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Madeleine Starr, Carers UK’s Head of Innovation, has been awarded an MBE for services to employment in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1999, Madeleine has led Carers UK work on carers and employment and was instrumental in securing major changes to law, policy and workplace practice for the 3 million people who juggle work with caring for ill, frail or disabled friends or…
New figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show that, at start-up stage, almost a third of small businesses have difficulty finding suitably skilled staff.Respondents to the FSB’s latest Voice of Small Business Survey also said that they found regulation requirements onerous (47 per cent), had been affected by a lack of services offering business advice (38 per cent) and had difficulty securing finance…
More than two fifths of UK managers are expecting more redundancies in 2012 and over a third feel insecure in their own jobs, according to the annual end of year research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Over half of the managers surveyed felt that they would be unlikely to get another job if they were to be made redundant.The Future Forecast report reveals that…
Taken from HR Magazine, Angela Baron, organisational development and engagement adviser, CIPD With almost three million people out of work it could be forgiven for thinking that career management is a luxury in these uncertain economic times, when too many people are concerned about hanging onto their current job, rather than looking for the next. But if organisations want to remain competitive they must look…

Chancellor's Autumn statement

Friday, 09 December 2011
In the statement, Chancellor George Osborne said that the Government could not afford the 2% rise "assumed by government departments" once the current two-year pay freeze ends. For most public sector workers the freeze on their pay will end during 2013, although for some it will end next spring. Osborne stated that the policy would save more than £1 billion by 2014-15, and will go…