News story: New employment programme begins in England and Wales

The entire programme is expected to provide specialised support to around 245,000 people with disabilities or health conditions, and also people who have been unemployed for over 2 years. Participants will get personal support to help them find sustained employment. The support may include: identification of employment needs matching skills to work that’s available putting

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Press release: Strategy seeks one million more disabled people in work by 2027

‘Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability’ sets out how the government will work with employers, charities, healthcare providers and local authorities to break down employment barriers for disabled people and people with health conditions over the next 10 years. This will be delivered through in-work programmes, personalised financial and employment support, and

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News story: New chairman appointed for the Central Arbitration Committee

Business Minister Margot James has today (30 November) announced that Stephen Redmond has been appointed as chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC). The CAC encourages fair and efficient arrangements in the workplace by resolving collective disputes in England, Scotland and Wales, either by voluntary agreement or, if necessary, through a legal decision. Mr Redmond,

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News story: Basic disclosure changes

Basic disclosure check changes From January 2018, if you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you want a check

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News story: PM meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: 16 November 2017

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “In advance of the Gothenburg Social Summit, Prime Minister Theresa May held a bilateral meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. “PM May began by thanking PM Löfven for hosting tomorrow’s important summit, which gathers together heads of State and government, social partners and other key players to work together

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News story: November 2017 labour market statistics for Scotland

Commenting on today’s labour market statistics for Scotland, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: It is encouraging to see Scotland’s employment remaining close to record highs seen earlier in the year. However, the slight rise in unemployment is disappointing and shows there can be no complacency as we tackle Scotland’s economic challenges. With growth in Scotland

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