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BCC warns of ‘hiring crisis’ as job vacancies hit record high

Businesses in the UK are facing an “acute crisis” in recruitment, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned. It comes as official figures showed that the number of vacancies over the summer … Continue reading “BCC warns of ‘hiring crisis’ as job vacancies hit record high”


UK employers raise prospect of pay cut for remote staff

One in 10 UK professionals could face a pay cut unless they return to the office, a survey has revealed. Jobs website CV-Library found that three-quarters (74.2%) of professionals think it is unfair … Continue reading “UK employers raise prospect of pay cut for remote staff”


CBI calls for urgent action over labour shortages

Labour shortages risk delaying the UK’s economic recovery after the pandemic, the CBI has warned. The business group said that labour supply problems could last for up to two years and will not … Continue reading “CBI calls for urgent action over labour shortages”


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”


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