Southern Europeans travel to London to find work

22nd of February 2013
Southern Europeans travel to London to find work

The UK, and particularly London, has become a popular place for tens of thousands of southern Europeans in search of work as the governments of Spain, Portugal and Italy continue to impose austerity measures.

5,350 Spaniards and 5,370 Italians were allocated national insurance numbers in London in the first quarter of 2012, according to The Times

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Unemployment hits new highs in recession-hit EU

1st of February 2013
Unemployment hits new highs in recession-hit EU

After five years of economic crisis and the return of a recession in 2012, unemployment is hitting new peaks not seen for almost 20 years in the EU. That's according to the 2012 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe review.

Household incomes have also declined and and the risk of poverty or exclusion is on the rise,

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German businesses lead the EU in innovation

23rd of January 2013
German businesses lead the EU in innovation

Among the 27 member states of the EU Germany takes the lead in terms of innovation activity according to a new Eurostat survey.

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and this survey focuses on product and process innovation, as well as organisational and marketing innovation.Fifty-three percent of enterprises from industry and

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Risks of working alone

29th of November 2012
Risks of working alone

David Foster of property and people protection specialist Sitex Orbis explains the risks facing those who work alone, the responsibilities of employers and how they can support and protect their staff.

In a world where everyone seems to be connected 24/7, it’s easy to forget many people work alone. Not isolated behind a computer screen and

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Save costs, be greener

28th of November 2012
Save costs, be greener

Green issues have tended to take a back seat in recent years as businesses prioritise cutting costs over reducing their carbon footprint. Yet they may be missing a trick because the two can go hand-in-hand, as Hartley Milner reports.

Managing a vehicle fleet must figure among the most stressful challenges in running a business, not least because

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Peer-to-peer business lending - new ways of bridging the funding gap

2nd of November 2012
Peer-to-peer business lending - new ways of bridging the funding gap

The banks – who needs them? That’s a question some high-profile economists are seriously beginning to ask as alternative sources of finance come online to bridge the funding gap. Hartley Milner reports on one of these enterprising new kids on the block, the peer-to-peer business lender.

Frustratingly for us all, the bankers have drawn

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