The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced a major report, the “Equality and Human Rights Monitor”, which assesses the status of equality and human rights across Britain, with a particular focus on the nine protected characteristics safeguarded by the Equality Act 2010.
Responding to the recent figures showing increases in annual immigration, quite apart from those entering the UK in “small boats”, Home Secretary, James Cleverly, has told Parliament that the Government intends to increase the minimum salary needed to get a skilled worker visa.
With the Government calling on the business community and experts to help shape final guidance, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK have issued draft guidance to help employers to give their workers the skills they need for jobs alongside artificial intelligence (AI).
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.
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.