Labour market

industrial strategy

‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

The UK needs to manage industrial change far better than in the past if the economy is to harness new technology, become greener and provide better livelihoods

Deutsche Bank to cut 18,000 jobs in reorganisation

8 Jul 2019

Deutsche Bank has announced it will cut 18,000 jobs over the next three years as part of a major reorganisation....

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Post-Brexit regional skills funding under threat

5 Jul 2019

Regions of the UK are at risk of losing out on £2.1 billion of funding per year, which includes subsidies...

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Gig economy doubles in three years

28 Jun 2019

One in 10 working-age adults in the UK work on gig economy platforms, double the number who did so in 2016.

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Manufacturing sector could lose 20m jobs to automation

26 Jun 2019

Up to 20 million jobs in manufacturing could be replaced by robots by 2030, with each new robot taking over...

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Post-Brexit regional salary thresholds for migrants to be considered

25 Jun 2019

The Migration Advisory Committee is to consider how salary thresholds should be calculated under a future immigration system – including...

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Proportion of workers in low-paid roles at a 40-year low

30 May 2019

The government is on track to eliminate low pay by the middle of the next decade, analysis has found.

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Address north-south jobs divide, says inequality report

30 May 2019

More than half of the UK’s future job growth will be in London and the south-east, according to a report...

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British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

22 May 2019

British Steel is to go into administration, putting some 5,000 UK jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 roles in its...

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Unemployment lowest since 1974 as candidate shortages bite

14 May 2019

The unemployment rate in Britain has fallen to the lowest rate since 1974, with just over a third of those...

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Good workforce planning can unlock AI’s potential, says CIPD

30 Apr 2019

Artificial intelligence has the potential to create better, more fulfilling jobs for employees if it is implemented properly, according to a new report by the CIPD and PA Consulting.

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Reliance on agency workers increases as confidence in economy drops

24 Apr 2019

UK employers are increasingly likely to hire agency workers amid continuing falls in confidence in the economy, according to the...

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How to get ahead in the labour market race

9 Apr 2019

Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight...

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How to draw up a blueprint for workforce planning

28 Mar 2019

Workforce planning in today’s chaotic labour market may feel like an uphill struggle, but a methodological approach to sourcing talent...

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‘Don’t fund level 6 and 7 apprenticeships’ say learning providers

20 Mar 2019

Training providers have called on the government to remove the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of funding...

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