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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 ...

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 ...

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), ...

Govt will publish illegal employers details


The government has said it will publish the names of companies that employ illegal workers.The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, announced a series of measures to tackle illegal immigration and the ...

Asian and black managers "disappointed" with career progression


Black and Asian managers are disappointed with their career progression, according to new research.The study by the Department of Work and Pensions has found significant differences between the ...

Justice minister launches legal jobs pay consultation


The Justice minister, Lord Hunt, has launched a consultation paper on family law barristers' pay.He is seeking views on fairer methods to pay barristers through the Family Graduated Fee Scheme so ...

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