Future of Work

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Bookmakers shares tumble on report that maximum stake on machines to be cut

UK bookmakers have seen their shares fall sharply after a report suggesting the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals could be slashed. Ministers are likely to cut the stake from £100 to £2 after a consultation closes, according to the Sunday Times. Shares in Ladbrokes Coral, the UK’s biggest betting shop firm, were down 8% and […]

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CBI criticises use of short term policies to improve skills base

The latest measures to improve Britain’s skills base are not working, the CBI employers’ group has warned. The organisation, which represents the UK’s biggest companies, said programmes such as the apprenticeship levy had “alienated” firms. CBI managing director Neil Carberry criticised successive governments’ short-term approach to tackling the country’s skills shortage. “We need a skills […]

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Unhealthy employees now cost organisations six weeks a year lost productivity

Research from the 2017 Britain’s Healthiest Workplace survey (BHW), a study of almost 32,000 workers across all UK industries, has revealed that employees lose, on average, the equivalent of 30.4 days of productive time each year as they take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as […]