Economics, government & business

Uber to give drivers medical cover, sick pay and other benefits

Uber is to introduce numerous protections for its drivers through a new insurance scheme, including sick pay and maternity and...

Could universal basic income ever take off in the UK?

22 May 2018

Universal basic income has been described as everything between a utopian ideal and “dangerous nonsense”, but with a trial due...

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Almost half of manufacturers concerned about post-Brexit hiring

21 May 2018

Almost half of UK manufacturers are worried about accessing skills once...

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Sharp fall in job vacancies as restaurant sector suffers decline

21 May 2018

A downturn in the restaurant sector has led to a decline in job vacancies of 11% over the past six...

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Deliveroo plans to make permanent staff shareholders

17 May 2018

Deliveroo has announced that it will make all permanent staff shareholders, in a move worth around £10m.

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Number of employers planning to recruit rises to five-year high

14 May 2018

There will be strong growth in the demand for labour in the second quarter of 2018, according to the CIPD,...

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EAT upholds claim that Addison Lee courier was worker

11 May 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a claim by an Addison Lee cycle courier that he was a worker, rather...

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Pensions Regulator sets out plan to beef up operations

11 May 2018

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced plans that it said would enable it to become more effective when dealing organisations...

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Risk assessing relationships: Time to review employment contracts

11 May 2018

With major changes to employment status likely on the horizon and a growing proportion of the workforce operating within the...

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Labour enforcement body calls for crackdown on worker exploitation

9 May 2018

The Director for Labour Market Enforcement has called for higher financial penalties for employers who exploit workers and flout employment...

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Hundreds of skilled migrants wrongly face deportation

8 May 2018

At least 1,000 highly skilled migrant workers are wrongly facing deportation by the Home Office after being accused of lying...

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Hermes “coerced” staff into misleading HMRC, manager claims

4 May 2018

HM Revenue and Customs is reportedly investigating allegations that delivery company Hermes trained managers to mislead tax officials about how...

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Occupational health’s reforming voice needs to be heard

4 May 2018

It is early days yet for the Government’s expert review of occupational health. But with the political “noise” of Brexit...

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Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds

3 May 2018

The Government should extend the timeframe employers have to spend their apprenticeship levy funds from 24 to 48 months –...

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Labour calls for health professionals’ exemption from immigration caps

2 May 2018

Labour has urged home secretary Sajid Javid to exempt all health professionals from the immigration cap on skilled workers in...

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