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    Are men more able to start their own business than women?

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    In 2019, 101 years since women were given the vote, men are still seen to be more likely to have the time, money and confidence to start their own company, according to the latest research by IW Capital. Why are so few women, relatively speaking, launching businesses in the UK? The Government is so worried […]

    Big business compelled to justify pay gaps

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    Big businesses in the UK will be compelled to explain differences in pay between their chief executives and their average workers under new plans to be presented to parliament today by Business Secretary, Greg Clark. A new metric, known as the ‘pay ratio’, will be used to monitor the renumeration structures at companies with more than […]

    Apprenticeship levy isn’t adding value to training, says employers

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    Over half of employers (53 per cent) who are paying the apprenticeship levy would like to see it replaced with a training version instead. Despite 46 per cent of levy-paying employers believing that the tax will help them to relaunch current training to claim back the allowance, one in ten said it will make little […]