Economics, government & business

Co-op Bank, unions and retailers join global climate emergency strike

Several companies are supporting employees in the UK who are participating in the Global Climate Strike protests taking place today.

Most firms lack information to make post-Brexit staffing decisions

20 Sep 2019

Very few employers are prepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions, putting them at risk of a labour “supply shock” after Brexit.

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Polish ambassador advises Poles to leave the UK after Brexit

19 Sep 2019

Poland’s ambassador to the UK is urging Polish nationals to “seriously consider” leaving the UK because of the problems some...

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Tribunal seeks ‘worker’ status clarification from EU

18 Sep 2019

An employment tribunal is seeking clarification from the European Court of Justice on the proper interpretation of the “worker” classification...

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Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

18 Sep 2019

Entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, unless the government...

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Businesses ‘crying out’ for apprenticeship levy clarity

17 Sep 2019

The apprenticeship levy system needs to be more accessible and transparent and standards need to be reviewed regularly if the...

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France faces tough battle over pension reform

13 Sep 2019

Paris has been crippled by public transport strikes today in response to moves by the French government to implement pension reform.

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Mini factory Brexit

No-deal Brexit: Mini factory staff may be forced to take unpaid leave

11 Sep 2019

Workers at the Mini plant in Oxfordshire could be forced to take at least two weeks’ unpaid leave and have...

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international graduates work visa

International graduates offered two-year work visa

11 Sep 2019

International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration...

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Landmark gig economy bill close to becoming law in California

11 Sep 2019

The state of California is close to passing a landmark bill that will require employers to treat gig economy workers...

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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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NHS protest Brighton

No-deal Brexit could send NHS ‘toppling over the edge’

9 Sep 2019

A no-deal Brexit would send the NHS – “our nation's greatest institution” – into a state of chaos, health service union Unison has warned.

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Therese Coffey

Who is Thérèse Coffey, Amber Rudd‘s replacement at DWP?

9 Sep 2019

Thérèse Coffey has been appointed as the new secretary of state for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), following Amber Rudd's resignation.

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Labour could ban City bonuses

6 Sep 2019

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has said a future Labour government could ban bonuses in the City, unless the financial...

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Anger at Johnson’s politicisation of police recruitment launch

6 Sep 2019

The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has criticised the prime minister for making a political speech about Brexit while...

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