Economics, government & business

Disability benefit extended after Supreme Court ruling on mental health

A landmark Supreme Court judgment could mean that people who find social situations debilitating will now be eligible to claim...

Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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Migrant salary threshold should be £20,000, say business leaders

17 Jul 2019

Business leaders have called for a number of reforms to the immigration system, including lowering the salary threshold and revising...

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

15 Jul 2019

The UK needs to manage industrial change far better than in the past if the economy is to harness new technology, become greener and provide better livelihoods

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Business secretary: ‘no-deal Brexit will cost thousands of jobs’

12 Jul 2019

Business secretary Greg Clark has warned that 'many thousands' of jobs will be lost if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Theresa May announces new Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI)

12 Jul 2019

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May has announced a new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer...

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Technical qualifications to be revamped to boost uptake

9 Jul 2019

Level 4 and 5 qualifications are to become Higher Technical Qualifications under new proposals.

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More than half of employers will be worse off under proposed immigration rules

9 Jul 2019

More than half of UK employers with staff from outside the UK will be negatively...

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Deutsche Bank to cut 18,000 jobs in reorganisation

8 Jul 2019

Deutsche Bank has announced it will cut 18,000 jobs over the next three years as part of a major reorganisation....

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Post-Brexit regional skills funding under threat

5 Jul 2019

Regions of the UK are at risk of losing out on £2.1 billion of funding per year, which includes subsidies...

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Hunt threatens to cancel civil servants’ August annual leave

2 Jul 2019

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has threatened to cancel all August annual leave across the civil service in order to...

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Gig economy doubles in three years

28 Jun 2019

One in 10 working-age adults in the UK work on gig economy platforms, double the number who did so in 2016.

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International expansion: three HR essentials that get overlooked

27 Jun 2019

With Brexit encouraging a growing number of organisations to establish themselves abroad, Ben Wright explores three people management challenges that...

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How Philip Morris International’s workforce adapted to deliver new a strategy

27 Jun 2019

When Philip Morris International wanted stop making the product that made it what it is today, it needed to ensure its staff were on board.

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