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Paid internship and financial health start-ups win Covid recovery grants
Man makes notes on a coffee table during work from home. Coffee in background.
Employment

Paid internship and financial health start-ups win Covid recovery grants

'It's going crazy': How minicab drivers are coping with the fuel crisis
Queues for fuel at East Barnet Esso service station on Monday. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the crisis showed signs of getting better but cab drivers told a different story. Photo credit: Wikicommons / Philafrenzy
Employment

'It's going crazy': How minicab drivers are coping with the fuel crisis

How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work
Adviser and client discuss options at charity Commonweal offices
Housing

How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work

Plans to 'modernise' working life will allow employees to request flexibility from day one
work from home
Employment

Plans to 'modernise' working life will allow employees to request flexibility from day one

Weetabix workers strike over fire and rehire plans to 'cut £5,000 a year from wages'
Weetabix workers on strike at Corby factory.
Employment

Weetabix workers strike over fire and rehire plans to 'cut £5,000 a year from wages'

Scottish government urged to expand 4 day working week trial
Employment

Scottish government urged to expand 4 day working week trial

Mass insecure work leaves families ‘struggling to keep heads above water’
Social Justice

Mass insecure work leaves families ‘struggling to keep heads above water’

Furlough hits new low ahead of weekend wind down
Employment

Furlough hits new low ahead of weekend wind down

Keir Starmer accused of jobs ‘hypocrisy’ as 90 staff face redundancy
Politics

Keir Starmer accused of jobs ‘hypocrisy’ as 90 staff face redundancy

More than half of young women hit by pandemic jobs instability
Amy King

More than half of young women hit by pandemic jobs instability

Why employers need to give early talent a chance
Luke Morrow

Why employers need to give early talent a chance

World of work puts single parents at bottom of ‘two-tier society’
Around 30 per cent of single parents were furloughed during the pandemic.
Employment

World of work puts single parents at bottom of ‘two-tier society’

Young people ‘in dire need of support’ in Covid recovery, warn MPs
Unemployment among young people has increased by 13 per cent since 2019.
Employment

Young people ‘in dire need of support’ in Covid recovery, warn MPs

More than a third of workers given less than a week’s notice of their hours
People who did shift work, such as hospitality workers, were most likely to get short notice of their hours
Employment

More than a third of workers given less than a week’s notice of their hours

How can employers help the UK build back better? 
Mat Ilic

How can employers help the UK build back better? 

As the country opens up, we must address the issue of workers' rights
Staff protesting workers' rights in Sidcup, South East London this afternoon. British Gas staff are on the picket line with a five day strike in a row over new contracts. Thousands of engineers have walked out over an attempt by Centrica the owners of British Gas to push through new terms in a fire and rehire row. British Gas strike, Sidcup, South East London, UK - 08 Jan 2021 Image credit: Grant Falvey/LNP/Shutterstock
Paul McNamee

As the country opens up, we must address the issue of workers' rights

Five lessons a year of Covid taught us about low-skilled workers’ rights
Workers' rights
Dr Dora-Olivia Vicol

Five lessons a year of Covid taught us about low-skilled workers’ rights

Youth unemployment crisis will cost UK economy £7bn warns think tank
youth unemployment
Employment

Youth unemployment crisis will cost UK economy £7bn warns think tank

Almost half of British workers still fear for their job after a year
Man makes notes on a coffee table during work from home. Coffee in background.
Employment

Almost half of British workers still fear for their job after a year

Furlough: How other countries are supporting workers through the Covid crisis
How is furlough in other countries working out? Here's what we found. Image credit: HM Treasury/Flickr
Employment

Furlough: How other countries are supporting workers through the Covid crisis