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  • DPD to offer self-employed drivers sick pay and annual leave

    Date:
    27 March 2018
    Type:
    News

    Parcel delivery company DPD is to give self-employed drivers access to benefits such as paid annual leave, sick pay and pension entitlement through a new self-employed worker contract.

  • Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

    Date:
    6 March 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

    Date:
    1 March 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Corbyn puts jobs and skills at heart of new Labour Brexit policy

    Date:
    26 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Number of EU citizens leaving UK highest since 2008

    Date:
    23 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Better support for older workers could be a major boost to economy

    Date:
    21 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    Supporting older workers to stay in good-quality employment could unlock huge economic potential, according to a report published today.

  • Skills-based immigration system needed post-Brexit

    Date:
    19 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Skills gap will worsen after Brexit, say employers

    Date:
    7 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.

  • Jobs in North and the Midlands at high risk of automation

    Date:
    29 January 2018
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • CBI wants "jobs first" Brexit deal within 70 days

    Date:
    22 January 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called for a "jobs first" Brexit deal to help prevent companies moving employment opportunities abroad.

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