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.

Fast-track ‘Global Talent’ visas for top scientists unveiled

27 Jan 2020

“Top” international scientists, mathematicians and researchers will be able to apply to work in the UK under a fast-track visa...

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NHS boss who lied about degree receives prison sentence

24 Jan 2020

A senior NHS boss who gained his job by falsely stating he had a degree has received a suspended prison...

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Equal pay: Co-op joins Asda in shop-vs-depot tribunal battles

24 Jan 2020

More than 100 Co-op shop floor workers are seeking up to six years of back pay in the latest equal...

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Cost of poor mental health to employers up 16% in three years, argues report

23 Jan 2020

The cost of poor mental health to employers has risen by 16% over the past three years, research by Deloitte...

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Coronavirus: employers urged to avoid business travel

23 Jan 2020

Employers should postpone or cancel business travel to the region of China that has been hit by an outbreak of...

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Sky engineer dismissed for safety issue was discriminated against

23 Jan 2020

A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...

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Pay growth likely to slow in 2020

23 Jan 2020

Employers are being cautious with their pay awards, with a slight dip recorded at the end of 2019 and into...

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PM considers scrapping £30,000 migrant salary threshold

22 Jan 2020

The proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for migrant workers after Brexit is expected to be scrapped, it has been reported....

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Recruiters push for IR35 reform delay to avoid ‘damaging’ growth

21 Jan 2020

Recruitment firms are pressing for the government to delay introducing private sector IR35 tax changes until 2021, which they say...

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North East ‘most pessimistic’ about future prospects

21 Jan 2020

People in the North East of England are the most pessimistic about their futures, with less a third of people...

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Two-thirds of MSD-sufferers say work is a contributing factor

20 Jan 2020

More than two-thirds (68%) of people with musculoskeletal issues say their job has been a contributing factor to their condition....

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BBC presenter Sarah Montague wins £400k equal pay settlement

20 Jan 2020

Radio presenter Sarah Montague has won a £400,000 equal pay settlement after the BBC admitted it had underpaid her for...

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Sexual harassment victims urged to help shape policy

17 Jan 2020

Minister for women Victoria Atkins (pictured) launches bid to gauge scale and nature of workplace sexual harassment.

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Hospital bosses asked for fingerprints to identify whistleblower

17 Jan 2020

An NHS trust requested fingerprints in an attempt to identify a whistleblower...

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Brexit: What will happen on 1 February 2020?

17 Jan 2020

After much delay, the UK will leave the European Union at 11:00pm on 31 January. But with the arrangements for...

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