Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of January 2018. The next ONS release date is 17 April 2018.
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 April 2018.
Updated to include data for February 2018 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 10 April 2018.
Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, award-winning apprentice Magdalena Dyga says policy-makers and employers need to do more to show the value of this career route if they really want it to gain traction.
The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access to the medical skills it needs. Immigration law expert Jonathan Beech discusses the pitfalls and disadvantages of this 'one size fits all' limit.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has shifted the party's stance on Brexit, spelling out how a Government under him would ensure the UK remained in the customs union during the transition period and in a customs union after it.
The number of EU citizens leaving the UK has reached its highest point since 2008, according to the latest migration numbers from the Office for National Statistics.
The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the event that migration restrictions are put in place post-Brexit.
Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.
One in five jobs in UK cities could be displaced by automation by 2030, with those in the North and the Midlands the most at risk.
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