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  1. July 23, 2014

    All-women shortlists for boards ruled illegal

    Vince Cable’s hope of using all-female shortlists to get more women on to the boards of large companies has been thwarted....

  2. July 23, 2014

    Businesses flout law on paying interns for ‘valuable tasks’

    Many businesses still insist that interns work for free, even though they may be in breach of employment law, according to a...

  3. July 22, 2014

    Unions to ballot 400,000 NHS staff for strike action over pay

    More than 400,000 National Health Service workers in England are to be balloted over strikes in a dispute about pay, opening...

  4. July 22, 2014

    Warning over threat to economy posed by bus funding cuts

    Cuts to bus funding are harming the UK economy and leaving people unable to get to work or the shops, campaigners have...

  5. July 21, 2014

    UK job centres face call for competition

    Private companies and charities should be able to compete with government agencies to help unemployed people find work,...

  6. July 20, 2014

    Gay engineers hide sexuality to safeguard career, finds UK study

    Nearly half of gay and lesbian engineers in a survey said they hid their sexuality from their colleagues. The study by the...

  7. July 18, 2014

    Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

    The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

  8. July 17, 2014

    Ineos secures £230m UK government backing to expand Grangemouth

    Ineos has received a government loan guarantee to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank at Grangemouth, offering a...

  9. July 16, 2014

    Britain’s jobs market is booming far beyond the capital

    Records tumbled in Britain’s labour market on Wednesday. The employment rate hit a 40-year high and although the proportion...

  10. July 16, 2014

    Network Rail faces equal pay claim

    Network Rail is facing the biggest equal pay claim in its history only a week after it was found to have missed punctuality...

  11. July 16, 2014

    UK employment rate back at record high

    The UK’s employment rate has matched its record high as the economy continued to create jobs at an unprecedented pace. Real...

  12. July 14, 2014

    Manufacturers seek limit on backdated bills for holiday pay

    Manufacturers are urging the government to introduce emergency legislation to limit backdated bills for holiday pay that...

  13. July 14, 2014

    City vacancies rise 10%, says recruiter

    New job vacancies in the City rose 10 per cent last month compared with a year ago, a recruiter has found. Morgan McKinley,...

  14. July 10, 2014

    More people self-employed for long term, ONS finds

    Nearly half the UK’s growing number of self-employed people have been working for themselves for a decade or more, according...

  15. July 10, 2014

    UK public sector strike: Voices from the picket line

    Britain’s public sector workers mounted picket lines outside courts, council offices, jobcentres, fire stations and...

  16. July 10, 2014

    Tories eye strike ballot reform as public workers walk out

    Ministers claimed fewer than half a million public sector workers took part in a one-day strike on Thursday, while union...

  17. July 10, 2014

    Hays reports strong quarterly growth as UK recovers

    Hays, the largest UK-listed recruiter, expects to provide its shareholders with a dividend increase for the full year on the...

  18. July 10, 2014

    Fashion Retail Academy seeks to expand students’ skills

    Sir Philip Green, the billionaire who founded the Fashion Retail Academy, is looking at expanding the industry-backed school...

  19. July 10, 2014

    Self-employed mask deeper fall in earnings, says report

    Average earnings have fallen at least 20 per cent further than official figures suggest because they exclude the UK’s...

  20. July 9, 2014

    Forget the CV, data decide careers

    “I no longer look at somebody’s CV to determine if we will interview them or not,” declares Teri Morse, who oversees the...

  21. July 9, 2014

    UK public sector workers set to strike over cuts

    Hundreds of thousands of council workers, teachers, civil servants and firefighters will walk out on Thursday in one of the...

  22. July 9, 2014

    Responsible business: Awards focus on generation of talent

    This year’s Responsible Business Awards recognise an ever-greater diversity not just in the scale, sector and type of...

  23. July 8, 2014

    EU ruling on commission pay prompts warning

    Companies face millions of pounds in compensation bills – and some could be put out of business – because of a ruling by EU...

  24. July 8, 2014

    Labour will introduce ‘technical degrees’, Miliband to say

    A Labour government would introduce “technical degrees”, backed by employers and universities, for youngsters who do not...

  25. July 8, 2014

    Skills shortage leads to sharp rise in UK starting salaries

    Starting salaries for permanent staff grew at their fastest rate for at least 17 years last month as employers struggled to...

  26. July 7, 2014

    Millions in the UK training for non-existent jobs

    Within a decade millions of people in the UK will have qualifications for non-existent jobs, the new chairman of the Local...

  27. July 7, 2014

    High cost of mental health problems forces employers to act

    Every year, one in four adults in the UK experiences mental health problems, and evidence suggests the problem is taking an...

  28. July 7, 2014

    Courage of convictions as ex-offenders find jobs

    In the year after leaving prison, Andrew (not his real name) applied for 60 jobs. On a couple of occasions when he was...

  29. July 7, 2014

    Surge in people mixing employment with their own businesses

    Life for Kayla Wren, a graphic designer, and Toria Swales, a hairdresser, is at present all about work. Both women combine...

  30. July 6, 2014

    Tories call for stricter strike laws

    Conservative ministers have renewed their push for stricter laws on public sector strikes as the government braces itself...

  31. July 4, 2014

    City of London recruitment hit by cost-cutting

    The City of London remained a weak spot in the UK’s otherwise booming jobs market last month, with new vacancies 11 per cent...

  32. July 4, 2014

    ‘Game of Thrones’ brings fantastical footfall to Northern Ireland

    It is at the Dark Hedges, the last stop of the day, that Fazila Husain has her little epiphany. A busload of Game of Thrones...

  33. July 4, 2014

    Businesses warn UK schools over growing skills gap

    Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the education system must prepare young people better for life beyond...

  34. July 4, 2014

    Start-up companies help drive rise in employee ownership

    Record numbers of UK businesses are adopting the John Lewis-style model of employee ownership, matching levels in the US and...

  35. July 3, 2014

    Top UK earners see biggest drop in wages since 2011, says ONS

    The UK’s top earners are heavily concentrated in London and have experienced a bigger fall in real wages than other workers...

  36. July 2, 2014

    Workplace Q&A: Help needed in sales and marketing

    From the boss’s chair I run a small delicatessen employing about six staff. Although my team are hardworking and fun, they...

  37. July 2, 2014

    Firefighters to join UK public sector strike over cuts

    Firefighters in England and Wales are to join a one-day strike by public sector workers next week in one of the biggest...

  38. July 1, 2014

    Tube power strike to go ahead

    Power control staff at London Underground are due to begin an eight-day strike on Tuesday evening after talks failed to...

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