Economics, government & business

Job postings fall by two thirds in some sectors

Employee reviews reveal that most workers are unhappy with their employer's response to the coronavirus crisis.

Research: Furlough is curtailing job losses

3 Apr 2020

The government’s furlough scheme is discouraging companies to cut jobs after research this week revealed that only one in 20...

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Rishi Sunak

Treasury urged to look again at coronavirus scheme loophole

3 Apr 2020

Government officials thought to be looking at ways of helping those caught between jobs in March.

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Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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Airline crew asked to join NHS Nightingale Hospitals initiative

30 Mar 2020

Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.

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What will happen to employment status and the Good Work Plan?

30 Mar 2020

Against the background of the coronavirus crisis, the changes coming in on 6 April and the proposed Employment Bill continue to narrow the gap between the status and rights of workers and employee.

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Self isolation

What you need to know about furlough

27 Mar 2020

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be running by end of April

27 Mar 2020

The temporary scheme will be open to all UK employers who had a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020 for at least three months.

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Hospital maintenance

Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

27 Mar 2020

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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Courier deliver driver

Employer confidence shredded by coronavirus crisis

27 Mar 2020

Demand for temporary and permanent staff holds up well despite lockdown measures amid sharp, but predictable, fall in employer confidence.

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Self-employed eligible for 80% of monthly pay

26 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now unveiled measures to support self-employed workers who have been hit financially by the coronavirus. 
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US unemployment claims leap three million in a week

26 Mar 2020

The US Department of Labor has announced that new unemployment insurance claims leapt by more than three million last week...

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easyjet

Government urged to take equity stake in airlines to protect jobs

23 Mar 2020

EasyJet's £174m dividend payout attracts criticism while negotiations aimed at rescuing the coronavirus-hit aviation sector continue.

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Supermarkets create 30,000 jobs to meet surging demand

23 Mar 2020

Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Asda have embarked on a hiring spree in order to meet high demand.
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Guarantee or subsidise wages, urges Starmer

19 Mar 2020

Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer has called for a national income guarantee scheme to limit the economic impact of the...

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