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Those eligible will start to receive Cost of Living Payments

Those entitled to tax credits, an estimated 700,000 families, will be starting to receive their…

UK business confidence at two-year high

Latest findings have shown that overall UK business confidence rose to the highest level in…

Most job seekers find employment platforms challenging

New research has revealed that most job seekers find employment platforms a challenge when it…
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Optimism in construction sector hits two-year high

Recent data shows that despite a slight fall in new work, UK construction companies report…

Romance scams on the rise

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a new survey has revealed that the number…

Calls for a refocus on supporting temporary workforce

There have been calls for the government to use the Spring Budget to focus on…

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SMEs could create more jobs if Employment Allowance increased

The government are being urged to increase the Employment Allowance in the upcoming spring Budget…

Vacancies and applications in engineering sector plummet

Latest findings show that there has been a significant drop in the number of vacancies…
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Government urged to rethink plans to allow agency workers to replace strikers

The government is being urged to abandon plans to end a longstanding ban on agency…
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Nearly half of workers planning to change jobs for better pay

A new survey shows that two-fifths of UK workers are planning to change jobs this…
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Job activity levels remain resilient

Although the labour market has slowed over the last few months, recent ONS findings show…
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UK businesses prioritising increasing salaries

With workers continuing to demand pay increases in line with inflation, businesses are to prioritise…

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