Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Business

Brexit causing UK labor shortage, according to survey

A new survey suggests Brexit is causing non-U.K. nationals to leave Britain, prompting fears of a labor shortage. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) along with HR firm Adecco quizzed more than 1,000 employers as part of their regular “Labour Market Outlook” survey. The poll, based on responses ...

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Restaurant apologises after rejecting waitress with emoji

LONDON: The restaurant chain Miller & Carter has apologised after rejecting an 18-year-old for a waitress job with a crying emoji. Megan Dixon was texted “It’s a no x” soon after her interview at the branch in Enderby, Leicestershire. She was then sent “Just not engaging. And answers we’re “like” ...

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Plumber wins workers’ rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

LONDON: A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in the latest significant court ruling over freelance operations in the modern workplace. Garry Smith wanted to reduce his working days at Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack. The Court of Appeal agreed with tribunal that said he was ...

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Gender pay gap closing as men shift into low-paid work

LONDON: The gender pay gap for the under-30s is closing because young men are shifting into low paid and part-time work previously dominated by women. Men in their 20s still earn more, on average, than women of the same age but new research from the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has ...

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Housebuilder Redrow delivers record first half revenue

LONDON: Housebuilder Redrow (LON:RDW) revealed impressive half year results on Wednesday, detailing a record pre-tax profit of £140 million. Group revenue also rose 23 percent to a first half record of £739 million, boosted by a 13 percent increase in house sales in the six months to December. Profits rose 35 ...

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House prices suffer first fall since August – Halifax

LONDON: British house prices suffered their first fall in monthly terms since shortly after June’s Brexit vote, mortgage lender Halifax said on Tuesday, a latest sign of a slowing in the housing market. House prices fell 0.9 percent in January alone after a 1.6 percent surge in December. A Reuters ...

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Viber introduces ‘secret messages’ which disappear after being viewed

PARIS: Viber has introduced “secret messages”, the self-destructing messages which disappear automatically after a set time. Messaging apps have become popular over the years and now more of them are offering end-to-end encryption to the users so that they have more control over their conversations. WhatsApp also launched this service ...

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Taking selfies is difficult no more, say hello to AirSelfie

LONDON: Fitting everyone in a wide-angled selfie is a feat no longer impossible, thanks to AirSelfie. AirSelfie is a drone that is not only small enough to fit into your pocket it can also be slid into a special smartphone case. So get ready to grab better-angled pictures. Measuring 67.4*94.5*10.6mm, ...

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