UK Businesses Could Lose Up To £195 Million A Day As Half Of Brits Look To Change Jobs In The Next Year

UK Businesses Could Lose Up To £195 Million A Day As Half Of Brits Look To Change Jobs In The Next Year

Research released today by leading UK job board Totaljobs and global employer brand specialists Universum, has revealed the cost to UK businesses as job-hopping Brits hunt for new work. With more than half of us (54%) looking to change jobs in the next 12 months, employees are spending an average of 1 hour 24 minutes a day being unproductive – costing up to £195 million each day to the UK economy in wages. The research…

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Port of Tyne Fund To Uncover Stories Of Ship-Building Community’s Past

Port of Tyne Fund To Uncover Stories Of Ship-Building Community’s Past

A volunteer-led charity, which curates a web-based 20th century history archive reflecting local life in North Tyneside – as told by those who lived, worked and played there – has received a funding boost from the Port of Tyne Community Action Fund at the Community Foundation. Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future exists to capture stories that are in danger of being lost, and the funding will enable volunteers to focus on adding valuable information…

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Google parent company announces 20% revenue increase

Google parent company announces 20% revenue increase

Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced an increase in revenues of 20 per cent as the firm hailed its “strong growth” in its latest financial results. One of the largest public companies in the world, it said revenue for the last quarter was $40.5bn (£31.5bn), up from $33.7bn (£26.2bn) this time last year. The majority of this is reported to have come from the Google arm of the business, which generated $33.9bn (£26.4bn) in advertising…

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ArrowXl Wins Aldi Contract For Home Deliveries

ArrowXl Wins Aldi Contract For Home Deliveries

ArrowXL, the leading home delivery and fulfilment expert, has secured a contract to provide home delivery services to Aldi across the UK.  Under the terms of the agreement – which runs for three years – ArrowXL will provide a comprehensive two-person home delivery solution to online shoppers purchasing specific oversized items from Aldi’s website. This covers a wide range of products such as garden furniture, spa pools and DIY items. The company expects to handle…

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Dunelm profits jump on online sales

Dunelm profits jump on online sales

Furnishing retailer Dunelm has reported a 23% jump in its annual pre-tax profits of £125.9m, compared with £93.1m in 2018. Dunelm said sales rose in June due to a rise in online spending, as well as wet weather in the month driving consumers to visit its out-of-town stores. In particular, the retailer said it benefited from tablet-based selling tools that enabled its staff to offer customers home delivery on an extended range of products. Dunelm…

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Surging global pig price heads towards record level

Surging global pig price heads towards record level

Growing demand for pork could push global prices to record levels as the effect of African swine fever (ASF) in China is forecast to continue well into 2020. The latest ASF assessment by analysts at lender Rabobank suggests almost half of China’s herds will be lost as authorities struggle to control the disease. This will cause a 25% drop in productivity this year, with a further 10-15% drop in production likely in 2020, according to…

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Government pledges extra £56m in farm support

Government pledges extra £56m in farm support

Scottish and Welsh farmers will be the main beneficiaries from an increase in government support for agriculture over the next two years. It follows a review by Lord Bew into how cash is allocated between the four UK countries. The UK budget for direct support will increase by £56.59m for 2020-2022 – with funding increased in Scotland and Wales and maintained in England and Northern Ireland. Prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed this would mean a…

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DfE plans accreditation scheme in bid to regulate online schools market

DfE plans accreditation scheme in bid to regulate online schools market

The government plans to launch an accreditation scheme for online schools in a bid to regulate the growing market. Under the plans, such schools would volunteer for inspection against measures similar to the independent schools standards. Those who meet the grade would become accredited Department for Education (DfE) providers. Online schools are typically used by children educated at home or not in traditional settings because of parental choice, special educational needs or exclusion. The DfE…

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School funding boost to reverse cuts

School funding boost to reverse cuts

Schools in England will receive £2.6bn extra next year under Chancellor Sajid Javid’s spending plans. This will be the first step towards reversing budget cuts and returning school funding to pre-austerity levels. The announcement follows last week’s unveiling of a three-year plan to boost school funding by £7.1bn by 2022-23 School leaders have raised concerns about relying on a funding plan that will take three years at a time of such political and economic volatility….

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Spending plan: What it means for health and care

Spending plan: What it means for health and care

In terms of health and care, there were two eye-catching numbers in the chancellor’s spending announcement – £6.2bn extra for the NHS and £1.5bn for social care in England – but neither is quite what it seems. The £6.2bn refers to the extra cash the front line of the NHS will receive next year as part of the five-year settlement announced a year ago by then Prime Minister Theresa May. And it takes the total available to…

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