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BBC World Service to cut a third of jobs

The BBC has announced that extensive job cuts at the World Service have become necessary because of the Government’s cuts. Writing in The Telegraph the BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson, said that job losses...

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EU ministers block maternity pay reform

Plans to extend paid maternity leave to 20 weeks have been blocked by EU employment ministers, who deemed them impractical in the post-recession economic climate.The proposals, which were backed by a vote of the European...

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Government ‘split over business issues’

A new study conducted on behalf of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has suggested that members of the coalition government are divided on issues relating to business and workers' rights.The ComRes poll found that while...

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Government seeks gender boards parity by 2015

Following the news that Lord Davies is set to spearhead a new inquiry into why there are so few women in top positions in business, ministers have said that half of all new appointments to the boards of public bodies should be...

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