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Government steps up on unpaid internships

The government has ramped up efforts to “stamp out illegal unpaid internships”. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has written to more than 500 firms over the last three months reminding them that interns classed as workers must be paid the minimum wage. The government also says it will ask HMRC to focus minimum wage enforcement […]

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Struggling Debenhams to cut 320 store management jobs in drive to cut costs

Department store group Debenhams is planning to cut 320 store management jobs as it tries to drive down costs. The retailer said last month it was stepping up cost-cutting plans after it issued a profit warning because of disappointing trading over Christmas. Debenhams said a review of its stores had identified “significant cost savings by […]

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TalkTalk shares slump after profits warning

Shares in TalkTalk have tumbled more than 10% after the firm warned that profits would be significantly lower this year than previously thought. TalkTalk also slashed its dividend and announced plans to raise £200m by selling shares on the stock exchange. The firm is raising money to invest in a network of fibre cables that […]

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You can be a Smart Energy Employer

This is your opportunity to be part of Britain’s energy transformation. By supporting your staff to get smart meters, you will be supporting Britain’s energy transformation, and your colleagues to make the most of this new technology. Becoming a Smart Energy Employer is easy, free and will mean huge benefits for your employees. Benefits to […]

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Ryanair warns of further disruptions to services ahead caused by worker issues

Ryanair is warning of “localised disruptions” as it recognises unions across the countries it operates in. The airline, which resisted worker representation for years, is also expected to extend union recognition to cabin crew. Last month Ryanair agreed to recognise a union for its 600 UK pilots. That followed a row over pilots’ rotas which […]