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Labour pledge to extend maternity leave ahead of general electionLabour’s latest election pledge is to extend statutory maternity pay from nine months to 12 months should the party win December’s general election.
Cost associated with store closures impacts Sainsbury’s profitsCosts relating to store closures have reduced Sainsbury’s profits for the first half of the year.
Trio of opposition parties agree electoral pactThe Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have agreed an electoral pact to ensure that they will not run against each other in an estimated 60 to 70 constituencies.
Labour makes election pledge of billions toward public servicesLabour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said that the party will provide £150 billion for schools, hospitals and housing should they win the election, during a speech in Liverpool.
Jingye Group emerge as new favourite to buy British SteelReports say that Chinese firm Jingye Group is the new frontrunner to acquire British Steel, after a deal with Turkey’s Ataer failed to materialise in October.
Retailer Mothercare goes into administrationStruggling retailer Mothercare has gone into administration and will close all 79 of its UK stores.
Watchdog unveils failed government plan for new "starter homes"The National Audit Office has discovered that government plans for 200,000 new homes to be built for first-time buyers in England have failed to deliver a single property.
Report on alleged Russian interference will not be published before electionA report on allegations of Russian interference in elements of UK democracy is likely to see its publication delayed until after the general election due for December 12.
General Teaching Council for Scotland begins consultation on new standards codeEarly October saw the start of a consultation process in Scotland on a new professional standards code that will apply to teachers. The governing body for the profession, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, which participated in the 2018/19 Parliamentary Review, is engaging with teaching professionals and the wider public as part of the process.
Proposed PSA-Fiat Chrysler puts Vauxhall's future in doubtThe proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler and French corporate entity PSA Group has sparked fears that Vauxhall, which operates under PSA’s control, could be prone to future restructuring.
Twitter to ban political advertising on its worldwide platformSocial media platform Twitter has announced a worldwide ban on political advertising, with its CEO Jack Dorsey saying that its outreach for such messages is a right to be “earned, not bought”.
Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group considering automotive mergerUS-Italian automotive firm Fiat Chrysler is in talks over a merger with PSA Group, the French corporate entity that holds the Peugeot car brand.
Could 'angel investors' help more UK SMEs follow the Rise Management Consulting model of Brexit-proofing?