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A new study has revealed that couples who make pay together, stay together, with research revealing that relationships among those who either currently run, or have run, a small company with their partner last 5 times longer than the national average. This

Boris Johnson’s plans to slash the number of civil servants by 91,000 – around 20% – within three years, will leave Whitehall unable to handle the huge extra workload caused by Brexit, independent experts and unions have warned the government. They

Rishi Sunak is scrambling to finalise a package of measures that could be announced as soon as Thursday aimed at alleviating the cost of living crisis, after the energy regulator said annual bills were likely to shoot up by more

The Federal Reserve moved to tamp down soaring inflation in the US on Wednesday, announcing the sharpest rise in interest rates in over 20 years. The Fed’s benchmark interest rate was raised by 0.5 percentage points to a target rate range

The government has delayed introducing more checks on EU goods entering the UK over fears it will disrupt supply chains and add to rising inflation. New import controls on EU food products had been due to begin in July. The government said

Bentley Motors has announced a recruitment drive for 100 talented engineers as the luxury marque accelerates its forward-thinking Beyond100 strategy, the boldest plan of its kind in the sector. Working across multiple disciplines within engineering, a key responsibility will be to support delivery of the

Some 760 visas have been granted for Ukrainians to come to the UK, Cabinet minister Grant Shapps said this morning. The Transport Secretary defended the UK’s record on providing an escape route for Ukrainians and insisted that the country’s president Volodymyr

ITV is to launch a new streaming service combining ad-funded and subscription TV shows and films as it aims to become a “national champion” in the battle for British viewers with US streaming giants including Netflix, Amazon and Disney+. ITV, which

As the world becomes more conscious and aware, Zaffrin O’Sullivan fills a niche … Five Dot Botanics formulate and manufacture natural plant-based vegan-certified skincare with an emphasis on minimal ingredients, five to be precise. Business Matters goes behind the scenes to

Openreach is to create 4,000 jobs this year as part of its plans to expand its full-fibre broadband across the UK. The company said the new roles, which include 3,000 apprenticeships, would help its bid to reach 25 million homes and

The UK charity watchdog is set to launch an investigation into the accounts of the charity set up to honour lockdown legend Sir Captain Tom Moore. Sir Tom became a household name in 2020 after he walked 100 laps in his

Responding to Education Select Committee’s consultation on the future of post-16 qualifications, the Institute of Directors has called for a further delay to the planned defunding of BTECs to allow for more time to generate employer capacity to provide T

Have your team clocked less sick days during the pandemic but are now on the verge of burnout? You’re not alone … Providing right-first-time solutions that evolve with the changing needs of customers and the markets they operate in, means that

Have your team clocked less sick days during the pandemic but are now on the verge of burnout? You’re not alone … Providing right-first-time solutions that evolve with the changing needs of customers and the markets they operate in, means that

The kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants too often descend into alternative “moral universes” where bullies and bad behaviour thrive, a study has suggested. While Gordon Ramsay may have made an entire television career out of swearing at people making food, when there