Children should be given lessons in careers whilst at primary school as part of an attempt to promote “employability” in schools, says a report out today.
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Saturday 02 July 2011
Iain Duncan Smith came under fire from business leaders and lawyers yesterday for urging employers to give jobs to young Britons in preference to migrant workers.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
The amount households have left to save fell in the first three months of the year as price rises outstripped wage growth, official data has revealed.
Saturday 11 June 2011
The withdrawal of traffic wardens from a quiet seaside resort has caused road rage, traffic jams and an unexpected yearning for parking tickets.
Friday 10 June 2011
A quiet seaside town is rivalling London in the road rage stakes after the lay-off of its team of traffic wardens sparked parking pandemonium.
Friday 10 June 2011
Foreign cooks and cleaners will be banned from working in homes as part of a clamp-down on immigration.
Monday 30 May 2011
One of the country's leading business organisations has warned the government that its plan to reduce the Budget deficit will take longer than expected because growth will be slower than the official estimates and may even "fizzle out".
Tuesday 24 May 2011
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: greet visitors to the New Zealand capital with a giant white "Wellywood" sign celebrating the country's booming film industry.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
Cherie Blair is an excellent choice as the keynote speaker for a forthcoming conference aimed at women entrepreneurs. Her career achievements have been all the more impressive for the fact that she has had to cope with the distractions of her husband's job. Still, the name of the event in question might raise a few eyebrows given the way the Blair family has amassed so many assets in recent times. The summit for entrepreneurial women, to be held at Imperial College in June, is entitled "We Own It".
Friday 08 April 2011
Thursday 07 April 2011
Britain could face the same problems as Portugal unless the record deficit in the public finances is dealt with, George Osborne warned today.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Outlook It's decision time for the Monetary Policy Committee, which begins its April deliberations on interest rates and quantitative easing today. Will yesterday's unexpectedly strong showing from the services sector – the dominant part of the economy after all – strengthen the hand of the three MPC members already pushing for the cost of borrowing to begin rising?
Sunday 03 April 2011
The Monetary Policy Committee must not raise interest rates when it meets on Thursday, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.
Thursday 24 February 2011
In his long life Peter Carey achieved success across a variety of fields. First, as an intelligence officer, speaking fluent Serbo-Croat, attached to Force 7 Brigade in the Balkans from 1943-45, liaising with the partisans, harrying the Germans and interfering with their communications right up to D-Day. Second, as probably the most dynamic, authoritative and influential Permanent Secretary from 1974-83. And finally, from 1983-93, as a leading figure in the City and chairman of a raft of public companies.
Thursday 17 February 2011
The Government has dropped controversial plans to cut housing benefit for long-term dole claimants, it was confirmed today.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
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- 1 Three-quarters of Britons are saying it wrong - the top ten most common mispronunciations
- 2 Boy George: Bad karma
- 3 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 4 First Kiss video: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 5 Ian Wright breaks down in ITV documentary charting his rise to Arsenal and England striker