With mobile devices and videoconferencing technology becoming more widespread, telecommuting jobs are also becoming more common. They're also highly coveted because they tend to offer greater work-life balance. The downside is that many such offers turn out to be too good to be true. FlexJobs, a site that vets such opportunities --...
The world's richest one per cent of people will control close to two-thirds of all global wealth by the year 2030, according to report produced by the House of Commons library, the research arm of the UK's parliament. The global elite currently control around 50 per cent of wealth around the world, but that...
One in 10 Britons admit they are bad with money, according to a study. Researchers polled 2,000 UK adults and, despite the age of austerity, found many were "blindly" spending without first considering the potential consequences. Around one fifth of people asked went as far as to describe themselves as "spenders" rather than "savers", the...
Camera specialist retailer Jessops is targeting the selfie-generation with new-style stores that promote instant photo gifts. Five years after being rescued from administration by Dragon’s Den panellist Peter Jones, Jessops now has 58 outlets including 11 in Sainsbury’s stores. Sales rose 24% to nearly £100m in the year to April 2017. While the company slipped...
Hundreds of poultry workers in Scotland are to lose their jobs due to the closure of a plant belonging to 2 Sisters Food Group, which has been dogged by a controversy over food standards. On Thursday, the UK’s biggest supplier of supermarket chicken said it will shut the Cambuslang factory in South Lanarkshire...
Thousands of self-employed, agency, and zero-hours contract workers will be potentially hundreds of pounds a year worse off under universal credit, according to research. Analysis by Citizens Advice claims that flaws in the new benefit mean self-employed workers whose earnings fluctuate monthly could receive far less over the course of a year...
Ryanair has said that it has agreed to change its longstanding policy and recognise pilot unions in a slew of countries across Europe, including the UK, to avoid widespread disruption for travellers over the crucial Christmas period. The low-cost airline on Friday...
After a bouncing up and down like grasshoppers with ants in their pants, shares in internet grocer Ocado have traded in a range for more than a year because, despite the impressive sales growth it keeps turning in, half the City still thinks...
There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to. And though there are plenty of entertaining options to check out, you can make the most of your next commute, workout, or laundry run...
The Human League vocalist, Joanne Catherall, has been kicked out of the Qantas business lounge in Melbourne for wearing the wrong kind of boots.  The 55-year-old singer is on tour with the band in Australia, and was en route to Friday’s gig...