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Business leaders object to proposed crackdown on foreign workers

Business groups reacted angrily this week to reports of a crackdown on foreign workers in the UK. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the Conservative Party conference that a tightening of immigration rules would … Continue reading “Business leaders object to proposed crackdown on foreign workers”


Co-op Group profit falls after investment, pay rises and price cuts

Profit has fallen at the Co-op Group as it continues to invest in a three-year turnaround of the business. The Co-op reported on Friday that its profit before tax for the first six … Continue reading “Co-op Group profit falls after investment, pay rises and price cuts”


Brexit vote has had ‘no major effect’ on UK economy

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has had little impact on the country’s economy so far, according to a new assessment by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Some surveys carried … Continue reading “Brexit vote has had ‘no major effect’ on UK economy”


Record bonuses paid to UK employees — but are they fair?

New figures show that UK firms paid a record £44.3bn in bonuses in the last financial year, an increase of 4.4% from the previous year. Bonus payouts have surpassed the previous record set … Continue reading “Record bonuses paid to UK employees — but are they fair?”


UK faces post-Brexit skills crisis, construction bodies warn

A coalition of professional bodies warned on Wednesday that the UK’s skills crisis in the construction sector could get much worse if the Government does not take steps to ensure access to a … Continue reading “UK faces post-Brexit skills crisis, construction bodies warn”


UK jobs market ‘skating on thin ice’, survey suggests

The UK jobs market is ‘skating on thin ice’ according to a new report from recruitment agency Manpower. Its latest survey shows that the EU referendum result has done little to dampen employers … Continue reading “UK jobs market ‘skating on thin ice’, survey suggests”


With GDP growth slowing, UK faces ‘elevated’ risk of recession

Although recent business surveys have shown signs of growth in the UK economy, the country still faces a significant chance of a recession by the end of next year, the National Institute of … Continue reading “With GDP growth slowing, UK faces ‘elevated’ risk of recession”


Government urged not to ‘backslide’ on National Living Wage

The UK government should stick to its policy on the ?National Living Wage? (NLW), a think-tank said on Wednesday. The Resolution Foundation warned that limiting planned increases to the hourly rate could leave … Continue reading “Government urged not to ‘backslide’ on National Living Wage”


Women ask for pay rises as often as men but have less success

New research dispels the theory that women get paid less than men because they are not sufficiently pushy in the workplace. The study Do Women Ask? found that women ask for pay increases … Continue reading “Women ask for pay rises as often as men but have less success”


Fewer jobs available for UK graduates

The number of jobs on offer for new graduates in the UK has shrunk by 8% in a year, according to a survey of more than 200 employers. The Association of Graduate Recruiters … Continue reading “Fewer jobs available for UK graduates”


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