Record high numbers of young people are on zero-hours contracts

The number of young workers on zero-hours contracts has reached a new record high, according to a study from The Work Foundation thinktank.

Unexpected rise in pay growth while vacancies fall

Annual pay growth rose by 1.4% in the last year, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

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.