MILLIONS of British workers could get a pay rise as the economy continues to grow amid Brexit "uncertainty", Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in today's Spring Statement. The Chancellor gave what will be the last economic update before Britain's scheduled EU exit date on March 29 - but what do the announcements today mean for you? Free sanitary products in secondary schools, a pledge to end low pay, new powers for consumers and more help for first-time buyers were all announced today. There wasn't much for consumers to get excited about as Brexit uncertainty continues after another crippling Commons defeat last night and a vote on a no-deal scenario this evening. But a spending review will take place before the summer recess, the Chancellor announced, alongside the full budget in the autumn. Known as a "mini budget," the Spring Statement is an update on economic forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Traditionally the Chancellor would make two big financial … [Read more...] about Spring Statement 2019 – what did Chancellor Philip Hammond say and what does it mean for you?
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For many people the notion of working nine-to-five is as outdated as clocking in and out for lunch. Workplaces around Greater Manchester are taking a more fluid approach when it comes to flexible working. In this connected world, all most people need to work is a laptop and a stable internet connection – which can be found in many places outside the office environment. In a recent poll by the AAT, it found workers who are offered the option of flexible working are benefiting UK business by taking less leave and working more productively. The poll compared the productivity of 1,500 workers who set their own hours or working location against 500 who do not. The flexible workers surveyed said they felt they worked effectively for more of a typical working day than those working a traditional nine-to-five job. Three-quarters of these workers said they’d be reluctant to leave their current place of work if a new one didn’t allow the same flexibility. Businesses are … [Read more...] about The rise of flexible working and what it means for the workforce of the future
Fionola Meredith: A smug advert for razor blades will not teach growing boys what it means to become a man BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Genuine question: how do men learn what it means to be a man? From their fathers, brothers, teachers? From their peers, first at school and later at work? Becoming a man is no longer a straightforward acceptance of inherited power and privilege. It's a complicated, difficult, contested process. Nobody, not least men themselves, are sure what being a man even means any more. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/fionola-meredith/fionola-meredith-a-smug-advert-for-razor-blades-will-not-teach-growing-boys-what-it-means-to-become-a-man-37721599.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37723605.ece/bad6e/AUTOCROP/h342/dvert-metoo_4546783.jpg Email Genuine question: how do men learn what it means to be a man? From their fathers, brothers, teachers? From their peers, first at school and later at work? Becoming a man is no … [Read more...] about Fionola Meredith: A smug advert for razor blades will not teach growing boys what it means to become a man
If content which is pedestrian, not polarising, pays for online advertisers, what does this mean for democracy and freedom of speech? Sarah Glozer considers the sustainability of digital advertising. Last week I was followed around the Internet by a pair of shoes. I had looked at them online as a gift for my father-in-law, but he didn’t like them, and neither did I. Yet no matter what site I visited, there they were, staring at me in their full moccasin glory. Digital advertising can be really annoying, but it can also be dangerous. It has recently been accused of perpetuating fake news, funding child abuse and interfering with democracy. Facebook, which makes most of its $US40 billion a year revenue from digital advertising, has been in the firing line, but many other businesses across the digital advertising supply chain are now feeling the pinch. It is not surprising then, that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has taken steps to toughen up regulation, or that new … [Read more...] about Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that make them billions
Sputnik discussed this with Gary S. Miliefsky, a globally recognized cybersecurity expert, inventor and founder of numerous cybersecurity companies including Netwave, QuickBuy, NetClarity and SnoopWall. Sputnik: In your view, why is France taking this stance against Google? Gary S. Miliefsky: Well it's very interesting because Emmanuel Macron loves international things and Google is becoming more of an international company than a YS company. In fact, Google wants to set up offices in China and help the Chinese government create a search engine that includes censorship. But it may be that Macron, very left-leaning, wants more privacy for his citizens and no censorship, it is very interesting and I don't know if it's a scandal for Qwant or not or just smart technology integration, but Qwant appears to be riding on top of Microsoft's Bing. © AFP 2018 / THOMAS SAMSONDigital Sovereignty: France Prefers 'Own Access' to … [Read more...] about Google Wants to Know About You So They Can Sell You as a Product – IT Expert