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    RSA: UK should adopt France’s partial activity scheme

    Montmartre, ParisShutterstock Future state support for industries threatened by coronavirus needs to be better targeted and take into account the additional risk to jobs from automation, which is being introduced faster in several sectors in response to the pandemic. A new report from thinktank RSA (Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) looking at the […] More

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    Ballerina image in jobs campaign provokes Twitter storm

    Image: QA/CyberFirst/HM Government The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden has described a government-supported advertisement designed to encourage people to retrain and switch jobs as “crass”. One advertisement, part of the Cyber First campaign promoting retraining in tech, pictured a ballerina and stated “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet)”. Many […] More