6.2 Million People Trapped In Insecure Work

New in-depth analysis of UK job market data reveals women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and young workers have been consistently affected by insecure employment over the last twenty years. The Work Foundation, a leading think-tank dedicated to improving work in the UK, has launched its UK Insecure Work Index report which examines the prevalence of […]

Employment Bill Is Unlikely To Go Ahead

There are rumours that the much anticipated Employment Bill will likely be excluded from the Queen’s speech in May 2022, as indicated by an official government source.  This is the latest development in a long line of delays and broken promises on the planned legislation that would have particularly benefited gig workers and umbrella employees. […]

TUC Calls For Umbrellas To Be Banned

As reported in The Guardian, the TUC has reiterated it’s stance that umbrellas should be banned.  Their comments are in response to the government’s recent consultation on the umbrella market, and plans for umbrellas to be regulated by the Employment Standards Inspectorate within BEIS.  According to the article, the TUC is concerned that the proposals […]

Women Work For Free Two Months Every Year

The average woman effectively works for free for nearly two months of the year compared to the average man, according to analysis published by the TUC today (Friday).  The gender pay gap for all employees is 15.4%.  This pay gap means that women wait 56 days before they start to get paid at all during […]

BME Unemployment Increasing Twice as Fast as White Workers

The unemployment rate for BME workers has risen at more than twice the speed of the unemployment rate for white workers, according to a new TUC analysis of official statistics.  The analysis of figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that the BME unemployment rate shot up from 5.8% to 9.5% between the […]