Labour market

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  • Budget 2017: National living wage rise confirmed at £7.83

    Date:
    22 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    There were few surprises for employers in today's budget, the first delivered since the snap general election in June.

  • Working hours

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of September 2017. The next ONS release date is 13 December 2017.

  • Employment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and ManpowerGroup. The next ONS release date is 13 December 2017.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for October 2017 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 8 December 2017.

  • Recruiters should offer flexible working option as "standard"

    Date:
    20 October 2017
    Type:
    News

    Flexible working options should be a standard offering in new roles if employers and recruiters are to meet the challenges of the labour market.

  • Lack of skills means 42% of businesses have cancelled digital projects

    Date:
    18 October 2017
    Type:
    News

    More than four in 10 (42%) UK businesses have cancelled digital projects in the past two years, losing on average £483,690 each time, a study by Fujitsu has found.

  • Hunt announces 25% more nurse training posts

    Date:
    5 October 2017
    Type:
    News

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places as well as a package of measures to help retain staff.

  • Apprenticeship levy

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Apprenticeships are changing, with a levy for large employers now in place. We round up our resources on the apprenticeship levy, including a "How to" guide on employing an apprentice under the new rules, a revised model apprenticeship agreement and new example letters to use at the conclusion of an apprenticeship.

  • Call for evidence on EEA workers in the UK labour market

    Date:
    10 August 2017
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Migration Advisory Committee invites views on the economic and social impact of the UK's exit from the EU and how the UK's immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy.

  • Jobs market continues to confound expectations

    Date:
    8 August 2017
    Type:
    News

    Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the number of staff appointments made by recruitment consultancies grew at its fastest rate for more than two years.

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