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Monday, July 20, 2015

Working into retirement

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The UK is ready to work into retirement, with the majority (61%) of UK workers planning to carry on working if they haven?t saved enough by the time they hit their target retirement age of 63, according to a release from Aegon UK.  The study found that: ?      Workers expect to retire at 63, two […]

PA in £185k school fraud case

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A personal assistant allegedly defrauded an exclusive London school out of more than ?185,000 by duping parents into paying fees into her own bank account, a court in the capital has heard. Valerie Barber, 56, worked as a PA at Pembridge Hall School, in Notting Hill, when she allegedly stole ?186,392 between December 8, 2010 […]

Wifi: the indispensable technology for travellers

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Mobile technologies ? including wifi, travel apps and digital wallets ? are transforming business travellers? experience around the globe. That?s according to the first-ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index?, research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with American Express.? ? ?A massive technological […]

Triumph in the face of diversity

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The long-running, award-winning US drama Mad Men came to an end in May this year after seven years of shining a light on the glamourous world of advertising in New York and California during the 1960s. But for all the glitz and glamour, the show also highlighted the sometimes painfully slow progression of workplace diversity […]

Tips for being a better PA

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The role of the personal assistant has evolved from the days of dictation and making tea. Admin skills are still a must, but modern PAs handle such a wide variety of tasks. In addition to being a great communicator and middle manager, you need to know your boss as well as he knows himself. Here […]

Win an exclusive weekend at Hilton London Paddington: now ended

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Hilton London Paddington offers PA Life readers the unique chance to win a two-night stay in vibrant London ? a city at the centre of the world ? and a world in one city. London?s history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and […]

Tried & tasted: The Meat Co

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Food fads may come and go, but you just can?t beat a good steak dinner, writes Colette Doyle. Already hugely popular in its native South Africa and across much of the Middle East, the Meat Co chain?s first foray in the UK is located at that paean to consumerism, behemoth shopping mall Westfield London. Inside, […]

Tried & tasted: Lord’s Tavern

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Modern and vibrant ? not words instantly synonymous with the game of cricket, writes Daniel Fountain. But ideal for describing Lord?s Tavern, a bar and restaurant situated in the shadow of one of the world?s most iconic sporting meccas. As the spiritual ?home of cricket? since 1814, Lord?s is steeped in history and tradition, but […]