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    Technology distributor secures its data with backup as a service

    Databarracks helps Westcoast save resources and add an additional layer of security to backups About WestcoastEstablished in 1984, the Westcoast Group remains privately held with its distributor arm, Westcoast Limited, distributing leading IT brands to a broad range of resellers, retailers and office product dealers in the UK and beyond. Thanks to the hard work […] More

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    Budget 2021: Furlough likely to continue until 21 June

    Shutterstock Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has implied that furlough will continue as long as elements of lockdown remain in place. With speculation mounting over tomorrow’s budget, Kwarteng told the BBC that business support would continue so as not to risk “crushing” any economic recovery. The furlough support, formally the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, is currently […] More

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    Less than half don’t have health and wellbeing strategy

    Photo: Shutterstock Less than half (44%) of employers have an employee wellbeing strategy in place and a fifth do not intend to implement one within the next year and a half. This is according to Aon’s UK Benefits & Trends Survey for 2021, which found that organisations’ health and wellbeing benefits strategies may not be […] More

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    Employers so focused on physical safety that mental health still being overlooked

    Shutterstock Employers are still overly focused on safeguarding the physical safety of employees at the cost of overlooking mental wellbeing, with stigma or fear around speaking up still common, the results of a global survey have indicated. Fifty-two per cent of employees surveyed by safety assurance and certification organisation Lloyd’s Register felt their employer placed […] More

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    Brexit: steady flow of finance jobs to EU continues

    Dublin – the most popular destination for Brexit finance firm relocationsPhoto: Shutterstock Approaching half of the UK’s financial services firms have moved or plan to move some operations from the UK to Europe, with Dublin and Luxembourg the most popular EU destinations for staff relocations and new hubs. According to professional services firm EY’s latest […] More

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    Halfords to hand back furlough cash

    jax10289 / Shutterstock.com Halfords is to pay back £10.7m in furlough cash after experiencing ‘stronger than anticipated’ sales. The motoring and cycling retailer said it would pay back all the money it received under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as it expected to achieve a full-year pre-tax profit of £90m-£100m. However, the company said […] More

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    Restaurant chain denies abuse of furlough scheme

    Photo: Shutterstock Steakhouse group Tomahawk has rejected accusations by the GMB union of bullying workers to lend it money to pay for their own national insurance (NI) and pension contributions. The union claims that a meeting was called for all staff, during which they were asked by the company if they could borrow money back […] More

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