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Employers need incentives to create apprenticeships, says UKCES

15 Mar 2013

Employers must be given incentives to encourage high-quality apprenticeships, according to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and...

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Gagging clauses ‘banned’ to encourage transparent NHS

14 Mar 2013

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS will no longer be able to gag former employees from speaking...

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Employers to design their own apprenticeship schemes

14 Mar 2013

Employers will be able to design their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today....

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Apprenticeships to boost economy by £3.4 billion

11 Mar 2013

Between 2013-22, 3.8 million people will complete an apprenticeship, creating a £3.4 billion boost to the economy and an increase in...

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Millions giving up work to become carers

7 Mar 2013

More than 2.3 million adults have given up work to care for elderly, disabled or seriously ill relatives, and almost...

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Majority of men would consider taking paternity leave

7 Mar 2013

Almost three-fifths (58%) of men in the UK would consider taking paternity leave, according to research released this week. The...

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Commons and Lords clash over caste discrimination

5 Mar 2013

The House of Lords has voted to add “caste” to the definition of “race” in the Equality Act, but the...

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HMRC to hold Twitter Q&A on real time information

5 Mar 2013

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) experts will be offering advice and support during a Twitter question and answer session running from 11-15...

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Parental leave to increase from 13 to 18 weeks on Friday

4 Mar 2013

Parents will be entitled to 18 weeks’ unpaid parental leave per child from 8 March 2013, an increase from the...

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New job opportunities ‘rise to record level’

4 Mar 2013

February saw a 12% monthly rise in job opportunities, marking the highest number advertised since 2009. This is according to...

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EU plans to cap bankers’ bonuses from 2014

28 Feb 2013

European Union officials have agreed plans to cap bankers’ bonuses as part of reforms designed to help the banking industry...

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Online apprenticeship applications increase by 41% in three months

28 Feb 2013

More than a quarter of a million people submitted an apprenticeship application online between November 2012 and January 2013, representing...

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Organisations taking twice as long to fill jobs

27 Feb 2013

Employers are taking an average of five weeks and six days to recruit new employees, according to figures published by...

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Cezanne Software to become part of Talentia

27 Feb 2013

Cezanne Software, the HR and talent management system provider, has been taken over by Lefebvre Software, a Paris-based company that...

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Businesses and parents consulted on shared parental leave

25 Feb 2013

Employers and working families have been asked for their input on the detail of how the new system for shared...

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