Sian Harrington

UK making 'glacial progress' towards gender equality, says ILM survey

Almost three-quarters of women (73%) believe the glass ceiling exists and say there are still barriers for women looking to be appointed to senior management and board-level positions in the UK,...

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Renewables will not take off without skills investment

Money must be invested in skills if Scotland's emerging renewable energy sector is to take off, the Scottish Parliament has heard.

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The morning after - providers warn of Work Programme pitfalls

Employment and training providers who will be delivering the Government's new Work Programme have questioned its long-term viability, given the current economic conditions.

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Immigration cap could make UK uncompetitive, warns lawyer

The Government's economic migration cap will leave companies unable to compete with their peers globally, despite exemptions for top talent, a lawyer has warned.

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Corporate manslaughter case: sentencing today

The conviction of Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings for corporate manslaughter will herald an avalanche of similar cases, lawyers today warned.

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Corporate manslaughter case: 385,000 fine for Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings

Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings was this afternoon fined the sum of 385,000 following its conviction for corporate manslaughter on Tuesday.

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Welfare isn't working, says PM, as he reveals details of reform bill

Prime minister David Cameron today said he was finally going to make work pay as he disclosed what he called the "most ambitious, fundamental and radical" changes to the welfare system since it began...

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Government in danger of mis-selling pension auto-enrolment, NAPF warns

The Government risks being accused of a 'mis-selling scandal' if it does not match pension auto-enrolment reforms with an overhaul of the state pension, the chairman of the UK's leading pension body...

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Geologist's death results in first UK corporate manslaughter conviction

Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings yesterday became the first company in the UK to be convicted of the offence of corporate manslaughter, in a test case that will cause waves in the industry.

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Young people and women hardest hit by unemployment, says ONS

Young people and women are the major casualties of the contraction in the labour market, according to quarterly figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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NHS has culture of ageism as report from Saga shows life for the over 50s is grim

Ignominious failure, a culture of ageism and indifferent staff - these are just some of the criticisms of the NHS in a report on care for the elderly out today.

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Public sector cuts threaten graduate retention in the North and Midlands

Public sector cuts could reverse patterns of improved graduate retention in cities and regions outside of the South East, resulting in a 'brain drain' likely to impede economic recovery.

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