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Work paused on Carillion construction sites

Bonus payments to bosses also cancelled

According to Insolvency Service, work on sites run by collapsed construction firm Carillion is to pause while decisions on their future are made. However, work on most of Carillion’s private sector service contracts is to carry on ...

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Tesco delays cuts to Clubcard Rewards until 10 June

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Following the backlash from customers for downgrading the value of rewards — Clubcard points — supermarket Tesco has announced today that it is delaying the cut to its Clubcard rewards until 10 June.

Earlier this week, the supermarket had announced ...

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Brexit: EU chief suggests UK should rejoin EU using Article 49

Another appeal by EU leaders

In his speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg today, EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged Britain find a ‘way out’ of leaving the EU. He also suggested that Britain can re-join the EU after Brexit by invoking another treaty clause ...

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The importance of visual merchandising on retail businesses

Tips to help your retail business

The retail sector has faced its fair share of challenges over recent years. Every time the economy starts showing signs of recovery, something crops up to damage spending, from Brexit uncertainty to the slightest increase in interest ...

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How to break workplace addictions for a positive 2018

Check out these top tips

The word ‘addiction’ has many negative connotations attached to it, so it’s only natural that when we hear it, we jump straight to those that have an undeniably damaging effect on the body, such as alcohol, tobacco and drugs. But because ...

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YouTube tightens rules for advert payment

To combat ‘spammers, impersonators, and other bad actors’

Google-owned YouTube has tightened its rules on who can make money from adverts in an attempt to win over advertisers worried about their brand appearing next to content like terrorist propaganda to inappropriate ...

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Is your home Airbnb ready? Styling tips for future hosts

Opinion piece

As with all things in life these days, ‘first impressions count’. How we look, what the outside world sees, and our impressions of all that’s around us, are what ‘cuts the mustard’ with us. We have become visual beings, who like to indulge in all ...

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Malware 'Skygofree' can steal WhatsApp messages from Android phones

An Italian job?

In a troubling new report, Russian firm Kaspersky Lab has dicovered a smartphone surveillance software that can steal encrypted WhatsApp messages from Android phones.

The snooping malware, dubbed Skygofree, can switch on the microphone when a smartphone ...

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Brexit Blues: workplace stress surges as managers work 44 days extra per year

New stats point out 

Managers are continuing to put in long working weeks far beyond their contracted hours and are suffering high-levels of work-related stress, according to the latest research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 

Of the 1,037 managers ...

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Trying to make your online business successful?

Check out these four tips

In years past, a person would have to find a physical storefront if they wanted to sell goods to the general public. The internet has changed everything when it comes to how a business owner can offer their products and services to the general ...

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Pearson – Profit guidance raised but sales trends unchanged

Figures show 

Pearson’s full year trading statement confirmed adjusted operating profit at average exchange rates over 2017 is set to be £570m-£575m. On an underlying basis, this is at the upper end of previous guidance. However sales trends in the group’s main market, ...

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Interserve shares plunge as government monitors firm post Carillion collapse

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British construction firm Interserve, also a rival of Carillion until its collapse this Monday, saw its share price fall by 15 per cent in early trading following a media report that ministers are “very worried” and have set up a team of officials to monitor ...

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Business leaders see tumultuous year ahead

Here’s why

2018 will be another tumultuous year for business, with a reversal in London’s economic dominance over the UK, continued tension linked to the rise of the flexible economy and a skills crunch due to falling immigration, the Institute of Directors is predicting ...

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One in five Londoners expected to start their own business in 2018

New research shows 

New research released today reveals that more Brits than ever before want to start their own business in 2018.

The survey of 1,000 working British people, carried out by award-winning cloud accounting software provider FreeAgent, found that 18 per ...

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Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines forcing 34,000 to flee

‘State of calamity’

More than 34,000 villagers have been forced to flee after Philippines’ most active volcano began spewing red lava yesterday. Mount Mayon, which draws thousands of tourists, rises 8,070 feet above Legazpi.

According to the Philippine Institute ...

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Seven in 10 Brits have no retirement plans

Study shows

Long-term planning is non-existent for the majority of Britons with 7 in 10 adults admitting they have no plans in place for their retirement, a new report by digital wealth management firm Moneyfarm reveals.  

More than three quarters (77 per cent) of ...

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Companies left red-faced by two-timing candidates

Here’s why 

Over 55 per cent of candidates have attended interviews while waiting for a formal contract offer from another company, according to research by HR and payroll solutions expert NGA Human Resources. The survey of individuals in full-time employment and HR ...

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Another sharp fall for Bitcoin amid fears of regulatory clampdown

Cryptocurrency began 2018 on a downward spiral

Just a day after falling to a four-week low, Bitcoin continued its slide today amid reports that the governments of China and South Korea were looking to ban trading of cryptocurrencies.

The value of bitcoin was as low as ...

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Bitcoin slides 18 per cent amid renewed crackdown fears

‘Pyramid scheme’

Bitcoin tumbled by almost 18 per cent today to $11,000 — a four-week low — after reports that the governments of China and South Korea were looking to ban trading of cryptocurrencies.

South Korea’s finance minister Kim Dong-yeon had said in an ...

2018-01-16 19:11 open_in_new
Diversity, AI to dominate British recruitment industry in 2018

Reinventing the traditional interview process “extremely important” to the future of hiring

According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends report, the biggest trends set to change how recruiters hire this year are diversity, reinventing the interview process, data and ...

2018-01-16 18:08 open_in_new
London to be battered with snow, hail and high winds

Met issues a yellow warning across Britain

Temperatures are set to plummet across Britain over the next few days, with the Met issuing a yellow warning for snow, hail and high winds for London and the South East.

Forecaster Emma Sharples told the Standard that wintry ...

2018-01-16 18:08 open_in_new