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.... I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction," he told Reuters. The report also suggests that professional "white collar" jobs are associated with improved happiness over "blue collar" roles - but that having a job at all is one of the biggest factors. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:43:03 AM
.... I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction," he told Reuters. The report also suggests that professional "white collar" jobs are associated with improved happiness over "blue collar" roles - but that having a job at all is one of the biggest factors. ...
Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:59:54 PM
....Companies House, which maintains a database on every firm incorporated in the UK, listing their accounts and all directors and shareholders, was considering proposals to reduce the amount of time the records of dissolved companies were retained from 20 years to six. The plans provoked an outcry when they became public in August, with warnings that they would hamper the ability to track down white collar criminals and combat money laundering. ...

We're working harder, feel more stressed and have less security - but Brits are happier at work than ever before 
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....The number of graduates in the workforce – a group more likely to say they would work even if they did not have to – has more than doubled since the mid-1980s. Kirby Swales, director of the NatCen Survey Centre, said there was evidence that both white collar workers and those in manual or routine jobs are “buying in” to their work more than in the past – but often for different reasons. ...
Trending in Japan: Restless retirees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 10:30:17 PM
. Working after retirement is not something many plan for, especially in Japan, where most white collar workers - known as salarymen - still devote their lives to one employer for an average of four decades. ...
Islamic State 'earning millions by playing the stock market' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:01:10 PM
.... . Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (Isil) extraordinary venture into white collar crime is now a major source of income, along with oil smuggling and extortion from people living in Isil-controlled areas. ...
Andrew Bailey: three decades at the regulatory coal face image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 07:16:18 PM
.... . “His banking philosophy, revealed in a number of speeches in recent years, displays a deep pre-occupation with risk and capital markets; enforcement is not a tool with which he seems very familiar,” said Ben Rose, founder of the law firm Hickman & Rose, which specialises in white collar crime. ...
‘Ushers and butlers’ … how fawning politicians welcomed world’s rich image
....The deference of the UK government has facilitated the construction and extension of mega-mansions for the several thousand ultra-high net worth individuals, with assets of at least £21m, and the 80 billionaires who now live in London. This has driven up house prices, leaving the “majority of precarious white collar and manual service class workers unable to afford a mortgage”. ...
Davos: Doctors and lawyers could be replaced by robots image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 06:50:00 PM
. Millions of doctors, lawyers and other white collar workers face being left on the scrapheap as advances in artificial intelligence trigger “terrifying changes” in the jobs market, experts have warned. ...
Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 06:00:17 AM
.... Top executives such as Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg will debate how the new industrial revolution could improve industry and society. But Davos will also look at the threat to white collar jobs, asking if the changes are “failing the middle classes”. ...
Women to lose out in technology revolution as robotics threatens jobs, warns WEF image
....Related: Robots rub up with Davos delegates. The greatest loss of jobs will be white collar and administrative roles, though the WEF survey predicts this will partially be offset by the creation of roles in areas such as computing, maths, architecture and engineering. ...
Libor trader Tom Hayes loses appeal but has jail sentence cut to 11 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 06:17:18 PM
....Tom Hayes, the former trader jailed for conspiracy to rig global Libor interest rates, has had his sentence cut to 11 years from 14, but failed to have his conviction overturned. On Monday three senior court of appeal judges reduced the sentence, one of the longest prison terms on record for UK white collar crime, after considering factors such as Hayes’s age, lack of seniority and his Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis. ...
George Osborne must lower the apprenticeship levy and focus on engineers not hairdressers image
.... . Yesterday it was the turn of Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), who said that the current shortage of blue and white collar construction workers was reaching “crisis point”. ...
Carlsberg to axe 2,000 staff as sales fall flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 06:27:25 PM
....The world’s fourth-largest beer producer announced the overhaul on Wednesday alongside a £438m loss in the third quarter, largely caused by problems with its Russian business. Approximately 2,000 white collar jobs will be cut – 4% of its global workforce of 46,800 – as part of a recovery plan Carlsberg calls Funding the Journey. ...
Why George Osborne should have opted for much more radical welfare reform image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 04:47:23 PM
.... In any case, it would be silly to ignore what Keynes called “technological unemployment”, the notion that advances in technology can destroy certain forms of traditional employment or render them unskilled and low paid. In the post-war period, middle income employment has been extensively supported by explosive growth in white collar work. ...
Rising wages will mean some white collar jobs will disappear, says David Willetts image
. Middle class white collar jobs in the financial service and law are at risk of disappearing because of rising wages, the head of the thinktank behind the policy says. ...
ABB restructuring stokes break-up speculation image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 08:58:02 AM
.... . The move is expected to produce $1bn of “white collar productivity” savings - job losses among its 100,000 office staff - a year by the end of 2017 and release $2bn in cash from working capital. ...
Hays to profit from boom in British office jobs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 04:00:52 PM
. Britain's booming jobs market has delivered a bumper year for the white collar recruitment firm Hays, as its fees come close to returning to levels seen before the recession. ...
Compass Group subsidiary 'paid bribes to Kazakhstan customs officials' image
.... It has made no public statement on the payments, but in a letter to Pabani explaining his sacking, the company said the facilitation payments were already known about and had been dealt with before his arrival in post. Alison Geary, a white collar crime specialist at the law firm WilmerHale, said: “In order to come within the reach of the Bribery Act a company must be carrying on business in the UK. ...
The curious case of low unemployment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 11:02:49 PM
.... . Or they were a temporary phenomenon - white collar workers who had lost their company jobs in a recession, and had been forced into self-employed consultancy by sheer necessity. ...
Office workers are using ADHD medication to stay alert at work image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 03:26:59 PM
.... . The New York Observer said that white collar workers are using pills called Nootropics to enhance their working capacity and stay alert during long days. ...
Serious Fraud Office failing to follow up thousands of tip-offs image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 6th of April 2015 10:16:41 PM
....The SFO, which is led by director David Green, has conducted a number of high-profile cases – including the Barclays/Qatar scandal and Rolls-Royce bribery case – on the back of tip-offs. It works alongside the  City of London Police, which was also deluged with reports of fraud and other white collar crimes last year, despite substantial funding cuts. ...
Young workers face 55pc tax charge in retirement image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 15th of February 2015 10:00:07 PM
.... . Matthew Connell, of Zurich, said: "The lifetime cap could start to bite for people with around average incomes and a long history of pension scheme membership, including teachers and people who worked in a white collar job for the same organisation for a long time. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 24th of January 2015 12:15:25 AM
. A judge yesterday handed down one of the toughest sentences of recent times for a white collar crime, giving the boss of the failed hedge fund Weavering 13 years in prison for a $537m (£358m) fraud. ...
Weavering hedge fund boss Magnus Peterson sentenced to 13 years in prison for a $537m fraud image
. A judge today handed down one of the toughest sentences of recent times for a white collar crime, giving the boss of a collapsed hedge fund 13 years in prison for a $537m fraud. ...
Weavering hedge fund founder Magnus Peterson jailed for 13 years over fraud image
.... . “This matter can be seen as part of a series of SFO investigations focusing on the conduct of the financial services sector around the time of the financial crisis and we expect that area to remain one of the SFO's priorities through 2015,” said Tom Epps, a partner in the white collar crime team at law firm Brown Rudnick. ...
Mark Carney: technology companies should pay more tax image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 23rd of January 2015 10:50:47 AM
.... . "In that disruption of a series of white collar middle class jobs, people have to improve their skills to move to higher creativity jobs. ...
Davos 2015: Robots less dangerous than stupid people image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of January 2015 06:14:29 PM
.... The biggest immediate danger from artificial intelligence was autonomous weaponry, followed in the medium term by disruption to established forms of employment. Computers have already rendered redundant millions of once well-paying white collar jobs. ...
'Sociopathic' robots could overrun the human race within a generation  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of January 2015 12:24:22 PM
.... The biggest immediate danger from artificial intelligence was autonomous weaponry, followed in the medium term by disruption to established forms of employment. Computers have already rendered redundant millions of once well-paying white collar jobs. ...
Wind-up radio inventor gets New Year Honour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of December 2014 10:34:02 PM
....He is also working to get laws changed to help inventors and engineers if they find someone else is profiting from their work. "I'm trying to get patent theft recognised as a white collar crime," he said, adding that the idea had received a sympathetic hearing from the Metropolitan Police. ...
Why is Preet Bharara, the 'scourge of Wall Street', taking a friendly tone towards mortgage bankers? image
.... Hint: they work on Wall Street. The government understands law enforcement 101: just as in organized crime, prosecutors try to flip white collar crime’s lower-level grunts to try to get to the bosses above. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 10th of October 2014 06:18:22 AM
. British recruiting firm Hays has said skill shortages are pushing up some white collar salaries as much as 10 percent, contrasting with generally slack wage growth and signalling wage pressures in some parts of the economy. ...
Hays reveals further evidence of UK jobs market recovery image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of October 2014 06:43:42 AM
.... . Britain's biggest white collar recruiter reported that its domestic market had strengthened by 13pc in the last quarter, driven by a strong uptick in accountancy and finance specialisms, construction and property and IT. ...
Finance firms are finally hiring again, says recruiter Robert Walters image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 12:27:45 PM
....” . The white collar recruiter said it expects its full-year profits to be ahead of expectations after three months of double-digit growth in all of its regions. ...
Bretton Woods II lives on, packing pain for western workers image
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 06:29:10 AM
...."The 2008 financial crisis was the end neither of the international financial system known as Bretton Woods II, nor even of its China phase," the authors concluded in their report. "The old industrial centre has seen its manufacturing and white collar clerical labour force displaced, and one might think it cannot stand yet another cheap labour giant like India pushing in," they added. ...
Self employed? You'll be older, working longer and for less pay image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of August 2014 11:29:37 AM
.... However, the work that people in self employment do has changed since the financial crisis. More people are for working longer, but many are doing white collar jobs such as consultancy and accountancy work. ...
Escape to the country: internet paves way for surge in working from home image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 01:31:16 PM
.... “But the other factor is the growth of the Internet. Connections have become very, very reliable and very powerful – that helps explain why we have got these numbers in the higher occupations so, the professional white collar people working at home. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 2nd of June 2014 01:28:36 AM
.... . This means they effectively move from being categorised as blue to white collar workers, so that they are no longer entitled to be members of the GMB. ...
GlaxoSmithKline is facing more than double jeopardy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 31st of May 2014 01:56:49 PM
.... The US has not always been so amenable. Rumours of clashes between UK and US investigators working on high profile banking, fraud and corruption cases are now fairly commonplace among the white collar crime community. ...
With Barclays in its sights, can the SFO deliver? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of May 2014 07:44:55 AM
....Barclays/Qatar is only one of a raft of SFO investigations crawling through the system without any sight of charges, let alone a trial. This is a state of affairs that has poured more ignominy on the country’s lead investigator and prosecutor of big-ticket white collar crime. ...
Business news and markets: as it happened - April 14, 2014 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of April 2014 07:20:04 AM
.... The government also wants to raise the official retirement age in China. At present, men employed in China’s public sector can retire at 60 years old, while their female counterparts can end white collar work at 55, or finish blue collar careers at the age of 50. ...
Questor share tip: Hays profits above expectations image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of April 2014 05:00:20 AM
.... . The white collar recruitment company which focuses on providing accountants, bankers and IT professionals across the country is also experiencing growth in more profitable permanent placements. ...

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