Skills shortages

Number of employers planning to recruit rises to five-year high

There will be strong growth in the demand for labour in the second quarter of 2018, according to the CIPD,...

Hundreds of skilled migrants wrongly face deportation

8 May 2018

At least 1,000 highly skilled migrant workers are wrongly facing deportation by the Home Office after being accused of lying...

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Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds

3 May 2018

The Government should extend the timeframe employers have to spend their apprenticeship levy funds from 24 to 48 months –...

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Labour calls for health professionals’ exemption from immigration caps

2 May 2018

Labour has urged home secretary Sajid Javid to exempt all health professionals from the immigration cap on skilled workers in...

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Nine in 10 recruiters say hiring strategies hit by Brexit

1 May 2018

With less than a year to go until Brexit, 96% of HR professionals and recruiters have said it is having...

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Skills shortages and Brexit could accelerate job automation in London

12 Apr 2018

Almost a third of jobs in London could be automated in the next 20 years, but automation could be accelerated...

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MPs launch #PayMeToo campaign as public sector gender pay gap deadline passes

3 Apr 2018

Nine out of 10 public sector organisations paid men more than women in 2017, figures have revealed, as the deadline...

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Employers worried about migrant worker restrictions post-Brexit

27 Mar 2018

Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA),...

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Number of EU workers searching for UK roles drops by 11%

27 Mar 2018

The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has fallen by more than 11% since the...

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Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

5 Mar 2018

Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship...

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Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

28 Feb 2018

The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access...

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Corbyn puts jobs and skills at heart of new Labour Brexit policy

26 Feb 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has shifted the party’s stance on Brexit, spelling out how a Government under him would ensure...

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Number of EU citizens leaving UK highest since 2008

22 Feb 2018

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK has reached its highest point since 2008, according to the latest migration...

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Skills-based immigration system needed post-Brexit

19 Feb 2018

The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the...

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Gender equality reduces number of women in STEM

15 Feb 2018

Women are less likely to take degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) if they live in countries with...

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