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Plaid Cymru Brexit spokesman Steffan Lewis said a "Brexit preparedness fund has long been advocated" by the party. The Welsh government fund will also be used to help companies continue to attract EU nationals to work in Wales, and there will be dedicated support for Wales' agricultural industry.
Many firms have recently released their figures on pay for men and women in the UK. What is the gender pay gap and why are women paid less than men? Here's the lowdown. Large businesses will be required to publish figures on gender pay gaps. Getty - Contributor. 3. Large businesses will be required ...

A breakthrough deal between Britain and the EU on Brexit was reached in December after months of stalled negotiations, paving the way for future trade talks. Peter Hemington, partner at BDO, said UK business leaders were now more confident about the year ahead and were bolstering their recruitment ...
The UK is to create a new junior minister in charge of a no-deal Brexit, amid howls of concern by British businesses. ... to give updates on preparations to crash out of the EU "to show [May's] EU counterparts and Brexiteers that Britain is serious about leaving the EU without a trade deal", The Telegraph said.
Most of the train companies, bar Merseyrail, say they do not plan to cut onboard staff overall. The disruption to Northern rail services resulted in many service cancellations and in increased road congestion as passengers turned to cars and replacement buses to get to work, frustrating commuters around ...
A year-and-a-half since Britain voted to leave the European Union and Jeremy Sosabowski, co-founder of AlgoDynamix, says the technology scene remains solid: There's plenty of money out there for ... UK companies raised $7.7 billion last year, more than double that of 2016, according to Dealroom.

In an effort to vault genetics into a new era of big data, six drug companies say they will decode the genes of half a million Brits and then make the data public--all by 2020. The plan will turn the UK Biobank, the source of the DNA samples, into the world's single biggest concentration of genetic and health ...
British shoppers tightened their belts over Christmas, leading to the first year-on-year fall in spending since 2012, and leading businesses aim to do the same over 2018, two major surveys showed on Monday. Evidence of a consumer slowdown in Britain has mounted since official data showed the weakest ...
Britain's manufacturers are more upbeat about the state of the global economy than at any time since 2014 and believe demand from overseas will sustain their businesses through another year of Brexit uncertainty, a survey has shown. The poll by the manufacturers' organisation EEF and the insurance ...
The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019, and the UK government is hoping to negotiate an additional transition period. The government had already allocated an additional £5m to prepare for Brexit as part of its two-year budget agreement with Plaid Cymru. Welsh Conservatives Brexit spokesman Mr ...
More than 100,000 UK companies will be forced to pay VAT upfront after Brexit, under controversial government plans being debated by Parliament this ... the British Retail Consortium said: "If the bill becomes law without any commitment to inclusion within the EU VAT area, UK businesses will become ...
Elsewhere, several organisations reported little to no gender pay gap, including the British Museum at 0% and the UK armed forces at 0.9%. ... Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the women's Equality Party, reacted to the news on twitter, saying: "Great galumphing gender pay gaps at key UK businesses .
companies have seen their share prices rocket after adding the cryptocurrency phrase to their name as people desperate for a piece of the bitcoin boom invest. Ovum principal analyst, David Bannister, said: "If somebody puts blockchain in their name or their propaganda then people are going to jump on ...
Concerned its industry is late to the trend toward electrification of aircraft, the UK government is supporting a £26 million ($35 million) research program to develop more-electric systems for a range of platform types. Moving from hydraulic and pneumatic systems to electric power enables more efficient use ...
Company boards should focus on explaining how they foster innovation, improve productivity and develop a positive employment culture over huge pay packets for executives, said the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. The national association for retirement plans in the U.K. made the warning in ...
A record amount of money flowed into the UK tech sector last year, particularly fuelled by venture capitalists splashing cash in London, despite uncertainty around ... "technology entrepreneurs and businesses are attracted to our great city for its diverse talent pool and unique business ecosystem and I am ...
The gloomy outlook from members of the Federation of Small businesses (FSB) was compounded by a rise in the number of companies reporting lower ... that the net business birth rate in Scotland, the number of new companies created compared with the number closing down, was the lowest in the UK.

The first-ever shipment of Russian gas to the UK looks likely to head straight back out on another ship, disproving Moscow's claims that Britain will be reliant on it for ... A spokesperson for National Grid said the gas had not entered the national network of pipelines that supplies homes and businesses.
Allianz Group announced it has acquired a 49 percent stake in Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society's UK general insurance businesses, the first stage in the creation of the companies' joint venture and strategic partnership. The venture creates a general insurance business with over 6 million customers and ...
The U.K.'s spy agency is having a hard time retaining high-tech workers, who are being poached by technology companies. Citing the annual report from the intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, TechCrunch reported that the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) discussed the growing ...
social media giants facebook and twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian ... But British officials have expressed interest in punishing social media companies for failing to take action to stop their platforms from being exploited by agitators, ...
British companies need "unity, clarity and certainty" from politicians rather than the constantly changing policies of the past year if business is to thrive in 2018, according to the CBI. In a year-end letter to members which also set out priorities for the the next 12 months, Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of ...
If ever we needed a reminder about the disconnect between our largest listed companies and Britain's 'real' economy , we got it today. UK ... However, John Botham, global equities product director at City firm, Invesco Perpetual, said that, while the UK's leading index is at a record high, "the FTSE 100 has ...
British businesses are already suffering from a lack of workers as EU staff quit their jobs and leave the country, and continental sources of labour dry up. Hotels and hospitality firms fear they may have to close as a result, while engineering and manufacturing companies are considering moving overseas to ...
It comes against a backdrop of often fractious Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels this year, talks that are yet to provide businesses with clarity about Britain's future relationship with Europe. Bosses at British companies have also been eyeing new U.S. President Donald Trump, whose decisions have ...
The NSA isn't the only secretive national intelligence agency having trouble keeping its tech-savvy recruits. In a new document from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, Britain's spy agency describes its difficulty in fending off tech companies keen to poach its workers. In the annual report, ...
Theresa may has said Brexit will entail leaving the EU's single market, raising questions about how British companies will do business in the bloc and European ones in Britain. There are concerns Brexit would make cross-border supervisory cooperation harder and potentially hurt banks with a big London ...
BRITISH festive treats are flying off the shelves after Brexit with the world unable to get enough of our yuletide food and drink. ... was: "clear evidence that UK companies are succeeding on the world stage and as an international economic department we are banging the drum for the growing demand for our ...
Google recently announced the hiring of thousands of moderators to oversee content uploaded to YouTube after it emerged that ads placed by reputable businesses and organisations (and also the UK government) may have appeared next to nasty stuff that they could therefore have inadvertently played a ...
PPL's shares have come under pressure amidst anticipated price limits on its lucrative UK business. This is concerning amidst a 5 times leveraged balance sheet and 70% dividend payout ratio. These concerns only increase if we take into account the great capital spending requirement in the years to ...
A CBI survey of 109 companies this month suggested that online sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday were "unspectacular". ... Palmer said: "I fear UK retailers are now in the midst of a perfect storm, with November's interest rate decision, rising inflation, falling real wages, reduced credit availability and ...
The Bank of England plans to allow European banks to maintain their UK operations under current rules following Brexit, in a direct challenge to ... Michel Barnier said it was unavoidable that British banks and financial firms would lose the passports that allow them to trade freely in the EU, as a result of any ...
The UK government has announced that homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, says that 10 Mbps is the minimum speed needed to meet the requirements of an average family. The Department for ...
"Some UK companies are holding off on investments to see how Brexit effects trade relations, and growth is forecast to slow in 2018, but Britain's business climate remains attractive." Suren Thiru, head of economics and business finance at the British Chambers of Commerce, told Sky News in response: ...
The Bank of England is to unveil plans allowing European banks to operate in the UK as normal post-Brexit. The BBC has learned that banks offering wholesale finance - money and services provided to businesses and each other - would operate under existing rules. It means EU banks operating through ...
British homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband by 2020, the government has announced, dismissing calls from the network provider BT that it should be a voluntary rather than legal obligation on providers. The Department for Digital, culture, Media and sport said only a ...
On Wednesday, the British government said that by 2020 it will guarantee broadband internet access of at least 10 Mbps to all houses and businesses in the U.K. that request it, at a reasonable cost. Britain's Department for Digital, culture, Media, and sport rejected a proposal from network provider BT to voluntarily connect ...
Several of Britain's best-known companies, including Burberry, Sky and sports Direct, are included on a list ordered by the prime minister of firms ... More than a fifth of Britain's FTSE listed-firms are included on the "name and shame" register of companies that Theresa may said risk damaging "the social ...
The register, published for the first time Tuesday, "reveals the true scale of investor concern and shows shareholders flexing their muscles by exercising their votes," association Chief Executive Officer Chris Cummings said in a statement. "One-third of companies on the public register have responded by ...
The number of UK businesses facing the risk of insolvency grew over the course of 2017, insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 said on Tuesday. The study, drawn from a database of 3.6 million companies using performance indicators including balance sheets and directors' track records, showed the ...
Ministry of Defence pledges to back arms companies' export sales and draw in small businesses to the sector ... of the defence industrial policy, looking at how the Ministry of Defence's £18.7bn annual spend on new kit can help Britain's arms industry expand and deliver wider economic benefits to the UK.
Britain's economy should grow faster in 2018 and 2019 as the expected agreement of a Brexit divorce bill - reported by the Daily Telegraph as ...
Surveying 1,000 professionals in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) who regularly participate in conference calls, LoopUp ...
... risks the wrath of Brexiteers to calm the fears of British businesses ... until everything is agreed' the UK's decision to table a fulsome offer of ...
The research, carried out by 3Gem, surveyed 3,000 people at UK companies with more than 250 staff. It found that staff lose an average of ...
Can Harry and Meghan outdo the £527m increase in UK retail ... although Harper believes foreign tourists visiting Britain account for a higher ...
This must be sent to creditors, employees and companies House and invites them to approve or amend the plans at a meeting.
UK leisure companies get a boost from 'staycation' Britons ... The number of trips abroad made by British people declined again in August, ...
UK business groups gave a broadly positive welcome to the government's ... that the UK will need to overcome if businesses are to remain competitive". ... to boost the productivity of British industry Michael Heseltine said on ...
Two leading organic companies have today announced the launch of their new joint business identity 'The British Organic Dairy Company.' ... "For instance, the UK organic cheese category is currently under performing ...


 

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