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New recruits and senior execs are losing out on final salary pensions

19 Oct 2004

The majority of UK companies that have closed final salary pension schemes to new recruits have now also closed them...

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Leaked report confirms dangers of second-hand smoke

19 Oct 2004

A leaked report to the Government confirms that second-hand smoke significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease....

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Whitbread staff to donate up to £500,000 to charities

19 Oct 2004

Employees of Whitbread are to donate half a million pounds to UK based charities over the next 12 months, following...

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British business backs Brown

19 Oct 2004

A survey of 1,250 British chief executives, managing directors and other business leaders reveals that the majority support Gordon Brown’s...

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Gender pay gap is wider than previously estimated

19 Oct 2004

New earnings figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that the gender pay gap was 19.5 per cent...

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Businesses are not planning to recruit over-50s

18 Oct 2004

New research shows that UK businesses are reluctant to employ older people.The survey by Spring Personnel reveals that 63 per...

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No smoke without fire

14 Sep 2004

The hospitality industry is making moves to protect its workers from passive smoking – but critics claim it is merely...

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Taking the fight to the bullies

6 Apr 2004

An initiative from the DTI and the Amicus union aims to help organisations take more proactive approach to dealing with...

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Firing on all cylinders

6 Jan 2004

Thousands of reservists were called up for the war in Iraq, which may be the first of many major mobilisations. But although employers are legally obliged to allow staff to be in the TA, they also benefit from a better motivated and more committed workforce.

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