Economics, government & business

General election 2019: when politics and work mix

How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in...

Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

12 Nov 2019

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
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Lib Dems pledge £10,000 ‘skills wallet’ for all adults

11 Nov 2019

The Liberal Democrats have proposed a £10,000 “skills wallet” for all adults to help fund learning and training over the...

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Health sector sceptical of Johnson’s immigration plans

8 Nov 2019

Health workers hoping to take up jobs in the UK will benefit from preferential immigration processes with the introduction of...

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Mothercare to close all UK stores as it enters administration

6 Nov 2019

Mothercare has gone into administration, putting 2,800 UK jobs at risk. All of the baby goods retailer’s 79 UK stores will be closed...

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Younger workers: the political battle ahead on the minimum wage

6 Nov 2019

As younger workers' minimum wage rates look likely to increase, Johnny Runge examines the reality of how employers pay, for example, a 25-year-old versus a 24-year-old.

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Union denies postal strikes will disrupt election

5 Nov 2019

The Communication Workers Union has denied that its proposed December strikes are politically motivated and designed to disrupt the forthcoming...

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Home Office holds up NHS overseas doctors scheme

4 Nov 2019

Plans to expand a scheme that allows medical trainees from overseas to learn and work in the NHS, have been...

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General election halts minimum wage announcement

31 Oct 2019

The timing of the general election may present real problems for employers with a 1 January pay review date.
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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Bolt drivers urge better pay and recognition of workers’ rights

30 Oct 2019

Drivers for the minicab app Bolt have staged a protest against what they describe as “unfair” dismissals and its alleged...

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Leaked memo reveals PM’s desire to weaken workers’ rights post-Brexit

28 Oct 2019

A leak over the weekend of a memo confirms that Boris Johnson intends to water down workers’ rights in the post-withdrawal treaty negotiations.

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Youngest and oldest regions of UK revealed in new research

28 Oct 2019

A new analysis takes a regional view of age and could well inform companies' recruitment and location decisions in years to come.

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Christmas dinner under threat due to labour shortage

28 Oct 2019

Labour shortages could impact the UK’s Christmas dinner, including “pigs in blankets,” after warnings from the British Meat Processors Association....

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EU agrees to Brexit ‘flextension’ to 31 January

28 Oct 2019

The UK will not leave the European Union on Thursday as planned.

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