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    1. July 31, 2015

      George Osborne proposes to cap public sector pay-offs at £95,000

      Plans to end six figure severance payments for civil servants will be set out on Friday as George Osborne tries to save...

    2. July 28, 2015

      UK workers staying in jobs for longer, study finds

      People are spending longer in the same job, creating a “promotion blockage” that risks permanently reducing the...

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    1. July 26, 2015

      Focus falls on competition to boost UK productivity

      When the government launched its plan to boost Britain’s long-term productivity and growth this month, the most...

    2. July 22, 2015

      UK jobs market strengthens

      Britain’s labour market is strengthening after a brief wobble around the time of the general election, according to a...

    3. July 22, 2015

      Iain Duncan Smith urges companies not to abandon sick staff

      Business chiefs will be urged to stop abandoning sick workers, as Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary,...

    4. July 21, 2015

      The risks and rewards of George Osborne’s austerity

      George Osborne is pressing ahead with a programme of public spending cuts that has few rivals in the western world. The...

    5. July 16, 2015

      Tata targets 720 job cuts at English steel plants

      More than 700 workers are likely to lose their jobs with Tata Steel because high energy costs and cheap imports have...

    6. July 16, 2015

      Millennial v Boomer: Small is beautiful but big can be better

      Brynne Herbert This week, new figures showed that UK technology start-ups attracted a record amount of venture capital...

    7. July 16, 2015

      In a Blink: how Britons and other Europeans work

      As politicians and business leaders debate the UK’s possible exit from the European Union and Greece’s many problems in...

    8. July 15, 2015

      The UK bears down on workers’ right to strike

      Strikes are seldom popular. Britain’s Conservative government plans to make them less common, by raising sharply the...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Rise in both wages and unemployment puzzles economists

      Unemployment has edged up in the UK for the first time in two years but workers’ wages are rising at a healthy clip, in...

    10. July 14, 2015

      The long wait for equal pay audits is finally over

      Opposition politicians are not usually granted a policy home-run. Yet on Tuesday that is just what Prime Minister David...

    11. July 14, 2015

      How best to protect your employees from internet trolls

      When the England Women’s football team crashed out of the World Cup in July, a swarm of internet trolls took to Twitter...

    12. July 13, 2015

      UK businesses fear looming ‘skills emergency’, says CBI

      More than half of UK businesses fear an imminent “skills emergency” if they cannot access enough highly trained...

    13. July 12, 2015

      Osborne experiments with wage rise in bid to boost productivity

      George Osborne’s decision to force up Britain’s minimum wage will make the labour market the guinea pig for an...

    14. July 12, 2015

      England and Wales councils need extra £1bn to pay living wage

      Cash-strapped local authorities will have to find more than £1bn extra by 2020 to pay for the new national living wage,...

    15. July 12, 2015

      Employers under pressure to help workers deal with stress and depression

      Employers are under pressure to help the government meet an ambitious commitment to get hundreds of thousands more...

    16. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne’s magic has fooled us, for now

      He has mastered the art of misdirection as well as any stage magician. Everyone knew George Osborne was going to...

    17. July 9, 2015

      Summer Budget: Rightwingers attack minimum wage ‘disaster’

      The national minimum wage was a flagship New Labour policy, so it was little surprise that rightwing think-tanks gave...

    18. July 8, 2015

      Strike action shuts down London Underground

      London struggles to get to work Millions of Londoners were stuck waiting in long queues for buses, taxis and bike hire...

    19. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Employers angry over plan for apprenticeships levy

      Employers have raised concerns about the chancellor’s plans to fund apprenticeships through a levy on large businesses,...

    20. July 6, 2015

      Osborne to try to abolish Sunday trading laws

      George Osborne will offer to rip up the remaining restrictions on Sunday trading in Wednesday’s Budget in a move that...

    21. July 2, 2015

      Career Counsel: Most people leave a job because of their manager

      My manager stresses me out so much that the doctor signed me off for a short period of sick leave. I have returned to...

    22. July 1, 2015

      Rise in investment raises hopes UK can fix productivity problem

      Two new lasers have just arrived in a small factory in south Yorkshire, capable of slicing through anything from paper...

    23. June 28, 2015

      Feedback: Stress and freelancing

      In her Working Lives feature last week, Emma Jacobs looked beyond the money worries experienced by freelancers to...

    24. June 25, 2015

      Class warriors turn to tech for results

      Class might not be a uniquely British problem, but, with its subtle signifiers and far-reaching implications in UK...

    25. June 25, 2015

      UK employers warned of ‘mass exodus’ of skills as workers retire

      Parts of Britain’s economy are increasingly reliant on older workers, leaving employers exposed to a “mass exodus” of...

    26. June 22, 2015

      Bank of England strikes upbeat note on productivity growth

      The Bank of England has struck an optimistic note on productivity growth, saying rising wages will push companies to...

    27. June 21, 2015

      FT City Network: LSE chief warns on indebtedness

      A top City figure has warned about the risk posed to the UK economy by rising levels of debt and an overreliance on...

    28. June 19, 2015

      Scrap GCSEs and make A-levels vocational, says CBI head

      GCSE exams should be scrapped to reduce pressure on teenagers and A-levels expanded to include new vocational...

    29. June 18, 2015

      Candidates become harder to screen as robots invade workplace

      Robots may be about to take your job. But could they also be the reason employers are taking so long to hire you?...

    30. June 18, 2015

      Career Counsel: Recruiting new blood for energy companies

      I recruit graduates at an energy company. The fall in oil prices is putting jobs at risk and prompting some graduates...

    31. June 17, 2015

      UK wages rise at fastest rate since crisis

      Real wages are now growing at their fastest rate in nearly eight years but economists warned the recovery in incomes...

    32. June 16, 2015

      Trade unions say ‘no guarantees’ of support in EU referendum

      UK trade unions are threatening to abandon the cause of EU membership during the forthcoming referendum campaign, in a...

    33. June 16, 2015

      Ex-public sector staff need to be more mobile, says report

      Redundant public sector workers must move into private sector jobs much more quickly if they are to avoid long periods...

    34. June 16, 2015

      Small business growth returns to pre-recession levels says study

      The UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises have recovered from the recession, according to the Enterprise Research...

    35. June 15, 2015

      Social gulf dividing Britain’s elite professions

      In 1946 the writer George Orwell described Britain as the most class-ridden society on earth. The decades since should...

    36. June 14, 2015

      Feedback: Sarah O’Connor on wearable technology and workplace surveillance

      Sarah O’Connor reported last week on how wearable technology has made it possible for employers to monitor staff ever...

    37. June 8, 2015

      ‘Big Society’ fades again as three-day volunteering plan shelved

      David Cameron’s bid to revive the “Big Society” is subsiding again as plans to give workers time off to do voluntary...

    38. June 7, 2015

      British welfare provides no sanctuary from work

      The UK does not provide especially generous welfare to people of working age. This may surprise anyone familiar with...

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