UK Unemployment

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 18.08.2014 | 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 19.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 05.08.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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 27.07.2014 | 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 25.07.2014 | 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...

Get Spotted on Your Personality!

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Lamri

am pretty sure you all know the celebrity I am going to write about in this article. He is one of the most gothic filmmakers in Hollywood. And even though he has been this way his all life, he did not get the opportunity to express his particular talent during his first professional years. Frustration, anger, isolation.

Self-Employed Struggling On 'Astonishing' Low Pay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

Nearly one in seven Britons are now self-employed and earn 40% less than a typical employee, a major new report has found. The Resolution Foundati...

Jobseekers To Lose Benefits If They Don't Take Zero-Hours Jobs

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

Jobseekers face being stripped of their benefits if they refuse to take some forms of zero-hours contracts under the coalition's welfare reforms. C...

Help to Work: Won't Help Won't Work

James Coe | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Coe

Long term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre everyday, undertake voluntary work or undertake training. If those out of work fail to partake in one of these tasks they will initially lose four weeks Job Seekers Allowance in the first instance then 13 weeks for a second failure.

New Unemployment Rules 'Will Help People Back To Work'

ITN | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said new rules that will force some unemployed people to visit a Job Centre everyday will help them back into employment.......

Breast Cancer Survivors Struggle To Find Work Years After Defeating The Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As if battling breast cancer wasn't enough already, recent research has revealed that unemployment among survivors is rife years after defeating the d...

New Measures To Tackle Long-Term Unemployed

PA | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics

New measures aimed at the long-term unemployed come into force on Monday with people facing benefit sanctions if they refuse to take part. The Gove...

Why Do an Apprenticeship?

Suzie Webb | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Suzie Webb

Apprenticeships are often perceived poorly in the UK and many people see them as suitable only for those who are less academically able. This perception is incorrect and needs to be addressed. Why should you consider doing an apprenticeship?

Joining the Rat Race: Why a Good Degree is No Longer Enough

Immy Guest | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Immy Guest

The problem is in that everyone wants to be on some committee or to be an editor for a newspaper or to produce their own play, thus there is huge competition between students for places. Many of the committee positions that are available require a gruelling interview process, sometimes involving two rounds, and for one particular committee I was interviewed by no less that 15 people at once