Perception of the value of HR improved during the pandemic

Almost three-quarters of HR professionals say the pandemic has increased their value in the eyes of the business.

Almost 800,000 job cuts planned last year

Insolvency Service figures seen by the BBC showed more than 10,000 organisations had plans to make significant job cuts last year.

One in 10 threatened to be ‘fired and rehired’

A tenth of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse terms and conditions, according to a...

‘Set up businesses within EU’ government advisers tell firms

UK workers could be laid off as businesses set up new companies within the EU.

Government removes 30-job threshold from Kickstart scheme

The government has removed the minimum number of Kickstart scheme work placements an employer must create in order to apply...

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‘UK unemployment figures are missing at least 300,000 people’

Official unemployment figures are missing hundreds of thousands of people, according to a study backed by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 

Coronavirus outbreaks at DVLA a ‘scandal’

The PCS union has called for the government to intervene after repeated coronavirus outbreaks at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

Action needed to cut Covid-19 spread in courts

Courts in England and Wales are ‘unsafe’ and have failed to implement Covid-19 secure measures across all buildings, organisations representing...

Pandemic’s lasting legacy to be key theme of the People in Law Conference 2021

The long-term effects of Covid-19, creating an ideal culture and how learnings from other industries can be applied to the...

Extend flexible furlough to autumn protect low paid, report urges

‘Flexible furlough’ should be extended through to autumn to provide income support for those whose work continues to be disrupted...

Nissan Sunderland plant to protect up to 70,000 jobs

Car maker Nissan has confirmed it will keep its Sunderland plant open for the long term now that a trade...

Government could pay £500 to all employees testing positive

The government is considering a universal payment of £500 to everyone in England who tests positive for Covid-19 and needs...


Biden to boost migrant worker visa rights

Changes to rules concerning H-1B visas could increase numbers of foreign specialists while safeguarding US wages.

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