UK jobs market bounces back as number of payrolled workers spikes

The number of UK workers on payrolls increased by almost 200,000 between April and May this year as the jobs market continued to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.  There were 197,000 workers added to payrolls last month, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak seizing on the figures as proof that his ‘Plan for Jobs’ ‘is working’.  … Read more

Brexit ‘leads to a 90% drop’ in the number of foreign workers coming to the UK

Brexit has caused a ‘massive hole’ in the numbers of people coming to the UK to pick fruit in the summer months putting growers ‘on the brink’, it is claimed. Numbers of seasonal workers applying to work at one Kent-based company are down 90 per cent in the last two years and there are fears … Read more

Number of workers returning to offices 15% higher in May than April

Number of workers returning to offices 15% higher in May than in April, new data shows By Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 5 June 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 5 June 2021 The number of workers returning to offices was 15 per cent higher in May than in April, new data … Read more

Old farmers will be paid up to £100,000 to retire in bid to freshen industry with new workers

Old farmers will be paid up to £100,000 to retire in bid to freshen industry with new workers who are keener on green methods Environment Secretary believes older farmers hesitant to use green methodsBecause of Brexit farmers can receive a higher payout than when in the EU Old rules saw average farmer receive about £21,000 in … Read more

Drugs gang dressed as key workers to dodge police during Covid lockdown

A crime gang who dressed as key workers to avoid capture during the first UK lockdown, joking about a weekly clap for drug dealers, have been jailed. Andrew Doyle, 35, from Hammersmith, north London, used the name ‘Neighbourhoodhero’ on a secret encrypted messaging network while carrying out cocaine deals at the height of lockdown last … Read more

Drugs gang dressed as key workers to dodge police during Covid lockdown

A crime gang who dressed as key workers to avoid capture during the first UK lockdown, joking about a weekly clap for drug dealers, have been jailed. Andrew Doyle, 35, from Hammersmith, north London, used the name ‘Neighbourhoodhero’ on a secret encrypted messaging network while carrying out cocaine deals at the height of lockdown last … Read more

Under-fives are forgetting how to play with toys or put on their shoes, early-learning workers say

Three in five workers in early years settings say fewer children are reaching the expected levels of learning and development since Covid began. Nearly half of staff who work with pre-school children believe the attainment gap between poorer under-fives and their more affluent peers has grown during the pandemic, a survey by the Early Years … Read more

Covid UK: Nurse, 41, who died was one of thousands of brave NHS workers from Philippines

At the height of the initial Covid outbreak in March last year, Leilani Medel, a 41-year-old mum, posted a picture of herself and her 13-year-old daughter Carmina on her Facebook page with the caption: ‘Don’t ask me to stay home, I’m a nurse! We fight when others can’t any more.’ Leilani, who lived in Bridgend, … Read more