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Government consulting on zero hour contracts

26/08/2014

The government has begun consulting businesses on the possibility of banning exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts.


 

WiFi determines hotel choices

26/08/2014

WiFi availability and performance are now the key factors in Brits' hotel choices, according to research from security experts, ESET.


 

Manufacturing pay ahead of wider economy

26/08/2014

Manufacturing employers are being offered expert advice on managing effective relationships with their employees in the new post-recession landscape, on the back of new data showing manufacturing pay outstripping that of the rest of the economy.


 

WPP profits up despite strong sterling

26/08/2014

The world's largest advertising agency, WPP, reported a 1.5% rise in profits for the first half of 2014, despite being "ravaged" by a strong pound.


 

Britain means Business: Board games backed on Dragon's Den for the first time

26/08/2014

Consumers will be able to get their hands on two new Marmite based board games after Pants on Fire Games became the first ever board games company to receive investment on BBC's Dragon's Den.


 

Customers still owed billions in PPI compensation

26/08/2014

The amount still to be claimed from the scandal surrounding payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling could run into the tens of billions, according to Financial Claim Services (FCS).


 

Amazon buys video-game site Twitch

26/08/2014

Amazon has bought a video-game streaming website, Twitch, for $970m (585m).


 

Mozilla launches $33 smartphone

26/08/2014

Mozilla, the company best known for its web browser Firefox, has launched a $33 smartphone in India.


 

Advertised salaries rise for the first time since recession

26/08/2014

Wages may have fallen by 0.2% according to the Office for National Statistisc (ONS), new research suggests that salaries advertised in job adverts grew annually in July for the first time since the start of the recession.


 

Medium sized businesses reluctant to export

25/08/2014

UK mid-sized businesses are being too conservative in their export ambitions and are not considering key growth markets overseas, even though they are aware of the benefits, new research from Lloyds Bank shows.


 

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