlined by Amber Rudd in her Conservative Party...

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Harnessing the gig economy could solve skills shortages

28 Jul 2016

The legal status of workers in the gig economy must be clarified so that businesses and individuals can thrive, according...

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Changes to law on employing illegal workers come into force 12 July

8 Jul 2016

New rules on the offence of employing illegal workers and other changes under the Immigration Act 2016 take effect on ...

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MPs: Skills gap exacerbated by “inadequate” careers advice

5 Jul 2016

“Patchy” and inadequate career advice resulting from Government policy is worsening the skills gap in the jobs market and damaging...

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The Digital Tribe: why it’s everyone, not just millennials (webinar)

24 Jun 2016

ON DEMAND | How we adapt to change is critical to our success. From the dawn of civilisation, humans have had to evolve in order to survive and thrive...

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Immigration Act 2016: changes to illegal working offences from 12 July

27 May 2016

Changes to illegal working offences introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 come into effect on 12 July 2016, under new...

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Tougher rules on employing illegal workers under Immigration Act

17 May 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 has received Royal Assent, introducing a range of measures to crack down on businesses that employ ...

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Job prospects fall to new low amid national living wage uncertainty

8 Sep 2015

The outlook for the UK jobs market has fallen to a three-year low, as employers try to mitigate costs ahead...

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Employment prospects improve for young jobseekers

12 Aug 2015

Research from the CIPD reveals a sharp rise in the number of UK employers turning to the skills of young...

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Budget must prioritise skills development to raise productivity, says CIPD

2 Jul 2015

The Government needs to invest more in vocational and further education if employers are going to see real increases in...

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Hiring times almost double in four years, claims Glassdoor

18 Jun 2015

Research by Glassdoor Economic Research has revealed that hiring times in the UK have almost doubled over the past four...

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Are you creating barriers for older workers?

REC and Age UK produce best practice guide for recruiters on hiring older workers

5 Jun 2015

Age UK and the REC launch a best practice guide to give older people a better chance of finding work.

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Few surprises for employers in pre-election Budget

18 Mar 2015

The Chancellor’s final budget before the election offered few surprises for employers, with George Osborne boasting that “Britain is walking...

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