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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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Unemployment falls to lowest rate in more than ten years

Britain’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than ten years, according to official figures that were seized on by campaigners from both sides of the EU debate. The final set of job numbers before next Thursday’s … Continue reading

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Osborne hails milestone towards full employment

Britain’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began in 1971 but continued weak pay growth will encourage the Bank of England to delay raising interest rates. George Osborne hailed the 74 per cent employment rate as an … Continue reading

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UK employment reaches record high!

Official figures out last week from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that employment reached a new record of 30.9 million in the three months to December. At the same time, the number of out of work people dropped … Continue reading

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