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22 February, 2012

Youth unemployment highest since 1980s

New Office for National Statistics report examines the types of jobs sought by young people claiming jobseeker’s allowance and the impact of qualifications on unemployment.

21 February, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 120 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

21 February, 2012

Payment-by-results scheme to help ‘Neet’ teenagers into work or training

Deputy Prime Minister announces that new scheme will invite bids for contracts worth up to £2,200 for each teenager who can be sustained in work, education or training for 12 months.

20 February, 2012

20 February, 2012

Cutting redundancy consultation risks increased unemployment

TUC responds to government's call for evidence on collective redundancies.

20 February, 2012

16 February, 2012

Gap between government rhetoric on disability and reality

TUC argues that for disabled people who are able to work, paid, decent, secure and safe employment is best route out of poverty.

15 February, 2012

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Order 2012

New regulations make provision in relation to a 'qualifying compromise contract' that may be used to settle a complaint, where it meets the requirements of Equality Act 2010.

15 February, 2012

15 February, 2012

Two thirds of rise in unemployment over last quarter has hit women

IPPR analysis of unemployment figures shows that women and young workers have been hit hardest by rising unemployment over the last year.

15 February, 2012

Weakening TUPE regulations risks low pay and increased unemployment

TUC also warns that changing legislation could also lead to increased involvement of private sector in public services, in response to government's call for evidence on TUPE.

15 February, 2012

UK unemployment continues to rise

New Office for National Statistics figures show that there are 2.67 million unemployed people, up 48,000 on previous three months.

14 February, 2012

TUC and National Union of Students launch new campaign calling for fair treatment of interns

TUC believes any internship that does not simply involve observation and work shadowing should qualify for payment.

13 February, 2012

13 February, 2012

10 February, 2012

10 February, 2012

£8.5m to support youth employment in Scotland

Minister for Youth Employment announces that £6m has been allocated to create 1000 jobs for young people through a continuation of Community Jobs Scotland into 2012/2013 and £2.5m towards challenge fund to support third sector to work with employers.

9 February, 2012

Social Market Foundation proposes £10,000 childcare loan scheme

Scheme would use government's low cost of borrowing to help parents in work 'overcome the huge financial burden of childcare'.

8 February, 2012

Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council responds to Employment Tribunals consultation

Proposed timing for bringing forward amendment regulations seems premature and AJTC suggests a period of reconsideration before bringing provisions into effect.