Economics, government & business

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Top 10 HR questions April 2021: Vaccination and data protection

Questions on Covid-19 vaccination dominate this month's list, alongside IR35, right-to-work checks and the relationship between holiday pay and overtime.

Environmental focus could create 16,000 jobs

4 May 2021

The government could create 16,050 new jobs across the British constituencies experiencing the most severe employment challenges, according to the Green Alliance.

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Global Talent Visa criteria should be relaxed to protect arts sector

30 Apr 2021

A City law firm has called for the criteria for the issuing of Global Talent Visas to be relaxed to help safeguard the arts sector.

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Employability providers short of thousands of roles

30 Apr 2021

The UK will struggle to fill roles in the employability sector as the government moves forward with its Plan for Jobs.

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Staff shortage threatens restaurant reopenings

30 Apr 2021

Restaurants are struggling to find staff ahead of indoor hospitality reopening next month, as around one in 10 UK hospitality workers left the sector last year.

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What the Global Talent visa offers employers seeking top skills

30 Apr 2021

Businesses requiring skills from overseas should take note of this flexible new route to working in the UK. Kathryn Bradbury and Richard Milford explain why.

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Uber to add a further 20,000 drivers in the UK

29 Apr 2021

A surge in demand since lockdown rules were eased has led Uber to start recruiting more drivers, but more legal action could follow over workers' rights.

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Car parts jobs at risk in Swansea and Rotherham

29 Apr 2021

More than 400 jobs are to be lost in the automative sector after Toyoda Gosei announced it was pulling out of the UK.

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Nestlé to axe 600 jobs in North East despite ‘huge profits’

29 Apr 2021

Unions and local MP angry at giant multinational over job losses at Fawdon and York confectionery plants.

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Sainsbury’s £500m on pandemic staff costs hits profits

28 Apr 2021

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s spent almost £500m on protecting staff and customers during the pandemic.

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Mutual trust between managers and staff boosts performance

27 Apr 2021

A study has found a strong link between manager-employee trust, financial performance and productivity.

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Ireland must rethink its approach to the gig economy

27 Apr 2021

Dublin's binary approach to the gig economy has created a zero-sum game for platform operators and contractors. It's time for a rethink.

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Vestas UK expansion could whip up 2,000 jobs

27 Apr 2021

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is expected to expand its UK operations, which would see the creation of hundreds of jobs.

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Bolster pandemic job support for over 50s, urges think tank

26 Apr 2021

Employment support must be tailored to older workers who have been twice as likely to lose their jobs during the pandemic as those aged 25-49, says the Resolution Foundation.

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Matthew Taylor: Change tax system to stop exploitation in gig economy

26 Apr 2021

Matthew Taylor believes that aligning the systems for employment status and tax would help prevent worker exploitation.

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