Labour market

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  • 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.

  • 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 February 2017. The next ONS release date is 17 May 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 17 May 2017.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for March 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 9 May 2017.

  • 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.

  • Date:
    6 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Are you firming up plans for spending your apprenticeship funding once the levy comes in next month? One avenue worth exploring is degree apprenticeships, and training providers can help your organisation test the waters. David Willett, head of propositions at the Open University, explains.

  • Industrial strategy's skills proposals "deeply disappointing" says BEIS Committee

    Date:
    3 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Government's flagship industrial strategy, set out in a Green Paper in January, lacks the necessary detail and commitments required for its proposals to succeed, a parliamentary committee has said.

  • Acas updates its guidance to reflect gig economy developments

    Date:
    28 February 2017
    Type:
    News

    Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing Taylor review of modern workplaces and a slew of employment status cases.

  • Careers advice and lifelong learning feature in Government's industrial strategy

    Date:
    24 January 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Government yesterday outlined its plans to bolster Britain's productivity through a new industrial strategy.

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