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Cross-party MPs urge government to consider four-day week

A group of cross-party MPs has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to consider a four-day working week.

Employees on payrolls drop 600,000 in two months

16 Jun 2020

The UK could be heading into an ‘employment crisis’, commentators have warned, as the number of employees on payrolls dropped...

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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Number of employers planning to cut staff is decreasing

10 Jun 2020

The proportion of businesses who believe they will have to cut staff permanently has reduced to 10% from a high...

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Cut national insurance to stimulate jobs market – IES

5 Jun 2020

Rishi Sunak should cut employers’ national insurance contributions for all staff if he announces an emergency Budget next month.

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Fastest increase in candidate supply since 2009

5 Jun 2020

Recruiters have seen candidate supply rise at its fastest rate in more than a decade, but there has been a...

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Strategies for upskilling your workforce in a changing world (webinar)

3 Jun 2020

ON-DEMAND | This Personnel Today webinar in association with Degreed ...

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From ‘forgotten’ to ‘key’ workers: protecting the precariously employed

29 May 2020

While the Covid-19 crisis is a worrying and uncertain time for all of us, it brings into sharp focus some...

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Nissan plant in Barcelona to close as Sunderland stays safe

29 May 2020

Hundreds of Spanish Nissan workers have burnt tyres outside a factory that the Japanese car maker has announced is to...

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Steep rise in tech roles at banks

26 May 2020

Conventional banks are looking to expand tech teams all over the UK - not only in London.

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Rural areas see jobs recovery despite nationwide hiring slowdown

22 May 2020

Rural areas have seen a surge in hiring over the past couple of weeks, despite an overall decline in the...

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TUC calls for ‘National Recovery Council’ to protect jobs and pay

20 May 2020

The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...

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Unemployment claims jump as vacancies plummet

19 May 2020

More than 2 million people claimed unemployment benefit in April, as the coronavirus lockdown began to take its toll on...

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Unemployment will rival early 1980s recession levels, top economist warns

18 May 2020

The Bank of England’s chief economist: 'We're going back to the 1980s basically.'

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Migration Advisory Committee consults on skills shortages

13 May 2020

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a six-week call for evidence, asking business groups and employers to share their...

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