Job Support Scheme ‘won’t reduce job losses’

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will not save enough jobs and could be improved if the government scraps its ‘poorly...

No ‘cooling off period’ for skilled workers relocating to the UK

New guidance for employers that wish to recruit workers from abroad from next year has been published, but the long-awaited...

Plan to bring civil servants back to the office ‘a waste of time’

The leader of a union representing senior civil servants has branded the government’s attempts at bringing staff back to Whitehall...

Job Support Scheme: two thirds of two thirds?

As announcements go, it was far from the clearest. It was only when the above graphic was tweeted by HM...

Chancellor unveils Job Support Scheme to curb winter job losses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his plans for protecting jobs after the furlough scheme closes at the end of October.

Black barrister misidentified many times in one day at court

A black barrister was yesterday (23 September) stopped and mistaken for a defendant several times in one day at her court workplace.

Test and trace app a key part in jobs effort, says Boris Johnson

Prime minister urges people to download app as part of drive to restore economy and jobs.

Security guard called ‘honey’ by manager wins £10k in sex discrimination case

The worker was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take paid holiday.

Facing an annual leave backlog? Employers’ questions answered

After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...

Dismissed Lidl worker claims to follow ancient Hellenistic philosophy

Stoicism – an ancient philosophy – is a protected characteristic, rules tribunal.

Pay freezes take hold as median award hits zero

The headline pay award for the three months to the end of August dropped to zero, according to the latest...

Don’t rush to make redundancies, insist key industry bodies

Employers must “exhaust all possible alternatives” before making redundancies, a joint statement from Acas, the Confederation of British Industry and...

EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...

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