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MAC report: New immigration system should not favour EEA migrants

A post-Brexit immigration system should make it easier for highly-skilled workers to move to the UK and should not favour...

Job automation: more than half of workers will need reskilling by 2022

17 Sep 2018

More than half (54%) of the workforce will need reskilling in the next five years as emerging technologies such as...

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Pilot visa scheme announced for non-EU migrant farm workers

6 Sep 2018

The government has announced a pilot visa scheme for non-EU migrants working on fruit and vegetable farms after the UK...

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Migration experts highlight Brexit risks for low-skilled jobs

31 Aug 2018

A new study on how low-skilled roles will be filled in the UK after Brexit has warned that alternatives to...

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Record fall in EU nationals employed in UK

14 Aug 2018

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by a record amount, with 86,000 fewer EU workers...

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Business must improve support for over-50s workforce, finds study

13 Aug 2018

More than half of over-50s feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they...

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Employers have not ‘bothered to find UK people to work’ – IDS

10 Aug 2018

Former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith has said a lot of employers have “not even bothered to try and...

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Tier 2 visa alternatives: Employing skilled non-EEA workers

8 Aug 2018

For eight consecutive months the number of applications for certificates of sponsorship for non-EEA workers have surpassed the number available...

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Number of applicants per vacancy hits record low

6 Aug 2018

Competition for job roles hit a record low in June, as the number of applicants per vacancy dropped to 0.38...

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Workers fear automation will worsen their role

6 Aug 2018

Around 10 million workers – 37% of the UK workforce – are worried that automation will change their jobs for...

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Retail sector employee levels set to stagnate further

27 Jul 2018

Nearly a fifth of retailers are preparing to shed employees, and more than half do not expect staffing levels to...

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What’s going wrong with the apprenticeship levy?

13 Jul 2018

More than a year after the apprenticeship levy came into effect, most agree that it is not going according to...

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Sajid Javid: no ‘automatic right’ for EU citizens to work post-Brexit

11 Jul 2018

EU citizens would not have any “automatic right” to work in the UK after the Brexit transition period, Sajid Javid...

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Fruit industry calls for seasonal permit to avoid post-Brexit labour shortage

22 Jun 2018

The soft fruit industry could be “crushed” by Brexit if it loses access to the thousands of seasonal workers it...

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IR35 changes have ‘seriously damaged’ the NHS

22 Jun 2018

Changes to self-employment tax rules have “seriously damaged” the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association...

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