Employers call for quality apprenticeships

Fears that preoccupation with 3m target will not fix skills gap

UK tax breaks spur £3bn North Sea project

Maersk-led gasfield development follows measures in March Budget

London's Garrick Club, whose membership remains all-male
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Friendships outside work can hinder women

Men are more likely to socialise with their office mentors, writes Herminia Ibarra

Rare whisky investors toast sales rise

High-risk investment could leave incautious needing stiff drink

BPE48W St Abbs RNLI inshore lifeboat training
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RNLI urged to keep lifeboat station open

Concern that closure could cause fatal delays in sea rescues

China unlikely to change BoE rate policy

Exchange rates and global weakness offset domestic strength, says Carney

HSBC makes 275,000 delayed payments

Glitch delayed pay before bank holiday weekend

Google chief takes aim at BBC

Missed opportunities on openness and online audiences

Virgin Money aims at banks’ ‘oligopoly’

Current accounts skewed against customers, says Gadhia

GDP data show surprising lift in UK trade

Exports up 3.9% quarter on quarter and business investment strong

The Labour party is in mortal danger

Fightback has to end the belittling of our record in government

UK solar panel subsidies face deep cuts

Assistance for small-scale projects set to join other green measures on scrap heap

Net immigration hits high of 330,000

Government calls latest statistics ‘deeply disappointing’

House price growth slows in August

Annual rise of 3.5% is weakest for two years

Launch of all-night Tube service delayed

September 12 start date put back as managers seek deal with unions

Business hits at UK net migration target

Institute of Directors says ministers lack long-term plan

Tata mothballs South Wales steel plant

Agency workers at risk as production ceases at hot strip mill

Starter homes too expensive, says Shelter

Study challenges view of affordability by typical earners

Labour bars union chief Serwotka from vote

PCS leader told he does not share the party’s values

Remortgaging hits four-year high

More borrowers sign up for deals expecting interest rates to rise

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