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Government's deregulation agenda branded 'inconsistent'

19/12/2011

A prominent business organisation has welcomed the government’s attempts to stimulate business growth by streamlining regulation, though in practice have branded the results ‘inconsistent’ and ‘lacking transparency’.


 

Sacked Bombardier workers to receive 'hardship fund' for Christmas

19/12/2011

As Christmas fast approaches, Unite the union has set-up a hardship fund for Bombardier workers being made redundant because of the government's decision not to award the company the Thameslink contract.


 

'Let it Snow': Google’s latest Christmassy Easter egg

19/12/2011

The playful engineers at Google have done it again; introducing a Christmas-themed ‘Easter egg’ in time for the holidays.


 

Saab files for bankruptcy

19/12/2011

After a tumultuous year, Saab have finally filed for bankruptcy, its Dutch-based parent company Swedish Automobile N.V (Swan) have today announced.


 

Google+ social network revamped in time for Christmas

19/12/2011

Google have today (Monday) unveiled a ‘goody basket’ of new tweaks to their increasingly popular social network.


 

Financial Services Authority unveil plans to restore 'common sense' to mortgage lending

19/12/2011

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) today announced plans to prevent a return of the risky mortgage lending seen in boom times, by ensuring that common sense standards continue to apply in future.


 

Barclays Corporate appoints Karla Maloof Head of Insurance for North America

19/12/2011

Barclays Corporate continues to grow its Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI) team with the appointment of Karla Maloof as Head of Insurance, North America. Karla will be responsible for developing and leading the regional strategy for the insurance sector.


 

EEF to host manufacturing events attended by Osborne and Cable

19/12/2011

EEF, the UK’s foremost manufacturing lobby, is hosting a conference attended by Chancellor Osborne, Ed Miliband and business secretary, Vince Cable, in time for the 2012 budget, giving manufacturers the opportunity to voice their cocnerns.


 

Boris Johnson celebrates volunteering with Christmas carol service

19/12/2011

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson will tonight (Monday) celebrate the vital role volunteers play in society by hosting a carol service in their honour in Southwark Cathedral.


 

UK workers seek pension simplicity

19/12/2011

Britain’s workers are struggling to manage their pensions savings because they are scattered across numerous employers in small workplace pension pots, new research from Aviva shows.