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UK job postings on the rise as the UK continues to re-open
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

UK job postings on the rise as the UK continues to re-open

Total job postings rose to 990,000 in the last week of June, with bar staff, roofers and hairdressers among the most in-demand roles as the UK continues to re-open.

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Chancellor’s speech raises concerns of a ‘cliff-edge’ situation for self-employed
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Chancellor’s speech raises concerns of a ‘cliff-edge’ situation for self-employed

Although there were many positive measures to boost the economy in the Chancellor’s statement, there was still a lack of help mentioned for the self-employed.

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Self-employed encouraged to double-check grant eligibility
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Self-employed encouraged to double-check grant eligibility

The LITRG is concerned that there may be some people who did not receive correspondence from HMRC explaining that they were eligible for the SEISS.

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London faring better than other regions with hiring levels
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

London faring better than other regions with hiring levels

APSCo: ‘The drop in professional vacancies is to be expected given the challenges that Covid-19 has presented. The biggest question now is how quickly demand will pick up’.

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Many Brits abandon job search due to pandemic
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Many Brits abandon job search due to pandemic

Of the 71.5% of those who hadn’t stopped job searching throughout the Covid-19 crisis, just 16.3% said they’ve been able to find a new role during the pandemic.

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Business confidence and hiring intentions improving
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Business confidence and hiring intentions improving

The number of new job adverts in the first week of June reached 112,000, 64% higher than the previous week.

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Thousands of disabled self-employed professionals need more government support
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Thousands of disabled self-employed professionals need more government support

IPSE: ‘Many people who are missing out on government financial support are those who are likely to need it most’.

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Government makes SEISS more flexible for parents
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Government makes SEISS more flexible for parents

The SEISS, which has so far had 2.6m claims, was extended last month, with those eligible able to claim a second, final grant in August.

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