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In the wake of the news that the UK has officially entered a double dip recession, a report released by the Chartered Management Institute reveals the concerns held by the UK’s managers and leaders about the current economic situation.

John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has commented on the announcement made by the government on proposals to launch a consultation on no fault dismissal rules.

Workplace inequalities have increased significantly across Europe as a result of the global economic crisis, and will continue to do so as more and more countries introduce austerity measures and labour reforms, according to a new study published by the International Labour Office (ILO).

Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found that middle level managers in the UK are particularly feeling the pressure caused by the economic downturn.

Nearly half of UK managers (43%) are expecting further redundancies in 2012, and over a third of managers (38%) feel insecure in their jobs, according to the annual end of year research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Over half of the managers surveyed felt that they would be unlikely to get another job if they were to be made redundant.

The Government has announced a package of reforms to the employment law system. Changes will include an overhaul of employment tribunals, which is expected to deliver £40 million a year in benefits to employers.

UK labour market analysis

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The number of people leaving their main job in April-June 2011 was 674,000, a drop of 42% on the 1998 peak of 1.17 million, new analysis from the Office for National Statistics has shown. This decline suggests that the UK labour market is less dynamic now than in the past. Of those who left in April-June 2011, 57% chose to leave voluntarily – for example by resigning – and 43% were made to leave involuntarily, for example by being made redundant.

Many workers unhappy at work

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Only a third (36.5%) of UK workers are happy in their current job and a quarter (24.2%) say they are distinctly unhappy, according to research from Badenoch & Clark, the recruitment consultancy.

Recent research published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has shown that there is still a significant gender pay gap between male and female executives across the UK.

Over ten million people in the UK have seen their work-life balance deteriorate as a consequence of the recession.

There has been a significant increase in demand for help from Acas in resolving large-scale disputes in the past year. The conciliation service's 2010/11 annual report shows it dealt with 1,054 collective disputes over the period, up 15% from 2009/10.

An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of 192 Merseyside workers who were made redundant when their employer, Connaught, went into administration, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Research by Mind, the mental health charity, has revealed that workers who admit to feeling stressed or depressed fear being sacked or forced out of their jobs.

The Government has announced that the next stage of its employment law review will focus on collective redundancy consultation periods, the Transfer Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE) and compensation for discrimination awarded by employment tribunals.

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