Fact Service

Current issue (November 2021)

Issue 47 (28/11/2021) - Unions slam HS2 'betrayal'; Half of uni students would have considered apprenticeship instead; 58 universities poised to strike; ONS: still too early to judge Brexit effect; More job ads specify vaccination; Call for social care funding change follows vote; 'Time for public ownership' following latest energy collapse

Issue 46 (18/11/2021) - Joblessness falls and vacancies rise despite end of furlough; One in six earns below Real Living Wage; 'Hard to fill' vacancies to increase; Seminar offers help on handling grievances; Unions plan legal action over pensions; Inflation soars; TikTok promises unions action on online abuse

Issue 45 (11/11/2021) - UK employee numbers fell in 2019-2020; Disabled workers 'hardest hit' by Covid; Report questions executive bonuses; Think tank urges stronger penalties for bad employers; £5.8 billion lost to furlough fraud; 4.4 million work in gig economy; Slight rise in UK labour share

Issue 44 (04/11/2021) - Unions speak out on workers' role in fighting climate change; One in three night workers earn under £10ph; Incomes to stay at pre-pandemic low 'till 2023'; Report finds care sector exodus across Europe; Economy shrank almost 10% in 2020; Third of employers considering introducing menopause policy

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