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Possible graduate tax could boost apprenticeships

Mooted plans to introduce a graduate tax as a way of helping to fund higher education could have the effect of increasing the value of apprenticeships.

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Jobs outlook could be hit if growth falters marginally

The UK labour market could face a five-year jobs deficit if the growth predictions of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) are just slightly weaker.

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Job fund cuts a concern, says think-tank

One of the world’s leading think-tanks has expressed concern over government decisions to curtail funds aimed at getting the unemployed back into work.

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Job growth continues to rise albeit at a slower pace

The job market expanded again last month, but the rate of growth slowed down.

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Push up retirement age, European Commission recommends

Retirement ages across the EU should rise as life expectancy increases, a new paper from the European Commission has proposed.

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Pay gender reporting could backfire, says CBI

Following the announcement that the government is to go ahead with the introduction of the Equality Act, a leading employers’ group has claimed that one aspect of the legislation could have an adverse effect on the number of women in higher paid jobs.

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Business reservations over immigration cap

Business groups have expressed concerns over government plans to introduce a ceiling on non-EU immigration to the UK.

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