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.

Partnership working – how John Lewis puts health and wellbeing centre-stage

3 Jul 2020

Like most of the UK high street, the John Lewis Partnership was forced into hibernation during the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Workers’ health begins to decline at 59, study finds

2 Jul 2020

The average employee’s health begins to decline at 59 years old, according to a large-scale study.
Researchers at Keele University...

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BBC culls 450 regional jobs across England

2 Jul 2020

The BBC plans to cut 450 jobs in local radio stations and regional TV news across England, roughly one in...

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Ryanair pilots accept 20% pay cut to save jobs

2 Jul 2020

Ryanair pilots in the UK have accepted a temporary pay cut of 20% in order to safeguard jobs.
According to...

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IR35 changes will go ahead in April 2021

2 Jul 2020

The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, known as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021 after...

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‘Green’ investment could generate 1.6 million jobs

2 Jul 2020

By investing in a ‘green’ economy, the UK government can create 1.6 million jobs as well as meet its targets...

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HSE issues warning over use of KN95 masks as PPE

1 Jul 2020

Employers should not purchase ‘KN95’ face masks as personal protective equipment because they are unlikely to protect wearers against contracting...

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Thousands of redundancies announced across retail, hospitality and aviation

1 Jul 2020

Job cuts announced at Harrods, TM Lewin, easyJet and more.

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Construction bodies warn of dust mask shortage because of coronavirus demand

30 Jun 2020

Construction and engineering contractor groups have raised concerns about a shortage of dust masks and inflated prices when they are...

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More than 9 million furlough claims made

30 Jun 2020

Some 9.3 million people have been furloughed under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Treasury has revealed as the...

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Lecturer called ‘mad as a box of frogs’ wins constructive dismissal claim

30 Jun 2020

A former university lecturer has successfully brought a constructive unfair dismissal claim at an employment tribunal after the education establishment...

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People seriously ill with coronavirus face PTSD risk, doctors warn

29 Jun 2020

People who were seriously ill with coronavirus and needed hospital treatment should be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and...

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Data detectives and home working facilitators among future HR roles

29 Jun 2020

HR data detective, work-from-home facilitator and algorithm bias auditor are among some of the new HR roles that are expected...

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Reducing CEO pay ‘would fund significant pay rises for low earners’

29 Jun 2020

Reducing top executives’ pay by 3% could fund a median pay rise of £2k for FTSE 350 companies’ lowest earners.

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BAE Systems: Why Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us taking on apprentices

29 Jun 2020

Although most organisations have frozen recruitment while they focus on recovery, BAE Systems is bucking the trend by going ahead...

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