Poles return to UK

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that more workers from Eastern Europe as well as India came to work in the UK this year as the economy began its slow climb out of [...]

Company guilty after fire engulfs worker

Indorama Polymers Ltd has been fined £20,000 after pleading guilty to health and safety failures in which a man was badly burned. The chemical company, pleaded guilty to breaching section 3 (1) [...]

Report warns of longer working lives

A new report has claimed that many people in the future would like to retire early but may be forced into working beyond the age of 70. The study, by Friends Provident, found that most workers [...]

Redundancy: What You Need to Know

It is a well known fact that “Redundancy” ranks as one of the most stressful life experiences for many people. It is something we all dread and in most circumstances, an employee’s worst [...]

More women unemployed

The latest unemployment statistics show that the number of women out of work now totals 1.02m, a rise of 31,000 on the last quarter and the highest number since 1988. The figures came out in the [...]

Government defends record on midwives

The government has said that it will continue to train midwives at current rates and will consider ways of helping with recruitment and retention in the profession. The statement comes as the [...]