Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Half UK companies expect to recruit staff in 2018 amid skilled worker shortage, says...

Half of firms expect to recruit staff next year, with smaller firms most confident, according to a new study. A survey of almost 300 companies, employing one...

Swedish PM backs new law meaning sex without clearly worded or demonstrated consent is...

The Swedish Prime Minister has backed calls for a sexual consent law which will mean more rape and sexual assault cases can be prosecuted.  Under the proposed...

The AllBright: Founders of women-only private member’s club in London insist it isn’t ‘anti-men’

The co-founder of a new women-only private members’ club to which men are only admitted as guests has insisted that its establishment “isn’t anti-men”, but is...

By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as...

Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months....

Brexit: Chief EU negotiator says the City of London will have ‘no place’ in...

The EU’s chief negotiator has warned there will be “no place” for the City of London’s financial services in any Brexit trade deal struck between the...

One-fifth of UK companies had significant shareholder revolts this year

More than one-fifth of the UK’s publicly listed companies had to deal with significant shareholder rebellions this year, according to an investors lobby group seeking to...

Labour warns of NHS ‘disaster’ as 100,000 jobs across organisation lie empty

Theresa May has been warned over a deepening crisis in the health service as new figures show more than 100,000 NHS posts are lying vacant. New analysis...

Forget a second Brexit referendum – Remainers would only want to see the negotiations...

Back in early June 2016, a few days before the referendum was held, I was asked by Newsnight if I would call for a second referendum...

Virgin Hyperloop One given $50m lifeline with Sir Richard Branson rumoured as potential chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One, a beleaguered startup trying to develop a futuristic, tube-based transportation system, got a lifeline in the form of $50m (£37m) from two foreign...

Republican tax plan will steal $1.5 trillion from millennials, says Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough, the conservative co-host of MSNBC’s political commentary show Morning Joe, has said that the Republicans’ tax plan will “steal” trillions of dollars from young...