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Schools essential to closing skills gap

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Student Development Survey reports that the development of soft skills needs to start at school, leaving it to universities and employers is too late. Comment from Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive at the AGR.

Contributor: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 18 March 2017

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Public sector needs emergency skills drought plan

Public sector bodies may need to implement an emergency action plan to avoid losing vital skills warns Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator ahead of April’s IR35 reforms. The advice comes following HMRC’s guidance that invoices paid after 6 April 2017 for work carried out before that date will be subject to the new rules.

Contributor: Dave Chaplin | Published: 15 February 2017

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UK faces deficit of three million high-skilled individuals by 2022

PwC finds that the availability of key skills is a top concern for CEOs, as The Open University highlights the need for wider access to upskilling. Comment from Steve Hill, External Engagement Director at The Open University.

Contributor: Steve Hill | Published: 22 January 2017

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Construction industry under stress in 2017

Staff shortages, a weak pound and a potential technological uprising are just some of the issues the construction industry is set to face in 2017, according to One Way From Managing Director of One Way, Paul Payne

Contributor: Paul Payne | Published: 11 January 2017