Economics, government & business

Matthew Taylor: Covid-19 increases temptation of non-compliance

The coronavirus pandemic will make more people in urgent need of work and more employers desperate to stay in business,...

First furlough fraud arrests are made

9 Jul 2020

The first arrests in connection with alleged furlough fraud have been made, HM Revenue and Customs has announced.
A 57-year-old...

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Thousands of jobs at risk at Boots, John Lewis and Burger King

9 Jul 2020

Almost 7,000 jobs are at risk at Boots, Burger King and John Lewis.

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Pay rise budgets axed as employers slash costs

9 Jul 2020

Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

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Reaction: Is the job retention bonus a drop in the ocean?

8 Jul 2020

The £1,000 incentive to bring back employees from furlough has been described as “inconsequential” and potentially not enough to prevent...

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Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

8 Jul 2020

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

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Chancellor to announce kickstart scheme for jobs

8 Jul 2020

The chancellor is due to announce a £2bn “kickstart jobs scheme” today in the hope it will stem youth unemployment...

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Joblessness could reach 15% in second wave

7 Jul 2020

Unemployment could reach 14.8% if the UK suffers a second wave of coronavirus, according to projections by the Organisation for...

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Two in five plan redundancies after furlough ends

7 Jul 2020

Two in five (44%) organisations with staff on furlough say they will have to make some or all of their...

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apprenticeships

Firms to be given £1,000 per work experience trainee to stimulate youth employment

6 Jul 2020

Employers in England will be given £1,000 for each work experience placement.

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Hospitality reopening drives recruitment recovery

6 Jul 2020

There are initial signs that recruitment activity is beginning to recover, driven by increasing demand for staff in the hospitality...

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BBC culls 450 regional jobs across England

2 Jul 2020

The BBC plans to cut 450 jobs in local radio stations and regional TV news across England, roughly one in...

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‘Green’ investment could generate 1.6 million jobs

2 Jul 2020

By investing in a ‘green’ economy, the UK government can create 1.6 million jobs as well as meet its targets...

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‘Office for Talent’ to improve immigration experience

1 Jul 2020

The government has created a new ‘Office for Talent’ to make it easier for scientists, researchers and innovators to settle...

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Thousands of redundancies announced across retail, hospitality and aviation

1 Jul 2020

Job cuts announced at Harrods, TM Lewin, easyJet and more.

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