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  • Vacancies in the UK are up by more than 10% year on year.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Vacancies in the UK have jumped by over 10% in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

  • New employment rights for workers.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Millions of flexible workers will receive new employment rights under major government reforms as the UK government responds to the independent Taylor Review.

  • Nearly half the UK workforce are considering leaving their job this year

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    47% of employees in the UK are considering leaving their job in 2018, the annual Investors in People Employee Sentiment Poll shows.

    The research found that poor management and practices, pay, work flexibility and career progression are the main reasons why companies will lose talent in 2018.

  • UK’s unemployment rate at a four-decade low

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    UK unemployment fell by 3,000 to 1.44 million in the three months to November, official figures from the Office of National Statistics show.

    The unemployment rate was 4.3%, down from 4.8% for a year earlier and the joint lowest since 1975.

  • Decisions about future UK immigration policy should be based on impartial, expert advice

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that decisions about future UK immigration policy should be based on impartial, expert advice rather than politics to avoid risks to the jobs market and the economy at a time of record employment.

  • New increases to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage come into effect on 1st April 2017

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    New increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) come into effect on 1st April 2017. Historically the NMW increased every October however starting from tomorrow – 1st April, any increases will occur every April annually to align with the NLW.

  • Key Points to the Spring Budget 2017

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget as Chancellor, yesterday.

    Here are the key points:

  • Stoke-On-Trent’s economy is predicted to grow by £39 million despite Brexit and rising inflation.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The city's economy is on course to be £39 million larger by the end of 2017, according to a new study by law firm Irwin Mitchell.
    The latest UK Powerhouse report, produced by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) predicts that the value of goods and services produced in Stoke-on-Trent will grow by 0.6 per cent over the next 12 months – despite challenges including Brexit, rising inflation and falling investment by businesses.

  • Report on Jobs: Growth in permanent placements slows slightly in December

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    “The big question for 2017 is about how employers will fill vacancies. The unemployment rate is at a record low and candidate availability for temporary jobs has been getting worse for the last three and a half years. There is an urgent need for people to fill roles in catering, care, and food manufacturing – in these sectors especially employers rely heavily on workers from the EU.”

  • Key Points of Autumn Statement 2016

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Yesterday's Autumn Statement announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond, has seen a rise in the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 from April next year.