UK Job Market Articles
Monthly UK employment and unemployment statistics.
April 4 2016 - 2016 is already looking like it may be an annus horribilis for UK immigration.
July 21 2014 - On 16 May 2014, a number of important changes to the UK's prevention of illegal working requirements and associated civil penalty scheme
January 17 2014 - A recent presentation at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology in
Brighton put forward the view that when young people have a positive outlook, self-belief and skills for the workplace they are happier,
sleep better and are more well-behaved.
November 11 2013 - Nearly 500 individuals, employers and representative organisations responded
to the Government's consultation indicating broad support for the Government's aims to get tough on rogue employers whilst supporting compliant
September 19 2013 - A new job survey suggests that the labour market in the UK continues to strengthen as the total number of job vacancies
increased at the sharpest rate in over six years.
August 19 2013 - Employers' duty to prevent illegal working is underpinned by a civil penalty regime which is now being
reviewed with a raft of Government proposals aimed at strengthening and simplifying the system. The proposals are part of the forthcoming
Immigration Bill designed to make it more difficult for illegal migrants to live and work in the UK.
August 14 2013 - Surely such an approach amounts
to discrimination, and downplays the merits of a flexible labour market? Or is it time for UK businesses that rely on migrant workers to rethink
their recruitment culture?
February 16 2012 - An analysis of UK local authority areas by claimant to vacancies ratio in January 2012 shows
that a number of Scottish areas have passed the inner London boroughs to become the UK's worst employment
As a first step towards a reduction in non-EU migration, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published the required limits on skilled and highly skilled migrant
workers to be admitted to the United Kingdom under Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System in 2011/12.
September 7 2010 - Nearly half of working parents (44 per cent) in the UK are reliant upon their own parents to help with childcare.
June 10 2010 - CIPD forecasts unemployment will peak at close to 3 million by 2012 as a result of the coalition government's deficit reduction measures.
May 19 2010 - Recent research from the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP) at
the University of Nottingham found that small businesses employing less than 100 workers account for 65 per cent of
new British jobs created in an average year.
May 28 2008 - British businesses still find it difficult to fill job vacancies despite the slowdown in economic growth. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) annual Recruitment, Retention and Turnover Survey
no fewer than 86% of organizations are experiencing recruitment difficulties with the majority placing the blame on a national skills deficit.
December 18 2007 - What Happens To Unemployed Politicians?
November 21 2007 - The TUC contends that agency temps who are on long-term working assignments are running the
risk of being excluded from permanent jobs because of a skills divide in the workplace.
September 25 2007 - London and the south east have the most high-skill, high-pay, high-productivity jobs.
February 25 2007 -
February 25 2007 - New research from the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre at The University of Nottingham has found that
1 in 7 private sector jobs are lost in the UK each year but more are created than destroyed.
October 18 2006 - A TUC delegation is heading for Poland to
advise prospective migrant workers on British employment law and union membership before they set off for
Updated August 14 2006 - This year's annual survey of recruitment, retention and turnover conducted by the
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development finds that turnover increased from 16 to 18 per cent in 2005.
A Job Centre in Bolton demanded that "friendly" be removed from a job ad on
the basis that it discriminates against the unfriendly - "enthusiastic" and
"motivated" have also been victims of similar bans.
June 12 2004 - Oxfam's International Division has launched a specialist
international recruitment campaign to attract management high-fliers from both
corporate and public sectors.
June 27 2003 - A report published earlier this year by the Department for Work and Pensions provides information on the labour market participation of older people at, and after, the State Pension Age (SPA).
March 23 2001 - Research by the Future Foundation -
The Renaissance of Regional Nations - shows that almost two-thirds of adult Britons
live within an hour's journey of their mother with almost a third living less than 15 minutes away!
March 19 2001 - The Government announced today that young unemployed couples without children (in
Great Britain) will be expected to both actively seek work in order to claim
March 2 2001 - An in-house report for the Department of
Social Security identifies characteristics of clients leaving
Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for part-time work (defined as work of
under 16 hours per week) between 1996 and 1998, comparing them with
characteristics of people leaving JSA for full-time work (over
16 hours per week).
October 26 2000 - Employment Minister Tessa Jowell argues that Britain's job
market has the best employment features of its European and US equivalents. She said
that the UK employment rate of 74.7% is the second highest
in Europe (compared with the average of 62%).