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.... A government-backed report by businesswoman Ruby McGregor-Smith, published in February, said that £24bn could be added to to UK economy each year if minorities were able to progress through their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts. That report by McGregor-Smith, a Conservative peer and former chief executive of the facilities management company Mitie, was published shortly after a government-commissioned review by businessman Sir John Parker concluded the should be a voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies to have least one non-white director by 2021. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company employed 20 staff, excluding the four directors, with a total wage bill of £3m and reported £35. 33m in turnover with nearly all of that referred to as related to the “terms of a commissioning agreement”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Walker is in many ways an archetypal establishment figure. Born in Wiltshire and educated at Harrow, he is a member of the Conservative party, served a five-year commission in the army and worked in the Middle East for a British trading operation before joining Innospec in 1980. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... She made three deposits of £15 each, but never lived to enjoy any of the money – the first withdrawal was made by her sister Cassandra to help pay for her funeral. The £10 note will feature a quote from Pride and Prejudice – “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading” – and a portrait of Austen based on the image commissioned by her brother as a frontispiece for the books, based in turn on the only universally agreed life portrait – despite many recent claimants – a fond but amateurish sketch by her sister. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7% in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s call for comments on minimum wage levels, which are due to be set in the autumn. In a move that will alarm unions, the BCC said it wanted the commission to agree a rise to help low-paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation, but “without pricing people out of jobs”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Top firms must publish figures on ethnic diversity, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
.... A government-backed report by businesswoman Ruby McGregor-Smith, published in February, said that £24bn could be added to to UK economy each year if minorities were able to progress through their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts. That report by McGregor-Smith, a Conservative peer and former chief executive of the facilities management company Mitie, was published shortly after a government-commissioned review by businessman Sir John Parker concluded the should be a voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies to have least one non-white director by 2021. ...
The man who won a landmark legal battle for same-sex pension rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....Walker is in many ways an archetypal establishment figure. Born in Wiltshire and educated at Harrow, he is a member of the Conservative party, served a five-year commission in the army and worked in the Middle East for a British trading operation before joining Innospec in 1980. ...
Low-paid should receive inflation-only rises, say business leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:13:15 PM
....7% in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s call for comments on minimum wage levels, which are due to be set in the autumn. In a move that will alarm unions, the BCC said it wanted the commission to agree a rise to help low-paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation, but “without pricing people out of jobs”. ...
Jane Austen to star in Bank of England literary links exhibition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:42:14 AM
.... She made three deposits of £15 each, but never lived to enjoy any of the money – the first withdrawal was made by her sister Cassandra to help pay for her funeral. The £10 note will feature a quote from Pride and Prejudice – “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading” – and a portrait of Austen based on the image commissioned by her brother as a frontispiece for the books, based in turn on the only universally agreed life portrait – despite many recent claimants – a fond but amateurish sketch by her sister. ...
How can the Southern rail fiasco be solved? Look to John Lewis | David Boyle image
.... It earns almost nothing from investing or improving services – the original idea behind privatisation. Part is also the dysfunctional system that divided management of the trains from control of the track, which the Major government believed was specified by the European commission. ...
Jeremy Clarkson TV firm made £8m profit after Amazon's Grand Tour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 10:09:41 AM
....The company employed 20 staff, excluding the four directors, with a total wage bill of £3m and reported £35. 33m in turnover with nearly all of that referred to as related to the “terms of a commissioning agreement”. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
....Board papers had been delivered to the homes of the directors of Carillion, a FTSE 250 business best known as a builder that works on huge construction projects, and the documents contained disturbing news. A review of the group’s finances, commissioned two months earlier from accountants KPMG, had unearthed a gaping hole in the accounts. ...
Irish business seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect firms hit by Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:40:20 PM
....He was referring to the unspecified investment pledges the Japanese car manufacturer got from Theresa May to stay in Sunderland following the EU referendum. However, such a deal would be controversial and possibly illegal under WTO rules and could prompt protests by Scottish and Welsh producers also exporting to the EU, said Michael Lux, a customs lawyer with 40 years experience including a stint at the European commission. ...
RBS to pay $5.5bn penalty over US loan misselling scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 12:55:36 PM
....The bank also needs to make a profit – McEwan has already warned that the bank is course to report 10 years of consecutive annual losses since its £45bn bailout – and pass its annual stress test from the Bank of England. It also needs the Treasury to reach a deal with Brussels over alternatives to the sale of 300 branches – which were to be known as Williams & Glyn – to meet conditions imposed by the European commission at the time of its bailout. ...
Renewable power critic is chosen to head energy price review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:47:05 AM
....The Committee on Climate Change also concluded this year that British households’ energy costs were not high compared with the rest of Europe. A BEIS spokesman said: “As committed to in the industrial strategy green paper, we will commission a review to ensure energy costs are as low as possible while meeting our climate change targets. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
. Theresa May will promise to avoid piling any additional red tape on to companies at the launch of a major government-commissioned report into the world of work, which sets out new protections for workers in the gig economy. ...
Casual work is still the root cause of destitution | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:43:31 PM
....Noel WhitesideProfessor of comparative public policy, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick. • Is Andrew Harrop right to suggest more commissions are needed before Labour can properly focus on the issue of poverty and, I would argue, destitution (Labour has to return to first principles on child poverty, 7 July)? I know that that is a conventional way for Fabians to behave, but is it appropriate now, given that we can agree very quickly on our immediate programme? We are not now simply dealing with poverty as I have known it during my 38 years in the House of Commons. ...
Carillion has paid a heavy price for too many risky contracts | Nils Pratley image
....Santander’s stance is feeble. Yes, it is mitigating the problem by sending the British investors a cheque to cover the value of their rights and offering them a commission-free dealing service if they wish to buy more shares. ...
Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:39:31 AM
....But the denial fails to cover the totality of Music Business Worldwide’s allegations. Spotify could still be commissioning songs published under fake names at royalty rates much more favourable to the company than its standard deals with record labels, according to Music Business Worldwide. ...
Driver complaints about car park fine policies hit unprecedented levels image
....Smart Parking, owned by the Australian group Car Parking Technologies, revealed earlier this year that 75% of its revenue comes from parking breach charges and that the number of notices doubled over the 12 months following the roll out of number plate recognition technology. It’s a lucrative business, too, for firms who rely on foot patrols to identify contraventions and who pay “wardens” a commission of up to £30 for every ticket issued . ...
Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
.... The company estimates that its new office will lead to a 284% increase in demand for housing in the city. Carol Galante, faculty director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and a former federal housing commissioner, said: “We’ve reached a tipping point where costs are just so high that people are desperate to figure out a solution. ...
Trump's growth problem: jobs boost masks trouble ahead for US economy image
.... “The time to do these kinds of projects is in an era of higher unemployment,” said Faucher. A recently published report by the Shift commission on the future of work also undermined many of Trump’s claims over employment and a promised 4% GDP growth. ...
Pre-paid funeral plans failing to cover the cost of dying image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Consumer group Fairer Finance says a perfect storm is brewing as an explosion of online and telesales organisations target elderly and more vulnerable people with a “sell at all costs” mentality. The report, commissioned by funeral provider Dignity, says there is significant evidence of mis-selling in the industry, and called for proper regulation of the sector. ...
Get rich quick? Not with Utility Warehouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... It is unusual in that it doesn’t advertise, isn’t keen on price comparison websites and doesn’t seek national press coverage. Instead, its services are promoted by an army of independent “partners” or agents who earn commission by encouraging their friends and family to sign up for its gas, electricity, landline, mobile and broadband services. ...
Low-paid workers need better job satisfaction, No 10 review will say image
....A Downing Street review into modern employment is to call on the government to improve the quality of work for millions of people earning the minimum wage after it found too many are stuck with few prospects and falling job satisfaction. A 10-month review commissioned by the prime minister has identified a productivity crisis among the lowest paid workers particularly in sectors such as retail, care work and hospitality, and will urge the government to give the Low Pay Commission a new role to boost job satisfaction. ...
'Battle mood' EU threatens bourbon whiskey in US steel trade row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:17:26 AM
. The European Union is prepared to impose countermeasures within days if Donald Trump takes action to protect the US steel industry, the European commission president has said. ...
Japan and EU expected to sign trade deal on Thursday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 05:46:17 AM
....The European Union and Japan are on course to sign a trade deal on Thursday, after talks gained impetus in the wake of Donald Trump’s threat to put up barriers to international commerce. Cecilia Malmström, the European trade commissioner, announced she had reached a political agreement with the Japanese foreign minister, Fumio Kishida: “We ironed out the few remaining differences in the EU-Japan trade negotiations,” she tweeted. ...
HMRC wins Rangers 'big tax case' ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:12:59 PM
....Meanwhile, Celtic said they were sure that the football authorities would review their findings that Rangers gained no sporting advantage from the tax-avoidance scheme. A league commission fined Rangers in 2013 but did not strip the club of any titles they had won during the years the scheme was in operation. ...
Ken Loach thinks Brexit will be bad for British films image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 12:03:52 PM
....64bn was spent by foreign film studios in the UK in the 12 months until 31 March, according to the BFI - up £400m on the previous year, and almost double the amount spent in 2011/12. A report commissioned by the BFI into the likely effects of Brexit found that, depending on the type of deal the UK government reaches with the EU, the British film industry could end up losing up to 14,100 jobs or gaining up to 5,000 more. ...
Public sector pay cap is matter for future budgets, says Grayling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:56:11 AM
....Theresa May and the chancellor, Philip Hammond, have faced demands from dozens of their own MPs to ease the pain for families by raising pay and blocking school cuts after Jeremy Corbyn’s radical, anti-austerity Labour party stance secured gains in the general election. Many feel action is urgent after a government-commissioned report suggested the average pay of teachers had fallen by £3 an hour in real terms, police officers by £2, while the wages of nurses have stagnated. ...
HBOS took £240m hit after 'serious control breakdown' in Reading image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:35:25 PM
....The bank was “determined to get to the bottom of what happened at HBOS Reading and to find out who knew what, when”. The publication of the missing six paragraphs comes when the FCA is investigating when HBOS knew about the problems in Reading and while Lloyds is awaiting the outcome of an investigation it has commissioned into how it handled the situation when it took over HBOS. ...
Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour image
....Ofgem also said it would push forward with reforms recommended by the competition watchdog, including the energy regulator’s own streamlined switching site and forcing firms to tell their customers if another supplier has a cheaper deal. The regulator is also proceeding with a potentially controversial plan to make comparison sites hide tariffs that they cannot switch customers to immediately and earn commission from. ...
Tell Donald Trump: the Paris climate deal is very good for America | Joseph Stiglitz image
....Just a few weeks before Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, the global High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, which I co-chaired with Nicholas Stern, highlighted the potential of a green transition. The commission’s report, released at the end of May, argues that reducing CO2emissions could result in an even stronger economy. ...
Hard Brexit has been confounded by some harder realities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Finally, all those Brexiters who advocate a European Free Trade Area solution ought to be aware that it was because Efta was so unsatisfactory that we joined what became the EU. As Adonis pointed out, Efta’s equivalent of the European commission is called the surveillance authority. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
.... But there were, on both sides of the House, useful efforts to look forward, not back to the corruptions of 2004-07. The European commission – the selfsame commission that waved the Sky bid through, as it happens – fined Google £2. ...
Can you buy anything real with Bitcoin? On the streets of Bristol, it proves a hard sell image
....”. The small grey terminal was installed in the shop a year ago, one of two in the city, and has attracted a growing stream of users ever since, providing the shop’s owner with a steady commission. ...
Wimbledon strawberry farmer warns of post-Brexit staff shortage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 08:22:42 AM
....”. Last week a report commissioned by British Summer Fruits, the industry body that accounts for 97% of berries supplied to UK supermarkets, warned that strawberry and raspberry prices could rise by up to 50% as a result of Brexit. ...
Online fraud 'overlooked' by government says watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
.... . But the National Audit Office says only one in every 150 police officers specialises in fraud - and it doesn't even feature in a third of the policing plans issued by local police and crime commissioners. ...
Google's fine is big news but the company faces a far bigger threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:19:54 PM
.... At the heart of the issue is the fact that the company treats its shopping search engine – Google Shopping – differently from those of competitors, placing it at the top of searches for products by default, and relegating similar services like price comparison site Kelkoo far down the results. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has given the company 90 days to comply, though left the nature of that compliance up to Google. ...
'EU pension' planned for people who move between countries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 10:59:21 AM
. A new “EU pension” will be introduced to aid people who move around the continent under proposals from the European commission. ...
UK taxpayers face multi-billion burden for dismantling of North Sea rigs image
....British taxpayers face paying billions of pounds more than previously expected for dismantling the North Sea’s oil rigs in a further sign that the industry is becoming a burden on public finances. Decommissioning oil and gas facilities across the UK continental shelf will cost an estimated £59. ...
World's first cash machine turns gold to mark 50th anniversary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:33:57 PM
....Five decades after it heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, the site of the world’s first cash machine was turned into gold to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The brainchild of a Scottish inventor John Shepherd-Barron, the first ATM was opened on 27 June 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London, the first of six cash dispensers commissioned by the bank. ...
The Guardian view on the EU’s Google judgment: firm and fair | Editorial image
....The breathtaking fine of €2. 4bn that the European commission has imposed on Google for exploiting its virtual monopoly of search is shocking and welcome. ...
Google fined record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:32:10 AM
....On the back of the finding that Google is the dominant player in the European search engine market, the EU regulator is further investigating how else the company may have abused its position, specifically in its provision of maps, images and information on local services. The commission’s decision, following a seven-year probe into Google’s dominance in searches and smartphones, suggests the company may need to fundamentally rethink the way it operates. ...
HBOS fraud victims go unpaid as Lloyds battles Noel Edmonds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:07:52 PM
.... Lloyds has also appointed a retired high court judge to look at whether it investigated the problems in Reading promptly at the time of the takeover and whether it then reported its findings to the authorities. Anthony Stansfeld, police and crime commissioner of Thames Valley police, which led the prosecution, believes the £100m set aside by Lloyds is “nothing like the sum that will be required” to compensate the small businesses which had contact with the corrupt financiers. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
....The Italian government, it seems, has been able to plead successfully that the “national interest” will be served by protecting the senior bondholders because the local economy in the Venice region would suffer if Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza collapsed chaotically. And the European commission has swallowed this line with the imaginative explanation that the two banks are too small to matter from a competition perspective. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
....6bn, although Heathrow said it was trying to reduce the price. The commission chair was joined on Monday by business leaders in calling on the government to make urgent progress on infrastructure decisions. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
.... Pretty shocking stuff,” she recalls. Now on the 10th anniversary of that landmark commission into vulnerable employment, the general secretary of the TUC seems exasperated that for all the evidence of workers being mistreated, little has changed. ...
Holiday car hire: how to avoid the add-ons that can double your bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 05:59:00 AM
....9% APR from the day you take the money out. Metro Bank’s debit and credit cards, meanwhile, are fee-free within Europe, and Nationwide’s FlexPlus packaged account debit card offers commission-free and fee-free cash withdrawals abroad. ...
‘CANCER care has let us down’ Family's battle with NHS treatment funding  image
....In response Dr Sian Lewis, medical director for the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) told Crusader:  . “We care greatly about commissioning the best care for the people of Wales and our commitment is to the provision of treatments that deliver the best evidenced outcomes, cost effectively, so that treatment can be made available fairly. ...
London could lose out as ECB seeks control of euro clearing after Brexit image
....London is facing renewed pressure over its dominance of the €1tn (£880bn)-a-day euro clearing market after the European Central Bank set out proposals aimed at giving it more oversight of the lucrative business. The move by the Frankfurt-based ECB – the central bank for the 19 countries using the euro – follows a report by the European commission that called for the EU to have more powers over clearing of financial products denominated in euros after Brexit. ...
Risk of air accidents up after CAA cost-cutting, leaked report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:40:28 PM
....• The CAA’s “capability does not match the true demands”. The review and survey was proposed by the CAA’s safety action group and commissioned by safety director Mark Swan, amid a shakeup of the CAA. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Southern rail was attempting to run too many trains on poor and unreliable infrastructure, a delayed report into the crisis on Britain’s worst-performing rail network shows. The government-commissioned report by the Network Rail director, Chris Gibb, pins strike action by unions as “the primary cause for system integrity to fail” in 2016. ...
British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 12:00:22 AM
.... A survey of labour providers by the union found that a fourfold rise in those unable to meet farms’ requirements between January to May this year. The NFU’s concerns come as a report commissioned by the British Summer Fruits trade body estimates that if UK-based producers are forced to move their operations to countries within the EU to ensure access to labour, the price of strawberries will rise from around £2 per 400g punnet to £2. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
.... The report, for example, calls for training human resource personnel on “the effective handling of complaints”, training senior management and executives in leadership, and the introduction of a policy banning romantic relationships between employees and their managers. Uber commissioned the inquiry and report following the publication of a blogpost by the former engineer Susan Fowler, who described her experience of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the company. ...
House sales have fallen by nearly a third in some parts of UK, says Lloyds image
....“Commission has reduced in percentage terms but due to house price inflation, the amount agents receive is not vastly different,” he said. “It’s true that we aren’t seeing a raft of closures; when you look at the amount of commission received and number of sales that take place it does suggest it’s not sustainable in the long term. ...
SFO has clear public interest in pursuing Barclays case | Nils Pratley image
.... The path to that limited goal probably won’t be smooth or gentle either – but the sooner agreement is reached, the better. Carney, in a different passage in his speech, produced a startling statistic that, let’s hope, is digested by a European commission that is still threatening to demand the right to shift an important part of the City’s business to the EU. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....It suggests that the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, which already has some investigatory powers over food and farming operators, could be handed responsibility to carry out investigations into employment status in all businesses. The Taylor review, which was commissioned by the government last year, is expected to publish recommendations in the next few weeks. ...
European commission to crack down on offshore tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:18:15 PM
....Brussels will publish proposals this Wednesday to force financial intermediaries to automatically disclose any new cross-border tax schemes offered to clients. Those designing and promoting aggressive avoidance structures will have five working days to file details with their local tax authority, according to a leaked version of the proposals, drawn up by the European commission. ...
Is Booking.com breaking its ‘free cancellation’ pledge? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
....Many readers suggested travellers use Booking. com to find rooms, but then go to the hotel direct – saving the hotel the 10%-15% commission readers suggest the site demands from its hotels:. ...
Wealth gap rises as home ownership falls, says study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 07:06:21 PM
....5tn. The report forms part of the Resolution Foundation’s intergenerational commission. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
....The unprecedented sanction, if tabled, follows a seven-year investigation by Brussels. In July last year, the commission had reiterated its belief that the search giant had “abused its dominant position by systematically favouring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages”. ...
Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....Planning documents and local authority reports revealed a long list of companies that won lucrative contracts to work on Grenfell Tower. KCTMO commissioned the French-owned firm Artelia to manage the project, according to a report written by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....”. After Rydon won the contract to refurbish Grenfell, it commissioned the ventilation specialist Witt UK to work on the project, it emerged on Wednesday. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....The European Commission has said it is “fully committed to a fast deployment of self-driving technologies”, citing the economic and safety benefits. A recent commission document on Smart Cities mentioned cycling only once, and that was in reference to helmets. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
.... The report, for example, calls for training human resource personnel on “the effective handling of complaints”, training senior management and executives in leadership, and the introduction of a policy banning romantic relationships between employees and their managers. Uber commissioned the inquiry and report following the publication of a viral blogpost by the former engineer Susan Fowler, who described her experience of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the company. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
....It was billed as the first big Brexit battle for the City of London. Would Brussels launch a raid on London’s lucrative business of clearing €1tn (£880bn) a day of euro-denominated trades, which is what former French president François Hollande wanted when he said “those who seek the end of Europe” needed to be taught “a lesson”? Or would the European commission take the grown-up view that, actually, forcing all this financial activity to take place within the borders of the EU would do more harm than good, even for the EU itself?. ...
Brussels plan could force euro clearing out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:05:20 PM
....The head of the London Stock exchange warned last year that 100,000 jobs in the City were at risk if the UK capital lost the ability to process euro-denominated transactions. The latest proposals from the European commission fall short of a full-frontal assault on London’s euro-clearing business, but City bodies decried the lack of detail about how and when Brussels might pull the trigger. ...
Quarter of households in UK will rent privately by end of 2021, says report image
....3 million social tenants, according to an annual report from estate agency Knight Frank. It commissioned a YouGov survey of more than 10,000 tenants and spoke to 26 major investors. ...
One love, one aim … finding the best way to donate to victims of the terror attacks image
.... It aims to directly alleviate the suffering of those who have been injured or bereaved, and to ensure victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties. Know the commissions. ...
Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... How much you get will vary. For example, with Pond5, when you upload your work and it has been approved you set your own price and earn 50% of each sale, while The Music Case offers 43% commission on sales. ...
EU court told workers can claim compensation if not given holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 10:38:55 AM
....King was dismissed when he reached the age of 65 but brought a compensation claim against the company for holiday pay he had never received over a 13-year period that amounted to more than £27,000. The salesman had been paid entirely on commission and his contract described him as self employed. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....”. The government has commissioned Matthew Taylor, an ex-adviser to the former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, to review modern employment practices. ...
Two pharmacy chains announce they will not pass on penalty rate cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:32:24 AM
....The Fair Work Commission has approved a five percentage point wage cut for pharmacy workers, with further cuts to come. But Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist have said they won’t be passing on the cut, announced by the commission in February, for current staff and those employed before 1 July. ...
European commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes image
. The European commission is expected to act to reduce the impact of air traffic control strikes, which have disrupted thousands of flights in recent years, with British holidaymakers often badly affected. ...
General Election 2017: May would revive Board of Trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:01:39 PM
. Theresa May plans to set up a network of nine trade commissioners across the world to boost trade after Brexit. ...
Hopes of EU-US trade agreement put on ice, say Brussels sources image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 10:46:08 PM
....Talks over TTIP stalled last year amid opposition from within the EU, including sceptical comments from France’s then trade minister and the German vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel. However, a meeting between Trump the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the European council president, Donald Tusk, two weeks ago offered the EU scant evidence of any such willingness, according to EU sources. ...
British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 05:58:37 PM
.... . IAG has commissioned an "independent company to conduct a full investigation" into the IT crash and is "happy to disclose details" of its findings, Mr Walsh said. ...
Taking his own path image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:16 PM
....The cost of each maze varies greatly. A simple finger maze can be commissioned for just £100, but Mr Fisher's biggest projects, such as huge hedge mazes, will set you back more than £1m. ...
Job opportunities should not wither as we age | Katie Allen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 01:06:00 PM
....This raises the key point that we are no longer in an age where people cease work in their sixties, expecting to enjoy only a short retirement before they die. Instead, those who get the state pension will on average spend almost a third of their adult life in retirement, as John Cridland noted in his recent government-commissioned review of the state pension age. ...
Is deep sea mining vital for a greener future – even if it destroys ecosystems? image
....“We have found some major nodules on the seabed there,” he says. The seabed crawler being built is a few metres in size, far smaller than the commercial-scale machines Nautilus commissioned from UK company SMD. ...
It’s part-eBay, part-Instagram, but is Depop safe for your teenagers? image
....She now knows her mistake was to not accept payment through the Depop app. She says the fact that the site charges a 10% commission was a factor in her asking for the payment to be made directly to her PayPal account. ...

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