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Living Abroad Boosts Employability But International Skills Are Lacking

By | 2018-02-21T09:38:10+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Business, Economy|

By Trevor Clawson Whether post-Brexit Britain continues to hug continental Europe close or opts to take to the open seas of trade via bilateral deals with far-flung nations, one thing is certain - employers are going to require staff who have the international skills. But according to Teaching Abroad Direct - a company that arranges [...]

Carillion investors “fled for the hills”

By | 2018-02-20T11:26:25+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Business, Economy|

By Mark Fairlie In the weeks running up to the placing of outsourcing giant, Carillion, into administration, “investors were fleeing for the hills, and it appears those who looked closest ran fastest”. This was the summary of Frank Field, the chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee at the House of Commons, in a damning [...]

Home Office Puts Heat On Tech Firms With Tool To Block Jihadi Videos

By | 2018-02-16T15:45:18+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson Home Secretary Amber Rudd could be forgiven for walking with a certain spring in her stride when she arrived in San Francisco earlier this week to meet members of the digital technology community to discuss ways and means of blocking Jihadist content - particularly video -  from social media platforms and other [...]

Faulty household appliances causing over 60 house fires a week

By | 2018-02-16T11:11:43+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Lauren Howells Faulty white goods such as fridge freezers, tumble dryers and washing machines, are causing over 60 house fires a week in the UK, a new investigation by Which? has revealed. 16,000 “potentially deadly” fires since 1 April 2012 By analysing fire data obtained through Freedom of Information requests as part of its [...]

European Union growing at the fastest rate in 10 years

By | 2018-02-15T13:54:36+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Business, Economy|

By Mark Fairlie Last year, the European Union economy experienced its fastest growth in over a decade, according to figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat. Registering an increase of 2.5% from the year before, this is the highest annual growth since the 2.7% economic expansion of 2007. In the EU executive’s 2017 Autumn Report, [...]

FCA accused of putting interest of banks first

By | 2018-02-13T12:00:46+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Banking, Business|

By Mark Fairlie FCA accused of putting interest of banks first after refusing to publish revealing RBS report The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has come under fire this week as they continue to delay the publication of their report on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (RBS GRG). The financial watchdog has been [...]