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Surge in older workers 'key' to strengthening economy 27 Aug 2013 | 03:05 pm

The number of people aged between 50 and 64 in employment in the UK has increased by nearly 2 million over the past 15 years.

26,000 new businesses set up by entrepreneurial jobseekers 21 Aug 2013 | 03:48 pm

Jobseekers have set up more than 26,000 new businesses under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme.

Call to ban zero hours contracts cannot be taken seriously 19 Aug 2013 | 09:22 pm

In uncertain times, businesses face tough decisions about the risks that they are willing to take.  Risks over inventory, expansion and staffing to name a few.  Employers will only create jobs when th...

Government urged to act over lost tax billions 14 Aug 2013 | 02:56 pm

Council leaders today urged the Government to urgently set out a clear plan of action for recouping billions of pounds lost in unpaid tax.

Bailiffs chasing working parents for debts 13 Aug 2013 | 02:31 pm

More than 1 in 5 people who have a bailiff problem are working parents, reveal new figures from Citizens Advice.

Government closes in on high-risk tax avoidance scheme promoters 12 Aug 2013 | 03:39 pm

Users of failed tax avoidance schemes will face penalties, and government will clamp down on high-risk promoters under proposals put forward in a newly launched consultation.

Benefit cap – final stage starts 12 Aug 2013 | 02:32 pm

The benefit cap started in the final council areas on 12 August 2013 and will be completed nationally by the end of September.

Majority of zero hours contracts favour employers 6 Aug 2013 | 04:48 pm

Commenting on research from the CIPD that there could be one million workers on zero hours contracts, Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, said:

Partnership agreement to boost hospitality sector recruitment 1 Aug 2013 | 07:46 pm

Sector skills council, People 1st, and Tragus Group, one of the largest casual dining groups in the UK, and owners of Café Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada and Belgo, have announced a partnership that will...

Cities youth employment boost 30 Jul 2013 | 02:32 pm

Nick Clegg announces a new boost for the government's flagship programme, the Youth Contract, to get young people into jobs that last.

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