The National Minimum Wage review 2012

From October 2012, National Minimum Wage rates will rise for apprentices for workers over the age of 20. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. The rate depends on age and whether the worker is an apprentice, so be sure […]

Increase to the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices

The government will increase the national minimum wage by 1.9% effective 01 October, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) has announced. The adult minimum wage (for those aged 21 and above) rises by 12p to £6.31 per hour. The rates for 18-20-year-olds and 16-17-year-olds respectively rise by 5p to £5.03 an hour, and […]

Employers plan to use more temporary staff

According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s latest Jobs Outlook, almost one in four (22%) of UK employers are planning to increase their use of temporary labour in the next three months. The report also shows 28% are planning to recruit more agency workers over the next 12 months. Meanwhile, 83% indicate their workforces will […]

The Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)

The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) and implementation of the Agency Workers Directive is the most significant legislation ever to hit the UK’s private recruitment industry – it will change the recruitment landscape forever, starting from October 2011. As members of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) we are able to thoroughly advise best practice and […]