Ministers end contract for welfare to work scheme

The government has ended a contract with welfare to work company A4e after deciding that continuing would be “too great a risk”, it has said.Employment minister Chris Grayling said the Mandatory Work Activity contract to help up to 1,000 jobless people in south-east England find work would end. The firm is the subject of a […]

July 26, 2012 · Home Based Jobs · Comments Closed
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UK construction growth slowed April warns buyers

Growth in the UK construction sector slowed in April,according to a closely watched survey.The Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers’ index came in at 55.8, down from March’s 21-month high of 56.7. Any figure over 50 suggests growth in the sector. There is particular interest in the sector after its slowdown in the first three months of […]

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UK manufacturing growth slowed in April

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed in April according to an influential survey.The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) dropped to 50.5 in April, down from 51.9 in March. Any figure about 50 indicates an expansion of the sector. April’s figure was the fifth consecutive month of growth. The slowdown was partly blamed on the […]

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RBS and Lloyds detail 1,900 job cuts

The part nationalised banks RBS and Lloyds have announced that they will cut 1,900 jobs between them.RBS, which is more than 80% owned by the taxpayer, is cutting 460 jobs, leaving it with a net loss of 300 posts as it is creating 150 elsewhere. Lloyds, which is 40% owned by the taxpayer, said it […]

May 3, 2012 · Home Based Jobs · One Comment
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Currys and PC World owner Dixons sees sales fall 5%

The owner of Currys and PC World, Dixons Retail, has reported a drop in sales over Christmas.In a trading update, the firm said like-for-like sales fell 5% in the 12 weeks to 7 January, although analysts had expected a larger drop. In the UK and Irish Republic, like-for-like sales – which exclude new store openings […]

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British economy shrinks by 0.2pc

The economy shrank 0.2pc in the final three months of 2011- official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.Economists, including those at the Treasury’s independent forecaster the Office for Budget Responsiblity, had expected a decline of just 0.1pc. The fact that Britain’s factories are in crisis again will comes as a damaging blow […]

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Jobs warning over solar energy changes

The fear of redundancy and loss of jobs has been raised with the cancellation of energy grants.The feed-in tariff was established before the last general election, and the current UK coalition government continued it. But now it is halving the rate paid for small scale solar energy from 43.3p per kWh, to 21p per kWh. […]

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Inflation rises to cost public sector workers more

Public sector workers are expected to lose thousands of pounds more due to the increasing divergence between different measures of inflation.In 2010, the government said their pensions should rise in line with the consumer prices index (CPI) rather than the retail prices index (RPI). The aim was to save money because the CPI is designed […]

December 6, 2011 · Home Based Jobs · One Comment
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Bristol bank to close with loss of hundreds of jobs

RBS to close a further 3,500 jobs in Bristol it has announced.Hundreds of jobs are to be lost as the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) closes a site in Bristol. The bank has confirmed 330 jobs are to go. Earlier Unite union said the figure was closer to 440. RBS said the cuts were part […]

November 30, 2011 · Home Based Jobs · 2 Comments
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