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Job Vacancies in the UK Reach a Record Level

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Job Vacancies in the UK Reach a Record LevelBritish jobs market saw a 16,000 increase in the number of unfilled job vacancies across the UK in the last quarter of 2018 bringing the total vacancies in the country to approximately 870,000 which represents the highest since the inception of comparable data according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Though this reality has hit all sectors in the UK, services firms are most affected, ONS revealed. IT and communications businesses, providers of health and social care, and hotels and food services firms received a huge hit from the labor shortfall.

Employees in the UK have leveraged on the situation in the country to bargain for higher wages which resulted in an increase of 3.4% in weekly wages in 2018 according to Economists.

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to a level that has not been seen since the mid-1970s, and at the same time, the number of EU workers coming to Britain has fallen as a result of uncertainties regarding Brexit. Hence, companies are finding it extremely difficult to get needed workers which have led employers in the country to raise wage levels in order to get the required skills.

Stricter post-Brexit immigration rules will make things even more difficult which will ultimately slow the economy down, and consumer prices will rise, employers, warned.

Flexible Post-Brexit Migration System

It is imperative for the UK government to negotiate for a post-Brexit migration system that is flexible to stop a further slump in labor supply in the country, Jon Boys – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s labour market economist, said.

EU nationals who wish to reside and work in the UK can look forward to favourable and stable conditions in the UK in the coming days.

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MPs Condemn the Use of Android-only App in Getting Settled UK Status

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MPs Condemn the Use of Android-only App in Getting Settled UK StatusUK Home Office has been accused of digital discrimination for the creation of Android-only app for settled UK status application for EU nationals.

Sajid Javid, the home secretary, received an open letter – from top Labour MPs and MEPs – stating that the Android-only app system does not represent the fair treatment of all EU nationals.

Need for Trust

The MPs stated that the settled scheme for EU nationals must not be allowed to be bedeviled by public distrust because the public unprecedentedly observes the administrative obstacles and difficulties facing UK’s immigration system since the Windrush scandal. Unfortunately, the Android-only app system does not give the public, including EU nationals, the much-needed confidence, they said.

Beginning from January 21, EU nationals living in the UK started the application for settled status with the aid of the Android-only app designed by the Home Office. All EU nationals in the UK are required to confirm their identity using the app after which they are to visit the government website for the final part – provision of evidence that they have been in the country continuously for at least five years.

Individuals who do not have capable phones are required to visit any of the 13 centers in the UK for their verification. This has led to criticism from many of the group who have to embark on long journeys to get to the closest center.

The number of centers is expected to increase to 50 by March 30, a day after UK leaves the EU. The current system is only a test, and it is entirely voluntary, said the Home Office.

The MPs do not agree with the Home Office on this stating that the system is causing distress and promise of more centers in the future cannot give anybody certainty or confidence. What stopped it from being right from the start? They asked.

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