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    Risk of foreign investors being deterred by new immigration rules

    Photo: Shutterstock (posed by model) According to immigration specialist Yash Dubal, who advises foreign businesses that wish to set up satellite offices in the UK, new visa rules coming into operation from 1 January 2021 could lead to considerable confusion. Dubal, director at AY&J Solicitors. added that the government had also muddled its messaging by […] More

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    ASC and Oreico Conquer the Latin American Cloud Recording Market

    Smart Recording is the First Cloud Recording Solution on Azure in Mexico Hösbach, November 27, 2020 – ASC Technologies AG and Oreico Trading Solutions have entered into a strategic partnership. The goal is to offer a recording solution from the cloud for the Latin American market. Smart Recording is the first cloud recording solution on […] More

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    New partnership to support sustainable renewable energy in Southeast Asia

    The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership aims to help countries in the region transition from using fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The partnership aims to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia while helping to create socio-economic opportunities. It will initially focus on Indonesia, […] More

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    Dramatic fall in immigration could spark skills shortage

    The UK government had to relax quarantine rules for migrant workers due to a skills shortage on turkey farms.Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images The CIPD is urging the government to take steps to boost training and re-skilling of domestic workforce to compensate for a huge loss of migrants’ skills. The latest official migration statistics, published […] More

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    Two-thirds would get Covid-19 vaccine when offered

    Shutterstock Two-thirds of adults in the UK say they would be willing to have the Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible, but there are a number who still remain sceptical about the jab. A OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by remote medical appointment software company Medicspot found that 17% would refuse to get a […] More

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    Arcadia Group collapse could risk 13,000 jobs

    Topshop on Oxford Street is one of Arcadia Group’s key sitesKirsty O’Connor/PA Wire/PA Images Retail group Arcadia, owned by business tycoon Sir Philip Green, is reportedly close to collapse, putting around 13,000 jobs at risk and raising further questions around the safety of employees’ pensions. It is thought that talks with potential lenders have fallen […] More

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    Insurer recommends ‘fake commute’ to boost home workers’ health

    Shutterstock Employees have been encouraged to adopt a ‘fake commute’ while working from home, with research finding almost three in five office workers are struggling to separate their work and home life. According to health insurer Vitality, 59% struggled to switch off at the end of their working day, with 40% working longer hours and […] More

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    Few would see doctor if they experienced mild cognitive impairment

    Shutterstock Only 3% of people aged 55 and over would see their GP if they experienced memory loss, forgetfulness or a decline in their ability to make decisions, all of which are potential signs of a mild cognitive impairment. A OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by Nestlé Health Science found that more than a […] More

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    Pub chains reveal hundreds of job cuts

    Willy Barton/ Shutterstock Almost 1,700 jobs have been cut at pub and restaurant businesses Mitchells & Butlers and Fullers, Smith & Turner, due to reduced trade and the closure of some premises during the Covid-19 crisis. Mitchells & Butlers, which owns brands including All Bar One, Harvester and O’Neills, announced that it had made 1,300 […] More

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    RPI phase-out will impact defined benefit pension schemes

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak leaves No. 11 to deliver his Spending Review. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images The phasing out of the retail price index (RPI) in favour of the consumer prices index plus the cost of housing (CPIH) will have a significant impact on traditional defined benefit pension schemes. In his Spending Review on 25 November, […] More

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    Amazon employees in line for $500m recognition bonus

    An Amazon fulfilment centre in Memphis. Photo: USA Today Network/SIPA USA/PA Images Amazon is to pay a special holiday recognition bonus to its front-line employees globally, in order to demonstrate its appreciation for their work. All front-line staff who are employed by the organisation between 1-31 December 2020 will be eligible for the bonus, which, in the […] More

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