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The best paid WFH jobs in Britain: How firms are scrambling to attract talent by paying Brits up to £150,000 to work remotely post-Covid

The best paid WFH jobs in Britain: How firms are scrambling to attract talent by paying Brits up to £150,000 to work remotely post-Covid

When the UK was plunged into the first Covid lockdown, many believed WFH was a temporary measure – and that normal working habits would resume post-pandemic. Yet more than two years since the last restrictions were lifted in Britain, and after bosses repeatedly asked workers to return to the officer, people continue to work remotely....

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Greater Manchester: £300m energy storage plant to create 700 jobs, firm says

Greater Manchester: £300m energy storage plant to create 700 jobs, firm says

Work has begun on a £300m energy plant which will store surplus electricity from wind and solar farms in the form of liquid air. The facility at Carrington near Manchester, designed by Highview Power, will create more than 700 jobs in the north-west of England, the firm said. The energy stored at the site, which...

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More than half of UK students working long hours in paid jobs

More than half of UK students working long hours in paid jobs

More than half of full-time students are working long hours in jobs to support themselves at university, spending nearly two days a week in paid employment during term time, owing to the cost of living crisis. A survey of 10,000 full-time UK undergraduates by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) found a record 56% had...

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Pound Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast, News: GBP/AUD Flat On Mixed UK Jobs Data

Pound Australian Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast, News: GBP/AUD Flat On Mixed UK Jobs Data

At the time of writing GBP/AUD was trading at AU$1.9265. Virtually unchanged from the start of Tuesday’s trading session. The Pound (GBP) faced resistance on Tuesday morning, following the publication of the UK’s latest jobs report. According to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), unemployment in the UK unexpectedly rose in April,...

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Bangor joinery specialist expands after £1m contract wins in Britain

Bangor joinery specialist expands after £1m contract wins in Britain

Bangor-based bespoke joinery company Aspire Create has secured two new contracts worth over £1million in Britain. The deals will see the company – which provides specialist joinery and interior fit out services for the retail, commercial, and hospitality sectors – add seven new jobs with average salaries of £36,000 and increase turnover by £500,000. Aspire...

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Why Britain’s biggest economic problem is proving near-impossible to fix

Why Britain’s biggest economic problem is proving near-impossible to fix

This is particularly worrying for economic growth. Almost all of the economy’s expansion has been driven by the rising number of people in work in recent years, according to Tony Wilson, director of the Institute for Employment Studies. “For the last 20 years or more, economic growth has been driven by employment growth rather than...

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Tata Steel to press on with Port Talbot job cuts despite Labour calls for talks

Tata Steel to press on with Port Talbot job cuts despite Labour calls for talks

Tata Steel will continue with plans to shut off its blast furnaces in the coming months, costing thousands of jobs in South Wales, despite the Labour Party urging it to delay the decision until after the General Election, the company said on Tuesday. The steelmaking giant said it is “apprehensive” reading media reports that its...

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UK unemployment rises by 138,000 as labour market weakens

UK unemployment rises by 138,000 as labour market weakens

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 138,000 in the three months to April amid growing signs of a weaker jobs market. In the last set of labour market figures before the general election, the Office for National Statistics said employment and job vacancies were down and joblessness had increased. The ONS...

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UK jobs market softens, despite strong wage growth

UK jobs market softens, despite strong wage growth

Britain’s labour market showed more signs of cooling in April as the unemployment rate rose, despite another month of strong wage growth, official data showed today. The unemployment rate for the three months to April rose to 4.4% from 4.3% between January and March, the highest reading since the three months to September 2021, the...

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Jobs market weakens again after surprise rise in unemployment rate

Jobs market weakens again after surprise rise in unemployment rate

Britain’s unemployment rate has unexpectedly risen to its highest rate for more than two years as the jobs market weakens further, although wage growth remains resilient, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate of UK unemployment lifted to 4.4% in the three months to April, up from 4.3% in...