Budget 2015: what employment related changes were there?

Published: 27/03/2015
Here are the main employment-related points as covered in this month’s budget:

Manufacturing growth going steady, says CBI

Published: 27/03/2015
Activity in the manufacturing sector remained broadly steady in March, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey. The CBI noted that output has been growing at a “decent pace” since last August.

Celebrating 10 years in Northampton

Published: 27/03/2015
Experience and understanding of the market counts for so much in the recruitment sector – and there’s no shortage of either among the team at Encore Personnel in Northampton.

12 Funny Resume Mistakes

Published: 27/03/2015
Hiring managers were asked to describe their most memorably terrible applications. Here are the hilarious ones…

National Minimum Wage rates from October 2015

Published: 27/03/2015
The following increases to the rates of the National Minimum Wage will apply from 1 October 2015 :

Employment tribunals dropped by 70% since tribunal fee introduction

Published: 27/03/2015
The number of employment tribunal claims has dropped by 70 percent since the introduction of tribunal fees in July 2013 leaving Employers split over the future of employment tribunals.

Success of UK labour market requires next government to address range of challenges

Published: 27/03/2015
The scale of our challenge requires us to be much more creative about the way we think about work and skills. So says Sir Charlie Mayfield, chair of the John Lewis Partnership and UKCES in a new book on the future of the UK labour market published today.

Bank Holidays: four things employers need to know

Published: 27/03/2015
Bank Holidays: four things employers need to know With an influx of bank holidays coming up in the UK, here are the five things you need to know about Employment law surrounding bank holidays.

4 out of 10 employers plan to recruit more agency staff

Published: 27/02/2015
The REC’s latest jobsoutlook research has been released, it shows that 4 out of 10 employers plan to increase the number of agency workers they currently have.

Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015

Published: 27/02/2015
Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015 The Government has published details of the annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal, which will take e