Category: General Election 2015

Early stats confirm higher apprenticeships on the rise, according to Government

The government has exceeded its target, announced by the Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement of 2013, of supporting 20,000 higher apprenticeship starts over the last two years, confirmed in provisional statistics published at the end of last week. Since the start of the academic year 2013/14, over 22,000 higher apprenticeships have already been supported…

Justin Govier: What the Tory employment law reform means for businesses

Given the polling indications prior to the election, there was a general view that the main parties would not be able to stick to all their manifesto pledges. Instead there would be compromises necessary and deals done with coalition partners. However, of course, that proved not to be the case and we can now be…

NAPF welcomes Ros Altmann as new Minister for Pensions

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) welcomed Ros Altmann as the new Minister of State (Minister for Pensions) this week as the UK reacts to Prime Minister David Cameron’s ministerial appointments following the Conservatives majority victory in last week’s General Election. The NAPF represent over 1,300 pension schemes that provide pensions for over 17 million…

General Election results: comments from the community

The Conservative Party have returned to parliament alone following last week’s general election when they gained a majority with a surprising 331 seats to Labour’s 232. The Scottish National Party (SNP) won 56 of the 59 available in Scotland, the DUP took 8 in Northern Ireland, the Liberal Democrats slipped to just 8 seats and…

Could Liberal Democrat policy improve workplace mental health?

As part of their manifesto for the 2015 General Election, the Liberal Democrats have recognised the inequality in mental health care, acknowledging that mental health conditions will affect one in four people in the UK throughout a lifetime and that the prevalence of such conditions costs the country as much as £100 billion each year.

Survey reveals support for the living wage

In order to understand the nation’s views on the minimum wage and the General Election, CV-Library, a leading UK job board, have conducted an independent survey across a cross-section of over 2,000 of its job-hunters, the results of which have been released this week. The survey revealed that 29 percent of job-hunters feel that, in…