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Workers decide to sit tight

24 March 2017

Labour turnover fell to 14% last year, down from 16% in 2015, as a range of factors contributed to persuading workers that they were better sticking with the job they had, rather than thinking about a move.

Inflation could put a check on UK growth

24 March 2017

In the mid 1970s, inflation in the UK went over 25%, so the recent news that it rose from 1.8% in January to 2.3% in February does not at first glance seem like cause for sleepless nights, even if that does take it above the Bank of England's 2% target.

How safe is your data?

23 March 2017

By May 2018, companies will have to take account of UK legislation being introduced to enforce the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will see penalties of up to €20 million, or 4% of annual worldwide turnover.

Have we passed peak zero-hours?

23 March 2017

Although zero-hours contracts (ZHCs) are now a permanent feature of the UK jobs market, their growth appears to have peaked, according to a leading think tank.

Call to delay tax digitisation

23 March 2017

The Government should delay the introduction of its proposed digital tax system, a House of Lords report has recommended.

UK one of EU countries where wages have fallen

22 March 2017

Wages are lower than they were eight years ago in seven EU Member States, including the UK, according to new research published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Lack of clarity leaves businesses unprepared for Brexit

22 March 2017

As the Prime Minister confirms that she will invoke Article 50 on 29 March, a survey by a leading law firm has revealed that the lack of information about what happens next is causing real concern among UK business leaders.

Pay gloom casts pall over job figures

22 March 2017

All business groups were in agreement that the latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) were excellent news, with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) summing up the general mood when it said the UK’s jobs market is going from strength to strength.

How to find apprenticeship training providers

21 March 2017

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has published a new register of apprenticeship training providers.

Economic ups and downs

21 March 2017

A new forecast concerning the UK’s GDP predicts it will rise this year and fall in 2018.

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