All posts written by Steve Warnham

News Burst: 9 January 2013

Redundancy notice period halved to 45 days Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has announced plans to reduce the 90 day minimum period before very large scale redundancies can take place to 45 days.  Swinson also announced plans to legislate to make clear that fixed term contracts which have reached the end of their natural life are excluded from obligations.
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News burst: 5 December 2012

Steel firm job losses round off a month of ‘carnage’ in the UK job market The announcement earlier this month that saw 900 job losses at Tata Steel rounds off a month of ‘jobs carnage’ across the UK economy, which has seen a series of employers make announcements that have put approximately 20,000 jobs at risk. The past month has seen: 900 jobs.
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News burst: 23 November 2012

Recruitment freeze at the FT The Financial Times (FT) has imposed a recruitment freeze in a run up to Christmas in a bid to control costs in an increasingly tough advertising market. In an internal email sent by FT chief executive John Ridding and seen by MediaGuardian, titled ‘cost control/profit protection’ he outlined strict measures. These included a.
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