Changes to the Shortage Occupation List

16 March 2021

The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) shows which occupations, among those eligible for the skilled worker route, are facing a shortage of suitable labour and where it is sensible to fill those shortages with migrant workers.

Strongest employment intentions reported since onset of pandemic

8 March 2021

According to the latest Labour Market Outlook published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Adecco, UK employers are reporting their strongest employment intentions in a year and the country could be close to its unemployment peak.

Union warns against fire and rehire tactics

18 February 2021

According to a new survey carried out by the TUC, almost 10% of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs during the pandemic on worse terms and conditions or face the sack.

Employers may be offered NI relief when hiring veterans

19 January 2021

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has invited comments on proposals that will enable employers to apply a zero-rate secondary Class 1 Employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) on the salaries of veterans during their first year of civilian employment.

Bleak jobs outlook for young people in 2021

23 December 2020

Fewer than half (46%) of employers plan to hire a young person (aged between 16 and 24) in the next year despite new Government incentives to do so, according to a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).