Economics, government & business

Unions call for government intervention to end cull of manufacturing jobs

14 Oct 2004

Cabinet ministers will today face demands for action to stem a ‘crude cull’ in manufacturing jobs.
The GMB union claims...

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Vauxhall workers likely to avoid the chop as GM modifies European workforce

14 Oct 2004

Vauxhall workers in the UK are likely to escape the axe as parent company General Motors (GM) cuts 12,000 jobs...

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Employers win delay to introduction of corporate reporting regulations

14 Oct 2004

New corporate reporting requirements which were due to come into force on 1 January 2005 are likely to be delayed...

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Unemployment falls to record low

13 Oct 2004

Unemployment in the UK fell by 51,000 between June and August to 1.39 million – the lowest since records began...

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Newspaper giant’s move from Wapping will cost 700 jobs

13 Oct 2004

News International has announced plans to move its printing operation from its Wapping site with the loss of 700 jobs....

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Shorter application process needed for foreign recruits

12 Oct 2004

The Home Office has admitted urgent action is needed to shorten the time it takes to process the applications of...

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Read the mood changes but they are only slight

12 Oct 2004

There is a rhythm to British life: there’s the Gold Cup in March; Tim Henman fails to get beyond the...

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Employers finding it tough to recruit the right staff

12 Oct 2004

Three in five employers find it hard to recruit people who are up to the job, and it’s stunting the...

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Retail gets therapy

12 Oct 2004

Retailers have welcomed Philip Green’s plans for a £10m academy, but will it be trendy enough to attract suitable school leavers?

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DTI accused of mixed messages on work-life balance

4 Oct 2004

The
DTI’s consultation on possible changes to the UK’s
Working Time Regulations is characterised by an inconsistent and contradictory
approach,...

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Social services boost management skills

1 Oct 2004

Coventry Social Services has made the first awards of its e-learning BTEC Certificate in Management Studies, which it implemented as part of its plan to achieve National Care Standards qualifications targets.

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Rail skills agenda is stopped in its tracks

1 Oct 2004

A consultation and review of the future skills agenda for rail is taking place after efforts to establish a sector skills council (SSC) for the industry have stalled.

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People development is key leader attribute

28 Sep 2004

The ability to develop people has been rated as the most important characteristic for leaders to possess. The Contemporary Leadership...

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DTI staff braced for wide-ranging job cuts

27 Sep 2004

Nearly 1,500 staff at the
Department of Trade and Industry are
to lose their jobs this week, according to the...

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DTI secretary to depart next Easter

27 Sep 2004

Robin
Young, permanent secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has
announced that he is to leave the...

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