UK Unemployment

Top Tories Want Iain Duncan Smith To Shut All Jobcentres

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

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 Br...

More Unemployed Misery as Falling Wages and Self-Employment Woes Hit

Nick Stephenson | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Today's official unemployment figures show a familiar pattern to those who watch them regularly.

The Truth Behind Procrastination

Maite Baron | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

When it comes to doing things we really like doing, we need little persuasion to do them. We don't procrastinate, we just leap in and seize any opportunity to do what we love because that makes us happy.

IDS Survives Cabinet Cull But McVey Promotion Means Nothing to Unemployed

Nick Stephenson | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Hated work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith survived the Tory night of the long knives to keep his cabinet job. But in a move which is more about presentation than policy, employment minister and Smith deputy Esther McVey will also attend cabinet meetings.

Is Toxic Culture Syndrome Stagnating Social Mobility?

Emily Perry | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Emily Perry

Employers don't just give people a job, they give them the chance to change their life. This is a huge responsibility, just like balancing the books, turning over a profit and succeeding. It's time we recognised this and all did our bit to ensure we don't let the water become toxic.

Millions Of Over Qualified Workers To Be Left Without Jobs In Unemployment 'Twilight Zone'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Millions of people could be without a job or in work they are over-qualified for within the next decade unless action is taken to tackle a future unem...

Wake Up Your Entrepreneurial Genes

Maite Baron | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

You are almost certainly well-educated, quite possibly with a university degree that has equipped you with an excellent foundation of knowledge and skills - theoretically that's a pretty good starting point

Young People Risk Starting Their Adult Lives With No Experience of the World of Work

Javed Khan | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

It's a shocking fact that just under one million young people are not in work, education or training in the UK today. That's about one in six of all 16 to 24 year olds. Of these, a third have been out of work and claiming Job Seekers Allowance for more than six months.

Is the Next Generation Doomed?

John Coldicutt | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics
John Coldicutt

Unemployment is always at the heart of the news agenda and last month people began eulogising over a five year low of 2.2 million in the UK. This is of course great news, the more people we have in employment, the more stable our economy is and this can only drive further growth...

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

Labour Goes Back to the New as It Panders to Benefit Haters

Nick Stephenson | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The UK already has the lowest level of unemployment benefit in western Europe, and one of the highest levels of inequality, so taking from one side to give to the other would be an obvious solution to the economic issue.

How Your Working Life Will Change by 2020

Maite Baron | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I've been talking for some time about the changing world of work, and how traditional working life patterns of employment and doing business are increasingly less relevant in today's workplace. A combination of economics, technology and changing attitudes is forcing change upon us, like it or not.

‘Too Poor To Socialise': Experts Say Government's Efforts To Curb Poverty Have Failed

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Millions in the UK are too poor to engage in common social activities, experts have said, as a new report suggests that full-time work is not always s...

Inflation Is Falling, But So Is Your Pay Packet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation has fallen to its lowest rate in four and a half years according to official figures, but it is still eating away at Britons' pay packets. ...

India Is Going To Plant Two Billion New Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

India's Rural Development Ministry on Friday announced a new afforestation plan to plant 2 billion trees along the nation’s highways in an effort to...

Pay and Self-Employment Crisis Impoverishes as Unemployment Falls

Nick Stephenson | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The rate of unemployment fell from 6.8% to 6.6% in the last three months, leading to government rejoicing. A rise too in the number of people in work - up 345,000 compared to the previous three months - looks good on the face of it...

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

Your Pay Is Falling Even More (Due To Bankers)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's political boost today from figures showing an increasing number of Britons in work has been undermined by data claiming Britons' pay ...

No Long-Term Hope for UK Unemployment Without a Lower Exchange Rate

John Mills | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

If we could rebalance our economy so that we could pay our way in the world, removing the constraints which are the cause of the lack of sufficient job opportunities in the UK, there is no reason why we should not be able to get back to around 3% unemployment, reducing the true numbers for those out of work over a period of time from nearly five million to perhaps one million.

Feeling Lost? You May be Part of Generation Somewhere Else

Clare Fisher | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Fisher

Around the time you graduated, the economy sunk into a depression so moody that it wouldn't roll out of bed to answer your calls - no matter how loudly you flagged up your Qualifications and (unpaid) Experience.

Five Keys to Get Job Satisfaction

Maite Baron | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Numerous research studies, including Gallup's State of the Global Workplace report into employee engagement, suggest that 'purpose' is a crucial component of job satisfaction. In other words, we want to feel that what we do has meaning, and isn't just a pointless passing of our time.

Tired of Your Corporate Job? Time to Think Like Sherlock!

Maite Baron | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Holmes keeps on thinking because he knows there is a solution - which he will come up with if he persists long enough. So he examines and analyses a problem from every angle, dissecting it, slicing and dicing it in different ways before putting the pieces together and coming up with an answer that no one else has seen.

How to Get Your Career Back on Track

Maite Baron | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

We could easily break free from many things in life, but we don't simply because we've come to believe that there is no point in trying. So we stay in the same job, doing the same things, never once 'tugging' at the invisible tether that keeps us there.

Unemployed and Middle Aged: Do We Face a Jobless Future?

Daniel Warner | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

When 'official' figures put UK unemployment at a five-year low and the government insist we are in the middle of a 'jobs boom', for those of us who have already had a career, there isn't a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

More Than Half New 'Jobs' Are Self-Employment - And Most Earn Below Minimum Wage

Nick Stephenson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today announced another fall in unemployment and rise in employment, but recent troubling patterns are continuing. In the three months to March 2014, unemployment fell 133,000 to 2.2 million people, or 6.8% of the working age population...