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Polygamy, fish protests and tipping
Indian protestors shout anti-government slogans during a protest against rape in New Delhi on January 2, 2013.The family of an Indian gang-rape victim said that they would not rest until her
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Polygamy, fish protests and tipping

Why is India changing its marriage laws? What led French and British fishermen to join forces? And who really benefits from the tips we leave?
13 May 2022
Travel is back: is the aviation industry ready for take-off? 
British Airways and easyJet aircraft 
In Focus

Travel is back: is the aviation industry ready for take-off? 

After two years of chaos caused by Covid-19, airports and airlines are now hit by a staffing crisis
4 Apr 2022
‘Rocking the boat’: the disgrace of P&O Ferries
An RMT union protest in Dover
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Rocking the boat’: the disgrace of P&O Ferries

Stern action is needed to counter companies who believe breaking the law is justifiable
31 Mar 2022
What is ‘fire and rehire’?
A P&O ferry
Getting to grips with . . .

What is ‘fire and rehire’?

Ferry company facing legal threats after being accused of controversial employment practice
18 Mar 2022
The future of work: pros and cons of hybrid working
Office working
Pros and cons

The future of work: pros and cons of hybrid working

Many employees have returned to the office – but not for the entire working week
14 Feb 2022
Pay restraint: what the experts think
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
Expert’s view

Pay restraint: what the experts think

Blundering Bailey, 1970s folk myth and tone-deaf 
10 Feb 2022
‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 
Commuters walk to work over London Bridge
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 

Companies are raising the salary stakes in order to attract and retain talent 
12 Jan 2022

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‘Debate of our times’: the four-day working week
Office workers
In Focus

‘Debate of our times’: the four-day working week

A look at how the way we work is changing around the world
9 Dec 2021
‘Right to rest’: inside Portugal’s bold bid to regulate remote working
Remote worker sitting on sofa with her laptop
Business Briefing

‘Right to rest’: inside Portugal’s bold bid to regulate remote working

Newly passed leglisation bans bosses from contacting employees outside work hours
15 Nov 2021
Can the PM really create ‘good jobs, green jobs’?
Boris Johnson visits the Scottish Power Carland Cross Windfarm
In Brief

Can the PM really create ‘good jobs, green jobs’?

Boris Johnson claims his plans to cut carbon emissions will help create 440,000 jobs by 2030
29 Oct 2021
The Great Resignation: America’s job revolution
A now hiring sign outside a supermarket in Florida
Why we’re talking about . . .

The Great Resignation: America’s job revolution

Workers finally have leverage over employers – and they’re using it to resign in their droves
29 Oct 2021
Staff shortages: the battle for labour
Amazon: generous sign-up bonuses
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Staff shortages: the battle for labour

The problem of Britain’s ‘missing workers’ is biting hard across sectors
21 Oct 2021
Why more women are becoming tradespeople
Woman plumber fixing waste pipe under sink
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Why more women are becoming tradespeople

Shifting attitudes and working practices are driving changes, but barriers still remain
13 Oct 2021
End of the furlough scheme: what next? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Business Briefing

End of the furlough scheme: what next? 

1.6m workers were still being supported by the scheme in July 
28 Sep 2021
UK travel industry ‘choked’ by Covid restrictions
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
In Focus

UK travel industry ‘choked’ by Covid restrictions

Seven in ten firms planning redundancies as holiday bookings collapse
14 Sep 2021
Labour’s ‘new deal’ for working people explained
Keir Starmer
Getting to grips with . . .

Labour’s ‘new deal’ for working people explained

Party promising to overhaul welfare, increase job security and boost training
24 Aug 2021
1.65m jobs advertised in the UK - but 1m roles remain ‘in peril’
Photographers
The latest on . . .

1.65m jobs advertised in the UK - but 1m roles remain ‘in peril’

Recruitment postings soar due to labour shortages with photographers, farm workers and plasterers all in demand 
16 Aug 2021
Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Focus

Why are the Tories planning to increase national insurance?

Government set to renege on manifesto pledge not to hike NICs
20 Jul 2021
Working from home: is it grinding us down?
Working from home
Why we’re talking about . . .

Working from home: is it grinding us down?

Surveys suggest a large majority have enjoyed remote working, but others say it is not conducive to an innovative, collaborative culture
24 Jun 2021
Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?
A man works from home
Pros and cons

Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?

A ‘default’ right to work remotely could be made law under new government proposals
17 Jun 2021
Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s
Burton’s Biscuits has been making Jammie Dodgers for more than 60 years
Business Briefing

Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s

Wetherspoons boss calls for more EU migration and other breaking business news 
2 Jun 2021
Psychedelics, peacekeeping and office productivity
The effect of LSD on the brain
Podcast

Psychedelics, peacekeeping and office productivity

Could hallucinogenics replace antidepressants? How can peacekeepers be more effective? And what can Google tell us about the post-pandemic workplace?
7 May 2021
Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?
People queue outside a job centre
In Focus

Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?

The system was designed to make claiming simpler - but critics say it creates ‘misery’
19 Jan 2021
Who is bearing the brunt of Covid-19 job losses?
In Brief

Who is bearing the brunt of Covid-19 job losses?

Studies reveal pandemic’s impact on the UK’s youngest, oldest and disabled workers
27 Oct 2020
Revealed: best and worst places in the UK to work from home
Yellow spring flowers in the Spa town of Harrogate
In Brief

Revealed: best and worst places in the UK to work from home

Yorkshire spa town tops new index as biggest cities trail behind
21 Oct 2020
Kickstart scheme: the plan to get young people back in work
Kickstart scheme
In Brief

Kickstart scheme: the plan to get young people back in work

Newly published figures show that a record 538,000 under-25s are claiming Universal Credit
2 Sep 2020
Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’
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In Depth

Tory MPs warn Rishi Sunak against ‘historic tax grab’

Conservative MPs claim planned hikes will ‘strangle’ economy as debt rockets
1 Sep 2020
More than 730,000 jobs axed during lockdown
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In Depth

More than 730,000 jobs axed during lockdown

Newly published ONS data reveals largest drop in UK employment in decade, with youngest and oldest worst hit
11 Aug 2020
Sombre autumn: third of UK firms expect to make redundancies
Job Centre UK
In Depth

Sombre autumn: third of UK firms expect to make redundancies

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of hardship ahead when furlough scheme ends
10 Aug 2020
135,000 jobs to be axed in ‘economic armageddon'
WHSmith has announced major staff cuts
In Brief

135,000 jobs to be axed in ‘economic armageddon'

Retail sector expected to see at least 22,500 jobs disappear
6 Aug 2020
Ending UK furlough scheme ‘may cost 1.2m jobs’
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

Ending UK furlough scheme ‘may cost 1.2m jobs’

Experts say keeping wage subsidy programme ‘might have paid for itself’ by preventing redundancies
29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: over-55s main victims of employment crisis
Coronavirus UK
In Brief

Coronavirus: over-55s main victims of employment crisis

Older workers are shouldering the burden of pandemic job losses and pay cuts
29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus job losses: what help can you claim?
Job centre
In Depth

Coronavirus job losses: what help can you claim?

Number of people on unemployment benefit per vacancy increases fivefold
28 Jul 2020
Up to £10bn of Sunak’s £30bn Covid package was ‘old money’
Rishi Sunak
In Brief

Up to £10bn of Sunak’s £30bn Covid package was ‘old money’

IFS says chancellor’s spin on recycled cash is ‘corrosive to public trust’
17 Jul 2020
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