Autumn Statement leaves the big decisions for another day (AoC)
The removal of employer’s NIC s for younger apprentices, £20 million on careers advice, £10,000 loans for postgraduate students….. All good in theory, but the Association of Colleges sums up nicely how we will have to wait yet for the actions or the details.
School students vote for their top 100 employers (HR Grapevine)
A survey conducted by GTI Media has revealed the BBC to be the most desired employer among students from Years 10-13. Over 7,000 students voted for their top 100 employers which sees the NHS, MI5, Microsoft and ITV completing the top 5. HR Grapevine has the full details.
Gifted pupils from deprived areas to receive regular university seminars (Independent)
The Sutton Trust has launched a new scheme which will see 400 of the brightest 11-14 year olds at non-selective state schools chosen to attend regular seminars at four of the country’s most in-demand universities. The Independent leads on the story.
UK wages have had biggest real-term fall in G20
Despite signs of economic recovery, a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has suggested that real pay for UK employees was lower in 2013 than it was in 2007. Statistics show that real-term wages in the UK have fallen by 6% since 2008 – the highest fall across all G20 countries. HR Magazine reports on the details.