Labour market

New and updated

  • 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 July 2017. The next ONS release date is 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for August 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 6 October 2017.

  • Apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    18 August 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 "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.

  • Why Brexit means business for interim talent

    Date:
    15 June 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Demand for interim managers has risen impressively since the UK's decision to leave the EU. Jo Sweetland, managing partner at recruitment specialists Green Park, considers why this might be the case.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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