<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>The Dubai-owned company that admitted it had broken employment law by dismissing 800 British crew at P&O Ferries last March and replacing them with cheap foreign labour has been awarded a multimillion-pound windfall under Rishi Sunak’s freeports scheme, in what unions condemned as an “appalling” decision. DP World, the ports and shipping empire controlled by the emirate’s sovereign ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Businesses across the board have been urged to prepare for requests from employees to offer a four-day working week, after 7 in 10 of workers said they intend to ask their employer to embrace the initiative. The results from the world’s largest four-day working week trial were published recently, and 56 of the 61 businesses that piloted the scheme ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>The global economic downturn, together with factors such as high inflation and low wage growth, is affecting consumer spending in the UK, where the cost of living crisis is consistently in the headlines. Food and energy costs continue to be a major concern for households, with Statista reporting that, in January 2023, 92% of UK households reported a ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>The Royal Ballet School has announced the reappointment of Christopher Rodrigues CBE as the chairman of the School’s governors. Having already served three years in the role, Rodrigues will extend his tenure until 2026, as the prestigious centre of ballet training approaches the start of its second century.Rodrigues’ Position as Chairman Over the Past Three Years Rodrigues took ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>The Impact of Positive Workplace Morale Positive workplace morale is essential for employee engagement, productivity, and retention. When employees feel valued, respected, and happy at work, they are more likely to be motivated, creative, and committed to their jobs. Conversely, if employees are unhappy, stressed, or disengaged, they are more likely to be absent, unproductive, and looking for ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Are you tired of spending a fortune on vacations? Look no further than Egypt, a budget-friendly destination that is rich in culture, history, and adventure. From the bustling city of Cairo to the serene beaches of the Red Sea, Egypt offers a wide range of affordable activities and accommodations for travelers on a budget. In this ultimate guide ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>As the number of cyberattacks and data breaches continues to rise, businesses must pay close attention to their data security measures. Is your business open to hackers? According to the 2022 Cyber Security Breaches Survey, 39% of UK businesses experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the past 12 months. The impact of these breaches can be ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>A glittering night of celebration for the UK’s 140 finalists of the Business Champion Awards. Over 300 guests filled the East Wintergardens in London’s Canary Wharf and were hosted again by the nation’s favourite broadcaster, Huw Edward’s, the evening’s guests were treated to a night of champagne, music, laughter and thought provoking speeches.Jamie Waller accepted the Lifetime Achievement ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>A glittering night of celebration for the UK’s 140 finalists of the Business Champion Awards. Over 300 guests filled the East Wintergardens in London’s Canary Wharf and were hosted again by the nation’s favourite broadcaster, Huw Edward’s, the evening’s guests were treated to a night of champagne, music, laughter and thought provoking speeches.Jamie Waller accepted the Lifetime Achievement ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Ten construction firms have been fined a combined £60m by the competition regulator for “illegally colluding” to rig bids for lucrative contracts for projects including Bow Street magistrates court and Selfridges department store. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that the companies had acted as a cartel over 19 private and public sector contracts that were worth ...