Jet Airways lenders begin bankruptsy proceedings

Jet Airways lenders begin bankruptsy proceedings

Lenders to Jet Airways have said they plan to bring insolvency proceedings against the struggling carrier. The move follows a failed attempt to find a suitable buyer for what was once India’s biggest private airline. Jet Airways has been hampered by more than $1bn (£790m) of debt. In April, the airline suspended all international flights. The move left passengers stranded in India and European cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam. Etihad Airways already owns 24%…

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UK’s First C2c Courier Launches In London

UK’s First C2c Courier Launches In London

Peyk has launched London’s first consumer to consumer (C2C) courier service, to change the way Londoners send each other things. Across Asia and The Middle East when you want to send something to a friend or a member of your family, you don’t use the post, you use a C2C courier, a service that Peyk has now brought to London. Let’s say you’ve gone to visit a friend and left your keys at her house, without…

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Hermes Launches “Road To Logistics” Scheme

Hermes Launches “Road To Logistics” Scheme

Leading consumer delivery company Hermes UK has launched a new initiative to help address the UK driver shortage and enable unemployed workers to gain valuable skills and the possibility of full-time employment.  It is designed to ensure the company has its own ‘talent pipeline’ and is prepared for any future legislation and possible Brexit impact. The new “Road to Logistics” programme is funded through the company’s Apprenticeship Levy and will see Hermes recruit a number…

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National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

National Express Uses Teleopti WFM to Keep Passengers on the Move

Teleopti announced today that National Express, the largest operator of coach services in the UK, is using its workforce management (WFM) solution to create schedules for over 160 frontline employees, working complex shift patterns in its customer service centre. The National Express contact centre supports ticket sales and assistance to customers of its bus and coach services every day of the year. The customer service teams also manage online queries. The customer service centre handles…

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Tui travel firm warns Boeing grounding to hit earnings

Tui travel firm warns Boeing grounding to hit earnings

In a statement on Friday, the Hanover-based holiday company said that it expected earnings for this year to be 17 per cent below the €1.2bn achieved in 2018, assuming the currently grounded Boeing craft resume flights in mid-July. It had previously guided that earnings for 2019 would be “broadly flat”. However, if there was no indication that the planes would be allowed to resume normal schedules in July, Tui said that it expected earnings would…

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175 new construction jobs created every day as Britain enjoys employment boom

175 new construction jobs created every day as Britain enjoys employment boom

Employment has hit its highest rate since World War Two, with official figures showing there are now 2.7million people in work The recent employment boom has been a blessing for those in the construction industry, new figures have revealed, followed closely by hotel, restaurant, shop and IT workers. An average of 1,000 people are getting back into work each day as the employment rate hits the highest level since World War Two. Staggering numbers of…

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Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

That’s according to a new statistical report published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which details energy statistics from across the fourth quarter of the year and provisional annual data for the whole of 2018. It shows 111TWh of electricity was generated from renewable sources, as a result of a 9.7% increase in capacity to 44.4GW. Increasing output from oil, bioenergy and waste, wind and solar contributed to total energy production…

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Energy price cap ‘could see £1.67 billion added to UK bills on the 1st of April’

Energy price cap ‘could see £1.67 billion added to UK bills on the 1st of April’

uSwitch believes this could happen if suppliers increase their rates to match the level of the cap That’s according to price comparison and switching service uSwitch, which expects 15 million energy customers on standard variable tariffs (SVTs) to see their bills increase by more than £100 a year as the price cap level rises to an average of £1,254 per year. The organisation warns suppliers are likely to up their rates to the level of…

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First Utility Rebranded as Shell Energy

First Utility Rebranded as Shell Energy

More than 700,000 First Utility customers have been moved to the Shell Energy brand and are being supplied with 100% renewable electricity. The rebranding comes a year after Shell bought First Utility, one of the largest challenger energy suppliers in Britain. Renewable power will now be offered as standard to all existing and new customers, along with a 3% discount on fuel for up to 60 litres a month, per household, at participating Shell service stations across the country. Customers…

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UK Businesses Offered Fully Funded Solar Energy and Storage Solution

UK Businesses Offered Fully Funded Solar Energy and Storage Solution

Statkraft has announced a new partnership with redT to provide a fully financed solar and storagesolution with 100% renewable energy for businesses in the UK. Claimed to be the first offering of its kind in the country, the solution is expected to enable businesses to save up to 20% on their bills over the next 25 years. Statkraft will provide a long term corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) for the solar and battery storage technology, alongside a 100% renewable supply deal from its…

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