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Grant Shapps said ministers are looking at drawing up laws which would make industrial action illegal unless a certain number of staff work.
Analysts say election of Albanese government will not ‘shift the dial’ on economic forecasts
Property search website Rightmove said asking prices for property put on sale between mid-April and mid-May rose by 2.1% after a 1.6% rise the month before. The report echoed other gauges that show Britain's housing market retained much of its momentum in the first half of 2022, despite the phasing out of temporary tax breaks on property purchases in the second half of 2021. But with household budgets being squeezed by high inflation and tax rises, Rightmove had doubts about whether the housing market can keep up its recent strength - even though there is scant sign of a slowdown in price growth now.
With the UK heatwave and a lack of air conditioning in the average home, try these easy cooling fan tricks to help cool a room in hot and humid weather.
The Queen has been the royal patron of the RHS since 1952 and has attended more than 50 times during her 70-year reign. Here's her time at Chelsea in pictures.
Global economic misery will deepen if the world divides into distinct geopolitical blocks in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union is balloting 40,000 members on the strike action, which it says is over pay and other disputes.
Gold medal-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden designer, Andy Sturgeon, discusses paving, ponds, plants and lighting as he tours his home garden in Brighton.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Siemens Energy on Saturday launched a 4.05 billion euro ($4.28 billion) bid for minority holdings in struggling wind turbine unit Siemens Gamesa, hoping to remove a complex ownership structure that has weighed on its shares. The bid at 18.05 euros per share constitutes a premium of 27.7% over the last unaffected closing share price of Spanish-listed Siemens Gamesa at 14.13 euros on May 17 and is a 7.8% premium to Friday's closing price. Siemens Energy has faced mounting shareholder pressure to seek total control of Siemens Gamesa (SGRE), in which it owns a 67% stake inherited after a spin-off from former parent Siemens.
If economy goes into tailspin, gap between areas with weak and strong labour markets would be exposed
Companies should let older staff choose their own hours and work from second homes in places like Spain, a leading recruitment chief has said.
A year and a half after taking the helm at one of Britain’s oldest brands, Steve Rowe admitted he was still “putting out fires”.
Pace of withdrawals in May means ‘stablecoin’ company effectively dealing with slow-motion bank run
Conditions have improved for a select few but on wages and flexible hours, the trend for employees is generally backwards. Can the rate-setters grasp that?
Ukraine and Poland agreed on Sunday to establish a joint border customs control and work on a shared railway company to ease the movement of people and increase Ukraine's export potential. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Polish President Andrzej Duda touted the increased cooperation between the countries during a meeting in Kyiv on Sunday, with Duda offering Warsaw's backing for the embattled neighbour. "The Polish-Ukrainian border should unite not divide," Duda told lawmakers as he became the first foreign leader to give a speech in person to the Ukrainian parliament since Russia's Feb. 24 invasion.
Donald Trump adviser Wilbur Ross is planning a £700m swoop on online bank Atom, in a deal which would see the Durham firm join the ranks of UK start-ups to go public in the US.
After narrowing during pandemic, analysis suggests FTSE 350 CEOs will collect 63 times average median pay at their companies
HSBC has reportedly suspended a senior executive ahead of an internal investigation into a presentation he made that accused central bankers of overstating the financial risks of climate change.
The Czech central bank will likely raise interest rate further in June if data from the economy are in line with the bank's latest macroeconomic forecast, Governor Jiri Rusnok said on Sunday. "If the current forecast is being confirmed, the probability is high," he said in a Czech Television debate. Rusnok will be succeeded in July by board member Ales Michl, who has opposed all 550 basis points worth of rate hikes the bank has delivered over the past year, and has said he expected to propose rate stability for some time after he takes over.
Sebbie Hall has raised more than £40,000 for charities that support young people with disabilities and learning needs.