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Wales to get UK’s first hydrogen-powered brewery

A brewery in Wales is set to become the first in the UK to be powered by hydrogen, under new plans. Budweiser Brewing Group said the £100m hydrogen project would fuel production, heavy goods vehicles and trucks at its Magor...

Are we a nation of tax procrastinators?

New data revealed today has revealed that only a third of tax returns are filed by mid-October, even though individuals have already had eight and a half months to complete their self-assessment documentation. The statistics, which were released to untied...

Autumn 2021 Budget wish-list as SMEs face a perfect storm  

Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance has spoken to SME business owners and directors and set out what it believes are an Autumn 2021 Budget wish-list to build SME resilience. This follows news of a 56% rise in company insolvencies in September 2021...

More than a third of UK music industry workers lost jobs in 2020

More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs last year – 69,000 in total – as venues closed, festivals were scrapped, tours ground to a halt and the pandemic wiped billions off the value of...

One in five HR leaders are not trained in diversity, equity and inclusion

A people analytics expert has urged the government to standardise training policies in the workplace following reports that today, one in five HR leaders are receiving inadequate or no training in diversity, equity and inclusion. 2022 is almost upon us and the topic of...

Ahead of COP26 ‘Green Influencers’ network reaches milestone

As the world gears up for COP26, an ambitious scheme to create a network of young people in England, enthused about the environment, has recruited 1,500 Green Influencers. The Green Influencers Scheme is run by The Ernest Cook Trust, a...

There’s a shortage of bouncers – and nightclub bosses fear it could put public safety at risk

The nightclub industry has become the latest to be hit in the UK’s supply crisis – with bosses calling for urgent government action due to a shortage of bouncers. Industry leaders have warned the issue could become a “threat to...

Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staff

Amazon is offering signing-up bonuses of up to £3,000 in areas of Britain with labour shortages, to attract workers in time for the Christmas surge in demand. The Food and Drink Federation says there is a “battle for labour” in...

More than 1,400 firms went bust last month in England and Wales

The number of businesses going bust in England and Wales jumped last month to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, as experts predicted that the end of government support for indebted firms would lead to a...

‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers

Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey. The survey of almost 13,000 mothers carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC)...

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Haiti gang seeks $17 million for release of kidnapped missionaries – WSJ

World10 minutes ago (Oct 19, 2021 10:01AM ET) (C) Reuters. An entrance to the Christian Aid Ministries compound is seen...