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A boom in barber shops is helping to revive the stricken high street, fuelled by the growing demand for hipster beards. Male hair grooming is now one of the fastest-growing retail sectors, as young men – especially workers in the City – care more than ever about the state of their face fuzz. The rise in [...]
The number of individuals banned from working in the financial services sector by regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rose 28 per cent last year, research published today shows. There were 23 people banned from working in the industry by the FCA in 2017-18, up from 18 the previous year, according to City law firm [...]
Channel 4 has chosen to relocate its headquarters to Leeds, but is this a sensible decision? YES, says Olivia Utley, deputy editor at TheArticle. It is common knowledge that British regions are suffering from a brain drain to London. The latest analysis suggests that 30 per cent of all students will head to the capital upon [...]
21 Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has appointed industry veteran Charles Berry as its next chairman. Berry is currently chairman of international engineering group Weir and will take up his new position on February, replacing Rick Haythornthwaite, who has held the role for six years and announced earlier this year that he intended [...]
Business leaders could be among a wave of new ambassadors under plans by Jeremy Hunt to open up the diplomatic service. In a speech on Wednesday, the foreign secretary is expected to say that for the first time non-civil servants could represent the UK government overseas. The creation of the 335 new diplomatic positions will [...]
It is widely acknowledged that the employment opportunities on offer in London are unmatched by any other major city in the UK. Yet for disabled people, this buoyant jobs market is all too often entirely inaccessible. The disability employment gap – the difference in the employment rate between non-disabled people and disabled people of working [...]
Hopes that Kweku Adoboli will be spared deportation were fading this evening after the former UBS rogue trader lost a last-ditch legal attempt to stay in the country. The 38-year-old, who was convicted on two counts of fraud in 2012 after his unauthorised trading lost the Swiss banking giant £1.8bn, was denied permission to proceed [...]
Picture this: an incident occurs in your organisation and your trade secrets are exposed to competitors and the media. The ensuing scandal means senior executives resign, the share price drops, employee morale falls, and eventually jobs are put at risk. This is not the stuff of TV thrillers, but is happening with increasing regularity to organisations [...]
Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders struck one of the City’s largest ever wealth management alliances this afternoon, joining forces in a multi-billion pound deal aimed at financial planning for wealthy customers. As part of the joint venture, Schroders will take on an £80bn investment contract from Scottish Widows, which is owned by Lloyds. Schroders, which [...]
What do you get when you buy a game? You might think that, after spending hundreds of pounds on a PlayStation or Xbox console, or an expensive gaming PC, then another £50 on the latest release, you’re getting a full and complete experience. But that’s not necessarily the case. Games are very expensive to [...]
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