Labour market

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  • 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 March 2017. The next ONS release date is 14 June 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 14 June 2017.

  • Candidate availability hits a 16-month low, says REC

    Date:
    9 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    The UK jobs market has experienced its steepest drop in candidate availability for 16 months, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's latest Report on Jobs.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for April 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 June 2017.

  • Take part in our annual labour turnover survey

    Date:
    4 May 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's latest annual survey focuses on gathering annual labour turnover rates, which in turn, will allow you to benchmark your organisation's rate against those of similar organisations.

  • Self-employment loopholes must be closed, says Work and Pensions Committee

    Date:
    2 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Government must close the loopholes that allow "gig economy" companies to engage people on a supposedly "self-employed" basis, a committee of MPs has said.

  • GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

    Date:
    24 April 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at "grade C or above". But is all that about to change to "grade 4 or above"? We provide a crash course on GCSE reform from an employer's perspective.

  • Apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    13 April 2017
    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 new "How to" guide on employing an apprentice under the new rules and a revised model apprenticeship agreement that takes account of the changes.

  • Date:
    23 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Does the recent spate of employment status cases have implications for all employers, or just for the gig economy sector? Fiona Rushforth analyses the Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers cases for indications of a shift in approach to the classifications of worker or self-employed status.

  • Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

    Date:
    9 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    Philip Hammond used the Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and raising tax contributions from workers who are self-employed or who operate through limited companies.

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