This week’s new contracts & deals include: Acorn Rail, Wagestream

• Acorn Rail, a division of recruiter Acorn, has become the first Welsh SME in 2020 to receive a trackside principal contractors licence from Network Rail. Acorn Rail will discharge principal contractor duties during construction work carried out on behalf of Network Rail, and also permits Acorn to tender for all maintenance, labour or contract work issued by the national body.

• Fuller’s, the premium pubs and hotels business, has teamed up with Wagestream to give team members the ability to draw up to 30% of their earned wages in advance. The service will be available to all 5,000 team members in over 200 Fuller’s managed pubs and hotels and those working in the company’s supporting functions.

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Legislation 2 July 2020

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

30 June 2020

Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

30 June 2020

Boost for logistics sector as DPD recruits 6,000 staff

Logistics and delivery firm DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

26 June 2020