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Cooper: UK needs investment to avoid being 'left behind'

3rd July 2015  | Latest News Management

The UK is being "left behind as a nation", Labour leadership hopeful Yvette Cooper will warn as she calls for increased investment in science and hi-tech industry to protect the country's economic future. She will set a target of creating two million new high-skilled manufacturing jobs and increasing public and private investment on research and development to 3% of GDP. The shadow home secretary will claim that her plan would "transform our…

EE fined £1 million for 'serious failings' handling complaints

3rd July 2015  | Latest News Management

Mobile phone company EE has been fined £1 million for "serious failings" in handling customer complaints, Ofcom said. EE failed to adequately inform customers they were entitled to take their complaint to an independent body for free if it remained unresolved after eight weeks. Unhappy customers were also not made aware that they could take the complaint to an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) if they reached a stalemate or 'deadlock' with the…

London Underground strike talks stall with time running out for deal

3rd July 2015  | Latest News Management

Talks aimed at averting a strike by London Underground (LU) workers over the new all night Tube service have not made progress. Unions and management met at the conciliation service Acas, with time running out on reaching a deal. Drivers and other workers are due to walk out for 24 hours from next Wednesday evening. Steve Griffiths, LU's chief operating officer, said in a message to staff: "We have not been able to…

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Cybersecurity to become core component of UK Computing degrees

Universities now have access to the UK’s first higher education cybersecurity learning guidelines for undergraduate degrees to be referenced within BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, accreditation criteria for computing and IT-related degrees. Published by…

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5 most attractive employers for European business students

We often hear about the firms that customers enjoy dealing with, but which are the ones that potential employees want to go and work for? Universum's survey of 170,000 European students has revealed which companies the continent's…