Ashleigh Webber

Ashleigh Webber

About Ashleigh Webber

Ashleigh has been a business journalist since 2012. She covers HR, recruitment and employment issues, as well as occupational health and wellbeing.

Employers to have key role in developing local skills

21 Jan 2021

Employers will have a central role in shaping technical education to ensure the workforce has the skills businesses need, the...

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Ensure workers have right to privacy when work is monitored, says Labour

20 Jan 2021

The Labour Party has called on the government to urgently update guidance on the use of surveillance at work after...

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Ryanair pilots’ trade union detriment case over first hurdle

20 Jan 2021

Ryanair pilots who saw their staff travel benefits removed after they took part in a strike in 2019 will have...

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Workers’ rights may be looked at, business secretary confirms

19 Jan 2021

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not...

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Pay issues, harassment and safety risks blight cleaning sector

19 Jan 2021

Issues with pay, dangerous working conditions and sexual harassment are ‘endemic’ in the cleaning sector, and organisations – especially client...

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Teachers, police and retail staff likely in next vaccine phase

19 Jan 2021

Public-facing workers such as police officers, teachers and retail staff may soon be offered a Covid-19 jab, vaccines minister Nadhim...

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Think-tank calls for development of ‘health hubs’ in town centres

19 Jan 2021

‘Health hubs’ combining GP surgeries, health and social care services and gyms should be established in town centres where shops...

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Few businesses monitoring the mental health of drivers

18 Jan 2021

Only a quarter of businesses with staff who drive for work have measures in place to monitor the mental health...

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An eighth forced into work amid Covid safety complaints

18 Jan 2021

A poll finds many have been ordered into work when they could have easily and safely worked from home.

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Less than 10% of police officers accused of misconduct are dismissed

18 Jan 2021

Figures show few officers investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct are dismissed after gross misconduct claims.

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Remote working job adverts trebled in a year

18 Jan 2021

The number of jobs advertised as a home working role more than trebled in 12 months, with indications that businesses...

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Number of overseas nationals leaving UK could have reached 1.3 million

15 Jan 2021

Up to 1.3 million overseas nationals have left the UK over the past year, with almost 700,000 non-UK born workers...

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Equal pay: Tesco ordered to disclose warehouse staff pay information

15 Jan 2021

Tesco has been ordered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal to disclose information it holds about how much its warehouse staff...

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Business secretary denies plans to rip-up workers’ rights

15 Jan 2021

Kwasi Kwarteng has denied reports that government wants to scrap the 48-hour limit, regulations on rest periods and other elements of the EU Working Time Directive

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Shift to home working could cost 400,000 high street jobs

14 Jan 2021

Analysis of the impact of Covid found Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell were likely to see the most office jobs shift permanently to remote working.

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