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Student initiative aims to enhance training opportunities during crisis

A UK COMMUNITY initiative connecting furloughed workers with volunteer opportunities has launched a parallel initiative for students and graduates. Studenteer is a sister project of...
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UK faces ‘productivity collapse’ as remote workers admit they do less — and get...

BRITAIN’S economy is on the brink of a productivity collapse, with homebound workers admitting they get away with an average of two hours and...
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Online push from Inditex as up to 1,200 stores to close

INDITEX, the Spanish owner of fashion and clothing stores Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti, will close up to 1,200 outlets around...
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Banks ramp-up tech recruitment in response to pandemic crisis — and retail banking ‘may...

The advance of digital currency is one thing, but the swiftness by banks to incorporate tech roles is another ANALYSTS predict online banking penetration in...
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Latest UK government scheme adds ‘bounce’ for businesses

CHRISTINA NAWROCKI explains the most recent UK initiative to support small businesses left floundering by the pandemic UK CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak recently...
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King’s Business School co-ordinates study for embattled entrepreneurs

KING’S Business School in London is calling on entrepreneurs worldwide to participate in a study to help business owners survive the COVID-19 crisis. With livelihoods...
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Job-swap hope for thousands of airline workers hit by crisis — but misery for...

By Hal Williams IN A WEEK where EasyJet announced plans to cut up to 30 percent of its employees to save costs, home healthcare company...
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Britain and Poland sign deal to develop ambitious travel hub

THE UK and Poland have signed an agreement to co-operate on the development of an international airport and railway interchange. The decision to press on...
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British SMEs head online to cope with effects of COVID lockdown — and find...

SMALL UK businesses are moving the bulk of their services online as the sector takes tentative steps towards recovery. Small Business Britain and BT Skills...
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China ‘set to launch’ trial of e-RMB digital currency

CHINA’S central bank has stepped up development of a digital currency likely to become the first to be operated by a major economy. The sovereign...