Nearly 12 million UK employees would consider leaving their employer in the pursuit of better employee benefits, according to new research. Small businesses are particularly at risk of losing top talent as although 78% of decision makers at SME employers highlight employee benefits as key to recruitment and retention, only 37% have reassessed their benefits since the start of the ...

Un-policed and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the global money-laundering capital for a post-Soviet Union elite, severely damaging Britain’s international reputation and the rule of law, the London-based thinktank Chatham House says in a report. The research calls for new measures to constrain what it described as a near-self-regulated army of professional enablers – accountants, lawyers and ...

The United Arab Emirates, a hub of international commerce, announced Tuesday that it would shift its weekends to bring them more in line with the Western calendar and global markets, once again showing its willingness to part ways with its Arab neighbors. The government declared a four-and-a-half day workweek, moving the weekend from Friday and Saturday to Saturday and Sunday. ...

Several Amazon services – including its website, Prime Video and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) – went down for thousands of users on Tuesday. Amazon said the outage was probably due to problems related to application programming interface (API), which is a set of protocols for building and integrating application software, Reuters reported. “We are experiencing API and ...

The destructive impact of the Omicron variant on the country’s inbound tourism industry, the UK’s fifth largest export, has been laid bare in a new survey by travel trade association UKinbound. Over 100-member businesses, including inbound tour operators, accommodation providers and attractions from across the country, provided feedback regarding the impact of the new UK border restrictions imposed due to ...

More than half of UK businesses in a recent survey confirmed that having the right tools or technologies in place is their biggest challenge when considering long-term ‘work from anywhere’ policies. This is in stark contrast to the nearly 80 percent that plan to maintain remote or hybrid working in 2022, with employees expected to spend between one and four ...

BA is expected to announce plans for the new “Euroflyer” operation shortly. Details are sketchy, but it is likely to be based on the model followed by BA’s CityFlyer subsidiary, which runs in and out of London City Airport. It will fly under the BA brand, with pilots and crew paid less than those who work from Heathrow. Industry insiders ...

The price of a Christmas dinner has risen by 3.4 per cent as food inflation reaches its highest level so far this year. The average price of a festive meal for four is £27.48, with the price of a frozen turkey rising by 7 per cent and brussels sprouts and Christmas puddings 5 per cent more expensive than last year, ...

Seven million more over-40s will be able to book booster jabs from today, after Boris Johnson said the programme needed to go faster. Nine days after the extension of the booster programme was announced to protect against the Omicron variant, over-40s who had their second doses more than three months ago will be able to book appointments online. Along with ...

It’s almost impossible to run a successful enterprise nowadays without making strong use of the internet and applications. Not only for marketing, but also for data storage and communications. That makes it incredibly important to keep your company safe from cyber attacks. If you have a lot of employees and partners, this can be very hard. However, it’s not impossible, ...