Entries by David Hetherington

Tackling the skills gap – Call for Evidence from NHC members

Unemployment rates are generally on the decline, however in our buoyant labour market, skills shortage vacancies present a growing challenge for employers, local economies and communities. According to the Employer Skills Survey 2015, 6% of all employers have at least one skill shortage. This is a significant increase from 4% back in 2013. Tackling the skills […]

UC Implementation Impact Research to be launched

Universal Credit is designed to support those on low incomes or out of work, it replaces six benefits including Job Seekers Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support and will be rolled out across all job centres by the end of the financial year. Universal Credit […]

NHC launches live chat services across website

Can’t find what you are looking for on the NHC website? Would you rather talk to a member of staff right away instead of sending an email? The Consortium is happy to help with that. As of today, a live chat option is available across the NHC website. Wherever you see the ‘Chat to us […]

NHC Appoints New Chair as John Craggs Steps Down

The Northern Housing Consortium has elected Tom Miskell as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. He was appointed at the AGM on November 12 and started his new duties on the same day. Tom has been a member of the Board since October 2006 and was originally proposed as part of the Chair […]