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Women’s state pension changes to get legal review

A campaign group representing women born in the 1950s has won the right to a judicial review into changes to their state pension age. A High Court judge has granted a review into how the government handled the raising of the pension age from 60. Joanne Welch, from the BackTo60 group which brought the case, […]

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Ted Baker staff launch petition over culture of ‘forced hugging’

Staff at fashion group Ted Baker allege there is a culture of “forced hugging” by the firm’s founder and boss, which they are now demanding be ended. A petition, launched by an employee, also accuses 62-year-old Ray Kelvin of inappropriate comments and behaviour. “It is part of a culture that leaves harassment unchallenged,” they claim. […]

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Is your boss an office grinch?

The festive season may be the perfect time for gift giving, however when it comes to the workplace many bosses aren’t rewarding or recognising their employees with a token gift, according to new research. A study of 1,000 UK workers published in the Most Generous Time of the Year Study by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest […]

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MPs fury over Facebook chief Zuckerberg ‘no show’

Politicians from nine countries reacted angrily to the absence of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing today. The event is part of an unprecedented international inquiry into disinformation and fake news. Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president of policy solutions, appeared in Mr Zuckerberg’s place.He said he took responsibility for deciding who appeared at which committee. […]

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Food glorious food: The key as most people employed in pubs while number shrink

Pubs are employing more people than 10 years ago, despite almost a quarter of them having closed over the same period, official figures show. According to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this could be because an increasing number now serve food, which is more labour intensive. More than 11,000 pubs have closed, […]

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Women gain higher earnings than men from degrees

Women are much more likely than men to get an increase in earnings from going to university, says an analysis of salaries at the age of 29. The study, from the Department for Education and Institute for Fiscal Studies, says women with a degree earn 28% more than non-graduate women. Men with degrees earn an […]

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Boost for temporary staff as digitalisation creates finance team skills gap

Three quarters (75%) of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) believe digitalisation will have a positive impact for temporary employees within the finance department, according to research1 from recruitment specialist Robert Half UK. As companies battle to adapt to the rapidly changing finance landscape, many are hiring from the financial planning and analysis sector. To ensure a […]

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Facebook documents seized by MPs investigating Cambridge Analytica data breach

A cache of Facebook documents has been seized by MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Rarely-used Parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details. The Observer, which first reported the story, said the documents included data about Facebook’s privacy controls. Damian Collins, MP, later said […]