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.

Two arrests in West Yorkshire over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud

7 May 2021

A man and a woman from West Yorkshire have been arrested on suspicion of £3.4m fraud under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Thousands missing out on routine asthma checks

7 May 2021

Thousands of people who are at a heightened risk of having a fatal asthma attack have not had a face-to-face...

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Unions and MPs urge action on ‘fire and rehire’

7 May 2021

A letter signed by unions and 140 MPs and Lords urges the government to use next week's Queen's Speech to announce legislation banning 'fire and rehire' tactics.

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One in three accelerating financial wellbeing plans

7 May 2021

One in three employers are looking to boost financial wellbeing provision amid concerns about the pandemic's effect on employees' finances.

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Four in five firms expect hybrid working post-lockdown

6 May 2021

Eighty-six per cent of large firms polled expect hybrid working to continue, but giants such as Google envisage a surge in demand for office desks.

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Fall in staff working flexible hours during pandemic

6 May 2021

CIPD analysis of Labour Force Survey data shows a decline in the use of part-time working, flexi-time and annualised hours.

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‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ rears its head as office return looms

5 May 2021

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ may cause employees to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life as workplaces and society begin to...

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Lecturer’s dismissal for failing to complete PhD ‘unfair’, tribunal rules

5 May 2021

The University of Hudderfield's decision to dismiss a lecturer with mental health worries was "wholly unreasonable", a tribunal has found.

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Investment banks prepare for office return

5 May 2021

"People don’t like commuting, but so what?" – JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs prepare to bring staff back to the office this summer.

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Low-income staff on share schemes £11k wealthier

4 May 2021

Analysis by the Social Market Foundation finds low-income workers with shares in the firm they work for can have almost £11,000 more in assets.

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Environmental focus could create 16,000 jobs

4 May 2021

The government could create 16,050 new jobs across the British constituencies experiencing the most severe employment challenges, according to the Green Alliance.

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Worker with cancer sacked on the spot awarded £2.5m pay out

30 Apr 2021

Man who was sacked following terse emails has received a pay out for unfair dismissal, unfavourable treatment and disability-related harassment.

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Staff shortage threatens restaurant reopenings

30 Apr 2021

Restaurants are struggling to find staff ahead of indoor hospitality reopening next month, as around one in 10 UK hospitality workers left the sector last year.

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Mental health worsens for newly reliant on financial support

29 Apr 2021

The mental health of people newly reliant on state benefits and financial support during the pandemic worsened far more last...

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NHS staff with mental health concerns quadruple during pandemic

29 Apr 2021

The number of NHS staff reporting significant mental health issues quadrupled during the first wave of Covid-19, according to what...

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