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  • Business confidence: private sector

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the outlook on the manufacturing industry from the CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey, April 2018.

  • Skills shortages and Brexit could accelerate job automation in London

    Date:
    12 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost a third of jobs in London could be automated in the next 20 years, but automation could be accelerated by wage pressure and labour shortages after Brexit.

  • Migration Advisory Committee recommendations: Do the claims stand up?

    Date:
    4 April 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Last month, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released its interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Karen Kaur, an immigration analyst with Migrate UK, considers the evidence.

  • Employers worried about migrant worker restrictions post-Brexit

    Date:
    28 March 2018
    Type:
    News

    Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA), according to the Migration and Advisory Committee (MAC), with many claiming migrant workers were often the best or the only available candidates.

  • Number of EU workers searching for UK roles drops by 11%

    Date:
    27 March 2018
    Type:
    News

    The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has fallen by more than 11% since the referendum in June 2016.

  • 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.

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