New guidance for employers that wish to recruit workers from abroad from next year has been published, but the long-awaited new immigration rules are still yet to be revealed in their entirety.
The number of employees on payrolls fell by 730,000 between March and July 2020 - the largest quarterly drop since 2009 - but recruitment bodies suggest there have been signs of recovery over recent weeks.
UK recruitment activity continues to decline because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but at its slowest pace since the crisis began in March.
Employers are becoming more confident about hiring new staff and their ability to make investment decisions has improved for the first time since February, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
Further details about how the UK's points-based immigration system will work have been revealed, including the criteria under which points will be awarded.
Any person with more than one minor conviction or youth conviction will no longer be required to disclose them to their employer under legislation proposed by the government.
The Government has created a new 'Office for Talent' to make it easier for scientists, researchers and innovators to settle in the UK.
The Government has said it is on track to meet its target of 6,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2021, as online assessment allows forces to continue hiring.
The Government has adjusted the way right to work checks can be conducted during the coronavirus pandemic.
Companies have been forced to scale down entry-level recruitment programmes as they make business adjustments due to the coronavirus, according to the Institute of Student Employers.
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