Economics, government & business

Weekly earnings exceed pre-economic crisis levels

The end of 2019 saw average weekly wages reach their highest since pre-2008 economic crisis levels, but pay growth has...

M&S Lorry

M&S to close distribution centres with hundreds of job losses

17 Feb 2020

Depots in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to go and landlords warned about possible further store closures.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
visa applications

Fall in visa applications triggers skills warning for private sector

17 Feb 2020

Business consultancy warns of skills shortfall as number of visa applications from non-EU skilled workers has fallen.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Public sector recruitment confidence hits 12-year high

17 Feb 2020

Employment growth in the public sector is expected to match the private sector for the first time in 12 years.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
The new cabinet and Boris Johnson

Prime minister sets date for points-based immigration system

14 Feb 2020

Downing Street has announced that the new points-based immigration system will be implemented from 1 January 2021.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Discover how technology drives performance at Connect 2020

14 Feb 2020

Justine Woolf, director of consulting at Innecto, part of the Personal Group Family, will discuss how embracing technology and taking...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

IR35 will force out half of contractor workforce

12 Feb 2020

Half of contractors plan to leave clients in the next eight weeks thanks to changes to the IR35 ‘off-payroll’ rules...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

‘Perverse’ minimum wage enforcement replaced by ‘proportionate’ approach

11 Feb 2020

The government has abandoned its previously “pedantic” regime.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

HS2 ‘will deliver jobs and skills investment’

11 Feb 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has given the “green signal” for the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail project, which business...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Migrant worker salary threshold set to be lowered to £25,600

10 Feb 2020

Boris Johnson and home secretary Priti Patel are expected to announce their immigration reforms on Friday, which reportedly include plans...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Top 10 HR questions January 2020: Coronavirus and Brexit

7 Feb 2020

What steps should employers take to manage the coronavirus outbreak?
At the start of the new year, employers have been...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Lords launches IR35 inquiry as freelancer confidence ‘plummets’

6 Feb 2020

A House of Lords select committee is to scrutinise the extension of IR35 rules to the private sector, just two...

Continue Reading Comments { 64 }

One in three employees say their job is ‘low quality’

4 Feb 2020

Research published today shows that 36% of UK employees report having a “low-quality” job.
Analysis of the Household Longitudinal Study...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Talent shortage worst since 2008, says recruiter

3 Feb 2020

Almost a quarter of employers in the UK are unable to find the talent they need.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

‘Brexit Day’: time to get your house in order, employers urged

31 Jan 2020

With the UK leaving the European Union at 11:00pm this evening, employers are being urged to use the Brexit transition...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }