Missing older workers ‘weigh on economy’s growth potential’

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The exodus of workers from the jobs market over the pandemic has weakened prospects for Britain’s economic growth, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. About half a million workers left their jobs over the pandemic with no plans to return to work. Some of the rise was caused by […]

Getting To Know You: Will Polston, founder, Will Polston Coaching & Training

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Will Polston, talks to Business Matters about how helping ambitious owners to maximise their potential has resulted in him becoming a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards What do you currently do at Will Polston Coaching and Training I develop ambitious business owners to live a life they love by mastering their […]

Getting To Know You: Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Chief Executive, Learndirect

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Chief Executive of education company Learndirect talks to Business Matters about the inspiration behind their business, which has seen them become a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards What do you currently do at learndirect? I am the CEO of learndirect. It is my responsibility to manage […]

Rokt Partners with Oracle Red Bull Racing to foster diversity in Formula 1

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Rokt, the global leader in ecommerce technology, is today announcing a new partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing, the leading Formula One (F1) team and winner of last year’s Constructors and Drivers Championships. Rokt will become an official team partner and the two organisations will work together on various initiatives to foster […]

Car insurance costs pushed up by paint and energy prices

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Rising paint prices and higher energy costs were among the reasons for a leap in the cost of motor insurance late last year, a trade body has said. The average price paid for cover rose by 8% in the final three months of the year, compared with the previous quarter, the Association […]

UK risks exodus of semiconductor firms without an industry strategy

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The government risks endangering the UK’s semiconductor industry unless it urgently publishes a strategy for the sector, a leading Westminster body has warned. MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to publish a strategy to help support the sector. BEIS Committee Chair […]

UK risks exodus of semiconductor firms without an industry strategy

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The government risks endangering the UK’s semiconductor industry unless it urgently publishes a strategy for the sector, a leading Westminster body has warned. MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to publish a strategy to help support the sector. BEIS Committee Chair […]

UK faces ongoing recruitment crisis with more childcare and training needed

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The Government is being urged to help firms recruit workers after research showed employers are facing huge problems attracting staff. The majority of the businesses surveyed by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said they had problems recruiting workers in recent months. Hospitality firms were most likely to face challenges when recruiting, […]

Royal Mail staff to stage 24-hour strike on 16 February

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> About 115,000 postal workers at Royal Mail are to stage a 24-hour strike on 16 February in their continuing dispute with management over pay and conditions. The strike will affect all shifts for 24 hours from 12.30pm that day, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said. The union said it had called the […]