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‘Low skilled’ workers around the EU may not meet the requirements of a “points-based” visa system proposed by the government

‘Low skilled’ workers around the EU may not meet the requirements of a “points-based” visa system proposed by the government

New immigration plans set to be put in place could result in sectors struggling to recruit staff according to those in the industries. The stated post-Brexit Immigration plans aim to encourage employers to invest in retaining staff and to develop automation technology. Many representatives from sectors like nursing, farming and catering are concerned that under this […]

Signs offer advice regarding the covid-19 coronavirus in a window at the entrance to University College Hospital, which houses a 'coronavirus pod' isolation unit, in London, England, on February 27, 2020. Concern continues over the pandemic potential of the virus, with cases now being confirmed in a steadily increasing number of countries around the world. Two further coronavirus cases were confirmed today in the UK, bringing the total so far to 15. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto)

Newcastle barbers difference of opinions reflects dilemma facing self-employed workers amid coronavirus crisis

Two barbers in Newcastle have expressed alternative views about how the coronavirus crisis, though they have agreed it will affect them substantially in the near future. Businesses such as barber shops have been advised through Government guidelines to “frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly”. However, […]