Tag: people

High Street hopefuls: The people opening new shops

Image caption Jessica Stewart, Anna Strzelecki and Sophia Sutton-Jones are hoping to make it on the High Street It’s just before nine in the morning in the well-heeled north London suburb of Highgate. The area boasts A-list movie stars, Nobel laureates, some of the nicest views in London and in a few minutes’ time Jessica Stewart will officially open the… Read more →

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Cladding red tape ‘stops people selling homes’

Image copyright Getty Images Young and vulnerable people are stuck with homes they can’t sell because of red tape around cladding, a leaseholders’ charity says. Many high-street lenders ask for an EWS1 form as proof that cladding is safe but leaseholders say they are struggling to get hold of the form. The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership says cladding problems have blocked… Read more →

Young people hit as unemployment rate rises

Image copyright Getty Images The UK unemployment rate has risen to its highest level for almost two years, official figures show. The unemployment rate grew to 4.1% in the three months to July, compared with 3.9% previously. Young people were particularly hard-hit, with those aged 16 to 24 suffering the biggest drop in employment compared with other age groups. Firms… Read more →

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon warns against ‘intimidating’ people back to work

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStaff ‘shouldn’t be intimidated back to the office’ Scotland’s first minister has said she does not want to see people being “intimidated” into returning to workplaces before it is safe to do. Nicola Sturgeon said her government had been holding talks with business leaders about the possibility of a phased return to… Read more →

‘People told me my plans for a skincare firm were crazy’

Image copyright Tata Harper Image caption Tata Harper launched her eponymous skincare brand in 2010 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Tata Harper, owner of the popular US skincare company of the same name. Tata Harper’s mission to create a natural skincare range began when her stepfather… Read more →

Coronavirus: Has Covid-19 made more people want to be their own boss?

Image copyright Anne-Marie Harben Image caption Anne-Marie Harben outside her new shop “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done”, says hairdresser, Anne-Marie Harben who set up her own business last month. You might be forgiven for thinking that the creation of new start-ups might have radically slowed down during the Covid-19 pandemic, but that’s not necessarily the case. The number… Read more →

Barclays boss Jes Staley: We want our people back together

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays boss Jes Staley has signalled that he wants employees working from home during the pandemic to return to the office “over time”. “It is important to get people back together in physical concentrations,” he told Bloomberg TV. He said 60,000 Barclays staff were working “from their kitchen tables”, but stressed that another 20,000 were in… Read more →

Chancellor ‘turning his back’ on people needing virus support

Image copyright JESSICA TAYLOR/UK Parliament MPs say the chancellor has “effectively drawn a line” under helping more than a million people excluded from government virus support packages. Last week, the Treasury Committee published an interim report into gaps in support to firms and workers hit by the virus. However, Rishi Sunak mounted a strong defence of his aid packages. The… Read more →

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The chancellor will present the plans to Parliament on Wednesday Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn “kickstart scheme” on Wednesday to create more jobs for young people. The fund will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Labour welcomed… Read more →