Daily tests for workers in key industries

5 January 2022

Workers in key industries including food processing, transport, Police and Fire and Rescue Services control rooms, electricity generation, test kit warehouses and test surge labs will take daily Covid tests from Monday 10 January, the Prime Minister has announced.

Health and Care Visa scheme expanded for care workers

4 January 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that care staff are to be added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) and are to be temporarily included in the Health and Care Visa scheme to address increasing workforce pressures during the pandemic.

Temporary measures for schools in January

4 January 2022

As pupils return to the classroom this week, the Department for Education (DfE) is promising that thousands of new air filters and further temporary measures will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption.

Government employment support targets people with autism

4 January 2022

A new package of support to help thousands of disabled people into work has been unveiled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) with 15 Jobcentre Plus sites set to trial a framework to become more autism-friendly.

REC report suggests businesses still keen to hire

4 January 2022

According to the latest UK Report on Jobs survey produced by REC (the Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG, there was a further sharp increase in hiring activity midway through the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021.