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Amazon plans 5,000 new posts in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the UK this year. The firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff. There will be jobs at Amazon’s head office in London, as well as in the Edinburgh […]

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CEO Secrets: Sex toy boss shares his tips

Richard Longhurst, co-founder of online sex toy business Lovehoney, shares what he’s learned from starting up the business. Video journalist: Pamela Parkes Shhh! Get all the #CEOSecrets on our website here and watch this video explaining the series. To keep up to date with the CEO Secrets series and go behind the scenes, follow series […]

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Scenting an opportunity

Media captionRavi Vanniyar: “Now I feel proud… I’m living with dignity” India has a large blind population. According to government data, more than five million people in the country are visually impaired. Finding employment is always a challenge for them but there might be new hope with a company that’s come up with a novel […]

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The agency for disabled talent

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Model Jillian Mercado has broken the mould and is signed to a mainstream agency Acting and modelling are notoriously fickle industries often trading on perfection, but in the 1990s one woman challenged the status quo by setting up a professional talent agency for disabled people. It was 1993 when […]

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Business rates: Sainsbury's boss urges 'fundamental reform'

Image copyright Getty Images Sainsbury’s chief executive has called for “fundamental reforms” to business rates amid concerns hikes could spark a raft of High Street store closures. Mike Coupe said the set-up pegged to property valuations was “archaic” and ignored the rise of online shops based in out-of-town warehouses. His comments came after business groups […]

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'Paralysed by grief'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook’s new bereavement leave policy was announced by Sheryl Sandberg Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off with pay to mourn the death of an immediate family member. The new policy was announced by Facebook’s chief […]

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Vauxhall deal: PM set to meet Peugeot boss

Image copyright Vauxhall Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to meet the head of France’s Peugeot Group to discuss the planned takeover of Vauxhall in the UK. Peugeot wants to buy General Motors’ loss-making European arm, which includes Vauxhall plants at Luton and Ellesmere Port. There are fears that the deal could lead to job […]

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Rates row

The claim: More businesses will win than lose as a result of business rates revaluation. Reality Check verdict: More businesses will see their bills fall than will see their rates rise. On 1 April 2017, the amount that businesses have to pay in rates will change to reflect a revaluation of premises that has been […]