Coronavirus: Monthly redundancies hit year-high figure

October has seen the highest number of confirmed redundancies this year, according to official statistics. There were 1,240 redundancies recorded by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) - the second highest monthly total on record. A further 1,530 have been proposed between the start of October and 6…...

Covid: Who can go back on to furlough?

Hours before the furlough scheme was due to end, the government announced it would be extended until December, to cover a further lockdown in England. Under the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme, to give furlough its official title, employees placed on leave receive 80% of their pay, up to a maximum…...

UK warehouse lettings surge as retailers seek more space

The amount of UK warehousing space companies agreed leases for in the third quarter soared, as retailers needed room to cope with more online orders. There was 13.5 million square feet of UK ‘big-box’ space signed for in the three months to September 30. That covers deals that were for…...

Coronavirus: Disabled workers could ‘face jobs crisis’

Disabled workers could face a "jobs crisis" amid the coronavirus pandemic, a leading charity has warned. About 7 in 10 disabled people surveyed by Leonard Cheshire had seen a hit to their income, been furloughed or feared redundancy due to Covid-19. A spokeswoman for the charity urged the government to…...

‘Working from home is here to stay’, new study reveals

Institute of Directors survey finds that three in four firms plan to continue with increased home-working post-Covid Leave the office clothes in the wardrobe, crank up the heating and slip back into your pyjamas, because working from home is “here to stay”, new research suggests.   https://www.theweek.co.uk/employment/108283/working-from-home-here-to-stay-study...