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....“I judge my own mental health these days by my weight. I have battled with it all my life,” she writes in the book, the proceeds of which are going to Heads Together, the mental health charity that has recently been benefiting from the high-profile support of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This month just over 100 former BHS workers were awarded up to £1m in compensation because proper procedures were not followed when they were let go by the administrators. In the wake of last year’s failure, the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT), a hardship charity once chaired by Charles Dickens, was inundated with requests for help from BHS staff. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The staff in the Tewin Stores village shop said Mallya probably has staff to do his shopping and they had not met the billionaire either. But, they said, Mallya had rather incongruously attended a charity barn dance in nearby Bull’s Green. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:00:17 PM
.... This month just over 100 former BHS workers were awarded up to £1m in compensation because proper procedures were not followed when they were let go by the administrators. In the wake of last year’s failure, the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT), a hardship charity once chaired by Charles Dickens, was inundated with requests for help from BHS staff. ...
'Vijay Mallya can't avoid the law': Herts villagers on 'fugitive' billionaire neighbour image
....The staff in the Tewin Stores village shop said Mallya probably has staff to do his shopping and they had not met the billionaire either. But, they said, Mallya had rather incongruously attended a charity barn dance in nearby Bull’s Green. ...
Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 04:15:42 PM
....“I judge my own mental health these days by my weight. I have battled with it all my life,” she writes in the book, the proceeds of which are going to Heads Together, the mental health charity that has recently been benefiting from the high-profile support of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. ...
The gig economy 'slashies' risk burnout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....3 million people are now working two jobs or more. Such workers are sometimes called “slashies” – think barista/blogger, charity worker/Uber driver or SEO manager/delivery biker. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....”. The PSA covers TV voting lines, competitions, chat lines, gambling, charity text giving, adult entertainment, technical helplines, game downloads and directory enquiries. ...
Multi-skilled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:33:04 PM
....One high earner with several jobs is Duncan McNair, a commercial lawyer, author and elephant campaigner. He founded the charity Save the Asian Elephants in 2015 and has always written creatively. ...
Our high streets don’t need new shops – they need new ideas | Suzanne Moore image
.... Why not?. In between these bursts of hope and the charity shops and the bookies there is so much empty retail space. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....The company also appoints local figureheads to build grassroots support. For example, when Uber was struggling with regulators in Calgary, it recruited the philanthropist and Dragon’s Den star W Brett Wilson as its first driver in a “pop-up” service which offered users free rides if they made a $5 donation to a community charity. ...
Donald Trump’s tax holiday 'would help top US companies save $300bn' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:00:25 AM
....The Oxfam research suggested that the 50 biggest US companies could collectively save between $312 and $327bn by bringing back their offshore cash piles under Trump’s tax holiday. The charity said the companies were exploiting a network of 1,751 subsidiaries in tax havens to hold cash from the US tax authorities. ...
Barclays whistleblower case sparks calls for more protection image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:59:31 AM
....Jes Staley is being investigated by financial regulators and faces a significant cut to his pay after admitting trying to unmask a whistleblower who made allegations about a long-term associate he had brought to the bank. Public Concern at Work (PCaW), a charity for whistleblowers, said there was “much work to be done” while GoodCorporation said the Barclays saga would be a “real test” for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
.... It was then I thought: 'Maybe I could make a platform that connected games and causes?'" . Playmob pairs games developers or businesses with a charity and then sets up in-game advertising campaigns. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....The cheapest broadband prices shoot up by an average of 43% or £113 a year, after introductory deals end, Citizens Advice has said. The charity said more than a third of customers were unaware of the price increases. ...
'No justification for leasehold for a house' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 08:43:02 AM
.... Some householders have found they are then tied into paying a ground rent that increases every year. Sebastian O'Kelly is trustee of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, a charity set up to try and raise awareness and understanding of the issues that arise in the Leasehold sector. ...
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Sparkling success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:11:43 PM
....Also learning to live with type 1 diabetes, she and her husband travelled around the Caribbean, Vietnam and Thailand for six months. Upon returning to the UK Karen applied for and got a job as marketing director at Belu, the UK's first carbon-neutral bottled water firm and a social enterprise that gives all its profits to charity. ...
Which charity website should you use? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 05:59:00 AM
. The spotlight is on charity websites after it emerged that the site raising funds for the family of Keith Palmer, the police office killed in the Westminster attack, had pocketed a large slice of the donations. ...
Small towns seethe at bank closures, but others are plotting a new future image
....But in south Devon, talk of apps or banks-on-wheels fails to cut it. Andrew Leadbetter helps run a charity that includes among its activities bussing elderly citizens to the Topsham Lloyds. ...
Answerphone hackers rack up £5,000 in calls – all charged to us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 06:00:02 AM
. I work for a small charity in Benwell, Newcastle, where we have been the victim of phone system hacking that has resulted in a bill of almost £5,000 over a four-day period. ...
Gender pay gaps must be declared by UK companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:57:09 PM
....About half of the UK workforce will be affected by the new reporting rules, which encompass 9,000 employers and more than 15 million employees. Firms must publish a snapshot of their employee pay as at 5 April 2017 if they are a private business or charity, or 31 March 2017 for those in the public sector. ...
UK charities fined for data law breaches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:20:45 AM
...."[People] will be upset to learn the way their personal information has been analysed and shared by charities they trusted with their details and their donations," said Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. "No charity wants to alienate their donors. ...
No yolk: Cadbury and National Trust say Easter egg row is nonsense image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:15:40 PM
.... The confectioner wanted “people from all faiths and none to enjoy our seasonal treats”, it said. On Tuesday, the charity moved to limit the damage, adding the words “this Easter” to a webpage headlined “Join the Cadbury egg hunts” – even if it already appeared as part of a section entitled “things to do over the Easter holidays”. ...
Wildlife travel agent drops zoo trips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:58:11 AM
....Identifying the zoos had taken just a couple of weeks, but scrutinising the other animal facilities on offer to travellers had taken much longer. The decision to weed out trips to traditional zoos was welcomed by a wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation. ...
Struggling credit card holders could see fees and charges waived image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:37:47 AM
....Alongside these measures, the watchdog has also revealed proposals to make companies use their data to intervene early to help customers in financial difficulty. Mike O’Connor, chief executive of StepChange debt charity, said: “The FCA needs to ensure that consumers are properly protected, and our concern is that these proposals don’t go far enough. ...
More than 20 million Britons 'physically inactive' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:32:55 AM
....More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1. ...
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Credit card interest 'could be waived' for longstanding debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:53:47 AM
....Firms would have to work more closely with people in debt, such as drawing up a faster repayment plan. One debt charity said the plans failed to deal with credit cards becoming dangerous, long-term debt. ...
Welfare shakeup 'will push a quarter of a million children into poverty' image
.... They claim the policy will “enhance the life chances of children” because it will ensure that parents “make choices based on their circumstances rather than on taxpayer subsidies”. But the Child Poverty Action Group charity (CPAG), whose own estimates predict the policy will put an extra 200,000 children into poverty by 2020, said it would damage children’s life chances. ...
The lost generation: ‘I’m 30-something and still depressed and broke’ image
....”. Back in the gloom of 2010, when I was writing about intergenerational unfairness, I also interviewed journalist Martin Bright, who founded the Creative Society (previously called New Deal of the Mind), a charity which helps young people find work in creative industries and lobbies for the self-employed. ...
How Karen Millen lost the battle for her name – and her fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:00:28 PM
.... The first store opened two years later and by the time they sold out in 2004 it had become a chain of 100, retailing a sexy look of tight-fitting dresses and Versace-style bustiers that was firmly plugged in to the fashion zeitgeist. In the 13 years since Millen sold the company, she has appeared to be living in a bubble, dividing her time between her three children and charity fundraising. ...
Bank of England considers palm oil for £20 polymer notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 03:14:28 PM
....In a report published on Thursday alongside its call for public views, the Bank said it had consulted WWF on using palm oil. It was told by the conservation charity that because the palm oil crop is the most efficient source of vegetable oils, “it could be the least environmentally damaging source when produced sustainably”. ...
Improve shared parental leave to cut gender pay gap, urge MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 05:00:19 AM
.... They want to spend more time with their children and they want to share the burden of parenthood equally, but they are worried that this will mean that they lose out at work and that their employer will penalise them,” he said. Sam Smethers, the chief executive of the Fawcett Society charity, which campaigns for women’s rights, said the government needed “to catch up with the reality of family life”. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....” The court documents actually show that Cofely was discharged because the contract was taken over by another company, which also reached a settlement with Almanza. Without charity and the shoestring resources of the IWGB, Almanza wouldn’t have been able to file a claim. ...
'Bond King' Bill Gross settles Pimco feud for $81m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 10:01:31 PM
....The terms of the settlement are confidential. However, both sides have said that any proceeds from the suit will be donated to charity. ...
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....” Profit-driven private developers tend to “overpay for land and assume they won’t have to deliver 50% affordable housing”. Toby Lloyd, head of housing development at the homeless charity Shelter, says: “If public land is sold on the open market, the highest bidder is likely to be the one that makes the most aggressive assumptions about the amount of affordable housing they will have to provide. ...
‘A truly terrible story, and not uncommon’ – our work expert responds image
.... I urge you to seek help. You could start by contacting the whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work, and see where that leads. ...
Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:45:31 AM
.... The BBC explains why. Red is a charity looking to combat Aids and was originally founded by U2 musician Bono and activist Bobby Shriver. ...
Pension protection shake-up: Retirees FURIOUS over plans to cut scheme image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK agreed, saying: “We are firmly of the view that the triple lock needs to stay in place, because it is not yet ‘job done’ when it comes to eradicating pensioner poverty. ...
‘Vegetable ivory’ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:22:41 AM
.... While official figures are not available, an estimated 60 tonnes of mammoth ivory is harvested each year. Mammoth ivory sold for an average $350 a kg in 2014, according to the charity Save the Elephants. ...
Cheque next-day clearance system to start from THIS year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:36:00 PM
....But if someone receives cheques, instead of going to their bank to pay them in, they may instead want to upload images of them on to their mobile banking app to pay them in. Corporate and charity customers may also be offered a scanning facility by their bank if they have large numbers of cheques to process. ...
FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:27 AM
....The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps. The charity used annual reports from 2015 for all the companies in the FTSE 100 to calculate that their CEOs pocket an average of £5. ...
Business jargon in job adverts putting off young people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:58:30 PM
. Business jargon in job adverts is putting young people off applying for their first job, a charity says. ...
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How can I leave my job in ad-land and use my skills to do good? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....I enjoy my job and I’m good at it, but I’m looking to get out of ad-land, hopefully to do something that makes life better for others. I have considered marketing within the charity sector or political comms, but I think perhaps I’m missing something else. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
.... This includes checking on flexible working hours and ensuring that offices have disabled access and toilets. Jessica is keen to stress that the company is not a charity. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....”. Why, she asks, would Sybil leave so much to a rich private school? “I think of a charity as helping sick or poor people. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
....com. The charity Citizens Advice has argued that poorer customers often get punished for loyalty, by being put on to expensive standard variable tariffs. ...
Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:01:02 AM
....Haddock from three North Sea and west of Scotland fisheries have been removed from the Marine Conservation Society recommended “green” list of fish to eat, after stocks fell below the acceptable levels in 2016. Action had to be taken to increase the number of breeding age fish, which is one of the UK’s “big five” marine species eaten, alongside cod, tuna, salmon and prawns, said the charity. ...
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Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
....The SQA had not raised its set fee of £27. 15 per half day since it was first introduced in 2009, leading to questions in the Scottish parliament and an investigation by the Poverty Alliance, a charity which oversees Scotland’s living wage policy. ...
Child poverty in UK at highest level since 2010, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:45:20 PM
.... Inequality and poverty remain slightly lower than before the financial crisis. Rosie Ferguson, the chief executive of Gingerbread, the charity for single parents, said: “Child poverty is being allowed to fester rather than being tackled head on. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....One in five people with disabilities is still without such access, however, making them "much more likely than the population as a whole to face exclusion issues as a result of not being online". "Life costs more if you are disabled," said James Taylor at disability charity Scope, who called for more to be done to get people with disabilities online. ...
M&S launches mental health drop-ins as part of Ruby Wax project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:56:46 PM
....The project was trialled in some M&S offices and two stores last year with the decision to commit to the project confirmed on Tuesday at an event hosted by Wax at the London Book Fair. The Frazzled Cafe project, which is in the process of becoming a registered charity, stemmed from the public response to Wax’s book A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and the accompanying theatre show. ...
Bailiff industry still problematic, say charities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:00:16 AM
.... In most cases court action is required before bailiffs can be used. Joanna Elson, chief executive of the MAT, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: “Concerns over the impact of the bailiff’s knock at the door have long been raised by debt advice charities, based on the experiences of our clients week in, week out. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Colin’s prospects were thin. In desperation, Wilkes and Doherty texted everyone in their contacts book to help Colin – councillors, business people, charity groups. ...
Some bailiffs 'still abusing powers', debt charities say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:59 AM
....". The charities that compiled the report included AdviceUK, the StepChange debt charity and the Children's Society. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
....Seven gamblers lost more than £10,000 in a day while using controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) during a 10-month period, it has emerged. The losses, revealed in a submission to the government’s gambling review by the GambleAware charity, has sparked renewed criticism of FOBTs. ...
Hairdressers train staff to spot signs of domestic abuse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:55:13 AM
....The owner of Beau salon in Norwich came up with the idea after she became aware of a law being introduced in America which requires hairdressers to undergo similar training. Rachel Buck, who also works with Leeway, a Norwich-based charity helping victims of domestic abuse, says hairdressers are not being asked to become therapists, just to encourage their clients to get help. ...
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Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....But their tale of woe is far from unusual. More than half of buyers of new-build homes in England have had major problems with construction, unfinished fittings and faults with utilities, according to housing charity Shelter. ...
Rents are 'out of step' with incomes, housing body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:01:21 AM
....4% a year over the next five years. Rics said it was joining forces with the homelessness charity Crisis to call for new measures to support vulnerable tenants in the private rented sector. ...
Le Creuset proves its lifetime guarantee really is cast iron image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM
....I used a Le Creuset casserole dish I’d been given for Christmas for the first time, and when I washed it found a lot of odd black marks under the glaze. Although it was secondhand – it had been purchased in a charity shop – Le Creuset sent me a freepost address label to send it back. ...
High levels of violence and use of force at last G4S-run child jail, report finds image
.... Medway STC was taken back into the public sector after the Panorama undercover exposé and a third STC, Rainsbrook in Northamptonshire, was transferred to MTC Novo last year. It is believed that a decision to sell the contract for Oakhill to the Working Links charity is awaiting Ministry of Justice approval. ...
Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:54:42 AM
....The Valuation Office Agency said last year that small non-domestic solar installations would no longer be exempt from rates and bigger solar systems already subjected to business rates would see a hike of 600-800%. Climate change charity 10:10 calculated it would cost a school with a typical 10kW solar system about £800 annually. ...
In the Vauxhall towns, workers view PSA takeover with unease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 06:59:58 PM
....“We very rarely come to Ellesmere Port because there’s not a lot here anymore,” he says, as Jan points at a cluster of empty shops. “There are more and more charity shops opening up all the time,” she says. ...
How to retire successfully: 'You need to ask what you want out of life' image
....The 25-mile long stretch through the Welsh mountains from Caernarfon to Porthmadog owes much to the application of the retired doctor, who not only helped raise funds but managed the project and even lent a hand carving the rails into the mountainside. But he didn’t stop there: as founder trustees of Bletchley Park’s independent charity, he and his wife Sue were instrumental in the restoration of the home of British wartime codebreaking. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
.... I had been working in environmental education and the role wasn’t very child friendly, and after paying for childcare I wouldn’t be taking much, if anything, home. I have been volunteering with a local sustainability charity, setting up a green parenting group and reusable nappy library. ...
UK's appetite for gourmet takeaway fuels restaurant delivery boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:01:39 AM
.... Cancer Research UK has warned of the risks of weight gain and obesity linked to the consumption of fast food and ready meals, which tend to have a high calorie content and higher levels of fat and sugar. Figures released on Friday by the charity show that at least 79m ready meals and 22m fast-food and takeaway meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
....In 2011, Conservative MP Philip Davies told Parliament that disabled people should work for less than the minimum wage during a debate on the Employment Opportunities Bill. His remarks were condemned as "outrageous and unacceptable" by a select committee chairwoman and "a preposterous suggestion" by a charity. ...
'I was dragged to a psychiatrist - and it was the best thing I did' image
....The Institute of Directors, which represents thousands of businesses, is launching a mental health initiative to look at what firms can do to support staff who are going through mental health problems. City lawyer Sam Brown, who suffered what she calls a "professional breakdown", and Madeleine McGivern from the mental health charity, Mind, discuss the issue with BBC Breakfast's Ben Thompson. ...
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More than half of new-build homes in England 'have major faults' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:01:10 AM
....More than half of the buyers of new homes have experienced major problems with their properties, according to research, which comes after Bovis Homes agreed to pay £7m compensation to customers for poorly built houses. A YouGov survey for the housing charity Shelter found that 51% of homeowners of recent new builds in England said they had experienced major problems including issues with construction, unfinished fittings and faults with utilities. ...
New homes 'unaffordable for eight out of 10 locally' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:38:32 AM
. Nearly eight out of 10 families across England are unable to afford newly built homes in their local area, a report by housing charity Shelter says. ...
Recipe for success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:11:31 AM
....If you have ever been forced to race your boss around an assault course, or pass a beach ball to a colleague without using your hands, then you have probably sampled the horror of a company away day. Whether for team building, forward planning, or to raise money for charity, the thought of such organised days away from the office can make even the bravest shudder. ...
Viagogo ticket rip-off concerns prompt May to promise crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:04:57 PM
....Theresa May said the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) would shortly address secondary ticketing firms, which have been accused of flouting consumer laws and inflating ticket prices for fans. Her intervention at prime minister’s questions on Wednesday came in response to Conservative MP Nigel Adams, who asked what the government would do about controversial website Viagogo reselling tickets for a cancer charity gig by Ed Sheeran and charging theatregoers up to £5,000 to see the popular musical Hamilton. ...
Donations made using PayPal platform may never reach charities, lawsuit says image
....Kass searched for the charities she wanted – including the North Shore Health Center, Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, Chicago Foundation for Women, and the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic – and found a special PayPal page for each one. The PayPal sites promised that 100% of her donation would go to the chosen charity. ...
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
....• Larger employers should ensure the selection and interview process is done by more than one person, and should ideally include individuals from different backgrounds. • The charity Business in the Community should publish a list of the top 100 BME employers. ...
Viagogo accused of trying to manipulate online reviews image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:30:20 AM
....The company is the focus of a campaign by more than 100 customers who say they suffered financial hardship after Viagogo allegedly overcharged them and then withheld refunds. Viagogo has also been criticised for seeking to profit from charity by reselling tickets to an Ed Sheeran gig in aid of the Teenager Cancer Trust. ...
Energy bills: are UK customers finally starting to switch supplier? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:44 AM
.... At one point last year, moving from a standard tariff to the cheapest dual fuel deal would have resulted in savings of more than £300, although the margin has narrowed as wholesale energy prices have gone up. The Citizens Advice charity’s chief executive, Gillian Guy, said: “It is good that more and more customers are switching – but there are still millions of people stuck on a standard variable tariff and who are often paying hundreds of pounds more for the same gas and electricity. ...
Welfare funds must serve 'really disabled' people, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 06:35:35 PM
....MPs and disability campaigners expressed outrage at Freeman’s description, with shadow work and pensions secretary Debbie Abrahams saying the MP must “immediately apologise for the comments he made regarding sick and disabled people. ” Disability charity Scope criticised Mr Freeman’s “crude” distinction between physical and mental health. ...
‘Part-time is unfairly interpreted as lack of commitment’ – our work expert responds image
.... With that in mind, rid yourself of the idea that paid employment has to be a necessary evil, something you don’t really like but which pays the bills. Why not retrain for something you might enjoy – journalism, librarian, publishing – or look to use your marketing skills for a product you like, or a charity you believe in? Then you won’t have to feign passion for the jobs you’re applying for. ...

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