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20 March 2013
A more in-depth look at the new Employment Allowance announced in the Budget.
Professor Stephen Bevan
A review of the impact that tax relief to employers – up to a limit of £500 per head - who help employees back to work after a period of absence.
Dr Neil Lee
Lord Heseltine’s review promised to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in pursuit of growth - but under every stone there are some nasty bugs.
It is easy to read too much into one month’s figures and it is certainly too early to make predictions, but it would be foolhardy to suggest that today’s numbers show a labour market in full recovery.
19 March 2013
Returning to work can be a positive part of the recovery process for people with cancer, bringing with it physical, mental and social benefits.
What does recovery mean for people with mental health conditions? And how can we help overcome the barriers to recovery? This was the focus of the 'Mental Health: from strategy to reality' conference in Manchester last week.
18 March 2013
Over the past week, apprentices, business, unions, third sector organisations and government have come together to celebrate successes and highlight the value that apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employers and the economy. With the publication of the government’s response to last year’s Richard Review and the launch of their consultation on reforms going forward, it is vital that this interest and momentum is built upon as we figure out where to go from here.
15 March 2013
A review of the latest event by LEAD which took place on 13 March 2013
12 March 2013
Reports over the weekend about the extent of discrimination facing women who return to work after taking maternity leave, highlight a continuing issue in the UK both in terms of equality and the economy.
Dr Eleanor Hamilton, Associate Dean, Lancaster University Management School
11 March 2013
If we are committed to the growth of UK SMEs, we need to make a commitment to developing their leadership.
01 March 2013
Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer decision to order employees to start working from the office highlights the benefits of visibility in the office but can also fuels the assumption that the organisation does not trust its employees.
22 February 2013
Today’s (22 Feb) report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found that not a single one of the providers contracted to deliver the Government’s Work Programme has hit its target. In fact, fewer people moved into sustained work as a result of the programme than would have done if there had been no intervention at all. It’s clear that the programme faces huge problems. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has blamed the providers, and some may stand to lose their contracts for poor performance.
19 February 2013
Approximately one in six workers in the UK are currently experiencing a mental health condition – most often anxiety, depression and stress. These conditions are a major cause of sickness absence and worklessness, resulting in 600,000 lost workdays each year.
14 February 2013
Hiba Sameen takes a look at the regulatory reform pressured onto banks since the financial crisis, and whether these have had any effect.
More than ever, SME's need support from policy makers as well as practical measures to secure a new generation of 'outstanding leaders’.