In yesterday’s Spending Review chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the government will accept a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) next year by 2.2%, to £8.91 per hour.Employee benefits Employment law Recruitment Learning and development
Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.
Millions of workers who would benefit the most from the government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee (LSG) would currently miss out when it is launched in 2021, according to a new report.
The addition of new green technology on homes in the North of England could create 77,000 new jobs in the region and 111,000 supply chain jobs across the UK by 2035, according to research from think-tank IPPR North.
Building critical skills and competencies will be HR leaders’ number one priority next year, according to a new survey from Gartner.
The number of graduate jobs has dropped by 12% in 2020 with the majority of employers anticipating further decline next year, according to the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).
The extension of the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021 provides businesses with a welcome degree of longer-term certainty regarding government support for employees; but how effectively will this extension protect jobs and what are the practical implications for businesses, their employees and former employees?
Improvements to recruitment activity and a decrease in employers’ redundancy intentions have started to slow the pace of declining job prospects.
The skilled worker visa under the UK’s new immigration system could make future recruitment from the EU much harder than before and mean some sectors will struggle to recruit.