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20 Jul 2022

Are you an ACT member? You can get free access to the full range of ACT job boards! Alternatively, an ACT silver membership is the same price - just £60 per year - for...

20 Jul 2022

Mark Brown, guest writer for the ACT, has created a graph using DfT data that compares the use of different vehicles...

20 Jul 2022

Each week Maybe* round up the best social media posts from across the UK. See who's coming...

14 Jul 2022

It's been a busy first half of the year at Maybe* HQ and they've kicked off the second half with one of their favourite celebrations, Independents' Day. Maybe*'s support of the campaign made 21...

14 Jul 2022

The DfT's plan set out the UK’s world-leading ‘greenprint’ to create cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs across the UK.

14 Jul 2022

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme works with bike shops across the country to provide free bike repair and maintenance to those who need it most right now.

7 Jul 2022

The strategy sets out objectives and an estimated almost £4bn of investment across Government through to 2025 to deliver the commitments outlined in the Prime Minister’s ‘Gear...

6 Jul 2022

Running social media competitions and Instagram giveaways are an easy way to build your audience and your engagement. But there are a few tips and tricks you need to master, as well as those...

6 Jul 2022

As e-bikes from a reputable shop can often seem overly expensive to consumers, it is also important that IBDs present them with opportunities to spread the cost, through services such as retail...

30 Jun 2022

Independents' Day weekend is taking place from 2-3 July 2022. To celebrate Maybe* have got a tailor-made competition you can share across social media to encourage your customers to shop indie....

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Plan for Jobs Update restates National Living Wage commitment

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Creative News, Political News

HM Treasury has published a progress update on its PlaHouses of Parliament, budget 2020n for Jobs.

The report finds that one-in-three workers were furloughed during the pandemic and one-in-four self employed businesses claimed via the Self Employment Income Support Scheme.

Job vacancies are now at their highest since records began in 2001 and government is prioritising action to fill HGV driver roles in the supply chain.

63,000 young people have now begun kickstart placements which see wages, pension and national insurance costs covered by the Government.

The report restates the government's objective to increase the National Living Wage to two-thirds of median earnings by 2024.

The government also recently announced a record £650 billion infrastructure investment will support 425,000 jobs a year, according to a new Infrastructure Pipeline launched on Monday alongside the Government's latest Plan for Jobs Progress Update. 

 

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