Furlough Scheme Extended until March

Furlough Scheme Extended until March

The Chancellor announced yesterday, 5 November, that the furlough scheme will be extended until 31 March 2021 to increase support for businesses and people across the UK. This support provides employees who cannot work their full hours due to coronavirus 80% of their...

Free college courses for adults without A-Levels

At the end of September, Boris Johnson announced a lifetime skills guarantee which will provide adults without A-levels or an equivalent qualification the chance to a free college course. This guarantee has been put in place with the aim of improving people’s...
Gearing up for Growth overview

Gearing up for Growth overview

In our recent Gearing up for Growth webinar, we spoke to Lucy Kendall, CEO of COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas), an international charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We discussed current labour market intelligence, as well as employability and how the charity...

Covid-19 pandemic hits UK labour market hard

It’s safe to safe that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the UK labour market. According to official figures, unemployment increased by 50,000 to 1.35 million in the first three months of 2020. In April, the number of people claiming unemployment...