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  • CIPD suggests unemployment to rise in 2012

    Official figures showed that the UK unemployment hit its highest level since 1994 in the three months to October, when it rose by 128,000 to 2.64 million. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development unemployment is set to rise during 2012 and will peak at 2.85m in 2013. It also suggests the private

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  • UK unemployment increases to 2.64m

    UK unemployment stands at its highest level since 1994 as it rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million. According to The Office for National Statistics the jobless rate increased by 0.4% from the previous quarter to 8.3%. Youth unemployment now stands at 1.027 million, the highest since records began in

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  • Employment law: what some of the planned changes could mean

    Employment law reforms planned for implementation in 2012 are designed to make it easier for businesses to hire, manage and dismiss staff. Among the changes proposed are a loss of unfair dismissal rights, quicker lay-offs and changes to tribunal entitlement. Employees are currently entitled to make a tribunal claim against their employer if they have

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  • UK unemployment increases to 2.62m

    Unemployment in the UK rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment rose above a million. According to The Office for National Statistics (ONS) the unemployment rate has risen to 8.3%. The number of jobless people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance rose by 5,300 to 1.6 million in October. The

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