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Office dress codes for women may be illegal!

Bosses must not ask women to wear high heels or wear their hair in certain styles, the government has said. Requirements regarding a woman’s appearance were likely to be unlawful if there was no equivalent requirement for men, the guidance … Continue reading

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Could jobless levels be falling to 1950s level?

Unemployment could be heading down to levels last seen in the 1950s, according to a new analysis of Britain’s jobs market. The jobless rate has plunged since the financial crisis to a four-decade low of 4.2%. A study by Oxford … Continue reading

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Unemployment drop and rise in pay are cause for optimism?

Britain’s employment rate has hit a record high, joblessness is at a 43-year low and wages are rising in real terms for the first time in a year, according to official figures. With strong job creation, the labour market has … Continue reading

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Wages to rise by only 2%, according to CIPD survey

Bosses reluctant to give inflation-busting rises despite struggle to hire enough staff! Employers expect to hand out pay rises of only 2% this year, according to a new survey of 2,000 firms — a blow to workers who have seen … Continue reading

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Employment: Britain has plenty of vacancies but can’t get the staff

With EU workers leaving jobs Britons don’t want to take, employers are scrabbling for solutions. It used to be pretty easy for Alex Wrethman to find chefs. The restaurateur would stick an ad online and wait for the CVs to … Continue reading

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Millions are handed employment rights in gig economy revamp!

Millions of workers in the gig economy are set to receive new employment rights, including the enforcement of holiday and sick pay, under reforms to be announced today. Theresa May will say that Britain will become one of the first … Continue reading

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Employers can save their employees up to £310 on pensions advice!

Employees are missing out on a valuable tax perk that cuts the cost of financial advice by up to £310 a year. Launched last November, pension advice vouchers are a government initiative similar to childcare vouchers and the cycle to … Continue reading

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Employment bounces back to a record high!

Britain’s employment rate has risen to a record high, quashing recent fears that the job boom may be coming to an end and sending the pound to its highest level since the Brexit vote. The number of people in work … Continue reading

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CV faker David Scott jailed after striking it rich as oil boss

An oil executive earning £120,000 a year who never went to university has been jailed after fabricating academic qualifications on his CV. David Scott, 48, made up three degrees from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and Imperial College London to land … Continue reading

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Fall in employment may signal end of jobs boom

The number of people in work has fallen by the largest amount in almost three years, leading economists to wonder if the jobs boom is coming to an end. A total of 32.08 million people were in work between August … Continue reading

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