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One in three UK firms 'expect to make redundancies'

Image copyright Getty Images One in three UK employers expect to make staff redundant between July and September, a survey suggests.The research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruiter Adecco shows a 50% jump in the number of employers expecting to cut jobs compared to three months ago.In the private sector,…
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Coronavirus: Pret a Manger to cut staff hours

Image copyright AFP Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has confirmed that it has asked thousands of staff to work fewer hours, as part of a post-pandemic restructuring.Despite the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, trading continues to be slow as many office workers are still at home.Staff in stores have been asked to work about 20%…
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CEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’

Image caption Amy Golding is CEO of Opus and a recent guest on CEO Secrets For five years now, we have been meeting business leaders for the CEO Secrets series, inviting them to share their inspirational advice in short videos. More than 200 chief executives later, series producer Dougal Shaw explains some of the personality…
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The coldest computers in the world

Image copyright Jack Hao Yang Image caption Scientists can trap atoms with lasers in experiments like this one at the University of Strathclyde Imagine the US is under attack. An enemy aircraft, loaded with warheads, is heading towards the coast, dipping in and out of radar. Fighter jets have been scrambled and there's a frantic…
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The islands that want tourists as well as fish

Image copyright Adrienne Murray Image caption The Faroe Islands are home to just 52,000 people Hundreds of miles from its nearest neighbour, the remote Faroe Islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing has always been a way of life, and fish accounts for 90% of all exported goods. But coronavirus is hitting efforts to…
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Coronavirus: How fishing trade transformed to survive lockdown

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Fisherman Austin Long, 37, sold his catch through Facebook in lockdown to support his family Some fishermen and women have said business has boomed since coronavirus forced them to transform their trade.The industry has been hit hard by the pandemic with fish prices plummeting in March when lockdown began.But some…