Theresa May woos bankers with UK visa changes

Theresa May woos bankers with UK visa changes

Robert Wright, Public Policy Correspondent June 14, 2018 Print this page Theresa May on Thursday told an audience of European financial bosses that government plans to remove doctors and nurses from Britain’s restrictive visa regime would clear the way for banks to hire more professionals from outside the European Economic Area. However, business groups were […]

Brexit will not protect UK from Italian instability, financiers warn

Brexit will not protect UK from Italian instability, financiers warn

Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor June 14, 2018 Print this page Financiers warn on Italy City fears UK is vulnerable to EU instability Calls for more international collaboration Italy poses a big risk to the stability of Europe, despite the recent ceasefire between the new coalition government and the markets — and Brexit will not protect […]

UK court rules plumber is a 'worker' in landmark gig economy case

UK court rules plumber is a 'worker' in landmark gig economy case

Jane Croft in London June 13, 2018 Print this page The UK’s highest court has ruled that a plumber can be classed as a “worker” rather than “self employed”, in a landmark case that will have wider ramifications for thousands of gig economy workers. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a tradesman working for […]

Radio industry needs to reflect UK's diversity – media regulator

Radio industry needs to reflect UK's diversity – media regulator

Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just 6% of staff in the sector are non-white, far […]

UK justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate

UK justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate

LONDON (AP) — A member of Theresa May’s government resigned Tuesday ahead of a key Parliamentary debate on legislation regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union. Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who had voted to remain in the EU, resigned as a justice minister so he could speak out against the policy on Brexit. He said […]

Man gets over 16 years in prison for kidnapping UK model

Man gets over 16 years in prison for kidnapping UK model

An Italian court convicted a Polish man Monday of kidnapping a 20-year-old British model for ransom, rejecting the defendant’s claim that the abduction was staged to boost the victim’s career. The court sentenced Lukasz Herba to 16 years and nine months in prison — a month longer than prosecutors requested. Herba denied guilt throughout the […]

Fast Europe Open: UK manufacturing, Turkey GDP

Fast Europe Open: UK manufacturing, Turkey GDP

Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong June 11, 2018 Print this page Relations between the US and its closest allies plunged to new depths on Sunday after the most acrimonious Group of Seven summit in a generation ended with the American president lashing out at fellow leaders and backtracking on a pledge to sign the G7 […]

UK firms to be forced to justify pay gap between bosses and staff

UK firms to be forced to justify pay gap between bosses and staff

The country’s biggest public businesses will have to publish the gap between the pay of their chief executive and an average worker, according to rules to be unveiled in parliament on Monday. Greg Clark, the business secretary, said directors of all companies with more than 250 employees would be required to disclose and explain this […]

UK to force big companies to publish worker to boss pay gap

UK to force big companies to publish worker to boss pay gap

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest companies will from 2020 be legally required to publish the gap between the salary of their chief executive and what they pay their average UK worker, under proposed new government rules. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark arrives in Downing Street in […]

Sikh soldier becomes first to wear turban for trooping the colour

Sikh soldier becomes first to wear turban for trooping the colour

A Coldstream Guards soldier has become the first person to wear a turban during the trooping the colour ceremony. More than 1,000 soldiers took part in the ceremony to mark the Queen’s official birthday on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined other senior royals including the Prince of Wales and the Duke and […]