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Young people have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic's disruption to the jobs market. The... [more]

Young people have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic's disruption to the jobs market. The under-25s saw the biggest rise in unemployment during lockdown, and some graduate or entry level roles attracted thousands more applications than usual.

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The new Job Support Scheme will start on 1 November and replace the existing Job Retention Scheme... [more]

The new Job Support Scheme will start on 1 November and replace the existing Job Retention Scheme which was introduced in March 2020. Under the new scheme, the government will cover 22% of pay for workers facing short-time work in companies where business is slow, for the next six months. The employer will pay 55%, meaning that the worker will receive 77% of their usual monthly wage in total. The support package is designed to help fend off mass unemployment in the wake of the new restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus.

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Staff at IKEA Glasgow are set to strike after the firm sacked a trade union representative who fo... [more]

Staff at IKEA Glasgow are set to strike after the firm sacked a trade union representative who fought cuts to workers’ sick pay. Changes to working conditions at IKEA in the UK will see many workers relying on statutory sick pay of only £ 95 (€ 107) a week if they have coronavirus or have to self-isolate. Workers at its Braehead superstore claim sick employees will feel pressured into coming to work, putting colleagues and customers at risk.

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Economists are worried about the economic prospects going into the winter, and hopes of a swift r... [more]

Economists are worried about the economic prospects going into the winter, and hopes of a swift recovery will not have been helped by grim readings from retail employers. Retailers cut jobs during the year to August at the fastest rate since 2009, with an even sharper decline anticipated for the figures to September, according to a survey of the industry.

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Public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, will see above inflation ... [more]

Public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, will see above inflation pay rises this year, the government has announced. Nearly 900,000 workers will benefit across the country, with teachers and doctors seeing the largest rise at 3.1% and 2.8%, respectively, recognising their efforts on the frontline during the battle against COVID-19. Police and prison officers will both have a 2.5% rise in pay.

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Thousands of workers in east London are to stage strikes after the Labour-run council that employ... [more]

Thousands of workers in east London are to stage strikes after the Labour-run council that employs them announced it would dismiss and rehire them all on less favourable terms. Social workers, children’s services workers, environmental health workers and benefits office workers are among 4,000 staff at Tower Hamlets council affected by the dispute. They say a new contract that includes cuts to travel allowances and out-of-hours payments will leave them worse off. The package includes deep cuts to severance pay, which have sparked fears over potential, as yet unannounced, plans for redundancies.

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Sche... [more]

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The extension will allow eligible claimants to apply to HMRC for a second liquidity grant to partially compensate for the loss of three months’ worth of trading profits due to coronavirus business interruption occurring on or after 14 July 2020.

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The number of workers on payrolls dropped by more than 600,000 between March and May. Meanwhile, ... [more]

The number of workers on payrolls dropped by more than 600,000 between March and May. Meanwhile, the number of people claiming work-related benefits - which includes the unemployed - was up by 126% to 2.8 million. The early estimates reflect the impact of around six weeks of lockdown, but economists say the full effect on employment will not be felt until wage support schemes end in October. A total of 9.1 million workers are having their wages paid through the government's furlough scheme - more than a quarter of the workforce.

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Rolls-Royce confirmed plans to shed thousands of jobs across its global workforce due to a downtu... [more]

Rolls-Royce confirmed plans to shed thousands of jobs across its global workforce due to a downturn in the aviation industry caused by the coronavirus crisis. The company announced that it was looking to cut 9,000 positions from its global workforce of 52,000.

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New figures released by the business department show the number of workers who are members of tra... [more]

New figures released by the business department show the number of workers who are members of trade unions rose by a net 91,000 in 2019, the third consecutive year in which the number of union members has grown after years of decline. 6.44 million people are now members of trade unions, up from a record low of 6.23 million in 2016, covering 23.5% of the workforce – also slightly up on previous years.

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