The strategy has faced criticism for a lack of progress from employers groups before. Senior business leaders have expressed concern that some Conservative MPs remain ideologically opposed to its existence. The former international trade secretary Liam Fox suggested last month the government should drop the industrial strategy altogether. … [Read more...] about Watchdog attacks Tories for ‘neglecting industrial strategy’
We know which industries will be most affected by the end of free movement because the Migration Advisory Committee's recent report included statistics on the proportion of workers from the European Economic Area (that's the other 27 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in each sector. … [Read more...] about EU migration: Which industries employ European workers?
The rights of 3 million EU citizens living in the UK and more than a million UK citizens living in the EU would not be protected under a no-deal scenario. An anomalous situation for each individual would depend on each individual EU state. Ireland may come under pressure to exert customs and immigration controls at the EU-UK land border with Northern Ireland. … [Read more...] about German BDI industry head warns of ‘disastrous’ hard Brexit with no deal
On Monday afternoon at the Dubai Championships, Clijsters, now aged 36, returned against Garbiñe Muguruza and she was down 6-2 3-0 after 40 minutes. Her technique was as she left it in 2012. Her timing was crisp, but each perfect strike was eventually followed by shanks that rifled into the back fence. After seven and a half years, it seemed to be good enough for the time being. But as the match continued, Clijsters was slowly remembering how to compete in real time. She started to pump her fists between points and began to clean the lines. By the end of the match, it took the two-times slam champion and Australian Open finalist a tight, nervy tie-break to edge out Clijsters in two sets. Clijsters had no reason to expect anything more after so long, but she left the court seething at her own mistakes. Her marathon has begun. … [Read more...] about Clijsters returns to tennis with renewed energy the overriding goal
"Because I saw my dad and mum playing their own instruments and loving writing, I was just like, that's what you do. But then I went out into the world and people were like, that's weird. And I got that for 10 years, so for me I think it's just so important to champion young girls and their writing and playing their own instruments. … [Read more...] about Charli XCX, Mahalia and Freya Ridings hit out at gender ‘imbalance’ in music industry