Labour market

Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

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

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 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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Automation and AI: Brian Kropp on cost savings, ethics and inequality

5 Sep 2019

Alongside Adam McCulloch’s in-depth report into the impact of AI and automation on the workplace, Brian Kropp, group vice president,...

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Guide to recruiting Generation Z

22 Aug 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT |There are numerous myths around Generation Z - the newest generation to enter the workforce...

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Wage growth fastest in 11 years

13 Aug 2019

Wages are growing at their fastest rate for 11 years, according to official figures released today. Unemployment increased slightly and the number of vacancies fell for the sixth consecutive time.

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Low-skilled labour supply down by a third in two years

12 Aug 2019

The number of people applying for each role continues to fall – particularly for low-skilled roles – according to the...

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1.2 million jobs to be lost in Europe with no-deal Brexit

6 Aug 2019

If the UK were to leave the EU without an agreement 1.2 million jobs across the Continent would be be...

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Two-thirds of employers struggling to find right candidates

29 Jul 2019

The proportion of employers attempting to recruit has risen but two-thirds are still struggling to find the right candidates, prompting...

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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industrial strategy

‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

15 Jul 2019

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

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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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