What's the political reaction?Scotland's Business Minister Jamie Hepburn said: "These statistics [for the period April to June 2020] cover a full three months of lockdown measures before some businesses started to re-open, but still do not reflect the full impact of the pandemic on the labour market as the Job Retention Scheme is continuing to help support many people remain in employment." … [Read more...] about Employment in Scotland down 15,000 during lockdown
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Employment in Scotland down 15,000 during lockdown UK employment falls by biggest amount in over a decade Partly, that is because many will return to work when it is there for them to do, and partly because the scheme is delaying unemployment for others. … [Read more...] about The surprise is that more jobs haven’t gone
Though she acknowledges scrutiny of executive pay as a fact of her life, Beer fears tabloid headline figures will drown out any debate. She points out that vice-chancellors are often not the best paid people in a university. “We had a case recently where a brilliant clinical researcher with ties to the area, who was earning £400,000 a year in an American university, was willing to come home much less,” she says. There were six months of negotiations to bring the researcher’s team – world-leading in terms of vaccine development – over here. “Then”, Beer says, “the minute we took up references the American university just doubled all of their salaries … ” We work, she says, predictably but honestly, “in a global market”. … [Read more...] about What next for England’s troubled universities?
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