Labour market

Home Office holds up NHS overseas doctors scheme

Plans to expand a scheme that allows medical trainees from overseas to learn and work in the NHS, have been...

Record proportion of mothers in work

25 Oct 2019

Three-quarters of mothers with dependent children are in work – a record high for the UK, according to the latest...

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Manufacturing headcount falls at fastest rate since 2010

22 Oct 2019

The CBI’s quarterly industrial trends survey has seen the fastest fall in headcount since April 2010, with firms anticipating an...

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Unemployment may be three times higher than statistics suggest

17 Oct 2019

The amount of “hidden” unemployment in the UK means that the number of people out of work could be nearly...

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Job vacancies drop as Brexit uncertainty bites

15 Oct 2019

The number of job vacancies has continued to fall since early 2019, indicating that Brexit uncertainty is affecting employers’ hiring...

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Productivity puzzle persists with fastest fall in five years

8 Oct 2019

UK productivity in April to June fell at its fastest pace since 2014, when compared to the same quarter last...

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Warnings as Brexit and China stifle recruitment firms

8 Oct 2019

Two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms have both issued lacklustre trading statements as market conditions deteriorate, a trend confirmed with the latest data from the UK resourcing industry.

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Thousands of jobs at stake as Pizza Express enters creditor talks

7 Oct 2019

Around 10,000 jobs at UK Pizza Express outlets could be at risk as the scale of the debts facing the popular family chain emerge.

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Fresh concern over jobs as UK service sector slumps

4 Oct 2019

The UK's service sector, which makes up 80% of the country's economy, contracted in September prompting fears of a recession.

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Women find it harder to get a job after leaving armed forces, says report

25 Sep 2019

Female military service leavers are less likely to find a job than males, with many reluctant to apply for roles...

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Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

18 Sep 2019

Entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, unless the government...

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Businesses ‘crying out’ for apprenticeship levy clarity

17 Sep 2019

The apprenticeship levy system needs to be more accessible and transparent and standards need to be reviewed regularly if the...

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international graduates work visa

International graduates offered two-year work visa

11 Sep 2019

International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration...

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Hiring declines at fastest rate for three years

6 Sep 2019


Political and economic uncertainty continues to affect the labour market as data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and...

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Mind the ‘double discrimination’ disability gap

6 Sep 2019

Employers need to be mindful not just of the “disability gap” when it comes to employment but “double discrimination” around...

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