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UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers
UK bosses earn 143 times more than workers

LONDON, UK: The heads of Britain's largest companies earned 143 times more than their average employee last year, a study has revealed, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.

19 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Honda will cut UK jobs on weak European car demand
Honda will cut UK jobs on weak European car demand

LONDON, UK: Honda will axe 340 jobs by cutting shifts at its factory in western England in response to weak European demand for its cars, the Japanese car manufacturer said.

26 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol
Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

British universities join online education revolution
British universities join online education revolution

LONDON, UK: Dozens of British universities began offering free online courses through a collective portal, joining a global trend that started in the United States to open higher education to everyone.

19 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 jobs in UK
Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,700 jobs in UK

LONDON, UK: Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Tuesday (9 September) that it will create 1,700 jobs at a plant in central England in a £1.5bn investment.

10 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Julie Cheung
Increasing efficiency and employee wellbeing in a corporate workplace

MANCHESTER, UK: Labour costs are one of the biggest business expenses, so it makes sense to ensure your workers are as productive as they can be. Here are some steps you can take to achieve that.

By Julie Cheung 29 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Unified communications: Not profiling employees poses risk to investments
Unified communications: Not profiling employees poses risk to investments

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Research reveals employees are often consulted, but their opinion rarely exerted influence.

12 Apr 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Spurred by 35.3% earnings growth
Spurred by 35.3% earnings growth

Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation last week reported diluted headline earnings per share of 89.91c for the six months ended December‚ up 35.3% from the previous period.

11 Mar 2013

PAKISTAN

One Pound Fish singing sensation

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Internet singing sensation One Pound Fish Man returned to a hero's welcome in Pakistan on Thursday (27 December), vowing to take the signature tune he composed in honour of cut-price fish to France and the United States.

28 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

London strike hurts bargain hunters

LONDON, UK: Strike action heavily disrupted London's Underground train network on Wednesday (26 December), as hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters headed to the shops for the traditional Boxing Day sales held by retailers throughout the city.

27 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Employee productivity levels sink to new lows, says PwC research
Employee productivity levels sink to new lows, says PwC research

LONDON, UK: PwC's Key Trends in Human Capital 2012 report reveals that productivity levels saw a sharp drop in 2011 following a period of relative stability between 2006 and 2010. The report suggests this drop is driven by an increase in employee costs, which have jumped 16% from 2009 to around US$55 000 in 2011.

31 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Supermarket Asda to create 5000 jobs in Britain

LONDON, UK: British supermarket chain Asda said on Monday that it planned to create 5000 jobs this year, in a move hailed by Prime Minister David Cameron amid rising unemployment in Britain.

24 Jan 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Overview of European Internet usage in September 2011
Overview of European Internet usage in September 2011

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 373.4 million unique visitors went online in September 2011 for an average of 26.4 hours per person. This release highlights Internet usage in 49 European markets aggregated into the European region and provides individual reporting on 18 markets.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

UK law firms under pressure
UK law firms under pressure

LONDON, UK: Law firms in the United Kingdom will see continued downward pressure on profitability from market conditions and regulatory changes, a recent PwC survey shows.

17 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Calling all budding entrepreneurial undergraduates
Calling all budding entrepreneurial undergraduates

LONDON, UK: Graduate employer PwC working in partnership with Bright Futures have launched Business Champions, the ultimate business game, which gives students the opportunity to put their skills to the test and try their hand at becoming budding entrepreneurs.

12 Nov 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Public sector spending cuts could significantly affect private sector jobs
Public sector spending cuts could significantly affect private sector jobs

LONDON, UK: PwC research finds that industries such as the outsourcing market could help alleviate potential combined public and private sector job losses due to public sector spending cuts and that public sector spending cuts could reduce private sector gross output by around £46 billion (about R500 billion) per annum by 2014/15.

15 Oct 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Losing good staff is costing UK firms billions
Losing good staff is costing UK firms billions

LONDON, UK: Failure to retain competent employees is costing UK businesses £42 billion (about R462 billion) a year and PwC issues warning on staff replacement costs as quarter of workers seek higher paid jobs.

8 Oct 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Sustained business recovery on the cards as companies look to re-start investment
Sustained business recovery on the cards as companies look to re-start investment

LONDON, UK: The latest Global Business Outlook Survey from KPMG International suggests that businesses are ready to begin investing again as the healthy optimism recorded earlier in the year holds firm. Overall, business optimism remains static but strong, with India and China leading the way; while UK and Spain are still less confident.

3 Aug 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

UK lags behind US on employee return on investment
UK lags behind US on employee return on investment

NEW YORK, US / LONDON, UK: organisations have proved far more agile than those in the UK and the rest of Europe at maximising profit from their investment in people, according to PwC research published today, 26 July 2010.

26 Jul 2010