UK Unemployment

Five Ways to Start a Business and Create Your Own Legacy

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

moving away from corporate life to start a new venture is a big step to take, but it can be a life-changing leap forward, as those who have done it have found. And by doing the same you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the world in a way that would never be possible if you stay with a corporate organisation.

Are You Having a Mid-twenties Crisis?

Madeleine Dodd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Dodd

We're not 'hot young talent', we're the most disposable, and once disposed of we'll probably have to work for free again. Britain's brutally uncertain jobs market is the perfect clammy breeding ground for a mid-twenties crisis.

DWP - Too Political, Not Independent Enough?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The separation between government and civil service is a vital one. Governments come and go, but the civil service is permanent, and only works when it stands apart and acts as a bulwark against the worst excesses of politicians. So a press release that found on the Department of Work and Pensions website on Monday tips over an invisible but vital line of trust.

Why Can't A Record Number Of People Find Full-Time Jobs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The number of people forced to work part-time because they have not been able to find full-time work is at its highest level since records began, offi...

Engineering a New Generation of Talent

Olivia Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Jones

The challenge now is for schools, universities, business and Government join us in making sure that the potential engineers of the future are informed, without prejudice, of all the opportunities available to them. We need to work together to provide the advice and support all young people need to make informed decisions at an early age.

Take Your Hands Away From That Wallet - Things Are Gonna Be Cheaper

Nick Beecroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Nick Beecroft

No fewer than four Regional Fed Presidents are due to speak this week, plus Bernanke, and they represent a pretty wide spread of hawks, doves and centrists, so we should be able to watch their lips to get a better sense of whether the bond market was correct in its surprisingly large response to Friday's suspect US unemployment report.

Immigration 1: when the media says who is threatened

Gregor Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

It's easy to say that immigration has been in the news this week, but in modern Britain, immigration is always in the news. An Englishman's home is, w...

No Evidence That We Have Anything to Fear From EU Immigration

Rob Ackrill | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Ackrill

Researchers have found repeatedly, in multiple studies, that migration has had a range of positive effects on the UK economy. It has boosted Gross Domestic Product; lowered inflation, in turn helping to keep interest rates lower than otherwise; and there has been a significant net gain to the UK budget.

Youth Unemployment: UK's Next Crisis

Terence Tse | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Terence Tse

Just as we are still trying to recover from the financial crisis of 2008, there is likely another one coming our way - the youth unemployment problem.

Job Seekers: How to Stay Afloat When Everyone Around You Is Employed

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

As it is, I am not inundated with glimmering employment gems, thus I will begin my list that comprises my list 'How to remain positive in your job search.'

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

45% Rise in Sanction Referrals Leaves More Jobseekers at Risk

Nick Stephenson | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

A big rise in the number of referrals for sanctions by jobcentres and other advisors means more jobseekers are at risk of destitution and stress...

School Leavers Were More Prepared For Work In 1851 Than Today, Study Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Young people leaving school in 1851 were better equipped with skills for the job market than school leavers today, a study is claiming. Victorian s...

'End Of An Era For English Shipbuilding'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

BAE Systems has axed 940 jobs in Portsmouth, bringing an end to an 800-year long era of English shipbuilding. The defence giant's announcement wil...

Shocking Jobseeker's Story - Are Blank Agreements a New Way to Increase Sanctions?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The story below was sent to UnemployedNet by a jobseeker who was unhappy with the service she received from her local jobcentre. She was made to sign a blank jobseeker's agreement in a session with others who were also made to do the same thing.

The Children of Iain Duncan Smith's Sanctions Are Cold and Suffering

Nick Stephenson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Among the UK's three million poor children, itself a shameful number in a wealthy society, more than half said their home was too cold last winter, three-quarters said they often worried about money, and a quarter said their house had damp or mould.

Redundancy - the Silver Lining: New business Opportunities Are Rising

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The corporate employment landscape just got a whole lot bleaker. Redundancy - the silver lining shows how new business opportunities are rising.

Supreme Court Slams IDS On Poundland 'Back To Work' Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Poundland was not enforcing slave labour via the Government's "back to work" scheme, but the UK's highest court has ruled the scheme was legally flawe...

Disabled People Can Work, Rest and Play

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe one of the biggest problems for disabled people who do not work, is the unnecessary stresses and strains of not working on the mind as boredom can be much more damaging than any amount of hard work.

Start Your Business, Seven Steps to Become Ready for Self-employment

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

By following these 7 steps to become ready for self-employment you could get back in the driver's seat and start your business.

Victory For Grangemouth Workers

PA | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

The owners of the giant Grangemouth petrochemical site have decided to keep it open, saving thousands of jobs from being lost. The move followed ac...

Challenging Homelessness by King's College London Muslim Students

Faisel Alam | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Faisel Alam

The most recent data published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a very ominous rise in homelessness, now for the t...

A Degree Too Far?

Alexander Bowden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Bowden

On Monday, Nick Clegg 'promised' the government would not raise tuition fees to £16,000. Today, thousands of young people will continue to apply to a...

Everyone's Free (To Spend Time Figuring Out Their Career)

Jameela Jamil | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jameela Jamil

Here are my suggestions on what to do with the next year. Take a step back and really think about what you want from the next 40 years of work. It's a long time to be doing anything, so don't rush it. Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.

Young Entrepreneurs Drive Solution to Youth Unemployment Crisis

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

One Young World's delegates of 2013 voted overwhelmingly to include youth unemployment as one of the six plenary topics discussed at this year's Summit in Johannesburg. Delegate speakers from the UK, France, Burundi, China, Nigeria and Turkey all showcased entrepreneurial initiatives and models that have been successful in lowering youth unemployment.