Unemployment Insurance

On April 23, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Kesh Thukaram

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of press about PPI claims management companies and some of the facts are fascinating. While the banks have repeatedly said and continue to insist that they have a well streamlined process to settle mis-sold PPI and the ombudsman have done their bit in enhancing the awareness of the claims that several people may be entitled to, it has not stopped the rise in the number of firms offering assistance on PPI claims and the sector commonly referred to as PPI claims management companies. Most of us at some stage in the past 18 months would have been a victim of un-solicited aggressive marketing from the PPI companies and this is just one indicator of how some firms are keen on making a buck without adding a lot of value.… Read the rest

 

Are You Unemployed – Does Age & Gender Matter?

On April 18, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Kesh Thukaram

We live in one of the most modern economies in the UK and we should take pride in the fact that we have one of the best legal systems in the world, low corruption and one of the best places in the world for people to prosper. But does age and gender matter, especially if you are looking for a job. One would like to say – No but sadly that is not how the reality is.

It is common knowledge that unemployment is one of the highest in decades and also is high amongst the youth. However what is not very well known is that unemployment amongst women aged between 50 and 64 has risen by a staggering 27% in the last 12 months.… Read the rest

 

Unemployment Rates

On April 2, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Kesh Thukaram

The latest figures released on the Unemployment rates did not shock anyone. The unemployment rate for the Euro zone for February 2012 is 10.8%. This is higher than what was recorded in January 2012 which was 10.7%. This is the highest since the launch of the single currency in 1999. There is no sign of the economy improving in the short term and the unemployment rate for those in the age groups 15 and 24 was 31.9%.
As one would expect there is a wide divergence between the rates of unemployment across the major economies of the UK. Leading the unemployment rates is Spain with an overall rate of unemployment of 23.6%.… Read the rest