IPSE: ‘The government has rolled out some support for the self-employed, but it must urgently look at ways to make this more flexible and fair – to ensure it reaches all self-employed in need’.
REC: ‘The Kickstart scheme uses temporary work as a stepping-stone to get young people into employment – an approach the REC knows to work’.
When it comes to who does the childcare, only 16% of mums who have a partner said they shared childcare/homeschooling equally.
Although employers still remain concerned about the overall UK economy outlook, confidence in hiring ended its pandemic-driven fall in the third quarter of 2020.
The Office for National Statistics data shows that the number of self-employed people in the UK has fallen to 4.5 million, down from 5.0 million at this time last year.
IPSE: ‘The gaps in support in the first lockdown – such as limited company directors and the newly self-employed – led to the biggest drop in self-employed numbers on record’.
Recruitment and Employment Confederation: ‘All sectors and the self-employed need extra support quickly’.
APSCo: ‘It is certainly encouraging to see professional vacancy numbers pick up in September across the capital, however, with London now under tier two lockdown restrictions we may see a dent in this positivity’.