Workers MUST return to office to turbocharge economy

Property chief demands work from home advice is ditched: Workers MUST return to office to turbocharge economy Mark Allan urged the Government to change its guidance that states people should continue work from home if they can until June at the earliest He said this approach jarred with the reopening of shops and beer gardens … Read more

One in five workers at care homes have still not even had their FIRST Covid jab

One in five workers at care homes have still not even had their FIRST Covid jab, new figures show NHS England data shows that 78.9 per cent of eligible workers have had the jab  It is an increase from 69 per cent on February 14 – but has caused concerns  Ministers have refused to rule … Read more

Indoor and outdoor home offices set to increase as workers adapt to new normal

Britons are readying themselves for the ‘new norm’ of home working, with more sheds, garages and summerhouses likely to be transformed into offices in the near future. A growing number of people are planning to set up designated rooms or workspaces within or outside their homes, according to research by Aviva. Close to half of … Read more

Male FIFO workers take up Botox – or ‘Brotox’ – as cosmetic procedures for men skyrocket

More men are getting Botox – or ‘brotox’ – than ever before, leading cosmetic clinicians have revealed.  Perth cosmetic physician Dr Andrew Clark said he is seeing hoards of FIFO workers coming to his clinic for cosmetic procedures like Botox, dermal filler and laser facials to repair damage done at work.  Meanwhile, cosmetologist to the … Read more

China keeps a secret watchlist on 700 Americans including government workers and R&B artist Ashanti

The Chinese government has been keeping a secret watchlist on 700 Americans, including government workers, CEOs and R&B artist Ashanti, after they traveled through Shanghai airport, according to a cybersecurity group. A bombshell database leaked to Australian cybersecurity consultancy Internet 2.0 and obtained by the New York Post reveals China collected the names, dates of birth and passport … Read more

Hotel quarantine costs will be halved for thousands of foreign workers flown into Australia to work

Hotel quarantine costs will be HALVED for thousands of foreign workers flown in to work on farms with Australia’s borders closed to backpackers NSW Government is subsidising half of the quarantine costs to boost agriculture  It comes due to a shortage of overseas workers due to international travel bans Subsidy will reduce the cost of … Read more

The best commuter villages where workers leaving London can snap up homes for less than £500,000

The best commuter villages where workers moving out of London can snap-up homes for less than £500,000 have been revealed. With Covid having a huge and potentially lasting impact on the working habits of millions of office workers – many of whom are now working from home – properties in the capital’s commuter belt are … Read more

The best commuter villages where workers leaving London can snap up homes for less than £500,000

The best commuter villages where workers moving out of London can snap-up homes for less than £500,000 have been revealed. With Covid having a huge and potentially lasting impact on the working habits of millions of office workers – many of whom are now working from home – properties in the capital’s commuter belt are … Read more

MP calls for investigation after banks refuse mortgages for workers furloughed the month prior

MPs are demanding an investigation after it emerged leading High Street banks are refusing mortage applications for furloughed workers. The claims directly go against promises made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak that people using the governement support scheme would not be blacklisted by lenders.   High Street banks including NatWest, Nationwide and Lloyds admit they reject mortgage and … Read more

UK minimum wage increases 2.2%, with pay rise for 2m low-paid workers

Pay hike for 2million low-paid workers as minimum wage increases today by 2.2%… more than £300 extra a year for full time staff The National Living Wage rises by 2.2 per cent to £8.91 per hour from Thursday The boost is the equivalent of £345 extra per year for someone working full time The rate … Read more