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Business leaders confident of company survival post-lockdown

Sixty-one per cent of respondents to a survey from The Institute of Leadership & Management said that they were confident their organisations will survive the coronavirus crisis.

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Points-based immigration update leaves more questions unanswered

A new fast-track Health and Care Visa will be coming to the UK as part of forthcoming plans to move to a points-based immigration system.

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Remote productivity suffers due to lack of office chat

The majority (70%) of remote office workers in a Unipos survey said the thing they miss the most about work is face-to-face chats with colleagues.

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Communication with colleagues named biggest challenge of remote working

Communication is the largest challenge facing employees working remotely, according to a 4Com survey.

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Recruiters say chancellor’s plan for jobs overlooks other critical groups

Chancellor Rishi Sunak may have created a much-needed safety net for young people yet there are concerns by some working groups that he has overlooked the needs of underrepresented workers.

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Struggling industries welcome jobs recovery package, though more help is needed

?Sectors struggling due to the impact of coronavirus have welcomed the Treasury’s recovery package, though some warn more intervention may be needed.

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Experts warn chancellor’s Job Retention Bonus is a “drop in the ocean” when dealing with furlough

?Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a three-point ‘plan for jobs’ aiming to provide support to some of the sectors and demographics most affected by the pandemic.

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More women than men seek permanent roles post-pandemic

Female workers are looking for more permanent roles post-coronavirus to create more stability and protect against economic uncertainty.

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Tax cuts and traineeships build Treasury’s coronavirus recovery kickstart scheme

The UK government is set to unveil a £2 billion “kickstart scheme” to help unemployed young people into work.

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CJRS amendment creates redundancy confusion

?A new amendment added to the Treasury’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) direction has created further confusion and potential worries for employers with workers on furlough.

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Employees and business leaders anxious about returning to work post-lockdown

An overwhelming majority of British workers (88%) said they are not comfortable using public transport for their commute, as the country shapes its exit from lockdown.

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Remote working productivity predicted to decrease

?Prolonged and permanent remote work could lead to a productivity slump in the long-term, according to software firm Names & Faces.

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