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....Rob Nazara, an analyst at Deutsche Bank in New York, says Khalil's story shows real strength of character. "No matter what the educational or professional background someone may have, the success of an entrepreneur is driven by grit, determination and ambition," he says. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....1 million in administrative and support services and 950,000 in transport and storage. The report said the biggest impact would be on workers who had left school with GCSEs or lower, and that there was an argument for government intervention in education, lifelong learning and job matching to ensure the potential gains from automation were not concentrated in too few hands. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . "We're seeing a much wider industry use of AR tech in different environments, such as in education as well as retail. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, told the BBC that "more manual, routine jobs" which "can effectively be programmed" were the most at risk. "Jobs where you've got more of a human touch, like health and education," would be safer, he said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Housing experts have attacked the relaxation of planning regulations as a “race to the bottom”, but ministers insist the measure is helping to deliver vital new housing, and point out that more than 10,000 new homes were created from office buildings last year. Under the “permitted development” system, developers who convert offices into homes do not have to meet minimum floor area standards, considered by researchers to be important for health, educational attainment and family relationships. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“If Pret really wants to impress this age group they should be paying [the work experience participants],” she said. Pret said it hoped to offer permanent roles to anyone who wished to apply following their experience week and would stay in touch with those who wanted to remain in education and apply at a later stage. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The government has championed its apprenticeship push as creating more opportunities for young people and for those people already in work who need new skills to progress. Justine Greening, the education secretary, has described apprenticeship schemes, where people earn and learn at the same time, as “vital in making this a country that works for everyone”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6 years in London. The study also found 30% of households with dependent children held assets that could be used towards a home deposit, but only around 10% of households without any formal education qualifications over two back-to-back generations felt they could help out their kids. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The total pay of John Fallon, the chief executive of Pearson, increased by 20% last year, despite the FTSE 100 company reporting the biggest loss in its history and the prime minister, Theresa May, criticising boardroom excess. The world’s largest educational publisher reported a pre-tax loss of £2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... They, like Corbyn have waived this through and history will judge them for it,” he said. A cross-party group of MPs, including former education secretary Nicky Morgan and former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie will set out 10 criteria by which they will judge a Brexit deal at an event on Tuesday morning organised by the pressure group Open Britain. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....She said the company would find it all but impossible to recruit enough staff if it were forced to turn its back on EU nationals after Britain left the EU. Pret said it hoped to offer permanent roles to anyone who wished to apply after their work experience week and would stay in touch with those who wanted to remain in education and apply in the future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....6% in 2015/16. Liberal Democrat education spokesperson John Pugh said: “Chronic absence is one of the most important education problems in our schools that no one is talking about. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... A break-up would be bad for the industry. Consider these facts about Pearson, world’s biggest educational publisher and 47% owner of Penguin Random House books. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The government must do more to improve the sharing of parental leave if it wants to reduce the gender pay gap, a cross-party group of almost 50 MPs has urged in a letter backed by women’s and family charities. Organised by the Labour MP David Lammy, the letter to Justine Greening – who is minister for women and equalities as well as being education secretary – warns that the gender pay gap will never be tackled as long as women end up with disproportionate responsibility for childcare. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Mr Fallon will also re-invest his bonus in shares in the company, the spokesman said. Under Mr Fallon's leadership, Pearson has sold its stakes in the Financial Times and the Economist to focus on educational publishing. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:15:15 PM
.... . More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ...
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
....The government must do more to improve the sharing of parental leave if it wants to reduce the gender pay gap, a cross-party group of almost 50 MPs has urged in a letter backed by women’s and family charities. Organised by the Labour MP David Lammy, the letter to Justine Greening – who is minister for women and equalities as well as being education secretary – warns that the gender pay gap will never be tackled as long as women end up with disproportionate responsibility for childcare. ...
Settle Brexit bill quickly to boost chance of free trade deal, say pro-EU Tories image
.... They, like Corbyn have waived this through and history will judge them for it,” he said. A cross-party group of MPs, including former education secretary Nicky Morgan and former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie will set out 10 criteria by which they will judge a Brexit deal at an event on Tuesday morning organised by the pressure group Open Britain. ...
'Dog kennel' flats in Barnet will be 40% smaller than Travelodge room image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:06:01 PM
.... Housing experts have attacked the relaxation of planning regulations as a “race to the bottom”, but ministers insist the measure is helping to deliver vital new housing, and point out that more than 10,000 new homes were created from office buildings last year. Under the “permitted development” system, developers who convert offices into homes do not have to meet minimum floor area standards, considered by researchers to be important for health, educational attainment and family relationships. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:06:33 PM
....Rob Nazara, an analyst at Deutsche Bank in New York, says Khalil's story shows real strength of character. "No matter what the educational or professional background someone may have, the success of an entrepreneur is driven by grit, determination and ambition," he says. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....6 years in London. The study also found 30% of households with dependent children held assets that could be used towards a home deposit, but only around 10% of households without any formal education qualifications over two back-to-back generations felt they could help out their kids. ...
Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The government has championed its apprenticeship push as creating more opportunities for young people and for those people already in work who need new skills to progress. Justine Greening, the education secretary, has described apprenticeship schemes, where people earn and learn at the same time, as “vital in making this a country that works for everyone”. ...
Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme image
....She said the company would find it all but impossible to recruit enough staff if it were forced to turn its back on EU nationals after Britain left the EU. Pret said it hoped to offer permanent roles to anyone who wished to apply after their work experience week and would stay in touch with those who wanted to remain in education and apply in the future. ...
Pret a Manger looks to UK's teenagers to tackle looming staff crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....“If Pret really wants to impress this age group they should be paying [the work experience participants],” she said. Pret said it hoped to offer permanent roles to anyone who wished to apply following their experience week and would stay in touch with those who wanted to remain in education and apply at a later stage. ...
Pearson boss sees pay boost despite firm's struggles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 04:28:38 PM
....Mr Fallon will also re-invest his bonus in shares in the company, the spokesman said. Under Mr Fallon's leadership, Pearson has sold its stakes in the Financial Times and the Economist to focus on educational publishing. ...
Bonus for Pearson chief despite biggest loss in company's history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 03:30:57 PM
....The total pay of John Fallon, the chief executive of Pearson, increased by 20% last year, despite the FTSE 100 company reporting the biggest loss in its history and the prime minister, Theresa May, criticising boardroom excess. The world’s largest educational publisher reported a pre-tax loss of £2. ...
Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 08:56:39 AM
....John Hawksworth, chief economist at PwC, told the BBC that "more manual, routine jobs" which "can effectively be programmed" were the most at risk. "Jobs where you've got more of a human touch, like health and education," would be safer, he said. ...
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
....1 million in administrative and support services and 950,000 in transport and storage. The report said the biggest impact would be on workers who had left school with GCSEs or lower, and that there was an argument for government intervention in education, lifelong learning and job matching to ensure the potential gains from automation were not concentrated in too few hands. ...
100,000 more children missed school for family holiday last year, figures show image
....6% in 2015/16. Liberal Democrat education spokesperson John Pugh said: “Chronic absence is one of the most important education problems in our schools that no one is talking about. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
.... . "We're seeing a much wider industry use of AR tech in different environments, such as in education as well as retail. ...
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 people who educate our children, look after our grandparents, and keep our families safe have seen their pay frozen, while fat cat CEOs continue to gorge themselves on obscene and undeserved rewards,” said Wyporska. “Pay inequality drives wider inequality, and we know this is bad for businesses, bad for our economy and bad for our health, our education and our wider society. ...
The women still working into their 70s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:06:12 AM
...."The risk to employers is of a workforce trapped in jobs they don't want to do, which will inevitably impact on productivity. The government has already set out their vision for fulfilling working lives, but its success requires employers to embrace flexible working, re-education of employees and the transfer of a lifetime of knowledge. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:37 AM
....Maggots and steep rock faces are less daunting to him than unarmed combat with canapes and small talk. Speaking at an international education conference, Grylls says he lacked confidence as a youngster and describes his own approach to tackling fear and those nagging self-doubts. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... By deciding to begin with healthcare reform – an inherently complicated and highly divisive issue in US politics – the Trump administration risks losing some of the political goodwill needed to carry out the kinds of fiscal reform that markets are expecting. Even if a bump in the economic data does arrive, it may not last, unless the Trump administration advances policies that enhance longer-term productivity, through, for example, education reform, apprenticeship programmes, skills training, and labour retooling. ...
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....“Our warped economic model leads to more unequal societies that trap millions of people in poverty - it allows an elite group to accrue extreme wealth while one in nine people go to bed hungry every night,” Max Lawson, Oxfam’s head of inequality policy, said. “We need to build a more human economy where the super-rich pay their fair share of tax, workers earn a living wage, and governments invest in decent healthcare and education to give everyone a good start in life. ...
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
.... This categorically was not the case and the court has granted probate. “Sybil was very clear that she wanted her legacy to help extend the opportunity of a Manchester High education to as many bright and deserving girls as possible. ...
Governments must keep reforming to win back voters' trust, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 02:40:37 PM
....In its annual check on the pace of such reforms, the OECD says progress has slowed over the past five years and it warns governments to change tack or risk another protracted period of sluggish economic growth and damaging inequality. For the UK, the OECD recommends greater spending on education and training to raise skills and boost productivity, which would in turn help raise wages. ...
Philip Hammond defends scrapping national insurance rise for the self-employed image
....Earlier the measure had dominated PMQs. Jeremy Corbyn said: “It seems to me that the government are in a bit of chaos here” – though he then frustrated some of his own backbenchers by switching tack to focus on education. ...
UK unemployment falls to joint lowest rate since 1975 but wages stall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:27:55 AM
.... It was an increase of 101,000, or 13%, compared with the same period a year earlier. The ONS said people on zero-hours contracts, which do not guarantee a minimum number of work hours, were more likely to be young, female, part-time or in full-time education people in other employment. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
....The number of under-21s being defrauded rose from 1,343 in 2015 to 1,803 in 2016. Cifas deputy chief executive Mike Haley said better education around fraud and financial crime was needed. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:14:06 AM
....". More stories from the BBC's Global education series looking at education from an international perspective, and how to get in touch. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... The European Union’s framework funding programmes including Horizon 2020 have been key to ensuring that the UK punches well above its weight in research and development. The loss of EU workers and access to the networks provided by the EU will have a devastating effect on the UK higher education sector. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....". Delays in diagnosis can affect the educational attainment and life chances of children in particular. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:55:00 PM
.... . Tackling some of the most common issues, Adrian Simpson, CTSI’s business education and consumer codes expert, explains: “It’s easy for many first-time entrepreneurs to think their bright idea is being overshadowed by the complexities of the law. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
....In 2013 he was named as Shell's young entrepreneur of the year and appeared on stage at the Conservative Party conference to explain how a government-backed start-up loan had helped get his business off the ground. "I've been able to help one million young people learn on their mobile devices," he told the audience, which included the then chancellor, George Osborne, and education secretary, Michael Gove. ...
Sean Spicer confronted in Apple store image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:22:29 PM
....". Ms Chauhan, the founder of an education start-up, then asks him: "Have you helped with the Russia stuff - are you a criminal as well? Have you committed treason, too, just like the president?". ...
A helping hand with childcare: options to make your child and wallet happy image
.... Childcare Vouchers are likely to be best if one or more parent earns more than £100,000 or if one or more parent doesn’t work at all. Children aged three and four (and some aged two) are entitled to 15 hours of free early education a week, and from September this will double to 30 hours a week. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
.... Its estimated figures are usually high – this time they were more than 60,000 jobs north of the actual figures – but its breakdown of the statistics is widely respected and caused analysts who had predicted some slowdown to revise figures upward. Trump’s supporters continue to watch for the president to make good on his promise to bring back US manufacturing jobs, which were up for the month: other drivers of growth were construction, private educational services, manufacturing, healthcare and mining. ...
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
....At a press conference following the EU summit the prime minister rejected suggestions the policy had broken a manifesto commitment, arguing the legislation brought in to "honour" that pledge related only to "class one" NI contributions, covering 85% of workers. "We did make some difficult decisions in the Budget yesterday," she said, adding that those decisions had allowed them to fund technical education, to open more than 100 new free schools, as well as meeting social care demands and investing in the long-term productivity of the economy. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:54:11 AM
....The idea for the course came from industry bodies the British Horseracing Authority and the Horseracing Betting Levy Board. Mr Coster says: "They saw a need for a master's level education programme that would assist people already working in the industry to prepare and upskill for senior management positions, and help career changers to facilitate a move into the industry. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....The Conservatives vowed there would be no increases in income tax, VAT or NICs for the duration of the 2015-2020 parliament and during the last election campaign senior Tories accused then Labour leader Ed Miliband and his shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, of plotting to raise NICs, “hitting hard-working taxpayers and costing jobs”. Hammond said the weakness of the government’s finances meant he had to raise money in order to provide an extra £2bn for social care over the next three years, provide help for companies struggling with looming business rate increases and fund higher spending on education and training. ...
Philip Hammond's budget is a long way from tackling future challenges | Larry Elliot image
....Instead, Hammond cantered through measures that had been well aired in recent days. There was extra money for schools and vocational education; some help for companies adversely affected by the new business rates regime; £2bn over the next three years for social care; and a shake-up of national insurance contributions that will result in higher tax for the self-employed. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for education - £500m boost paves way for new grammar schools image
....“Last year nearly half a million roles could not be filled because of the shortage of technical skills in the UK”. National Association of Head Teachers chief Russell Hobby would have preferred the Chancellor to spend more supporting existing educational establishments: “Schools are in a funding crisis now and opening more free schools will do nothing to change that. ...
Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants are British, says HR boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:36:24 PM
....“It takes a long time to change hearts and minds. We need to work with education, career services, with parents, to find ways to collaborate,” she said. ...
Budget: UK Plc gives its verdict image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:07:53 PM
...."This is a breakthrough Budget for skills. There has never been a more important time for the UK to sit at the global top table of technical education for young people. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
....In what will be the final spring budget – there is another due in the autumn – Hammond caved in to pressure from his own backbenches over the strains on social care, and pledged to set aside £2bn over the next three years to help councils cope. He also announced a series of measures to prepare the economy for Brexit, including a new system of vocational education to create “parity of esteem” with academic courses. ...
‘Our ability to save is non-existent’ – people respond to UK budget image
.... “Over the longer term, I am anxious how my pension will be affected and if my investments will drop in value. I also worry that the financial landscape may look very different once my children are older and have to make decisions about further education, home ownership or starting their own families. ...
Philip Hammond keeps his powder dry with a 'boring' budget | Larry Elliott image
.... Hammond faced neither political nor economic pressure to turn the last spring budget into a major giveaway, although the extra money for social care and the sweeteners to smooth the business rates reform mean he will pump almost £2bn into the economy next year. Instead, there was a focus on structural reforms to tackle two long-standing weaknesses: productivity and technical education. ...
Philip Hammond’s budget – our writers give their views | Polly Toynbee, Zoe Williams, Frances Ryan, Faiza Shaheen and Kate Maltby image
.... There was nothing in this budget on tackling poor job quality or on addressing the housing crisis. Brexit is the biggest challenge the country will face in several generations, but as we gear up for this unprecedented change, we have a chancellor doing nothing but rearranging the deckchairs and locking in income and educational inequality for generations. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
.... It will be fiercely opposed by Labour and the other opposition parties. RM: This was also widely trailed by the Treasury as part of its focus on increasing the status of technical education. ...
Budget will hold no big surprises on spending or tax, chancellor says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:33:22 AM
....This was always going to be a “just in case” budget, only bursting into life should the public finances need rescuing from a further slowdown in the economy. But the economy is performing strongly, even as it slows, leaving the chancellor to continue where he left off in the autumn statement: focusing on relatively limited measures to improve the UK’s infrastructure, skills and education. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
. Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. ...
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
....More than 1,000 schools installed solar power in recent years to address climate change, educate pupils and provide a crucial new revenue stream to help squeezed budgets. But figures from 74 education authorities that responded to freedom of information requests show 821 schools with solar will together have to pay an extra £800,000 a year in business rates from April because of taxation changes. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....Launched in October 2016, the app allows users to set up shared meals with up to four participants, and to view local dining events they could attend. "You can invite specific people based on their job and education details, or simply leave the event open and see who turns up," Mr Soe says. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....She thinks the country is going “down, down, down” and says she doesn’t blame Worrall for making her decision to move to Australia in May. Worrall teaches animal management at a nearby further education college. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
....Cambridge Mask Company offers a way of filtering the air you breathe when outside the home. Founded by Christopher Dobbing, it grew out of his experience of working in China as an education consultant. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
....When my son was born in 2012 I decided to take an extended break from paid work to look after him. 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. ...
Bridgend reels from jobs threat hanging over Ford plant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:00:39 AM
.... If so, there will be those who say the people of Bridgend have themselves to blame – almost 55% of them voted in favour of Brexit. Councillor Charles Smith, cabinet member for education and regeneration on Bridgend county borough council, said Brexit was certainly hovering in the background. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
....Meanwhile, flotation prospectuses, which detail the company’s financial history and directors’ records, are often published only after the shares have started trading. This is ludicrous, as is the idea that only sophisticated fund managers can be trusted with an early glance during the “investor education” period. ...
Government sets out post-Brexit digital strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:10:06 AM
....Chris Pennell, an analyst with research company Ovum, said the plans did not go far enough. "We need to invest in education and start-ups and skills," he said. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....Figures published last week showed almost a fifth of academic staff in UK universities were from EU countries. But Lord Bilimoria said there was also a bigger global picture to be considered and any shift towards isolationism would have a deep negative impact on the UK's higher education system and cutting-edge research. ...
‘Buy for Uni’ mortgage turns students into landlords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:28:35 AM
.... A similar product has been on offer through Bath Building Society for some years, but both have been met with calls for caution by students’ representatives. Under the Buy for Uni deal students who are over 18 in higher education in England and Wales can get a loan for up to £300,000 as long as the property is within 10 miles of where they study. ...
Will business rates hike be final chapter for high street bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....Godfray says in the letter to the Treasury: “We strongly feel that bookshops bring to their locality very many advantages that should be recognised in the tax system. “They are educational, calm, safe locations, and very often act as a magnet, bringing increased footfall to their surrounding areas, to the benefit of other retailers. ...
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
....7% higher. The education services company has been hit by a downturn in sales of text books in the US, but Pearson said it had not seen any further deterioration in trading. ...
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
....When my son was born in 2012 I decided to take an extended break from paid work to look after him. I had been working in environmental education and the role wasn’t child-friendly. ...
Don’t be a dinosaur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:37:05 AM
....Ever feel technology is leaving you behind? The good news is that you're not alone - it's a problem for everyone. The bad news is the constant and rapid advances in technology mean that, rather than leaving education behind at 18 or 21, you are likely to have to keep going back to school again and again throughout your lifetime to keep up. ...
UK government surplus gives Philip Hammond pre-budget boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:33:43 PM
.... If the UK economy remains stable over the transition period once article 50 is triggered, Hammond could meet his objective to reduce the budget deficit below 2% GDP by 2020-21, while offering a few small giveaways. “These could include alleviating the burden on some small businesses impacted by rising business rates, and providing additional support to public services that are under increasing strain, such as the NHS, social care and education. ...
Made in the UK goods could cost more as import prices rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:17:41 PM
....Rain Newton-Smith, the CBI’s chief economist, said: “With cost pressures building, businesses will be looking to the budget for relief from business rates, specifically bringing forward the adjustment from retail prices index (RPI) to the consumer prices index (CPI). “Over the longer term, investment in education and innovation as part of the government’s industrial strategy will really need to deliver in the face of increasing political headwinds. ...
Tackle your debts while interest rates are at lowest image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 11:59:00 AM
.... . Head of financial education Jeanette Makings says young people are struggling with student debt, low incomes and rising prices: “They earn entry-level salaries and are often saddled with debt, so it can be overwhelming to consider saving towards a pension or a property. ...
Small shops recoil in the face of business rates that will more than double image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....She said nurseries should be treated differently from shops and offices over business rates. “They don’t rate us on education but on the income we could get if we rented our building out. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
....TalkTalk, which has consistently denied any liability for such cases, says: “We are very sorry to hear Mr Tucker and others have been the victims of a scam. We believe we have a responsibility to help protect customers from these crimes, which is why we launched Beat the Scammers, a nationwide awareness and education campaign to help customers protect themselves. ...
Driverless trucks: economic tsunami may swallow one of most common US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:00:02 PM
.... Over the same 42 years, the American economy grew by more than 200%, or a staggering $11tn. For millions of average Americans, the reasonable expectations of their youth – a steady job, home ownership, college education for their children – have degraded into decades of stagnation, even as they have been continuously bombarded by news of the overall growth and prosperity of the US economy. ...
Who will the Brexiteers blame when the milk and honey fails to flow? | Rafael Behr image
.... Timid little steps on housing, industrial strategy and job security are not going to get the prime minister to the promised land of fairness and opportunity in time for Brexit day. And she insists on a diversion to set up more grammar schools along the way, despite nearly every expert in the field warning that educational selection closes more avenues to social mobility than it opens. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... Even organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, a champion of neoliberalism if ever there was one, openly question it too. Unsurprisingly, it turns out that people do want government to deal with their problems – especially when it comes to issues of health, poverty, old age, disability and education. ...
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
.... Employment agencies have warned that the UK’s food industry is facing the worst labour shortage for at least 12 years. The public sector is expected to be severely impacted by the risk of a drop in EU labour, with 43% of education and 49% of healthcare sector employers surveyed in the Labour Market Outlook saying they believed EU migrants among their workforce were considering leaving. ...
‘A change of jobs is not only desirable but possible’ – our work expert responds image
.... Suitably presented, these are hugely attractive in the PA/retail/heritage interpretation areas. You could find yourself delivering the same skills for better terms and conditions (the day ends at five! No Sunday night stress!) If you want to stay in education, get involved in consultancy and advice (but not Ofsted) – or even tap into the money pot that is setting up a free school. ...
Men earn £12,500 less in 20s than generation before, research shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:01:07 AM
.... While that in part reflects their misfortune to come of age in the midst of a huge financial crisis, there are wider economic forces that have seen young men in particular slide back,” he will say. “The fact that young women have bucked this trend by moving overwhelmingly into higher-skilled roles is welcome, and suggests that the disruptive force of automation has met its match in the forward march of education and feminism. ...
Housing crisis: the empty nester's guide to downsizing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:36:21 PM
....” The sprawling garden and large home began to feel too difficult to maintain, and there were small jobs that constantly needed doing. “We had both retired so it felt like the right time to move,” explains Linda, who worked in education. ...
Democrats must do to the Dakota pipeline what they did to Betsy DeVos: resist | Kate Aronoff image
.... It’s the strategic one, too. That might look something like what happened on Tuesday, when Senate Democrats closed ranks against Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. ...

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