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UK businesses plan to raise pay by most since 2012 - CIPD
9:11pm, 17th February, 2019

UK businesses plan to raise pay by most since 2012 - CIPD

British businesses plan to raise basic wages by the most in at least seven years, due to recruitment difficulties and a need to keep pay in line with competitors, a survey showed on Monday, highlighting ongoing strength in Britain's jobs market.
May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes
10:32am, 17th February, 2019

May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on March 29.
May to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker; urges party unity
6:32pm, 16th February, 2019

May to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker; urges party unity

Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office said on Saturday, following this week's symbolic defeat in parliament which was widely interpreted as undermining her...
UK children walk out of lessons on climate strike
1:15pm, 15th February, 2019

UK children walk out of lessons on climate strike

Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister's office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy minister and activists.
Brexit row risks ruining PM May's date with parliament
11:57am, 14th February, 2019

Brexit row risks ruining PM May's date with parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May could be defeated in parliament on Thursday over her plan to renegotiate the Brexit deal, undermining her pledge to the European Union that, with changes, she can get the agreement approved.