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.

UK business leaders help prison leavers get work

8 March 2022

Following a successful trial, the heads of leading firms such as Lotus Cars and business services provider Sodexo will chair new Employment Advisory Boards which are being rolled out across the prison estate.

Directors claim that increased NI will put pressure on jobs

2 February 2022

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has released data supporting a claim by former Conservative Cabinet Minister, David Davis, that April’s planned rise in National Insurance contributions (NICs) would add to the pressure on household finances.

Recruitment activity continues to rise sharply

27 January 2022

According to the latest Report on Jobs survey by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG, the end of 2021 saw continued tight labour market conditions with both permanent and temporary staff appointments continuing to rise at historically sharp rates.

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.