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16 November, 2011

16 November, 2011

New measures to ensure more young people benefit from apprenticeships

Government to cut red tape that can deter businesses from taking on apprentices, and provide financial incentive to help small firms recruit young apprentices.

16 November, 2011

Youth unemployment reaches 1 million

New Office for National Statistics figures show that UK unemployment has risen to 2.62 million, the highest total since 1994.

15 November, 2011

Private sector jobs growth continues but firms scale back on temporary staff

New CBI survey shows that 47 per cent of respondents predict that their workforce will be larger in a year, however, 67 per cent are not planning to match or exceed inflation at next pay review.

15 November, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 114 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

15 November, 2011

Legal aid cuts will mean more employment tribunals

Citizens Advice urges government to rethink planned legal aid cuts or find another way to fund employment-related information, advice and assistance.

14 November, 2011

More apprentices needed to tackle youth unemployment

New research published by IPPR shows that although number of apprenticeships for young people has grown over last two years, employers are using apprenticeship funding to subsidise training for workers over age of 25.

14 November, 2011

Most disadvantaged unemployed 16 and 17 year olds are being ignored

New report published by Barnardo's shows that opportunities for young people to acquire skills needed for work are rapidly declining, with each young person costing public authorities an average of £56,000 over their lifetime.

14 November, 2011

9 November, 2011

8 November, 2011

PAYE underpayments for 2010/11

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group publishes new guides to help taxpayers decipher their ‘P800’ tax calculations and where appropriate, challenge HMRC figures.

7 November, 2011

4 November, 2011

4 November, 2011

Personal insolvencies fall by 11 per cent on previous year

However, new statistics published by the Insolvency Service also show an increase in number company insolvencies.

3 November, 2011

1 November, 2011

Experiences of forced labour among Chinese migrant workers

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation report shows widespread exploitation of Chinese migrant workers by employers failing to comply with immigration, employment or business regulations.

31 October, 2011

CBI calls for new tax incentive to encourage companies to take on young unemployed people

Business group launches new report which includes measures such as introducing new Young Britain Credit worth £1500 for firms taking on an unemployed person aged between 16 and 24 years.

31 October, 2011

£950m investment designed to help create and safeguard more than 200,000 jobs

Second round of government’s Regional Growth Fund will support bids from businesses and local partnerships to create new jobs and attract private investment.

31 October, 2011