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Grangemouth owners Ineos to close petrochemical site

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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‘Lack of action’ claim on zero-hours contracts

22 Oct 2013

The Government will be accused by Labour of failing to tackle the abuse of zero-hours contracts provided to employees including those at Sports Direct, McDonald's and Buckingham Palace.

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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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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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