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    1. May 1, 2016

      Kenneth Baker and his guerrilla war over skills

      In the workplace, the British have largely solved the problem of social class by pretending, day-to-day, that it does...

    2. April 28, 2016

      CBI chief urges rethink on apprentice training levy

      The UK’s biggest business lobby has called on the government to “radically rethink” the apprenticeship levy that is due...

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    1. April 28, 2016

      Give your gardener feedback and your nanny a bonus

      Not many people know this, but I used to share a nanny with the Delevingnes. Our arrangement was not three days at my...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Young UK graduates struggle to find skilled work

      Young graduates are struggling to find work that matches their skills with figures showing more than one-in-three in...

    3. April 26, 2016

      Stepping inside the workplace simulator at a London school

      Last week I went to a school in east London to try out the “world’s first work experience simulator”. I was...

    4. April 22, 2016

      City hiring grinds to a halt as Brexit poll looms

      It is a familiar ritual that takes place every spring. Across the City, employees from top rainmakers to ambitious...

    5. April 21, 2016

      Trade unions embrace reinvention, at last

      The use and abuse of working-class political anger has been one of the defining characteristics of Donald Trump’s...

    6. April 21, 2016

      In a Blink: apprenticeship opportunities in the UK

      Much has been made of apprenticeships, especially in industrial engineering. UK politicians regularly laud programmes...

    7. April 21, 2016

      Education experts warn on apprenticeships

      The government’s drive to boost apprenticeships through a tax on business payrolls may damage employer-sponsored...

    8. April 20, 2016

      UK unemployment rises for first time in almost a year

      Unemployment has risen in Britain in a sign that employers are rattled by the global slowdown, rising labour costs and...

    9. April 18, 2016

      Businesses dogged by referendum uncertainty

      The rival campaigns may disagree about how disruptive a vote to leave the EU would be for British business. But there...

    10. April 15, 2016

      Tale of two steel towns: How Redcar and Qianan are faring as furnaces sit idle

      Opposite the Enterprise Revolution offices, where former steelworkers seek advice on self employment, stretches...

    11. April 15, 2016

      Black and Asian graduates suffer in jobs market

      Black and ethnic minority graduates are more than twice as likely to be without a job as white graduates, according to...

    12. April 12, 2016

      Why quitters are not failures but a sign of success

      If motivational posters are to be believed, quitters are just about the worst people on earth. “There are no failures,...

    13. April 8, 2016

      RMT union calls for members to vote for Brexit

      One of Britain’s most militant trade unions has urged its members to vote for Brexit even as other unions argue that...

    14. April 7, 2016

      In a Blink: UK’s overqualified workforce on the rise

    15. April 5, 2016

      Teesside investor drops £300m renewables project

      A £300m “energy from waste” project in Teesside that was intended as the biggest of its kind in the world, has been...

    16. April 5, 2016

      Brexit means little for the rights of UK workers

      Britain’s impending referendum over its EU membership has turned into a battle of the myth-busters. Whenever the Remain...

    17. April 5, 2016

      Port Talbot rescue means closure of blast furnaces, says Gupta

      Sanjeev Gupta, the businessman at the centre of efforts to salvage the Welsh steel industry, says any plan to buy...

    18. April 2, 2016

      Can the British steel industry be saved?

      The news that Tata is planning to sell off its UK steel plants, which are reportedly losing £1m a day, raises questions...

    19. April 1, 2016

      The long, slow decline of the British steel industry

      The British have sometimes been labelled a “nation of shopkeepers”, though probably not by Napoleon, as popularly...

    20. April 1, 2016

      Politicians are taking risks with minimum pay

      When Tony Blair’s government introduced Britain’s first national statutory minimum wage in 1998, the Conservative...

    21. March 30, 2016

      Surprise but little rancour for Tata at Port Talbot

      Even as they acknowledged the gloomy state of the industry, workers at Port Talbot said they were surprised at news...

    22. March 30, 2016

      UK companies look for loopholes around living wage

      Britain’s employers are shifting to more flexible work contracts while cutting overtime, bonuses and other staff perks...

    23. March 29, 2016

      George Osborne’s ‘radical and untested’ pay policy divides experts

      George Osborne’s decision to sharply increase Britain’s minimum wage is a “radical and untested policy” that he should...

    24. March 27, 2016

      The secretary has become an endangered species

      In every office there used to be one person who made sure the boring but important things got done. In many cases that...

    25. March 21, 2016

      Rise in minimum wage to bypass 1.7m self-employed

      More than 1.7m workers will miss out on next month’s increase in the UK minimum wage because it does not apply to the...

    26. March 16, 2016

      Jobs data offer ‘ray of sunshine’ for chancellor

      Britain’s jobs market remains an economic bright spot even as output growth slows and the global outlook darkens. The...

    27. March 14, 2016

      Apprenticeship system disadvantages women

      Britain’s apprenticeship system is reinforcing gender inequalities in the workforce by funnelling young women into...

    28. March 11, 2016

      Childcare support — what’s changing?

      Much lip service has been paid to helping working parents more with the burden of childcare costs, which have far...

    29. March 9, 2016

      Data suggest zero hours contracts are here to stay

      Zero hours contracts are becoming more prevalent in Britain even as the labour market recovers, suggesting they...

    30. March 9, 2016

      Five possible scenarios for a ‘work till you drop’ world

      “The alternative to saving for retirement is to delay retirement, possibly indefinitely.” This was the grim message...

    31. March 9, 2016

      Welfare reform: Merthyr Tydfil struggles but shows signs of life

      Its last mine closed more than 30 years ago but Merthyr Tydfil, in the valleys of south Wales, is still struggling to...

    32. March 9, 2016

      Welfare reform: affluent Guildford immune to benefit cuts

      Surrounded by glittering shelves of rings, necklaces and silverware, Harry Diamond says his luxury jewellery business...

    33. March 8, 2016

      Supermarket shelf gamble behind UK minimum wage

      British politicians do not make a habit of saying nice things about the French economy. So when Nick Boles, a UK...

    34. March 7, 2016

      It is not just the churches that worry about Sunday trading

      The UK government is planning to give local authorities power to determine opening times for larger stores, which have...

    35. March 3, 2016

      Think-tank urges right to return to work after illness

      A new right to return to work from illness should be introduced by the government as part of a package of reforms to...

    36. March 2, 2016

      Twists and turns enrich a career

      My admittedly rather dim and distant recollection of post-university days is of feeling under pressure to get it...

    37. March 2, 2016

      Wales, it is time to fire up your job creation turbo engine

      It is all happening in Wales. Not only are they already filming a third series of Hinterland (if you don’t watch the...

    38. March 1, 2016

      Graduate trainees quick to turn away from employers

      Companies banking on securing long-term staff loyalty simply from their investment in graduate schemes should think...

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