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Hospitality and tourism bosses plead for VAT rate freeze at 12.5%

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Hospitality and tourism bosses are pleading with the government to permanently lower the VAT rate on businesses in their sectors to help safeguard thousands of jobs. The appeal comes as the tax’s rate for pubs, restau...

‘A bill for the bosses’: infrastructure bill sticks taxpayers with oil cleanup costs

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Oil and gas companies have a century-old bad habit of drilling wells and ditching them. And while Congress finally has a plan to plug some abandoned wells, new proposals effectively pass the fossil fuel industry’s cle...

Bosses turn to ‘tattleware’ to keep tabs on employees working from home

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David, 23, admits that he felt a twinge of relief when the first wave of Covid-19 shut down his Arlington, Virginia, office. A recent college graduate, he was new to the job and struggled to click with his teammates. ...

Bosses battle over rights and wrongs of ‘no Covid jab, no job’

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After a turbulent 18 months running an online retail business during the pandemic, Julie Jones is now facing a new challenge. One of her eight employees has decided not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The company,...

Profits from English children’s care homes indefensible, bosses to be told

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The children’s residential care home sector is “broken” and dominated by private companies that rack up excessive profits despite delivering consistently poor outcomes for young people, a government adviser is to say....

Top intimacy coach says too many TV bosses still don’t value role

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Too many film and television bosses still don’t understand the value of intimacy coordinators and hire them purely as a box-ticking exercise, one of the industry’s leading figures has said. Ita O’Brien was celebrated ...

Patients were sent back to care homes without Covid test despite bosses’ plea

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Thousands of hospital patients were allowed to return to their care homes without a Covid test despite a direct plea to the government from major care providers not to allow the practice, the Observer has been told. A...

Bosses’ bonuses for zero workplace deaths ‘a terrible judgment on their character’

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Calls are growing for an end to the practice of paying executives health and safety bonuses if none of their employees dies on the job, as an analysis revealed the average value of a human life in some boardrooms unde...

Pub and restaurant bosses launch legal battle over Covid rules

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A “David versus Goliath” legal action gets under way at the hight court on Monday as hospitality bosses try to force the UK government to bring forward the reopening date for pubs and restaurants indoors. A high court...

Teaching union hits out at academy bosses’ ‘eye-watering’ pay

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Academy trust bosses in England are being paid “eye-watering” salaries that are “verging on criminality”, according to the incoming president of one of the country’s leading teaching unions. Phil Kemp, the new nationa...

Crisis, what crisis? Bosses thrive in lockdown while their workers suffer

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Lockdown means we’re all losing touch with just about everyone. I vaguely remember these things called friends, but frankly “normality” is now such a long time ago that the details are blurry. In this out-of-touch Oly...

UK pub bosses ‘disappointed’ by budget help for hospitality industry

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Beer bosses branded measures to prop up the ailing hospitality industry “disappointing”, saying drinks-focused pubs and breweries have been left out and pressing concerns such as mounting rent bills have not been addr...