Large number of workers value jobs that don’t demand fixed hours: Vince Cable

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has rejected the proposal to provide workers on zero-hours contracts with a legal right to a fixed-hours deal after twelve months with the same company/employer.

The Labour Party had proposed that people who are working under zero-hours contracts should be guaranteed a legal right to a fixed-hours contract with their employer after a year.

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China’ action against British executive may prompt firms to rethink their investments

Chinese police's action against a British executive of GlaxoSmithKline Plc might cause some international companies to rethink their investment plans in the country.

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ITV hopes World Cup to lift ad revenues by up to 13%

ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has expressed hope that the football World Cup in Brazil could lift the company's advertising revenues by up to 13 per cent later this year.

In the three months ended March 31, the commercial broadcaster suffered a fall in the number of viewers, while revenue growth missed analysts' expectations.

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DWP committed to doing all to reduce fraud & error in Universal Credit

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has said that the government's Universal Credit benefit scheme is running successfully, adding that it is absolutely committed to take every possible step to reduce the level of fraud and error in the benefit system.

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UK unemployment rate slips to 6.8%

Increase in self-employment dragged the UK's unemployment rate to its lowest level in more than past five years in the first quarter of this year, according to figures revealed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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