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Government campaign for workplace return
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Government campaign for workplace return

CIPD: ‘The government’s drive for individuals to return to their workplace should not leave them feeling pressured or duty-bound to do so’.

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UK economy shows green shoots as more people return to high street
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK economy shows green shoots as more people return to high street

FSB: "The green shoots of the economy are visible, but we cannot see these and become complacent, for some firms it will take many months and potentially years to fully recover from this crisis."

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Women and younger workers found to be most impacted by lockdown loneliness
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Women and younger workers found to be most impacted by lockdown loneliness

Totaljobs: ‘We will spend around a quarter of our adult lives at work, and so knowing that we are surrounded by people who we can trust and whose company we enjoy can only have a positive impact on our wellbeing’.

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Over 35 million Eat Out to Help Out meals claimed in first two weeks
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Over 35 million Eat Out to Help Out meals claimed in first two weeks

Data from OpenTable showed that restaurants have been on average 27% fuller than they were during the same period (Monday to Wednesday) in August 2019.

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Second SEISS claim now available for application
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Second SEISS claim now available for application

For those who are unable to make a claim, HMRC have said that it will direct them to guidance setting out the conditions to help them understand why they are ineligible.

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Unemployment figures remain stable, but the challenge is now longer-term, says REC
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Unemployment figures remain stable, but the challenge is now longer-term, says REC

Vacancies are showing increases in the latest period, driven by SMEs, some of which are reporting taking on additional staff to meet Covid-19 guidelines.

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First week of August begins with record vacancy numbers
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

First week of August begins with record vacancy numbers

According to latest findings, hiring in the UK hit a record high last week since lockdown began, with the greatest number of jobs posted since mid-March.

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SMEs have less than a month to apply for grants in England
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

SMEs have less than a month to apply for grants in England

FSB: ‘We are making this call today for small firms to apply as soon as possible so that they don’t miss out on grant funding that could prevent a business from going under’.

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