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Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

Many of us struggle to figure out which items can be recycled while sorting our rubbish at home. Machines in sorting plants can have the same problem. This prevents many countries from achieving the recycling rates they would like.But new "invisible barcode" technology is being piloted which aims to fix the problem.The trial involves a…
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General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030

Image copyright Getty Images The Labour Party has vowed to close the gender pay gap by 2030 if it wins the election.The difference between men's and women's average pay would take another 60 years to close under a Conservative government, the party said.But the Conservative Party said that Labour was "over-promising".The Tories said the pay…
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My Money: 'I used the same nappy for my nine children'

Image copyright Katie Holden Image caption "What does an 18-year-old re-usable cloth nappy look like after it has been through nine children? Like this." My Money is a new series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they make. Here, Katie Holden from Bradford, records her spending over a…
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‘Women should be able to see male colleague’s pay’ – charity

Image copyright Getty Images Women should have the right to know what their male colleagues are being paid if they suspect pay discrimination, a gender equality charity has said.The Fawcett Society is calling for a change in the law to try to cut down on instances of unequal pay.But men can help by simply telling…
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Pay rise plans: Is minimum wage enough to live on?

Image caption John Remblance says the business has to adapt to staffing costs Money is everywhere in the amusement arcades on Southend's seafront: being fed into slot machines, paid out in jackpots, or hanging over the edge of penny fall games.When running a business like this, the money that really matters is staff wages. Pay…
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'Little sign of change' for number of women in top roles

Image copyright Getty Images There is "little sign of change" in women being under-represented in top jobs in business, a government-backed review has found.In the FTSE 350, only 25 women are in chair roles, with fewer chief executives, the Hampton-Alexander Review said.It called for a "stronger focus" to address the imbalance.However, FTSE 100 companies are…