Economics, government & business

AI set to create more jobs than it replaces by 2037

Artificial intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs as it displaces over the next 20 years, but there will be...

Fall in EU worker migration ‘bad news for employers’

16 Jul 2018

The CIPD has warned that today’s falling migration figures will further hamper employers’ ability to recruit EU workers.

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What’s going wrong with the apprenticeship levy?

13 Jul 2018

More than a year after the apprenticeship levy came into effect, most agree that it is not going according to...

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Government confirms end to freedom of movement: with potential exceptions

12 Jul 2018

Completely free movement of people will end as the UK leaves the EU, a government white paper has confirmed today....

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Sajid Javid: no ‘automatic right’ for EU citizens to work post-Brexit

11 Jul 2018

EU citizens would not have any “automatic right” to work in the UK after the Brexit transition period, Sajid Javid...

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Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

6 Jul 2018

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

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NHS hospitals asked to reassure EU staff ahead of Brexit

3 Jul 2018

NHS hospitals in England have been asked to reach out to staff from other EU countries about continuing to work...

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Deliveroo riders win six-figure settlement over pay and rights

29 Jun 2018

Fifty Deliveroo riders are to receive a share in a six-figure settlement after they claimed they had been unlawfully denied...

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How employee benefits can keep gig workers engaged

27 Jun 2018

As more organisations choose to use ‘gig’ workers, the workforce is becoming increasingly isolated. But how do employers keep them...

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National living wage rises will hit head office, not shop floor

27 Jun 2018

Rises in the national living wage will cause job losses at retail head offices, rather than in customer-facing roles, a...

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Car industry seeks greater clarity over Brexit as investment falls

26 Jun 2018

Vehicle industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has joined the call for greater clarity over the UK’s...

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Brexit: Airbus and BMW relocation threats could be first of many

25 Jun 2018

The CBI has warned that Airbus and BMW could be the first of many businesses to threaten to relocate if...

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Hermes drivers ruled as workers, not self-employed

25 Jun 2018

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Hermes couriers are workers, rather than self-employed.

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From Uber to Deliveroo via Pimlico: The search for clarity on the gig economy

22 Jun 2018

In recent cases it has become apparent that Uber, City Sprint, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers had each created contracts that purported to ensure that their “partners” – the drivers, cyclists and plumbers – were classed as “self employed”

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Fruit industry calls for seasonal permit to avoid post-Brexit labour shortage

22 Jun 2018

The soft fruit industry could be “crushed” by Brexit if it loses access to the thousands of seasonal workers it...

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