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Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

[ad_1] Image copyright Debbie Darling Image caption Debbie Darling says her tattoos have not held her back in her marketing career Having a visible tattoo at work has long been frowned upon in certain professions, such as law, healthcare and finance. But Debbie Darling, who runs her own marketing and PR agency, says her body art has been nothing but a bonus in her career. She has 15 tattoos, including
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Hong Kong extradition row: Will it damage its star status?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People took to the streets this week in Hong Kong to protest against proposed changes to the extradition bill. Changes to Hong Kong's extradition law could hurt the autonomy that has made it one of Asia's main financial hubs.The government is seeking to allow extraditions to mainland China, saying it makes sure Hong Kong remains a "safe city for residents and business".The proposed
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Metal traders banned from workday boozing

[ad_1] Image copyright LME The days of long, booze-fuelled City lunches appear to be nearing an end as the London Metal Exchange becomes the latest firm to introduce a booze ban.The exchange has said that all staff who work on its trading floor can no longer drink during working hours.The ban affects about 120 personnel - from traders to clerks - of nine different firms who work in the Ring.The
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‘You can get your money when you need it’

[ad_1] Jacob Cushley works in a Stonegate pub in Plymouth. He is one of 125,000 UK workers whose employer lets them access part of their salary as they earn it rather than waiting for payday."It's helped me out with being able to do things socially and also with some unexpected bills," he says. "It's reassuring to know you can get your money when you need it."Wagestream, the firm behind the
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‘Harmful’ gender stereotypes in adverts banned

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A ban on adverts featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" or those which are likely to cause "serious or widespread offence" has come into force.The ban covers scenarios such as a man with his feet up while a woman cleans, or a woman failing to park a car.The UK's advertising watchdog introduced the ban because it found some portrayals could play a part in "limiting people's potential".It
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RBS report branded ‘whitewash’ by MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A report by the financial watchdog, which recommends no further action against Royal Bank of Scotland's controversial restructuring business, has been called a "whitewash".A group of MPs said the Financial Conduct Authority failed to find out whether the bank's management were involved in the group's activities.RBS's Global Restructuring Group has been accused of shutting healthy firms.The FCA said its conclusions were backed up by an
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PwC fined £6.5m over ‘lack of competence’ in audit

[ad_1] Image copyright Jack Taylor Accounting giant PwC has been fined £6.5m over its audit of the cloud computing firm Redcentric.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which regulates auditors, reduced the fine to £4.55m after PwC admitted its mistakes.The FRC said some of the breaches were of a "fundamental nature, evidencing a serious lack of competence in conducting the audit work".Two partners at PwC were each fined £200,000.Jaskamal Sarai and Arif
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Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveries

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Morrisons and Amazon say they will expand their same-day delivery service for groceries to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth.Morrisons agreed to supply Amazon with groceries in 2016 and the service now includes delivery within the hour for some customers.So far customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and some parts of London can use the same-day service.More cities will be added in "future years," the two
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Green: Topshop empire ‘didn’t come close to collapse’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A triumphant Sir Philip Green thanked the landlords and suppliers who backed the deal that saved his retail empire. In an interview with the BBC, he batted away the suggestion it had been on the point of going bust in typically combative style."It didn't come close to collapse - we won the vote. It was a legitimate vote that was won"He did however acknowledge that