Employment support launched for over one million people

30 November 2023

The Treasury, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have unveiled a package of employment-focused support that will, it is claimed, help people stay healthy, get off benefits and move into work.

Unemployment higher than a year ago as vacancies continue to decline

29 November 2023

The November 2023 Labour Market Overview, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that vacancies fell between August and October 2023 for the 16th consecutive period, with the estimated number down by 58,000 on the quarter to 957,000.

Chancellor offers an Autumn Statement for growth

22 November 2023

Claiming that he would deliver “the biggest business tax cut in modern British history,” Chancellor Jeremy Hunt promised 110 measures but said he would not go through them all. Here are the highlights of those he introduced.

Government backs National Older Workers Week

22 November 2023

Recognising the importance of National Older Workers Week, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that the number of 50PLUS Champions helping older workers into work has been doubled in Jobcentres up and down the country.

Hiring agency staff to cover industrial action

21 November 2023

The Government has launched a consultation on removing what it describes as the “outdated regulations” which currently prevent agency workers from covering strikes.