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800 jobs to go in £11bn standard life merger with Aberdeen asset management

The proposed £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management is expected to result in the phased loss of around 800 jobs, documents have revealed. The posts are due to be cut over three years as the companies, which have a combined worldwide workforce of approximately 9,000 people, restructure. Bosses said they expect […]

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EXPERTS WARN ANOTHER MAJOR CYBER ATTACK IMMINENT AFTER GLOBAL RANSOMWARE HIT ON FRIDAY

Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”. The virus, which took control of users’ files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain, France […]

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DELIVEROO REMOVES CLAUSE BANNING ITS COURIERS FROM CHALLENGING THEIR SELF EMPLOYED STATUS

Deliveroo has changed the contract for its couriers after receiving a drubbing from MPs over the so-called “gig economy’s” treatment of workers. The takeaway delivery business has removed a clause that banned couriers from challenging their self-employed status before an employment tribunal. The clause was legally unenforceable. However, the Labour MP Frank Field called it […]

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JOHN LEWIS TAKES £36M PROFITS HIT FOR FAILURE TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE

John Lewis has taken a £36m hit to profits to cover potential back payments to staff after breaching National Minimum Wage rules. The retailer said the issue related to the use of pay averaging, which spreads workers’ pay evenly over the year. It said employees were paid the correct amount over the course of the […]

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Presenteeism threatens UK businesses

Louise Shipley heads up the European Workspace Management category for Fellowes Brands. A passionate advocate of healthy working, she has managed the ergonomics desk accessory category for Fellowes across Europe for 15 years. Over that time, she has seen the office workspace evolve at an accelerating rate, most recently with the introduction of the active working […]