BME unemployment rate over twice as high as white workers

17 May 2022

New analysis by the TUC has revealed that the unemployment rate for BME workers (7.7%) is more than double that of their white counterparts (3.5%) with the gap having widened significantly since the start of the pandemic.

Growth in job adverts for almost every role

6 May 2022

According to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), in the last week of April, there were 1.81 million job adverts in the UK, up by 7% from a week earlier and 15% from the previous month.

More employers looking to hire permanent staff

22 April 2022

With inflation reaching its highest level for 30 years, employers’ confidence in the UK economy took a turn for the worse during the first quarter (Q1) of 2022 according to new data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

National Insurance relief available when hiring veterans

12 April 2022

Businesses that are considering hiring former members of the UK armed forces can now save thousands of pounds through National Insurance (NI) relief available during the recruits’ first year of civilian employment.

Nearly half of employers expect to recruit more staff this year

14 March 2022

New research by Acas has found that 41% of British employers expect the numbers of staff at their organisation to increase over the next year. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask businesses whether they expect staff numbers to increase, decrease or stay the same in the next 12 months compared to the previous year.