Employees

Labour market slowing down

The jobs market showed signs of weakening in October, according to a new report.

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VAT rise and spending cuts to push up job losses

The increase in VAT to 20 per cent and the reductions in public spending announced by the government could mean the loss of as many as 1.6 million jobs, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.

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Government confirms employers must provide pensions

All British businesses, whatever their size, will be expected to offer employees the chance to join a workplace pension scheme, the government has confirmed.

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MEPs vote for extended maternity leave on full pay

The European Parliament has given its backing to proposals that would see maternity leave on full pay extended to 20 weeks.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: pensions

One of the headline announcements in the spending review was that the state retirement age for men and women is to be equalised at 65 by November 2018.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: employment and PAYE

It was widely expected that the spending review would focus on welfare funding. One of the areas to be affected by the cuts is employment.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: training and higher education

The coalition government has made much of the need to re-balance the economy in the run-up to the spending review.

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