Vacancies fall as pay growth cools

Vacancies in the UK have continued to fall while pay growth has slowed slightly, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Employment support for disabled people given £58 million boost

The UK government has announced £58 million in funding to support disabled people and people with health conditions in England to find and stay in work.

Laughing at someone falling over not harassment, rules tribunal

A tribunal has ruled that laughing at someone falling over is not harassment, after a pub worker lost a claim against his employer.

UK business struggling with worker shortages

Businesses in the UK are dealing with staff shortages in the workplace according to new research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Bill promises to eliminate qualification bias in job applications

The Employment (Application Requirements) Bill, designed to eliminate unnecessary requirements from job applications, has undergone a second reading in the House of Commons.

UK government launches veteran employment support

The government's Office for Veteran Affairs has launched the Veteran Employers Group (VEG), designed to help more veterans find jobs after leaving the armed forces.

Government commits £6 million to disability support platform

The government has laid out plans to launch a £6.4 million online service designed to help employers better support disabled people and those with health conditions at work.

Working parents hit financially by Queen's funeral bank holiday

The extra bank holiday observing the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II could adversely affect self-employed parents and workers on zero-hours contracts.

UK pledges £8 million to plug autism employment gap

The UK government has pledged £7.6m in funding to local authorities to help autistic adults get into work, after reaching its target for disabled people in work.

Zero-hours workers claim better work/life balance

Workers on zero-hours contracts think the benefits outweigh the negatives, despite calls for them to be banned by campaign groups.

Economic instability prompts recruitment caution

Hiring activity in the UK reached its slowest rate for 17 months as businesses exercise more caution due to economic uncertainty around the economy.

What HR wants from the next prime minister

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As the race for the UK's next Conservative leader comes down to two candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, HR leaders consider what they would like to be a priority for the next prime minister.