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Passport office

Passport Office moots return to work as ‘we can’t hide forever’

HM Passport Office staff may soon be urged to return to work in their offices by the government, to the...

Recruitment falls at fastest rate since 2009

8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 has hit recruitment activity hard as permanent and temporary placements both fell at the steepest rates since 2009 with...

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Frontline health workers granted visa extension

1 Apr 2020

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that frontline NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 open for entries

1 Apr 2020

Entries have opened for the 2020 Personnel Today Awards, recognising the HR professionals, teams and suppliers that have delivered outstanding...

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Airline crew asked to join NHS Nightingale Hospitals initiative

30 Mar 2020

Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin employees have been asked to work at the temporary NHS hospitals.

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Met Police asks retired officers to return

27 Mar 2020

The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay...

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Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

27 Mar 2020

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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Doctors on verge of walkout over lack of protective equipment

25 Mar 2020

Doctors and other medical staff are threatening to quit frontline NHS work because they feel there is inadequate safety equipment....

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Key workers list published: children can remain at school

20 Mar 2020

The Department for Education last night published a list of key workers whose children will still receive schooling despite the...

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NHS invites retired doctors and nurses to return

20 Mar 2020

Senior health officials have called on 65,000 retired NHS doctors and nurses to return to the profession to support the...

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UK-wide school closures could be imminent

18 Mar 2020

The Prime Minister has said that decisions will be taken “imminently” on school closures in England after devolved parliaments in...

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Budget 2020: National living wage to hit 66% median earnings by 2024

11 Mar 2020

The Low Pay Commission has been tasked ensuring that the national living wage reaches two-thirds of median earnings by 2024....

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DWP loses 12.5% disability discrimination claims

9 Mar 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions lost one in eight disability discrimination cases brought against it in 2016-19 – more...

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Armed forces trial Fortnite-style virtual reality training

6 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Defence is to trial a new virtual reality platform for military personnel in an effort to make...

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