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Research: Furlough is curtailing job losses

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

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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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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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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Government pledges £350bn cash injection for employers

18 Mar 2020

The government announced a £350bn package of financial measures yesterday (17 March) to protect employers from the impact of the...

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CBI: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of jobs will be lost

17 Mar 2020

Business group the CBI has told MPs that “hundreds of thousands” of jobs could be at risk due to the...

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British Airways warns of sweeping job cuts in response to coronavirus

13 Mar 2020

Airlines scramble for immediate cost cuts as Covid-19 and travel bans hit aviation sector.

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Staff face ‘temporary’ redundancies and reduced hours

13 Mar 2020

Airlines and manufacturers are having to lay-off staff but how easy is this, particularly as different rules and agreements govern relationships with employees in different countries.

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Ten key points about the sponsor licence system

4 Mar 2020

Gaining a sponsor licence will be crucial for many organisations under the new immigration system; but it can be a complex procedure.

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EU immigration hits 15-year low, adding to business skills fears

28 Feb 2020

Non-EU immigration has increased again but is driven by people - predominantly from Asia - coming to study.

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Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

24 Feb 2020

Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system...

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Two in five unaware it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless

21 Feb 2020

Two in five employers are not aware that it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless, a survey has...

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Weekly earnings exceed pre-economic crisis levels

18 Feb 2020

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

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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.

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