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Public sector pay a barrier to better skills

Civil service salary restrictions will hamper the government’s attempts to raise skill levels in the wake of the West Coast Main Line procurement fiasco, former Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has claimed. He told an Institute for Government debate that “salary had been quite a major obstacle to bringing in people with real private sector experience.…

Charity launches Back to Work scheme for people with HIV in long-term unemployment

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is inviting people living with HIV who are long-term unemployed to apply for its ground-breaking Back to Work scheme, set up to ease those with the condition back into the workplace. About 25 per cent of people with HIV in the UK are currently unemployed. Thanks to…

One third of public sector contracts cancelled due to poor returns

Research from Totaljobs.com, in conjunction with independent research consultancy Step Ahead, outlines a ‘lack of skills’ as a key reason as to why more than one third (38%) of public sector contracts were cancelled last year and warns of future failures should more effective processes not be quickly established. A failure to effectively manage past…