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.... 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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Business jargon in job adverts is putting young people off applying for their first job, a charity says. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The Equality Trust charity compared the £5. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Why, she asks, would Sybil leave so much to a rich private school? “I think of a charity as helping sick or poor people. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....com. The charity Citizens Advice has argued that poorer customers often get punished for loyalty, by being put on to expensive standard variable tariffs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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‘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. ...
William Hill's potential next CEO backs curbs on TV gambling adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:53:03 PM
.... The ads, one addressing fruit machines and one highlighting online gaming, appear on YouTube for internet users in the north-east and north-west of England, but could be rolled out nationally. The charity wants gambling companies to agree to one of its adverts being broadcast for every 20 of their own. ...
I quit my job when I had a baby – how can I restart my career? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:00:25 AM
.... Also, after childcare I wouldn’t be taking much, if any, money home. I have been volunteering with a local sustainability charity, setting up a green parenting group and reusable nappy library. ...
Indonesia's four richest men worth as much as poorest 100 million image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:01:50 AM
....Oxfam on Thursday highlighted Indonesia as one of the most unequal countries in the world, where the number of dollar billionaires has increased from one in 2002 to 20 in 2016. The development charity worked out that the four richest Indonesians – led by brothers Budi and Michael Hartono – control $25bn of assets, which is roughly equal to the wealth of the poorest 40% of Indonesia’s 250 million population. ...
'Employers are missing out' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:58 AM
. Some 600,000 people with arthritis are missing out on the opportunity to work, according to the charity Arthritis Research UK. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
.... . "When we go into a supermarket, restaurant or coffee shop, we're at the very centre of a huge web of food and drink trading relationships, with layers and layers of exchanges going on out of sight," says James Walton, chief economist at food and grocery research charity IGD. ...
Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Problem gambling experts have criticised rival factions of the betting industry for waging a “selfish” war of words to protect their own interests amid the threat of tighter regulation. The UK’s leading gambling charity also warned that a “narrow” focus on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), potentially ignoring online betting and fruit machines in pubs, amusement arcades and casinos, risks undermining efforts to help addicts. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....Judged purely by its products and services, though, it only receives average ratings. Antony Elliott of the Fairbanking Foundation, a charity which encourages banks to improve the well-being of customers, says: “Its retail products were not top in our most recent report. ...
Viagogo condemned over Ed Sheeran cancer benefit concert tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:37:34 PM
....Viagogo is advertising stalls seats at next month’s the Royal Albert Hall gig for Teenage Cancer Trust for up to £1,750, rising to £2,330 once £583 for VAT and a booking fee are factored in. In a statement on its website, the charity said: “The only people who should profit from Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall are young people with cancer. ...
The Unilever-Kraft Heinz takeover: the three key players image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:30:54 PM
....He is also a well-known philanthropist, having given away more than $28bn. He has vowed that 99% of his wealth will go to charity either before his death or within 10 years of his estate being settled. ...
A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to bust | Larry Elliott image
....The government has made much of the progress it has made in cutting corporation tax but business rates are far more important for most companies, particularly the smaller ones. Unless ministers want to see even more charity shops in high streets they should make good on pledges to provide transitional relief. ...
Inflation could push 4m more Britons below poverty line, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:01:18 AM
....”. The price of a minimum “basket of goods” has risen 27%-30% since 2008, and average earnings by only half that amount,” the charity said. ...
Viagogo accused of sitting on refunds after overcharging for tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 06:31:34 PM
....The website has emerged as the most controversial firm in the hotly disputed secondary ticketing market, which campaigners say helps touts rip off fans. The site was accused of “callous profiteering” last year after racking up huge profits on a charity concert staged by comedian Peter Kay to raise funds for cancer research. ...
Welcome to rabbit-hutch Britain, land of the ever-shrinking home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....There are various other schemes around or in development. A West Midlands charity called the Homeless Foundation has developed the iKozie – a single-person home measuring 17. ...
Housing crisis: the empty nester's guide to downsizing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:36:21 PM
.... “We’re not very materialistic,” he says. Some furniture and possessions went to his children and grandchildren, and books went to the charity shop. ...
The high street is already under threat and now this... | Lucy Siegle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:44 AM
.... If you happen to be trading in a property hot spot (and, indeed, your brilliant business may have contributed to the success of that place, as in Southwold and Port Isaac, areas with notably good independent shops that will be hit by rate hikes), or big brands have arrived and now surround your enterprise, then your valuation goes up and you find yourself catapulted out of the small business relief zone. There are deductions for chains, exemptions for charity shops, but few workable graces offered to independent retailers in single shops. ...
SAVINGS CRISIS: Third of people have no ’rainy day’ fund, says charity image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:01:00 AM
.... . Nearly half (45 per cent) of people earning less than £20,000 had been unable to save in any of the previous 12 months, according to the charity's survey of more than 3,200 people. ...
Struggling households urged to ACT NOW to beat April water bill RISES image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:25:00 PM
....Customers struggling to pay household bills may be able to boost their income by using the Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tool on CCWater’s website. Since partnering with poverty relief charity Turn2Us to launch the tools last January, consumers have identified annual welfare benefit entitlements of more than £3. ...
TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding to step down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:40:12 AM
....”. Harding is a member of the House of Lords, a trustee of digital inclusion charity Doteveryone and a non-executive director of the Bank of England. ...
Has Vodafone finally got the right Idea in India? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:07:50 PM
. “Any company that gives stuff away is not a company, it is a charity,” grumbled Vittorio Colao, the chief executive of Vodafone, last November when a competitor in India started offering free mobile phone services, thereby putting a €6. ...
Highly paid part-time roles on the up as employers embrace job shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
.... They began working as a job share partnership three years ago and moved together to the bank from another firm last year. The other job shares on this year’s power list were at the charity Age UK, at the Home Office, Croydon council, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence and the Scottish government. ...
Royal Albert Hall president to be grilled by MPs over ticket abuse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:39:12 PM
....Viagogo has proved particularly controversial among secondary ticketing firms, due to its apparent disregard for artists and venues trying to stop their tickets being resold. It has also come under fire for making a profit on tickets for charity events, such as Peter Kay’s Dance for Life charity event to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. ...
Young and bereaved – and now facing cuts to crucial financial support image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....55 a week paid for 52 weeks. All these payments are based on the national insurance record of the dead spouse – in effect their pension, says Georgia Elms of the charity WAY (Widowed and Young). ...
How artificial intelligence could help make the insurance industry trustworthy image
.... It sets aside 40% mainly for buying reinsurance from firms such as Lloyd’s of London to cover major claims that exceed what the premiums can cover. The remaining 40% will cover claims, with whatever is left going to a charity of the customer’s choice at the end of the year. ...
Fighting food waste with an app… and a measuring spoon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 06:59:48 AM
.... It is used by a team of dedicated “food saver champions” who travel around the town, doing cooking demonstrations and sharing tips. Environmental charity Hubbub helped deliver the project. ...
Hard times for luxury Swiss watches as sales drop 10% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:48:05 PM
.... Fifa was also dragged into a watch controversy when it emerged that the Brazilian FA had given 48 Parmigiani watches worth $25,000 each as gifts to Fifa executives and the heads of the 32 football associations that qualified for the 2014 World Cup. The watches have since been donated to charity. ...
City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
....Previous cup recycling schemes have been conducted on a much smaller scale. Gavin Ellis, co-founder of environmental charity Hubbub, said the scheme built on a much smaller pilot in Manchester, where 20,000 cups had been recycled from one street over three months: “We hope to reach a point where recycling levels for coffee cups are on a par with those for drinks cans and bottles. ...
Shampoo bottle made from oceans plastics hailed as ‘technological breakthrough’ image
....Ecover, which sells cleaning products, has produced several limited edition bottles, using marine plastics from the North Sea and waste collected from Amsterdam’s canals. Saskia van Gendt, head of sustainability for Europe at Ecover, says it plans to launch new packaging later this year with plastic collected from UK beaches by environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage. ...
British Gas told to pay £9.5m in compensation for late and incorrect bills image
....Apologising to those affected on Tuesday, the energy supplier agreed to pay £9. 5m in compensation to its customers and to the Money Advice Trust, a charity that runs a debt advice line for businesses. ...
Theresa May's post-Brexit industrial strategy ducks tough decisions | Nils Pratley image
....Tyler then contacted Sainsbury’s company secretary to arrange compensation for use of employees’ time. He ended up paying £5,000 to charity and did not benefit financially. ...
Sainsbury's chairman sanctioned for using staff to work on country home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
....The board sent Tyler, a City grandee who has led Sainsbury’s since late 2009, a warning letter after an internal investigation concluded there had been “material breaches” of three company policies which it viewed as an “extremely serious matter”. Tyler also paid £5,000 to charity in recognition of the work done by Sainsbury’s staff. ...
‘Barclays took my £440,000 and put me through hell’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Rahman is one of a growing number of customers who have had their bank accounts closed without warning or explanation. In the past two years the Observer has been contacted by bewildered readers of all backgrounds – including an economics professor, a migraine charity, a prominent campaign group and numerous ordinary householders whose finances involve nothing more exotic than a holiday in Spain. ...
Men and women struggle to get on at work and find time for their families image
.... In 2001, 40% of UK fathers worked at least 48 hours; this had declined to 31% by 2013. However, last week’s 2017 Modern Families Index – the largest survey of its kind, which is published by work-life charity Working Families and nursery provider Bright Horizons – suggests that, despite these changes, there is now a real risk of a “fatherhood penalty” emerging. ...
Housing benefit claimants increasingly shut out of private rental market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....The racist signs once seen in the windows of houses with rooms to rent have long been consigned to history, but what about their 21st-century equivalent? How common is it, and does refusing to let a property to someone on housing benefit amount to unlawful discrimination? Campaigners say it’s problematic. In a blog, housing charity Shelter said: “Rising rents and shrinking wages mean that being in work is no longer a guarantee you won’t need help with housing costs. ...
Paying for care at home: how to negotiate the minefield image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... This will include arranging cover for when they are ill or on holiday. The Rowan Organisation is a charity that can advise on these issues. ...
Can I buy a flat while I'm paying off debts through an IVA? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
....In addition, a mortgage may not be an option anyway. According to debt charity StepChange, if you are on an IVA you can’t take out credit of more than £500 without first getting written approval of the insolvency practitioner supervising your IVA. ...
Stonewall names Lloyds the UK's most inclusive employer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....Law firm Pinsent Masons came second, followed by US banker JP Morgan, while intelligence agency MI5, which was top last year, was joint-fifth with the Welsh Assembly. Stonewall, the leading LGBT rights charity, said its workplace equality index attracted a record 439 submissions, with 92,000 people taking part in a survey about workplace culture. ...

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