UK Unemployment

The Root Cause of the EU Migrant Crisis as Well as of the 'Arab Spring' and the Rise of ISIS

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

"The days of irregular migration to Europe are over", announced European Council President Donald Tusk on 7 March 2016. If only this were true! Alas...

Employers Should Take the Idea of Working From Home More Seriously

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

If there's something any business owner will tell you, it's that running a business is expensive and it's only getting more so. One of the biggest ove...

How to Get Disabled People to Take the Government's Leap Into the Unknown After ESA Cuts

Vicky McDermott | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

In the next few hours the debate over the future of Employment and Support Allowance will be decided. The impact on many disabled people could be significant. The government's defeat in the House of Lords on Monday offered disabled people at risk of losing as much as £30 a week in benefit support, a temporary reprieve.

'Okey Cokey, Pig in a Pokey' - Inside Britain's Re-employment Training

Ed Green | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Ed Green

Fans of the League of Gentlemen will know that Royston Vasey is nothing without diabolical Job Centre Restart Officer Pauline Campbell-Jones, she of t...

To Tackle Youth Unemployment in London the New Mayor Must Reach Out, Enable and Connect

Steph Taylor | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Steph Taylor

We all share the same ambition: for young Londoners to take advantage of the opportunities that this great city has to offer. We want the next Mayor, and everyone else who has a role in shaping policy for helping young people find work, to be brave, imaginative and resourceful in meeting this challenge. Just like the young people who've succeeded through Talent Match London.

Getting the Disabled Into Work Is the Key to Achieving Full Employment

Teresa Scott | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Teresa Scott

The Conservative Party manifesto at the last election set out the "bold aim" of full employment. In what looks to be promising news for the Government...

Tackling Youth Unemployment in the UK Must Be a Priority

James Reed | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

Above all, we must help young people develop the right mindset to meet the demands of this fast changing world. In my view, mindset is the internal lens through which we see and navigate life. Mindset influences everything we see as well as everything we do.

Why Wage Growth Will Likely Be Lower for Longer

Michael Martins | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Martins

It is likely that wage growth will continue to be low while productivity will continue to disappoint when compared to neighbours near and afar. At the same time, the very things that underpin those less than rosy figures are the factors driving the UK's strong economic performance in a rather lacklustre global economy.

Stop Telling Millennials We Chose This Job Market

John Fletcher | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
John Fletcher

There's an unsettling pattern in the words and phrases used by businesses and recruitment 'experts' when talking about people of my generation - the so-called 'Millennials' - and the way we approach working.

To Be Top of Class for Social Mobility, London Must Improve Routes Into Work for Young People

Carys Roberts | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Politics
Carys Roberts

To be top of class for social mobility, London can't just provide an excellent education for those under 16 - it needs to help young people at all levels into good jobs. Which ever candidate becomes London Mayor this May, a priority must be to ensure that good vocational and graduate routes to work are available for all young Londoners.

Four Myths of Employability

Toke Dahler | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

By the logic of employability, you don't have a job because something is wrong with you. You do not live up to the requirements. You're not the kind of person they want to employ. You do not supply what the labour market demands.

The Real Impact of Wage Stagnation

James Caan CBE | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

Productivity has been at the forefront of George Osborne's plans for building a more prosperous nation, but how do we expect to put this into practise if wage growth continues to stagnate? Employees will not become more productive if we do not have the financial levers to encourage them to do so.

Exporting Employment Strategies Around the World

Priti Patel | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK Politics
Priti Patel

Our nation's success on creating jobs and getting people into work has not gone unnoticed by the world. That's why we will be leading the way on the O...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Where do I go next? What does the future have in store for me? What career will I have for the rest of my life? These are just an array of questions I ask myself from time to time, and now with the second year of my degree in full swing, alarm bells have started ringing as these questions need to be answered.

Labour Brand Help To Work Scheme A 'Cruel Joke'

PA | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

Welfare reforms to help the long-term unemployed into work have been branded a "failure" after most participants ended up without a job.Thousands of j...

The Next Generation Will Not Fear Unemployment

Gregor Jackson | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Gregor Jackson

Research suggests millennials will work to live, not live for work. They watched their parents slogging their guts out endlessly and don't want to follow in their footsteps. Their values differ owing to lack of concern for employment hardship, recession and unemployment. Redundancy is not a fear.

Government Has Listened to Papworth Trust Over Work Choice - Now They Must Go Further to Halve the Disability Employment Gap

Vicky McDermott | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

Buried beneath the commotion of the tax credit u-turn and Chairman Mao's little red book that accompanied last months' comprehensive spending review, ...

To Beat Radicalization, Cameron Must Rebuild Syria, Not Bomb it

Luke McManus | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Cameron's new campaign contains no concrete plans for curtailing the above, no plans for injecting life into the economies of these communities once IS has been eradicated and no plans for bringing an end to a civil war which has displaced 9.5 million people. Thus, as seen in Ma'an, a cycle of fight or flight will continue in the absence of any genuine offering of enduring stability for the Syrian people.

Cameron and Osborne's First Defeat of this Parliament: Tax Credits are also the Basis for the Tory Bogus 'Self-Employment' Vehicle, and the Wheels are Coming Off

Christian Garland | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

George Osborne's defeat over proposed cuts to Tax Credits in the last week of October is the first major defeat for the Cameron government, and as such it is also a significant puncturing of its inflated hubris and wholly imaginary 'mandate'.

Lost My Job, Found an Occupation

Liam Barrington-Bush | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Liam Barrington-Bush

The VIOME worker-occupied factory in Thessaloniki. Credit: Joel Benjamin Greek workers have shown that bosses and owners are not needed to create sus...

Christmas Catastrophes

Amy Clarke | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Clarke

Christmas should be a merry time of year, but if you are in charge of Christmas shopping then it can be far from relaxing. Black Friday last year was very manic, especially in the big cities. I think it's a good idea to start your Christmas shopping as early as possible.

The Zero-Hours Contracts Debate Needs Rekindling

James Cropper | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Cropper

It is for this reason that the debate surrounding zero-hours contracts must be rekindled as their very genetics are exploitative and biased towards employers. In simple, there must be an alternative to this system. A system where 740,000 individuals could wake up everyday without the worry of not being able to work and subsequently be left with no money.

Mental Health, Employment and the Use of Sanctions: What the Evidence Tells Us

Andy Bell | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Bell

The number of people with mental health problems being given benefit sanctions is rising rapidly, according to figures reported in The Independent this week. In the same week, a call on the Government to review the impact of sanctions on people with mental health problems was refused, despite growing anecdotal evidence of the risks they can pose.

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

Iain Duncan Smith Wants Food Banks To Help Tackle Unemployment

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics

The Government wants to station job centre advisors at food banks to help get hard-pressed families work in a significant extension of the role of cha...