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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Most gig workers want better rights

17 Mar 2017

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of “gig economy” workers believe the Government should guarantee them basic employment rights and benefits, with only...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

2 Dec 2016

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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