Future of Work

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Ikea looks set to open more small stores in the UK

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea looks set to roll out its smaller city centre store format after seeing a positive response to its first outlet in London. UK boss Javier Quinones said the London shop was a “learning experiment” but its success meant the format was likely to expand to other UK cities. The concept allows […]

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More than 200 UK shopping centres are ‘in crisis’

More than 200 UK shopping centres are in danger of falling into administration, experts are warning. Analyst Nelson Blackley said the demise of “major anchor stores” such as BHS and Toys R Us, and the rise of online retail, had caused a “downward spiral”. Many of the at-risk centres are owned by US private equity […]

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Sports Direct to close half of Evans Cycle stores in ‘rescue’ deal

Billionaire Mike Ashley has announced a deal to buy Evans Cycles which will see half of the bike chain’s shops close, resulting in hundreds of job losses. The struggling firm was placed into administration before being sold to Sports Direct International. Mr Ashley, who founded Sports Direct, said: “In order to save the business, we […]

Home office

The Rise of Remote Working: Top Global Industries Leading the Way

More business owners are swapping rigid 9-5 schedules and traditional office environments in favour of flexible space and remote working as an option for saving costs, retaining employees and encouraging a healthy work-life balance. With this in mind, Instant Offices investigates what industries are leading the way for remote working and how to overcome the […]

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Amazon creates 1000 ‘highly skilled’ jobs in the UK

Amazon has revealed plans to create more than 1,000 jobs in the UK in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge. At least 600 “highly skilled” roles will be added in Manchester working on software, machine learning and AWS, its cloud computing business. The company will also create 250 and 180 jobs at its development centres in Edinburgh […]

Salary

Average DevOps salary hits £90k new survey reveals

O’Reilly Media has released its 2018 Annual IT/Ops Salary Survey. Began in 2017, the survey aims to share insight into the state of the global DevOps industry, and help professionals create a basis for salary discussions. The 2018 survey has shown that the global median pay for DevOps professionals currently stands at $90K a year. […]