Economics, government & business

Almost 800,000 job cuts planned last year

Insolvency Service figures seen by the BBC showed more than 10,000 organisations had plans to make significant job cuts last year.

‘Set up businesses within EU’ government advisers tell firms

25 Jan 2021

UK workers could be laid off as businesses set up new companies within the EU.

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Government removes 30-job threshold from Kickstart scheme

25 Jan 2021

The government has removed the minimum number of Kickstart scheme work placements an employer must create in order to apply...

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‘UK unemployment figures are missing at least 300,000 people’

25 Jan 2021

Official unemployment figures are missing hundreds of thousands of people, according to a study backed by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 

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Extend flexible furlough to autumn protect low paid, report urges

22 Jan 2021

‘Flexible furlough’ should be extended through to autumn to provide income support for those whose work continues to be disrupted...

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Nissan Sunderland plant to protect up to 70,000 jobs

22 Jan 2021

Car maker Nissan has confirmed it will keep its Sunderland plant open for the long term now that a trade...

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Opinion: ‘Be wary of hysteria over workers’ rights claims’

21 Jan 2021

There should be no cause for alarm as the government looks at workers' rights – the working time directive is neither here nor there

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Skills for Jobs white paper: employers to have key skills role

21 Jan 2021

Employers will have a central role in shaping technical education to ensure the workforce has the skills businesses need, the government has pledged.

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Rishi Sunak considers fifth furlough extension

21 Jan 2021

3 March Budget expected to include another furlough extension as tight restrictions look set to stay well into spring.

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Brexit and UK employment law

20 Jan 2021

Now that the UK and the EU have agreed on the position of the UK post-Brexit, HR is left wondering...

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Workers’ rights may be looked at, business secretary confirms

19 Jan 2021

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not...

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Furlough should be extended ‘before Budget’

19 Jan 2021

Rishi Sunak needs to act now, ahead of his Budget, to help protect UK companies through the Spring to ensure...

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‘Maintain workers’ rights to retain the best talent’

18 Jan 2021

Although ministers have denied there are plans to cut EU workers' rights, companies need to consider how they might be affected if the working hours directive were to be diluted.

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Brexit transition period end – what it means for HR (webinar)

18 Jan 2021

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | From an HR perspective, the end of the Brexit transition period means getting to grips with the new immigration rules...

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An eighth forced into work amid Covid safety complaints

18 Jan 2021

A poll finds many have been ordered into work when they could have easily and safely worked from home.

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