REC calls for a reduction in employer national insurance contributions

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) have urged the Government to to reduce employer national insurance contributions, in light of the significant impact Covid-19 is having on the labour market. The REC argues that minimizing the biggest business tax employers must pay would slow redundancies and allow employers to take on new staff. They have also called for: the apprenticeship levy to be expanded, to support the retraining of UK workers in light of Covid-19; the introduction of flexible immigration laws from 2021 (to allow key sectors to access the skills and talent that they need); and funding of Statutory Sick Pay for all employees.

To read more about the REC’s Government recommendations, click HERE.