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Trials of four-day week ‘an overwhelming success’

Large-scale trials of a reduced working week in Iceland have proved successful and led to many employees working shorter hours. In two trials conducted between 2015 and 2019, around 2,500 employees — over … Continue reading “Trials of four-day week ‘an overwhelming success’”


Remote working ‘here to stay’

UK offices will never be quite the same again. With employees across the country working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s likely that many will not be returning to the office – … Continue reading “Remote working ‘here to stay’”


Furlough extension and rise in corporation tax among measures announced in Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out new measures to support the UK’s recovery from Covid-19, including an extension to the furlough scheme and a future increase in corporation tax. The Coronavirus Job Retention … Continue reading “Furlough extension and rise in corporation tax among measures announced in Budget”


UK unemployment climbs to 5%

Unemployment in the UK has continued to rise, driven by a big increase in redundancies, according to the latest monthly report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the three months to … Continue reading “UK unemployment climbs to 5%”


Options After You Have a Baby

When you become a new mother, you may feel like you no longer have any choices available to you. A loss of identity is normal, especially if this is your first child. In … Continue reading “Options After You Have a Baby”


Coronavirus: redundancies reach record high

UK employers made a record 314,000 redundancies in the three months to September, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The unemployment rate rose to 4.8% in the same … Continue reading “Coronavirus: redundancies reach record high”


UK unemployment hits three-year high

The unemployment rate in the UK has climbed to its highest level in over three years, according to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). With the fallout … Continue reading “UK unemployment hits three-year high”


UK unemployment reaches highest level for two years

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to emerge in the UK, with new figures showing that unemployment has risen to its highest level for two years. In the three months … Continue reading “UK unemployment reaches highest level for two years”


Co-op Bank to close 18 branches

The Co-operative Bank has announced plans to cut around 350 jobs and close 18 branches across the country. The high street bank said that the move was necessary due to the current economic … Continue reading “Co-op Bank to close 18 branches”


Tips for Gaining the Qualifications You Need

There are many jobs that you will not be able to progress in unless you have the right qualifications. Some people know from an early age what they want to do and will … Continue reading “Tips for Gaining the Qualifications You Need”


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