Month: February 2016

Wages are falling behind as employment hits new high

Employment in Britain has reached a record high, although workers are failing to see a significant rise in wages. The figure for people in work rose to 74.1 per cent in the final three months of last year, the highest level since records began in 1971. Unemployment remained unchanged at 5.1 per cent, the lowest …

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Immigration Bill – bringing charges against those who employ illegal workers is about to get easier

After its announcement in the Queen’s Speech on 27th May 2015, the Immigration Bill is currently winging its way through parliament. Primarily designed to build on measures already implemented by the Immigration Act 2014, and to make it more difficult for illegal migrants to live and work in the UK, employers have a large role …

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Rise of the robots ‘will cost 5m jobs’

More than five million people will lose their jobs to robots by 2020 in a “fourth industrial revolution” sweeping the globe as artificial intelligence changes the workplace beyond recognition, according to the World Economic Forum. Critical thinking, emotional reasoning and “active listening” will become the new core skills demanded by employers as robots take over …

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