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June 2008

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Councils' priorities reveal new work focus


The government has published each councils' new priorities and revealed 75 per cent want to get more jobs and educational opportunities for young people.By reducing the number from more than 100 to ...

Govt strengthens age discrimination law


The government will strengthen age discrimination law as part of its forthcoming Equality Bill.Minister for women and equality, Harriet Harman, revealed new measures to protect workers from age ...

Unions: Data losses should halt job cuts


Civil service unions have told the government to stop cutting jobs following recent high-profile data losses.The Public and Commercial Services Union represents staff from HM Revenue and Customs ...

IoD: Overwhelming support for flexible working


The Institute of Directors (IoD) has found an overwhelming level of support for flexible working practices.It research revealed, among UK companies, more than eight in ten said they operated flexible ...

UK firms fined 2.35m under new immigration laws


UK firms have been charged £2.35 million since the introduction of the country's new immigration employment law.In the four months since it was implemented, more than 265 firms have been fined ...

Govt plans 160,000 new eco-jobs


The government has announced plans that could help create 160,000 new eco-jobs.Business secretary, John Hutton, released the renewable energy blueprint, which hopes to cut emissions and increase ...

Immigration law leaves domestic visa untouched


The government's new immigration rules continue to let workers on domestic visas use recruitment agencies to find work.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation was concerned a Home Office review ...

Govt launches skills shortage initiative


The government has launched an initiative to tackle skill shortages in hospitality, process and construction jobs.It announced it would earmark more than £300 million from its training budget to ...

Law Society escapes further fine


The Law Society has escaped a further fine following an improvement in its performance.Its complaints handling sections, The Legal Complaints Service (LSC) and the Solicitor's Regulatory Arm (SRA), ...

IT can help workers fight climate change


IT products can help workers fight climate change by enabling new 'smart' product designs, research has suggested.By transforming the way technology is used in the workplace it could reduce man-made ...

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