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Grangemouth owners Ineos to close petrochemical site

23 Oct 2013

Ineos has told workers it will close its Grangemouth petro-chemicals plant after they refused to sign up to a cost-cutting plan deemed vital for its survival.

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University staff to stage one-day strike over pay

22 Oct 2013

University staff are to stage a one-day national strike at the end of this month in a row over pay.

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BBC should become mutual company

22 Oct 2013

The BBC should become the UK's biggest mutual company to make it more accountable to licence fee payers, a former culture secretary has said.

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US added 148,000 jobs in September

22 Oct 2013

The US economy added 148,000 new jobs in September, official figures show. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2%, down from 7.3% in August, the US Department of Labor said.

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Grangemouth dispute: Buyer sought for plant, says Scottish government

22 Oct 2013

The Scottish government is trying to find a buyer for the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemicals plant.

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Scottish Power to pay customers £8.5m after Ofgem probe

22 Oct 2013

Scottish Power is to pay customers £8.5m after an investigation by industry regulator Ofgem into its doorstep and telephone selling.

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Grangemouth dispute: Union members reject deal

22 Oct 2013

Half the permanent workforce at the Grangemouth complex have rejected new terms and conditions proposed by Ineos, union officials have said.

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GP clinical exam ‘is unfair to minorities’

21 Oct 2013

UK ethnic minority doctors are four times more likely than white candidates to fail their clinical GP exam, the General Medical Council has found.

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Social mobility report: Work ‘may be no route out of poverty’

17 Oct 2013

For millions of families, work no longer pays enough to provide a route out of poverty, the government's social mobility tsar is expected to warn

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UK unemployment rate steady as claimant count falls fastest in 16 years

16 Oct 2013

Britain's unemployment rate held steady in the three months to August but the sharpest fall in more than 16 years in the number of people claiming jobless benefits showed the labour market was continuing to heal.

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Police chief direct recruitment ‘to bypass constable rank’

15 Oct 2013

The government has announced plans to allow direct entry into the highest ranks of policing, ending 180 years of tradition.

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UK workers are ‘less happy’ than their global peers

15 Oct 2013

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