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Disability still seen as a barrier to career progression

More than a third (37 per cent) of UK workers believe disability is still a barrier to career progression, despite anti-discrimination legislation.


Created on: 28/09/2016 03:00

Business confidence falls into negative territory for first time in 4 years

Small business headline confidence measure falls for third quarter in a row; concerns grow that domestic economy will weaken.


Created on: 27/09/2016 08:00

Female politicians inspire confidence in working women

The recent success of female world leaders is inspiring greater confidence amongst women in the workplace, according to a new study from Crunch.


Created on: 27/09/2016 03:00

Byron Burgers faced an impossible choice on illegal workers

This summer, popular restaurant chain Byron Burgers saw itself boycotted and pilloried after co-operating with the Home Office to help catch illegal workers – but strict new immigration laws meant the firm's directors faced a stark choice.


Created on: 26/09/2016 08:00

UK growth held back as bosses lose the trust of middle management

British business growth is being undermined from within by widespread mistrust of senior managers, according to a new report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and leadership events specialist Top Banana.


Created on: 26/09/2016 03:00

Is there a lack of trust between UK employers and their remote workforce?

Half of UK employees believe those below mid-manager level should not be granted remote access to the corporate network.


Created on: 25/09/2016 03:00

Understanding long-term trends more important than seasonal deaths for UK pension schemes’ longevity risk

The number of deaths registered over the twelve months prior to the August Bank Holiday weekend 2016 appears to be around 12,000 lower than for the corresponding period in 2014/2015, a reduction of just over 2 percent. Report from Mercer.


Created on: 24/09/2016 03:00

Bank of England's Q3 2016 Agents' Summary of Business Conditions

It's a testament to the UK business community's resilience that confidence has bounced back so rapidly after the referendum vote. From Adam Tyler, Chief Executive of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB).


Created on: 23/09/2016 08:00

Businesses don't understand Data Protection Regulation

DPR Lloyds of London’s report “Cyber Report” has found that 57 percent of organisations don’t understand the implications of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, comment from Stephen Love, Security Practise Lead – EMEA, Insight.


Created on: 23/09/2016 03:00

Green light for employers to develop Master’s apprenticeship for senior leaders

Government approval to develop a new Master’s-level degree apprenticeship in leadership and management means organisations will be able to use Apprenticeship Levy funds to invest in the skills of their most senior leaders.


Created on: 22/09/2016 08:00

Government "Still Ignoring UK Drivers Being Ripped Off by the Uncontrollable Fuel Supply Chain"

In the last month as the Brent oil price in Sterling has fallen 9.5 percent or £3.67 per barrel, wholesale diesel fell only 1.8 percent with petrol, in complete contrast, rising bewilderingly by 1.6 percent.


Created on: 22/09/2016 03:00

One in five seriously injured forced to leave job

A new survey by claims management company National Accident Helpline has revealed the likelihood that a person with a life-changing injury will have to leave their job.


Created on: 21/09/2016 08:00