Labour market

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

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

Tech jobs enjoy UK boost but banking roles fare better in EU

19 Mar 2019

There is evidence of a “jobs merry-go-round” in European centres as Brexit approaches, according to recruitment company Robert Walters...

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New EU employment law to be reviewed by Parliament post-Brexit

6 Mar 2019

Theresa May will today unveil how the UK government will handle emerging EU laws concerning workers’ rights after Brexit.
The...

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Recruitment process outsourcing: the future is ‘total talent’

6 Mar 2019

Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role...

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Rudd wants to increase disabled workers target

5 Mar 2019

Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government’s target of getting one million more disabled people in work...

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Freelancer platforms add to global work insecurity

1 Mar 2019

The hiring of workers anywhere in the world through global freelancer platforms means that limiting immigration will not necessarily protect...

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Post-Brexit £30,000 immigration salary threshold will be ‘disastrous’

28 Feb 2019

The government's proposed salary threshold for EU migrants will “decimate” the UK's manufacturing base, says industry body.

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Latest migration trends ignite business Brexit fears

28 Feb 2019

EU net migration has fallen to a level last seen in 2009, with more people from eastern and central Europe leaving the UK than arriving, new figures reveal.

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UK needs national skills policy to address productivity failures

27 Feb 2019

The UK needs to develop a national skills policy if it is to tackle its productivity problems, according to a...

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Employer confidence in economy at three-year low

27 Feb 2019

Employers’ confidence in the UK economic prospects hit a three-year low last month, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s...

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EU worker numbers continue to fall ahead of Brexit

20 Feb 2019

With Brexit drawing closer, the number of EU nationals working in the UK fell by 61,000 in the last quarter...

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Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

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Pay award expectations at record high

18 Feb 2019

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

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NHS culture is ‘dysfunctional’ says chairman

15 Feb 2019

In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to “recapture its vocational engaged spirit”.

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New tech threatens global labour market improvements

15 Feb 2019

Emerging tech-driven business models are partly to blame for millions of people worldwide being forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to research.

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