Tom Newcombe

NHS Employers backs seven-day care in hospitals but opposes pay rise

NHS Employers organisation, the voice for employers in the NHS, has urged a doctors' pay review to support seven-day care but not a pay rise.


Data watchdog to contact 1,200 'blacklisted' construction workers

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said it will contact 1,200 construction workers who may have been blacklisted because they were involved in union activities.


Olympus whistleblower urges companies to set up independent hotlines

Michael Woodford, the CEO who blew the whistle on the $1.7 billion Olympus fraud in 2011, has urged large corporations to introduce independent hotlines.


London Underground cuts 750 jobs as ticket offices shut

Transport for London (TFL) has confirmed 750 jobs will be cut as a result of the closure of every ticket office on the network by 2015.


Jo Swinson launches employee ownership index

Business minister Jo Swinson (pictured) yesterday unveiled a FTSE index to encourage investment in successful employee-owned companies.


Half of graduates work in non-graduate jobs, says ONS

Almost half of graduates in the UK are working in non-graduate roles, a report published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found.


Liv Garfield becomes latest female FTSE 100 CEO, joining Severn Trent

Liv Garfield, 38, is due to become the youngest woman ever to lead a FTSE 100 company, when she leaves BT next year to become CEO of Coventry-based water company Severn Trent.


Germany to introduce boardroom quotas for women

German companies listed on the stock exchange will need to ensure at least 30% of their supervisory board is made up of women from 2016, the German Government has announced.


Jeremy Hunt: Hospitals to publish monthly staffing levels

From next April, hospital trusts in England will have to publish staffing levels on a ward-by-ward basis, health secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce later today.


Britain dubbed 'scrooge of Europe' over parental pay

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The UK ranks last in Europe when it comes to giving new parents 'well-paid' parental leave, a report by the TUC has found.


UK employment market a magnet for forced labour, report warns

The UK employment market is "highly susceptible" to exploitation and forced labour, a report has warned.


Directors' pay rises 14%, but bonuses fall, research finds

Total pay for FTSE 100 directors rose by 14% last year, driven by a large increase in share-based long-term incentive payments, according to research from City pay analysts Income Data Services (IDS).