New childcare scheme to benefit working parents28/08/2015 12:41
Working parents are to be given more help in juggling their jobs and family responsibilities.
As of September 2016, some families across the UK will be able to take advantage of a new government scheme guaranteeing them 30 hours of free childcare every... more
Opportunities for contractors continue to grow, according to jobs data26/08/2015 14:30
A new survey has suggested that opportunities for temporary and umbrella workers are increasing.
Conducted by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the survey of professional recruitment firms show that they now have nine per cent... more
Bogus self-employment 'costing workers and the economy'24/08/2015 16:56
A new report has shed light on the growing problem of UK companies using bogus self-employment as a means of avoiding fulfilling their legal responsibility to their workers.
According to analysis from Citizens Advice, there is a small number of unscrupulous... more
APSCo reaffirms faith in labour market health despite recent dip21/08/2015 14:33
The long-term health of the labour market remains robust despite recent fluctuations in employment levels, according to an industry body.
Responding to the latest jobs figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Association of Professional... more
IPSE calls for better support for UK self-employed20/08/2015 14:27
Self-employed, freelance and contract workers require better support from the government if this sector is to resume growth, according to a trade body.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has expressed concerns about... more
UK businesses 'increasing demand for temporary staff'19/08/2015 16:29
Demand for temporary staff is on the rise across the UK as companies remain keen to expand their workforce and generate new growth opportunities.
The new JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has indicated that 95 per... more
New government campaign to promote value of work experience17/08/2015 14:42
The government has launched a new campaign that will promote the value of work experience as a means of addressing the country's persistent skills shortage.
More than 30 leading businesses and 12,000 young people will be spearheading the WE can campaign,... more
ONS data: 31.03 million in work, 73.4 per cent employment rate 12/08/2015 13:59
The employment rate is 73.4 per cent, with 31.03 million in work, new UK Labour Market stats from the Office for National Statistics show.
The number in work is up by 354,000 against a year before, data for the April to June 2015 period shows. This measure... more
Hike in pupil numbers forecast 11/08/2015 17:22
The Department for Education (DfE) has just published figures forecasting a large hike in secondary school pupil numbers in England - because of the birth rate going up.
State-funded secondaries will be serving 3,287,000 pupils by 2024, the forecast... more
Clark launches new fund for starter homes 11/08/2015 17:11
Greg Clark has just launched a new multi-million pound fund as part of the starter homes programme from the government, which is aiming to construct 200,000 starter homes by the year 2020.
The starter homes are going to be sold - with a healthy discount... more
Building contractors struggle to secure carpenters 11/08/2015 16:57
Research suggests that many building contractors have had trouble recruiting construction workers of various sorts recently.
In the second quarter of 2015, half of contractors faced difficulty recruiting carpenters, with similar proportions saying the... more
Sunday trading consultation begins 07/08/2015 16:30
A new consultation has just been launched in England and Wales on government proposals which could see big shops trade longer on Sundays.
The New West End Company recently published research relating to London, suggesting that if Sunday trading went... more
NHBC brings out positive housing registration stats 04/08/2015 16:32
Last year, 1,919 UK properties designed for the use of elderly people were registered for construction with NHBC.
During just January to June of 2015, though, the figure is a much bigger 2,337 - suggesting more work for construction workers... more
BIS names employers over not paying Minimum Wage 31/07/2015 12:34
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has just released details of 75 employers who didn't pay National Minimum Wage in circumstances when they should have.
The list of names was announced by Nick Boles, business minister, on July... more
Skills minister launches new local authority NEET scorecards 28/07/2015 15:23
Nick Boles has just launched a new scorecard system for local councils, tracking success in helping younger people find education, training and employment. It comes after a half-year trial for the system.
Official data suggests fewer people aged 16 to... more
Study shows your background as a child can affect earnings 27/07/2015 16:34
Even if you're a highly able five year old, if you're poor you're less likely to become a high earner when you grow up than even a seemingly not as able child with a rich family, recent research suggests.
The new study looked at assessments... more
Office workers are working from home 23/07/2015 16:18
Self employed people can sometimes be found working from home - and so can people who are employed in other ways.
Indeed, recent research among office workers suggests that on average, employed people are home workers for about five days a month.
Schools get new literacy grants 21/07/2015 15:00
Eight sets of primary schools are being given special funding in an effort to help early literacy work.
The grants, worth £10,000 per group, have just been announced by Nick Gibb, school reform minister.
Eight schools have been chosen to lead... more
HMRC publishes Annual Report and Accounts20/07/2015 14:52
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has just published its Annual Report and Accounts.
Lin Homer, chief executive, has spoken of the tax authority's 'strong performance' in the 2014/15 period covered by the publication.
The report shows that HMRC... more
Construction Leadership Council renewed 17/07/2015 14:30
The Construction Leadership Council will have 12 members for its new incarnation, rather than its previous 30, the government has announced.
First put together in 2013, the council is an industry and government cooperation, which looks to help with... more
ONS brings out new employment figures 16/07/2015 15:41
New Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Market data show a year-on-year hike in people in work and fall in unemployment for the UK.
The figures show that, for March to May, 30.98 million people were shown as being in work, 265,000 over and above... more