3.2 million people are working so hard that they risked mental or physical breakdown, study finds
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Thursday 24 May 2012
A report aimed at slashing business red tape would fail to spark growth, a Liberal Democrat MP claimed today.
Thursday 24 May 2012
The uphill challenge faced by the new boss of Mothercare was underlined today as a dismal UK performance dragged the parenting retailer to a £103 million loss.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
IMF head Christine Lagarde has said she hopes that elections in debt-stricken Greece produce a government committed to sticking to the terms of the country's rescue package.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Sales of airport security scanners picked up in the last quarter, according to Smiths, after being hit by reduced spending during the recession. But the engineering group said its military and cargo sales were still under pressure.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Fairtrade does what it says on the tin: it is about better prices for smallholder farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which too often leaves the poorest, weakest producers earning less than it costs them to grow their crops. It's a bit like a national minimum wage for global trade. Not perfect, not a magic want, not a panacea for all the problems of poverty, but a step in the right direction.
Sunday 29 April 2012
The former Cabinet minister Lord Hutton will this week be named as chairman of the first company to be spun out of Whitehall as part of the Government's vision to create a "John Lewis economy" of employee-owned businesses.
Friday 20 April 2012
Outlook Oh dear. Barclays' PR offensive with its fractious corps of investors appears not to have been going too well. How else to explain yesterday's unscheduled announcement of changes to the remuneration arrangements of chief executive Bob Diamond and his finance director Chris Lucas.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Nearly 500 jobs were under threat today after supermarket milk supplier Dairy Crest announced plans to close two dairies.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Fashion: The new gold standard
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Workers at the Mini car plant have rejected a pay offer, raising the threat of the first strike at the factory since 1984.
Monday 09 April 2012
Scrapping public holidays could add £18 billion to the nation's annual economic output, according to a think-tank.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Patience may be the best option for delayed cupboards and a driver will have to accept trackers on his work car
Tuesday 27 March 2012
The Government's controversial reforms to the NHS became law today after a tortuous 14-month passage through Parliament, when the Queen granted Royal Assent to the Health and Social Care Bill.
Thursday 15 March 2012
The Government today sparked a fierce debate over employment rights after calling for evidence on whether rules covering the dismissal of workers were too “complex” and should be changed.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Britain's largest coal mine faces closure, putting 800 jobs at risk, if its owner, UK Coal, cannot reach a deal with unions on pay and working practices.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 1 Refugee crisis: Sweden the only European country with a majority favourable towards non-EU immigration
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 YouTube video shows woman verbally abusing takeaway staff 'because they used green peppers'