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That’s rich: Barclays banker says that the PPI mis-selling scandal has made customers fraudsters

The PPI insurance mis-selling scandal has turned many Britons into fraudsters, one of the UK’s top bankers has claimed. Barclays chairman John McFarlane said it was “inconceivable” that all the claims fuelling a “flat-screen television” buying spree were genuine. “The percentage of fraudulent claims is enormous,” he told the Mail on Sunday. The Financial Conduct […]

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Workers underpaid to the tune of £15.6 million

A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year. In total, 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate – the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced in 1999. Social care, commercial warehousing and the gig economy were […]

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Facebook accused of job advertisements gender discrimination

Van driving, roofing, police work – all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that Facebook’s advertising system allows employers to target job ads based on […]



Engage Business Media’s 2018 Engage Awards programme has broken records across the board with more categories, more finalists, and more entries deliberated over by more judges than ever before. For this year’s competition EBM are delighted to announce that we have a record number of deserving Engage Awards finalists across 19 categories selected by our […]

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Jaguar workers put on three day week until Christmas

About 1,000 workers at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham will move from a five-day to a three-day week from October until Christmas. Jaguar Land Rover said it was making “temporary adjustments to our production schedules” at the factory. It was standard practice to “regularly review its production schedules to ensure market demand is balanced […]


Amazon investigating claims that some of it’s staff sold confidential customer data to third party

Amazon is investigating claims that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies. According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, employees of the e-retailer are offering internal data and other confidential information to independent merchants who sell their goods on the US giant’s website. The practice, which violates company policy, […]

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UK wages continue to outstrip the inflation rate

Wages saw faster than expected growth in the three months to July, as they continued to outstrip rising prices. Excluding bonuses, wages grew by 2.9%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), well above the inflation rate. Earnings have now outstripped inflation for four months. Unemployment continued to fall, dropping by 55,000 to 1.36 […]