Category: public sector

Hermes announcement is ‘not a new deal for the self-employed’, says IPSE

With delivery company Hermes offering 15,000 drivers an opportunity to sign up to a new ‘self-employment plus’ contract, the IPSE has warned that this is not a new deal for the self-employed. The contract would entitle such workers to benefits such as holiday pay, union representation and guaranteed earnings above the National Living Wage. However, Read More…

January sees rise in job roles

Latest statistics show that January saw a significant rise in available job roles, however, skill shortages still remain a concern for many businesses across the UK. The report, carried out by CV-Library, revealed that advertised vacancies grew by 63.8% last month. Applications also saw a rise, increasing by as much as 79% compared to December Read More…

Pension changes

The Government increased the minimum pension contributions that must be paid in to your workplace pension scheme from April 2018 and another increase April 2019.

Just 5% of Brits are happy in their current role

A new survey focusing on careers has revealed that just five per cent of Brits are currently in their dream job. The recent study compiled by The Institute for Optimum Nutrition found that despite this dire figure, anxieties of financial uncertainty, the embarrassment of being at the bottom of the career ladder and the fear Read More…

New tax refund email scam

Tax payers are being warned of the latest HMRC scam that has emails being sent to people claiming that they are entitled to a tax refund. During a similar scam in May last year, Treasury Minister Mel Stride MP gave the following advice, “HMRC only informs you about tax refunds through the post or through your Read More…

Government overlooks self-employed once again, says FSB

The government is making plans to boost protection for pregnant women and new parents returning to work. The consultation, launched at the end of January, proposes that the legal protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new mothers on maternity leave is extended so that it continues for up to six months after they return Read More…

Majority of businesses planning to hire in 2019

A new survey has revealed that employers are planning to increase hiring over the next 12 months. The CV-Library report found that of the 300 hiring professionals surveyed, 72% are looking to increase their hiring efforts, however, as many as 84% admitted that a lack of talent is an issue. Other key challenges cited include Read More…

Number of temporary workers decreases over the year

Latest labour market statistics published by the ONS reveals a low employment rate, however, the number of temporary workers in the UK saw a slight fall. According to the figures, the number of temporary workers decreased by 2.55% – there are now a total of 5.5% in temporary employment, down from 5.7% compared to the Read More…


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