Articles by ‘Richard Woodman’

Opinion  |  14:04:21

Banking and financial services businesses have for many years monitored the work patterns and behaviours their staff. Since the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent seismic shift in working patterns, we are now seeing an increasing number of employers monitoring their staff in their own homes.

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Opinion  |  19:02:21

Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan this week announced the Government’s plan to set up a Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI), supported by £10 million of funding from UK Research & Innovation. The intention is for this organisation to have a joint physical presence “research hubs” in London and Leeds.

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Opinion  |  20:03:20

The UK Government this evening (Friday 20 March) announced an unprecedented package of measures designed to protect jobs through the coronavirus crisis – strongly encouraging employers to think long and hard before making redundancies for this reason.

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post  |  30:01:19

On Monday 28 January 2019, the Parliament voted in favour of the proposed immigration bill. This bill is now being considered by a Public Bill Committee which will scrutinise the Bill line by line and is expected to report to the House of Commons by Thursday 7 March 2019.

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post  |  05:11:18

The pub and bar trade rely heavily on young and overseas employees. The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) say that on average, 17% of the sector’s total workforce are overseas nationals with 14% coming from the EU. In larger metropolitan areas and in kitchen roles that can rise to 80%.

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