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‘Severe’ skills shortage threatens UK’s long-term environment goals
Environment

‘Severe’ skills shortage threatens UK’s long-term environment goals

Green jobs are key to hitting environmental and climate goals – but the UK is facing a skills shortage that threatens to undermine progress.

Charities call for multifaceted approach to help ex-offenders into work
Employment

Charities call for multifaceted approach to help ex-offenders into work

Following Justice Secretary Dominic Raab’s call for more action on helping ex-offenders into employment, UK rehabilitation charities have emphasised the need for support in multiple areas to prevent re-offending.

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers
Employment

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers

Labour MP Barry Gardiner’s bid to stop workers from being dismissed and rehired on worse terms is facing staunch opposition in the House of Commons.

Zero hour contracts: Know your rights
Employment

Zero hour contracts: Know your rights

‘We need business rates reform not crippling hikes’ trade groups tell Rishi Sunak ahead of Budget
News

‘We need business rates reform not crippling hikes’ trade groups tell Rishi Sunak ahead of Budget

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Bin workers in Glasgow to strike when world leaders visit for global climate event COP26
Employment

Bin workers in Glasgow to strike when world leaders visit for global climate event COP26

Food shortages: Is Boris Johnson treating the UK like one big Tesco?
News

Food shortages: Is Boris Johnson treating the UK like one big Tesco?

Building back better? Not for the working class
Opinion

Building back better? Not for the working class

Labour shortage: UK needs 1.1 million people to fill record job vacancies
Employment

Labour shortage: UK needs 1.1 million people to fill record job vacancies

How much you would get in universal credit if you lost your job today
Social Justice

How much you would get in universal credit if you lost your job today

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?
Employment

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?

Setting up a side hustle? Here’s what you need to know
Employment

Setting up a side hustle? Here’s what you need to know

Paid internship and financial health start-ups win Covid recovery grants
Employment

Paid internship and financial health start-ups win Covid recovery grants

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£15 minimum wage: Who is calling for it and could it happen?
News

£15 minimum wage: Who is calling for it and could it happen?

How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work
Housing

How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work

How to reduce job hunting stress
Employment

How to reduce job hunting stress

Plans to ‘modernise’ working life will allow employees to request flexibility from day one
Employment

Plans to ‘modernise’ working life will allow employees to request flexibility from day one

Weetabix workers strike over fire and rehire plans to ‘cut £5,000 a year from wages’
Employment

Weetabix workers strike over fire and rehire plans to ‘cut £5,000 a year from wages’

Scottish government urged to expand 4 day working week trial
Employment

Scottish government urged to expand 4 day working week trial

Mass insecure work leaves families ‘struggling to keep heads above water’
Social Justice

Mass insecure work leaves families ‘struggling to keep heads above water’

Furlough hits new low ahead of weekend wind down
Employment

Furlough hits new low ahead of weekend wind down

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More than half of young women hit by pandemic jobs instability
Opinion

More than half of young women hit by pandemic jobs instability

Why employers need to give early talent a chance
Opinion

Why employers need to give early talent a chance

World of work puts single parents at bottom of ‘two-tier society’
Employment

World of work puts single parents at bottom of ‘two-tier society’

Young people ‘in dire need of support’ in Covid recovery, warn MPs
Employment

Young people ‘in dire need of support’ in Covid recovery, warn MPs

More than a third of workers given less than a week’s notice of their hours
Employment

More than a third of workers given less than a week’s notice of their hours

How can employers help the UK build back better? 
Opinion

How can employers help the UK build back better? 

As the country opens up, we must address the issue of workers’ rights
Opinion

As the country opens up, we must address the issue of workers’ rights

Five lessons a year of Covid taught us about low-skilled workers’ rights
Opinion

Five lessons a year of Covid taught us about low-skilled workers’ rights

Youth unemployment crisis will cost UK economy £7bn warns think tank
Employment

Youth unemployment crisis will cost UK economy £7bn warns think tank

Almost half of British workers still fear for their job after a year
Employment

Almost half of British workers still fear for their job after a year

Furlough: How other countries are supporting workers through the Covid crisis
Employment

Furlough: How other countries are supporting workers through the Covid crisis

Low wages are the bedrock of our housing woes
Opinion

Low wages are the bedrock of our housing woes