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Ryanair meeting pilots union ahead of planned strike

Ryanair has agreed to meet the trade union Fórsa at a neutral venue in an attempt to prevent a planned strike by pilots based in the Republic of Ireland. The pilots have voted to strike for 24 hours on Thursday. Ryanair had indicated that any talks should take place at its headquarters in Airside in Swords. […]

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Mothercare rescue plan means closure of 60 outlets putting 900 jobs at risks

Struggling mother and baby products retailer Mothercare says it will shut 60 stores by June 2019, instead of the 50 previously earmarked for closure. The extra closures mainly come from its Childrens World division, which will go into administration. The closures will put 900 jobs at risk, up from the 800 previously stated. Mothercare also […]

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Growth in services sector sees UK economy bounce back

The services sector, which includes bars, restaurants and hotels, accounts for about three-quarters of the UK economy.  The UK economy has bounced back from a soft patch in the opening months of 2018, according to a closely watched survey of the services sector that showed stronger than expected activity last month. In the latest sign that bad […]

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MPs criticise government for prioritising cost over quality in awarding outstanding contracts

The government is prioritising cost over quality when outsourcing public sector contracts, leading to worse services, a committee of MPs says. The collapse of construction giant Carillion had exposed “fundamental flaws” in the outsourcing process, the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee said. When Carillion failed in January, it had 420 UK public sector […]

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Poundworld founder claims rescue deal being put at risk by administrator

The founder of Poundworld has said that the discount retailer’s administrator is putting a rescue plan at risk by dragging its feet over striking a deal. Deloitte was appointed as the administrator of Poundworld in June after talks with a buyer failed. Chris Edwards says he made an offer four weeks ago, but has only […]