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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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‘Turbulent times for employers could be made worse by Brexit’ – REC

Half of UK employers (51 per cent) anticipate skills shortages for permanent staff, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The REC’s latest survey of 600 employers reveals that 30 per cent of organisations … 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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One in seven jobless after graduation or leaving school, says IPPR

One in seven people are unemployed within a year of leaving school or university, research has found. The study showed sharp differences in the unemployment rate for people with different qualifications. Only 5 per cent of young people who have … Continue reading

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