BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the ONS labour market figures for September 2020.
The British Chambers of Commerce Workplace Training and Development Commission has published its progress report on how businesses can address critical skill shortages in the UK workforce.
Results from the BCC’s Quarterly Recruitment Outlook, in partnership with Totaljobs, reveal the impact Coronavirus has had on the jobs market, with the two organisations calling for further action from government to protect businesses and jobs. 29% of businesses expect to decrease the size of their workforce in the next three months 28% decreased size of workforce in Q2 but 66% kept their workforce constant, reinforcing the success of the Job Retention Scheme The two organisations call for a cut in employer National Insurance Contributions to protect businesses and jobs.
BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton comments on the Education Secretary's speech today on plans to reform Further Education at the Social Market Foundation.
BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker comments on the announcement of the government’s Kickstart Scheme, allowing employers to offer government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Over half of UK firms attempted to recruit in the last quarter of 2019, but almost three quarters have struggled to find the right talent, the largest survey of UK employers has found.