Current Affairs

Brexit round-up: May told to begin exit process

Here is a round-up of the top Brexit-related stories this week.

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Returning mothers face lower wage growth

Are you a mother returning to work? Those who do after giving birth earn 33% less per hour than their male counterparts.

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Brexit round-up: retail sales up in July

We bring you another round-up of this week's top Brexit-related stories.

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Brexit round-up: employers opting for temporary staff

Brexit-related uncertainty continues to be prevalent, with employees feeling nervous, consumers putting off big purchases and employers opting for temporary staff.

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Trade deficit widens

The trade deficit in goods grew by £0.9 billion between May and June 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Brexit round-up: investors positive about Brexit

Here is a round-up of some of the top Brexit–related stories this week.

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Labour costs increase in Q1 2016

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that labour costs per hour increased by 2.7% between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016.

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Employers fail to support working carers

Does your business have policies in place for working carers? Only 34% of employers have a formal written policy in place to support working carers.

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Rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination

There's been a rise in reports of work pregnancy and maternity discrimination and female workers seeking advice over the past 12 months.

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Data breaching risk underestimated by SMEs

Government figures show that data breaching costs SMEs an average of £310,800, according to research by Experian UK.

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