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Accountancy News

January 2009

- 8 news articles

Business rejects claims for improved redundancy packages


The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has rejected union demands that companies increase redundancy packages.The Trades Union Council (TUC) had asked for the basic minimum weekly amount paid as ...

Job hunting 'easier for recently unemployed'


Workers who recently lost their jobs find it easiest to get new ones, says the Institute for Employment and Skills.Its research found it was new entrants to the jobs market that struggled ...

Long-term job prospects "remain solid"


A new study into the UK's work environment has concluded long-term job prospects remain good.The report, Working Futures, was conducted by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. It said job ...

Holidays add to increased productivity at work


Workers feel happier in their jobs when they have a holiday to look forward to, one commentator has said.This in turn leads to increased productivity levels among staff, according to Frances Tuke ...

CBI: Business volumes fall in 'deepening' recession


The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed business volumes and income and profitability levels have fallen due to the deepening recession.According to a study by the CBI and ...

Govt offers cash for jobs


The government has said it will give job centres £2,500 each time they find work for people who are long-term unemployed.By offering the bonus, ministers hope to keep employment levels up and ...

Govt needs low-pay plan


The government needs to establish a plan to deal with the ongoing problem of low-paid workers.According to the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), it is in danger of ignoring problems with ...

Graduates look away from City jobs


New graduates are increasingly likely to look away from the trappings of commercial City jobs, it has been claimed.The Independent has said the change was prompted by the global economic downturn, ...

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