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12 October, 2011

Government launches work academies to tackle youth unemployment

New academies will offer combination of training, work experience and a guaranteed job interview to up to 50,000 people over the next two years.

12 October, 2011

£75m scheme to create 12,000 jobs in Wales

Welsh government's 'Jobs Growth Wales' scheme will create 4,000 new jobs a year for unemployed young people, aged 16-24, for the next three years.

12 October, 2011

New quality standard for National Careers Service

Government announces that providers will be assessed against a range of criteria including service delivery, quality improvement, resources and leadership and management.

12 October, 2011

UK unemployment at 17-year high

Office for National Statistics figures show that unemployment rate has risen to 8.1 per cent, with unemployment for 16-24 year olds increasing to 21 per cent.

11 October, 2011

Occupational mobility among employed and unemployed job seekers

Institute for Social and Economic Research report shows that employed job seekers are most likely to move to occupations paying higher average wages, while unemployed job seekers are most likely to move to lower paying occupations.

10 October, 2011

6 October, 2011

Maternity and Paternity Rights and Women Returners Survey 2009/2010

New DWP research report gauges effect of policy changes designed to support working families.

6 October, 2011

Long-term Evaluation of Apprenticeships

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report which examines the extent to which future earnings and employment status are influenced by completing an apprenticeship.

6 October, 2011

Government announces new £20m investment for growth

Growth and Innovation Fund will enable employers to deliver skills solutions through more apprenticeships and closer partnerships with education and training providers.

5 October, 2011

Welsh Minister sets out budget for growth and jobs

Measures in budget include £75m investment in Jobs Growth Wales scheme to help 4,000 young people each year through training and employment.

5 October, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 111 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

4 October, 2011

New interactive careers and learning tool

Government launches 'Lifelong Learning Accounts' which will provide information and advice on skills, careers and financial support.

3 October, 2011

Employees to pay fees to take case to an employment tribunal

Chancellor's conference speech also includes announcement that government will increase qualifying period for unfair dismissal claim from one to two years.

3 October, 2011

Ministers call upon business to tackle employment related law

Government campaign asks for suggestions about how regulations can be improved, simplified or abolished, whilst ensuring employment rights are maintained.

3 October, 2011

30 September, 2011

TUC welcomes end of default retirement age

Abolishing default retirement age will enable people to retire at a time that suits both them and their employer, says TUC.

28 September, 2011

Agency workers to benefit from new rights

Agency workers will benefit from improved working conditions when new equal treatment rights for temps come into effect on Saturday, reports TUC.

27 September, 2011

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

New regulations amend provisions of National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, including adding definitions of educational categories.