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Public sector sheds 24,000 as pay growth slows

15/06/2011

Coalition efforts to shrink the public sector were today evidenced by the Office for National Statistics, who confirmed that 24,000 jobs had been shed in the first quarter of 2011


 

Turn soldiers into entrepreneurs, says business group

15/06/2011

With numbers of unemployed just shy of 2.5 million and a private sector struggling to absorb the excess, the 75,000 servicemen and women expected to leave the Armed Forces in the coming years will simply boost the numbers of jobless unless action is taken


 

Unemployment drop: what the experts say

15/06/2011

This morning the Government’s Office for National Statistics published the welcome news that numbers of unemployed saw their biggest drop in over a decade. Following are a number of comments discussing various aspects of the UK's changing employment picture


 

Drought adding to food inflation pressure

15/06/2011

While sunny weather may be behind the recent surge in sales enjoyed by UK retailers, this year’s prolonged dry spells are wreaking a costly toll in another crucial sector: agriculture


 

Permanent workforces set to grow according to REC

15/06/2011

Employers are predicting that they will be adding to their workforces in both the short and longer terms, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) June JobsOutlook shows.


 

Google unveils lastest search features

15/06/2011

“The thirst for knowledge”, writes Amit Singhal in Google’s latest blog, "doesn’t stop when you step away from your computer, it continues on your mobile device"


 

Too many hours lost down the Tube

15/06/2011

The Managing Director of the London Underground has publicly acknowledged problems with the performance of the London Underground over the past year that have resulted in an increase in lost customer hours on almost every Tube line.


 

Small business federation welcomes bank ring-fencing

15/06/2011

The news, announced by Chancellor George Osbourne, that banks will be ring-fenced has been welcomed by the Federation of Small Businesses.


 

Northern Rock privatised as big banks ring-fenced

15/06/2011

Chancellor George Osbourne has confirmed that he will force British banks to ring-fence their retail operations from investment banking.


 

Oxford Instruments' revenue jumps 24%

15/06/2011

A surge order intake during the 12 months ending March 31st has seen Oxford Instruments (LSE: OXIG) boost its revenue by a staggering 24%