Employment News

UK unemployment rate rising

UK unemployment rate hits highest levels since 2016

UK jobs data surges amid ongoing lockdown restrictions. However, UK companies report the highest employment intentions since the pandemic began. According to ING Economist James Smith, UK unemployment could hit 6.5% in 2021 if Chancellor Rishi Sunak refuses to...
Rishi Sunak unveils GBP 30bn coronavirus recovery package

Rishi Sunak expected to extend furlough scheme to june

The Chancellor is expected to announce the extension to furlough during the Spring budget on 3rd March 2021. Sectors such as hospitality, travel, retail and leisure have been particularly hard hit and the extra financial support would allow...
Employers implement COVID testing and safety measures

COVID-19 vaccinations: Employee rights in the workplace

Can employers force workers to get COVID tested or be vaccinated against the coronavirus? Find more about employees personal rights in the workplace.