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DELIVEROO URGES LAW CHANGE TO GIVE SELF-EMPLOYED RIDERS SECURITY AND FLEXIBILITY

Delivery firm Deliveroo is calling on the Government to update legislation to give self-employed people greater security while maintaining the flexibility they want. The firm said current employment law prevents companies from extending some of the entitlements that are open to “workers” without calling into question the status of its riders, who are classed as self-employed. In […]

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END OF CHEAP LABOUR RISKS JOB CUTS AND BUSINESS CLOSURES SAYS NEW REPORT

The world of work is going to be “reshaped” because of the end of unlimited cheap labour, threatening job losses, business closures and weaker pay growth, a new report says. The Resolution Foundation said the UK’s labour market was at a “tipping point” because of falling migration and risinglabour costs. The think tank warned that failure to tackle the […]

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EMPLOYERS FORCING WORKERS INTO ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS SAYS CONCILIATION SERVICE ACAS

Hairdressers, cleaners and construction workers are being told they have to become self-employed so their employer could avoid the costs of sick, holiday or maternity pay, it has been revealed. Callers to the helpline of the conciliation service Acas also disclosed that offers of work dried up if they became pregnant or had a serious illness. Some workers who […]

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RBS TO CUT 400 PLUS UK JOBS AND OUTSOURCE THEM TO INDIA

Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans as it shifts many of the roles to India. The state-owned bank said it was moving the jobs, which help to handle loans for small businesses, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. But the company, which owns RBS and NatWest, added […]

NHS trusts worst deficits ever

POST BREXIT WORKFORCE PLAN URGED TO PREVENT NHS RECRUITMENT CRISIS

An urgent post-Brexit workforce plan is needed amid warnings of a recruitment crisis in the NHS and care sector, the Government is being warned. New statistics showed that the number of EU nationals working in health and social care has increased by 72% in the last eight years. An analysis by the GMB union revealed there are […]

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EUROPE FACING HUGE 350,000 CYBER SECURITY WORKERS SKILLS GAP BY 2022

European firms are poised to hire a large number of cyber-security professions in the next 12 months to fight the increasing threat posed by hackers. The overall cyber-security skills shortage may rise to 350,000 workers in Europe by 2022 and firms across the continent are now intent on avoiding that possibility. Organisations across Europe are […]