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    New ‘flexi’ apprenticeships to be announced in budget

    Apprentices will be able to train with multiple employers in the same sectorShutterstock Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a new ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship in Wednesday’s budget that will allow apprentices to work with a number of different employers in their chosen sector. The new scheme forms part of £126 million in additional funding for traineeships in […] More

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    Unemployment may be ‘close to peak’, says CIPD

    Finance and insurance companies had the highest hiring intentions, the CIPD saidShutterstock More than half of employers plan to hire new staff over the next three months, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD. Gerwyn Davies, senior labour market adviser, said that “unemployment may be close to peak”, with the HR body […] More

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    Long-term furlough and unemployment ‘scarring’ workers

    Ongoing support for sectors affected by restrictions would minimise the impact of job losses, the think tank saidShutterstock Workers who have been on furlough or unemployed for long periods due to the pandemic need greater financial and job-seeking support from the government, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.  Almost two million workers have […] More

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    Blanket furlough extension could ‘choke’ economic recovery

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has faced growing calls to extend furlough Ilyas Tayfun Salci / Shutterstock.com Any extension of the furlough scheme beyond 30 April must be ‘limited and carefully targeted’ to avoid ‘choking’ recovery, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has come under pressure to announce a further extention of the […] More

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    Seeds of opportunity: Charlie Gilkes talks to Oven-Ready HR

    Charlie Gilkes (right) and Duncan Stirling, co-founders of Inception Group. Photo: Inception Group Pre-Pandemic, Charlie Gilkes, co-founder of the Inception Group, a collection of some of London’s coolest, bars, restaurants was riding high.  His 11 experiential venues were a magnet for sophisticated professionals seeking an alternative to an otherwise bland scene of identical looking venues […] More

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    Employers ‘missing a trick’ on awareness of rights during pandemic

    Managers have been flexible with working parents but could make them more aware of their rightsShutterstock Employers could do more to make working parents aware of their rights to leave and financial support during the pandemic, a study has claimed. According to Incomes Data Research, 98% of the organisations it polled had taken specific steps […] More

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    Pressure mounts on ministers to reinstate gender pay gap reporting

    Could gender pay gap reporting be suspended for the second time in its four-year history?Mirko Popadic / Alamy Stock Photo Calls are mounting for the government to confirm whether employers will need to report their 2020/21 gender pay gap figures. On 24 March 2020, shortly after pandemic restrictions were announced, the Government Equalities Office said […] More

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    Covid-19: Government policies ‘exacerbated’ gender inequality

    Women and Equalities Committee chair Caroline Nokes. Photo: London Pix/Alamy Live News Government policies launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have overlooked well-understood labour market and caring inequalities faced by women. Government policies have repeatedly skewed towards men – and it keeps happening” – Caroline Nokes, Women & Equalities Committee That’s according to a […] More

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    Labour calls for ‘smarter’ furlough for as long as needed

    Labour’s Anneliese Dodds Mark Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo The furlough scheme should not be time-limited and should remain in place to protect jobs as long as Covid-19 restrictions on business are needed, Labour has said. Anneliese Dodds, the party’s shadow chancellor, will call on Rishi Sunak to introduce a “smart” extension of the Coronavirus […] More

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    Mounting pressure to plug gaps in income support

    Business groups and MPs want the chancellor to announce further support for workers in his Budget Cubankite / Shutterstock.com MPs and campaign groups have called on chancellor Rishi Sunak to fix the gaps in support schemes that mean around 3 million workers cannot be furloughed or make a claim for income grants. The government has […] More

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    Job finding support launched as furlough extension calls grow

    The chancellor is coming under increasing pressure to extend furlough immediatelyHouse of Commons/PA Wire/PA Images The government has launched a new Job Finding Support Service amid growing pressure from business and unions to further extend the furlough scheme. A team of 325 advisers are available online or over the phone to provide “quick-fire support” to […] More

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    Top 10 HR questions January 2021: Home-schooling, furlough, vaccinations

    Eugenio Marongiu/Shutterstock With strengthened lockdown measures in January, employers have again been asking for guidance on employees who are home-schooling. In addition to school closures, questions about employers’ responsibilities to employees who are shielding, or who live with others who are clinically vulnerable, also feature in the top 10 FAQs for January. And as the […] More

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