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Payday lending: tougher new rules welcomed by government

UK HM Treasury News Story - 3 October 2013
New payday lending rules put consumers first, explains Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid.

Tough new payday lending rules put forward by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are a clear signal to the payday lending market that they need to get their houses in order, Treasury minister [...]

Scrap metal laws to stop metal theft come into force

UK Home Office - 1 October 2013
Rogue traders who buy and sell scrap metal for cash face £5,000 fine under new laws designed to stamp out metal theft.
All scrap metal dealers will need to apply to their local council for a licence to operate under new rules which come into effect today (1 October 2013).
The [...]

Google publishes video to show how it feels to wear Google Glasses

See more about this on the BBC web site.

Whoops - I accidentally learnt some German

I was fascinated to hear about a language education web site called Duolingo.com. According to last week’s New Scientist (2nd Feb 2013) magazine, it has been found that “students [using Duolingo.com] needed an average of 34 hours to learn the equivalent of what is covered in the first semester of a university Spanish course”.
Naturally, I was intrigued [...]

Business Video - Businesses urged to instil competition in the work place to drive success

As Britain gets set for a year of world class sport, businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing many embrace competition at work.
The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning [...]

Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offers 1,000 places for young people

One thousand young people in the UK with no prior work experience or qualifications are being offered their crucial first career opportunity from today.
Applications are now open for the Barclays Apprenticeship Programme offering 1,000 places for young people to build a career in banking. The first Barclays apprentices to join the £20m programme will start [...]

Essex Business Seminar - The Bribery Act - implications for your business, March 6th 2012

Business Seminar: The Bribery Act - implications for your business
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Time: 08.30 am to 10.00 am at,
Venue: Birkett Long, Basildon SS14 3EZ
The organisers, Birkett Long solicitors say:
The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011 surrounded by a great deal of hype and uncertainty. Rather than jump in at the [...]

Essex Business Seminar - Weathering the storm, March 2nd 2012

Business Seminar: Weathering the storm
Date: Friday 2nd March 2012
Time: 10.00 am to 12.30pm at,
Venue: Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH UK
The organisers, Birkett Long solicitors say:
This seminar is a must for all investors.  In a challenging economic environment, investment choices can be difficult.  Our panel of experts will look at a range of investment opportunities. In [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

QCon Software Development Conference comes to London March 2012

QCon, the Software Development Conference will be taking place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London from March 7th to March 9th 2012  and would be of interest to enterprise software developers, team leads, architects and those involved in project management.
The organisers list Martin Fowler, one of the industry’s most influential authors,  [...]

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