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CEO Secrets: The bra boss busting stereotypes

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 00:00
Leanne Cahill, CEO of Bravissimo, shares her journey from shop floor to boardroom in retail.

Woman refused 5pm finish wins £185,000 payout

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 20:50
Alice Thompson was awarded £185,000 after being told she could not work shorter hours to pick up her child.

Bank of England not yet requiring return to office

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 19:00
The Bank says staff will be expected in one day a week, but not if they have health concerns.

Triple lock pension pledge suspended for one year

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 15:22
It follows government concern that a big rise in earnings would have meant pensions increasing by 8%.

Game studio boss steps down over Texas abortion law

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 12:57
Tripwire boss John Gibson had said he was "proud" of the Supreme Court ruling on Texas abortion.

Water companies face chemical supply disruption

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 12:24
Firms are told they can temporarily reduce the amount of chemicals used to purify drinking water.

Perpetuus: Security review ordered into takeover of graphene firm

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:46
UK business secretary intervenes in a takeover of Perpetuus over links to a Chinese academic.

National Insurance rise could hit economy, business groups warn

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:21
The "extraordinary timing" of the rise in National Insurance could "derail" the recovery, employers say.

House prices at new high but pace of growth slows

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:21
Prices are rising slowly in London, but more rapidly in Wales and south-west England, the Halifax says.

Fear and excitement in El Salvador as Bitcoin becomes legal tender

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 09:06
Millions of Salvadorians are expected to download a digital wallet app with $30 of free Bitcoin.

'Young, black people have to work three times as hard'

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 00:01
This week sees the launch of a programme making high-flying careers more accessible.

Why coders love the AI that could put them out of a job

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 00:01
Artificial intelligence is getting better at penning code but still a long way from working alone.

Chip shortage could last into 2023, says car boss

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 00:01
The car industry needs to learn from the Covid "stress test", says Daimler chairman Ola Källenius.

Planned job cuts fall despite furlough deadline

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 00:01
August saw the fewest redundancies since 2014 despite plans to end furlough on 30 September.

UK fires up coal power plant as gas prices soar

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 22:03
The country has had to bring an old plant back online after a spike in the price of natural gas.

Kim Kardashian crypto ad singled out by financial watchdog

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 19:47
An Instagram ad by the influencer was criticised in a speech by FCA chairman Charles Randell.

'A hotel without linen is not a hotel'

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 16:44
The laundry firms that provide bed linen for hotels across the UK are facing an unprecedented crisis.

Social care: What would a National Insurance rise mean for me?

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 13:01
The government could raise National Insurance to help pay for social care in England.

Pensions: What is the triple lock and how does it work?

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 12:35
Speculation is mounting that the chancellor will change the policy governing state pension rises, but why?

M&S warns of new food supplies threat as Brexit rules change

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:54
Retailer warns of "significant disruption" to food imports when new paperwork comes in next month.