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Job seekers are being advised not to be complacent
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Job seekers are being advised not to be complacent

RoleCatcher: ‘Employers are finding talent is in short supply and the skills shortages across a range of sectors are well documented. However, that doesn’t mean that job seekers can be complacent when it comes to finding a new position’.

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Majority of professionals considering changing jobs due to cost of living
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Majority of professionals considering changing jobs due to cost of living

CV-Library: ‘The pandemic pushed the desire for flexible and remote working to the fore but, whilst it is still important, we’re seeing this take a back seat as the need for more money takes precedence’.

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NHS fails to award agency workers the same pay as permanent counterparts
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

NHS fails to award agency workers the same pay as permanent counterparts

REC: ‘Without agency staff the NHS would be unable to meet patient needs, so it is vital that the sector is supported to remain viable’.

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Nearly half of over 50s regret not saving into their pension sooner
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Nearly half of over 50s regret not saving into their pension sooner

Aviva: ‘Hindsight is a wonderful thing and life in your 20s and 30s can often take over, with children to raise, debts to pay and holidays to be had’.

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UK job postings start to slow
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK job postings start to slow

REC: ‘The jobs market has been super-heated in the first few months of this year, and was always likely to stabilise in the spring. We may be seeing the first signs of that now’.

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Call to end mortgage discrimination against self-employed
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Call to end mortgage discrimination against self-employed

IPSE: ‘After decades of frustration, unfairness and prejudice, it is finally time for the government and the financial services industry to wake up and end the discrimination against self-employed workers’.

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Working parents reminded not to miss out on childcare help
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Working parents reminded not to miss out on childcare help

The UK’s working parents are being reminded not to miss out on government help to pay for childcare over the Easter holidays.

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Younger people being targeted by investment scams
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Younger people being targeted by investment scams

Lloyds Bank: ‘There’s now a new generation of younger, more inexperienced investors on the scene for scammers to target’.

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