Economics, government & business

Ebb and furlough: the Job Support Scheme explained

We look at the back-and-forth nature of the government’s economic funding to help businesses affected by the pandemic and examine...

Tapping into tech: How agile HR leadership drives resilience (webinar)

23 Oct 2020

24 Nov 2020 | Register now. HR leaders have had to steer organisations through unprecented change...

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GAP may close all clothing stores in Europe

23 Oct 2020

The retailer moots replacing stores with a franchise model in response to significant losses.

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Chancellor revamps Job Support Scheme

22 Oct 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an update to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), including for workers in England where tier 2 restrictions apply.

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The impact of Covid-19 on senior executives’ contracts

20 Oct 2020

Senior executives' relationship with new employers is changing as they look to safeguard their positions against a background of instability.

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PwC to resign as Boohoo auditor after working conditions inquiry

19 Oct 2020

In the latest sign of growing fears among the large accountancy firms over reputational damage, PwC is set to resign as auditor of fashion retailer Boohoo.

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London restrictions risk quarter of a million hospitality jobs

16 Oct 2020

The introduction of tougher Covid-19 restrictions in London will put up to 250,000 hospitality jobs at risk.
Trade body UK...

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Liverpool launches wage ‘top up’ scheme for hospitality and leisure

15 Oct 2020

Liverpool is to provide £40m of emergency funding for hospitality and leisure businesses in the region, allowing those affected by...

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OECD predicts 7.1% unemployment in UK and criticises lack of training

15 Oct 2020

The OECD has predicted unemployment in the UK will rise from 4.5% to 7.1% in 2021 and says that to recover the UK must invest in skills and achieve a softer Brexit.

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Preparing for stricter Covid-19 lockdowns: A guide for employers

14 Oct 2020

As England’s three-tier restrictions come into force and the government faces increasing pressure to ‘circuit break’ the rising number of...

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Looking beyond Brexit: is your organisation ready? (webinar)

14 Oct 2020

As we near the closing stages of the transition period, and the end of free movement between the EU and...

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Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

13 Oct 2020

The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...

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Largest annual rise in redundancies since 2009

13 Oct 2020

As the UK sees the largest annual increase in redundancies since 2009, business groups have urged the government to ‘get...

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Compulsory retirement of partners in the Covid era

13 Oct 2020

Compulsory retirement may be on the agenda as Covid exposes weaknesses in the boardroom. Ivor Adair looks at the risks for firms with a partnership structure.

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UK hospitality industry mounts legal challenge to fresh lockdown rules

12 Oct 2020

Judicial review sought to halt new restrictions that could lead to closures of pub, restaurants and clubs.

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