Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

The number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped by 31% compared to the last academic year, according to the Department for Education. Between August 2017 and May 2018 there were 315,900 apprenticeship starts, compared to 457,200 the same time the year...

Micro-firms ‘uncertain’ about auto-enrolment

Smaller employers may require more support in operating workplace pension schemes through auto-enrolment, statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions show. Both small employers (defined as those with 5 to 29 workers) and micro-employers (with 1 to 4 workers)...

GDPR legislation takes effect

A set of new data protection rules have come into force as of 25 May 2018, placing greater obligations on businesses that handle personal data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to "harmonise" data protection across the EU, and to give...