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Calls on Government to inject £1.3 billion a year into adult education

Calls on Government to inject £1.3 billion a year into adult education

A thinktank has called on the Government to inject a minimum of £1.3 billion per annum into adult education funding in order to offset the cuts that have been made over the last decade. It additionally asked the Government to make a three year commitment to this which...

Skills gap set to narrow as UK employees consider career change

Skills gap set to narrow as UK employees consider career change

The significant skills gap within the UK could be set to narrow as over half of non-tech workers have expressed interest in changing careers to roles within the technology sector.  New research by CWjobs, a UK technology job board, shows that over half of non-tech UK...

Nine out of 10 employees will have to reskill by 2030

Nine out of 10 employees will have to reskill by 2030

New research shows that nine of out of every 10 employees will have to engage in some form of reskilling by 2030, costing the Government £130 billion. According to a new report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), 90 per cent of UK's workers will need to...

The future of AI in the workplace

The future of AI in the workplace

Over 9 out of 10 (93 per cent) UK employees believe that, by 2035, artificial intelligence (AI) technology investment will be the biggest driver of growth for their organisation.  New research by Citrix, a software company, has investigated the different ways UK...

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Malcolm Cairns: Make wellbeing in your organisation part of your culture

Malcolm Cairns: Make wellbeing in your organisation part of your culture

Although employment law has brought significant benefits for employees in the workplace, a changing environment means HR professionals need to think about their entire strategy as a whole. Don’t just treat the symptoms, make sure that your wellbeing policy is relevant...

Dan Grim: Is IR35 the death of contractors?

Dan Grim: Is IR35 the death of contractors?

Despite the Government’s IR35 reforms being just a few weeks away, a considerable proportion of soon-to-be affected businesses continue to be both concerned and confused by the upcoming changes. Many organisations still don’t even know that the changes are coming (71...

Exclusive, HMRC’s Ruth Stanier: IR35 changes coming in April

Exclusive, HMRC’s Ruth Stanier: IR35 changes coming in April

From April 2020, contractors who work through personal service companies (PSC) will be affected by changes to the off-payroll working rules. What does this mean? The changes will ensure that people working like employees, but through an intermediary pay broadly the...

Matt Fryer: What advice should you take in the countdown to IR35?

Matt Fryer: What advice should you take in the countdown to IR35?

There has been much debate about the upcoming changes to the Off-Payroll Working Rules and in particular, the introduction of IR35 to the private sector. The new rules require businesses to assess whether a contractor is genuinely self-employed or, in the words of...

Sally Hancock: Responding to workplace incidents

Sally Hancock: Responding to workplace incidents

With the introduction of more punitive sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences in 2016, organisational safety was put into sharp focus. Fines for businesses in violation of health and safety law across all sectors have since sky-rocketed. As a result,...

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