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Archive for June 2015

Universal Credit Update

Universal Credit is a radical new service that reduces poverty by making work pay. It supports people who are on a low income, or out of work and ensures that people are better off in work than on benefit. Universal Credit is based on income not the number of hours people work, and ends the…

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Shared Parental Leave: Are you prepared?

New regulations on Shared Parental Leave are coming into effect, allowing parents the option to share the mother’s maternity leave. The new rules apply to couples with babies due, or children matched or placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. Under the new rules, mothers will still take at least two weeks of…

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All Jobcentres to be shut down?

Iain Duncan Smith is reportedly being urged by senior Tories to shut down all Jobcentres and let private companies and charities to step in to help Britain’s unemployed back to work. The proposal, backed by allies of chancellor George Osborne, is being considered for potential inclusion in the party’s election manifesto for 2015, in what…

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What do the Election Results mean for the UK job market?

It’s been nearly a month since the Conservatives won with a clear majority vote. With David Cameron taking the reins for a further 5 years, what does this mean for the UK job market? Plans to scrap jobs-tax altogether (national insurance contributions) for under 21s making it easier for companies to extend job offers to…

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