Economics, government & business

PM considers scrapping £30,000 migrant salary threshold

The proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for migrant workers after Brexit is expected to be scrapped, it has been reported....

London street scene rush hour

Migrants face less discrimination than their adult children

20 Jan 2020

The UK-born children of migrants feel they are more discriminated against than new migrants and are more likely to be unemployed.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Brexit: What will happen on 1 February 2020?

17 Jan 2020

After much delay, the UK will leave the European Union at 11:00pm on 31 January. But with the arrangements for...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

‘Lack of leadership talent holding back large businesses’

16 Jan 2020

Leadership instability is blighting many top businesses, with a large minority of HR chiefs reporting difficulties in developing effective senior leaders.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Probation officers overstretched and under-resourced, says Inspectorate

14 Jan 2020

The National Probation Service, the organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community, is hampered by staff shortages...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

20 immigration issues to watch in the 2020s

10 Jan 2020

The UK immigration system is set for significant change in the coming years. Jamie Kerr offers 20 insights into what this may mean.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
people commuters on London Bridge

Recruiters report modest increase in appointments

10 Jan 2020

KPMG and REC's monthly survey points to slight gains in certain areas of the economy over the past month.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

8 Jan 2020

The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Productivity continues to be outpaced by wage growth

8 Jan 2020

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest productivity figures for the UK showing that output per hour rose...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Gig economy ad banned for “harmful gender stereotypes”

8 Jan 2020

Gig economy company PeoplePerHour has had an advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority because it promoted “harmful gender stereotypes”....

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Sydney

Australia rejects visa-free immigration deal with UK

6 Jan 2020

The Australian government is not keen on the idea of an influx of unskilled UK labour heading Down Under after Brexit.

Continue Reading Comments { 16 }

Number of people who have never worked grows by half

6 Jan 2020

The number of people who have never worked grew by 52% in the past 20 years, according to the Resolution...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
apprenticeship target missed

‘Fake apprenticeships’ are turning training system into a farce

3 Jan 2020

The UK's training system is becoming farcical with a levy system spiralling out of financial control - we need to learn from apprenticeships in Europe, claims report.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Civil service needs ‘weirdos’ and HR ‘a bonfire’, says PM’s senior adviser

3 Jan 2020

Downing Street wants to hire “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” to help Boris Johnson’s new government, says Dominic Cummings.

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }