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Labour market

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  • Labour disputes

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for October 2017 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 24 January 2018.

  • 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 October 2017. The next ONS release date is 24 January 2018.

  • 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 24 January 2018.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for November 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 January 2018.

  • New careers advice strategy unveiled by Government

    Date:
    4 December 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Government has promised that every school and college in the country will have a dedicated careers leader in place by the start of the new school year.

  • Government commits to skills and training in Industrial Strategy paper

    Date:
    27 November 2017
    Type:
    News

    The Government has released its flagship Industrial Strategy, aimed at boosting productivity and economic performance in the UK.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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