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Energy minister welcomes progress at Coryton refinery

02/02/2012

Energy Minister Charles Hendry today (Thursday) chaired a meeting of interested parties to discuss the future of the Coryton refinery. The meeting took place at the Department of Energy and Climate Change in Central London.


 

Construction industry optimistic for 2012 as growth eases

02/02/2012

A slight easing of the pace of growth has done little to dampen UK construction firms’ spirits, whose confidence has climbed to an 8-month high.


 

Gender skills gap must be addressed, say Google

02/02/2012

Despite numbering more than half of the world’s population, women hold less than a third of the world’s engineering jobs, a Google engineer observes. And in the US, less than 15% of advanced computer science examinees are female.


 

Lloyds commit to keeping branches open for at least three more years

02/02/2012

Lloyds Banking Group have announced that they will commit to keeping the same number of branches in its network for the next three years.


 

Belfast City Council announces £150 million investment package

02/02/2012

An exciting £150 million investment package – aimed at boosting the local economy – has been unveiled by Belfast City Council.


 

BlackBerry Bold 9790 now available on Vodafone business tariffs

02/02/2012

The easy to use BlackBerry Bold 9790, featuring an email-friendly ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, speedy push notifications and a crystal clear 2.45 inch touchscreen is now available to buy from Vodafone UK.


 

All set for automatic enrolment as key regulations in place

02/02/2012

A key package of regulation to help employers prepare for automatic enrolment into workplace pensions was published on Wednesday.


 

Mediation is key to workplace dispute resolution, say Acas

02/02/2012

More employers should consider using mediation at work to help resolve disputes and avoid potentially costly and stressful employment tribunal claims, according to workplace relations expert Acas.


 

Britain needs the best CEOs, says CBI director-general

02/02/2012

Speaking following the news that former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin has been stripped of his knighthood, John Cridland, Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) director-general, stressed the importance of effective company leaders to the British economy.


 

Jump in UK broadband speeds, but gains still uneven

02/02/2012

UK consumers are achieving 22 per cent faster broadband speeds at home than they were 12 months ago, new Ofcom research reveals.