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Government pledges to train 17,000 new builders by 2020

A scheme aimed at providing more than 17,000 new fully trained construction workers by March 2020 was launched today by...

One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

15 Nov 2018

“Systemic” shortages in the NHS workforce mean long-term plans for the health service risk becoming an unachievable wish list, according...

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Draft Brexit deal: No further updates on immigration proposals

15 Nov 2018

The draft Brexit agreement – delivered last night by prime minister Theresa May – has confirmed that EU nationals can...

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EAT upholds decision that Addison Lee drivers are workers

14 Nov 2018

Addison Lee has lost its claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that its drivers were self-employed.
The EAT ruling today...

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Half of FTSE 350 board appointments need to be women to meet targets

13 Nov 2018

A quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, and there remain five all-male boards, according...

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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

13 Nov 2018

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Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

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Employment tribunal fees back on the agenda

12 Nov 2018

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week signalled that it was considering the reintroduction of fees for employment tribunal claims....

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Campaigners turn to UN to tackle gig economy firms

12 Nov 2018

Taxi and delivery giant Addison Lee is coming under fresh pressure to increase workers’ pay and benefits as campaigners target...

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UK employers suffer ‘labour supply shock’ as migrant worker numbers fall

12 Nov 2018

There has been a “reversal” in the number of migrants in workplaces as both EU and non-EU workers lose interest...

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Swedish derogation repeal likely in gig economy shake-up

9 Nov 2018

Prime minister Theresa May is planning a series of measures to toughen workers’ rights, including the ending of the Swedish...

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‘Historic’ CDC pensions schemes given green light by DWP

6 Nov 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation to shape new legislation around collective defined contribution pension schemes,...

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No additional right-to-work checks for EU citizens needed, minister confirms

6 Nov 2018

Employers will not need to make additional right-to-work checks on EU citizens in the event of a no deal Brexit,...

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Two-thirds of businesses concerned about high-skilled roles

5 Nov 2018

Two-thirds of businesses are worried that they will not be able to find sufficiently skilled people to fill high-skilled roles,...

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Health secretary: employers must do more on prevention

5 Nov 2018

Schemes such as free fruit in offices, bicycle loans, support for ill employees and counselling should be the new norm...

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Retention of teachers becomes urgent as pupil numbers soar

2 Nov 2018

School leaders in the state sector face having to fill increasing numbers of vacancies, with lack of job satisfaction a...

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