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Yorkshire evening post
A new legal landscape for consumer rightsConsumer: The Consumer Rights Act 2015 deals with issues like refunds and new
A new legal landscape for consumer rights
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 22 hours ago
Consumer: The Consumer Rights Act 2015 deals with issues like refunds and new digital products. A new Consumer Rights Act – which covers everything from faulty toasters to digital downloads – comes into... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Consuemr: A new legal landscape for consumer rights The Consumer Rights Act 2015 deals with issues like refunds and new digital pr
Consuemr: A new legal landscape for consumer rights
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 23 hours ago
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 deals with issues like refunds and new digital products. A new Consumer Rights Act – which covers everything from faulty toasters to digital downloads – comes into... Read more
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Express and Star
Fight for Goodyear: Bosses meet with politicians over future of iconic Wolverhampton factory « Express & StarWolverhampton council representatives, city MP Emma Reynolds and others met wit
Fight for Goodyear: Bosses meet with politicians over future of iconic Wolverhampton factory « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
Wolverhampton council representatives, city MP Emma Reynolds and others met with senior Goodyear management to discuss the future of the Bushbury Lane plant and its 330 workers. The group is hoping Goodyear bosses will reverse their decision to... Read more
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Independent
Vince Cable and Chuka Umunna unite to criticise Business Secretary Sajid Javid for failing to promote British industryIn a rare display of cross-party unity, Mr Cable, Business Secretary in the Tor
Vince Cable and Chuka Umunna unite to criticise Business Secretary Sajid Javid for failing to promote British industry
Independent / Posted yesterday
In a rare display of cross-party unity, Mr Cable, Business Secretary in the Tory-led coalition government, and Mr Umunna, his Labour ‘shadow’ – say they are deeply concerned about the Government’s apparent unwillingness to set out what they propose... Read more
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Computing.co.uk
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills terminates SSCL contractThe Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is terminating a contrac
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills terminates SSCL contract
Computing.co.uk / Posted yesterday
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is terminating a contract with Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL). SSCL is the shared services joint venture between Sopra Steria (75 per cent) and the Cabinet Office (25 per cent) established... Read more
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thebee
Zero-Hours Contracts Jump 19% In A YearThe number of UK workers on controversial zero-hours contracts has risen 19% in
Zero-Hours Contracts Jump 19% In A Year
thebee / Posted 2 days ago
The number of UK workers on controversial zero-hours contracts has risen 19% in a year to 744,000. The revelation, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), prompted a fierce response from unions, which have campaigned to have them banned. The... Read more
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The Register
BIS shuns Steria HR and payroll shared services centreThe department for Business, Innovation and Skills has shunned a major outsourc
BIS shuns Steria HR and payroll shared services centre
The Register / Posted 2 days ago
The department for Business, Innovation and Skills has shunned a major outsourcing deal with Steria and the Cabinet Office, embarrassingly citing the costs and risks of the project as "no longer viable". BIS had a contract in place to outsource its... Read more
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Finextra
Bottomline certified for Prompt Payment CodeBottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payme
Bottomline certified for Prompt Payment Code
Finextra / Posted 2 days ago
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice, and digital banking solutions, today announced independent certification for the Prompt Payment Code. “At Bottomline we are delighted to be certified... Read more
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Finextra
Bottomline certified for Prompt Payment Code“At Bottomline we are delighted to be certified independently for the Prompt Pa
Bottomline certified for Prompt Payment Code
Finextra / Posted 3 days ago
“At Bottomline we are delighted to be certified independently for the Prompt Payment Code as a further commitment to best practices. We lead the UK market in Bacs and Faster Payments solutions and our customers turn to us as trusted advisors on how... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
SME owners propping up their firms with personal fundsSimos Kitiris and his wife Katie, founders of online food marketplace Yumbles,
SME owners propping up their firms with personal funds
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Simos Kitiris and his wife Katie, founders of online food marketplace Yumbles, sold their house in Barnes, south-west London, to finance the launch of their business last summer. “We wanted to only go to investors once we had the company up and... Read more
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Independent
The true cost of the Government's 'mad' apprenticeship targetsThe research shows that 60 per cent of all new apprentices are now studying for
The true cost of the Government's 'mad' apprenticeship targets
Independent / Posted 5 days ago
The research shows that 60 per cent of all new apprentices are now studying for qualifications worth no more than five GCSE passes. In contrast, less than 3 per cent of new apprenticeships were at the higher level – equivalent to a foundation... Read more
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Independent
Tipping abuse: Government investigates need for new code of practice after restaurant service charges used for 'admin costs'It comes after it was revealed in The Independent that some restaurant chains w
Tipping abuse: Government investigates need for new code of practice after restaurant service charges used for 'admin costs'
Independent / Posted 5 days ago
It comes after it was revealed in The Independent that some restaurant chains were using some or all of the service charge attached to bills for “administrative costs”. “When a diner leaves a tip, they rightly expect it to go to staff. In full,” Mr... Read more
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BBC News
Ex-Sainsbury's boss Justin King slams National Living Wage - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Ex-Sainsbury's boss Justin King slams National Living Wage
BBC News / Posted 7 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Ex-Sainsbury's boss Justin King slams... Read more
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Hunts Post
RAF Molesworth could become home to British military after withdrawal of US forces A military base currently being used by the American Air Force could be taken
RAF Molesworth could become home to British military after withdrawal of US forces
Hunts Post / Posted 12 days ago
A military base currently being used by the American Air Force could be taken over by the British military in the coming years. The announcement comes as... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Taxpayers owed millions from loans wrongly given to foreign studentsBut until September 2013, SLC relied solely on the word of students that they h
Taxpayers owed millions from loans wrongly given to foreign students
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
But until September 2013, SLC relied solely on the word of students that they had lived in the UK for the three years needed to qualify for maintenance support. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suspended payments and ordered 23... Read more
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Evening Standard
£2.45m wrongly given to foreign students due to inadequate checksForeign students pocketed millions of pounds of taxpayers' money which was wron
£2.45m wrongly given to foreign students due to inadequate checks
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
Foreign students pocketed millions of pounds of taxpayers' money which was wrongly given to them in loans and grants because of inadequate checks - and only a tiny proportion have been made to pay the money back. Just £280,000 of the £2.45million... Read more
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express
Foreign students who lied to get loans owe us £2 MILLION (but we've only got £185k back) Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from fore
Foreign students who lied to get loans owe us £2 MILLION (but we've only got £185k back)
express / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Oxford Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Bury Times
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Bury Times / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Gazette
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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guardian-series
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
guardian-series / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Harrow Times
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Harrow Times / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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This is West Country
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
This is West Country / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Gazette News
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Gazette News / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Bolton News
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Bolton News / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students £2.45 million was wrongly allocated to foreign students Millions of pounds o
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
£2.45 million was wrongly allocated to foreign students Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Croydon Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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Northern Echo
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsThe Government has been severely criticised by public spending watchdogs for ig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Northern Echo / Posted 14 days ago
The Government has been severely criticised by public spending watchdogs for ignoring warnings that a rapid expansion in higher education colleges could lead to financial abuse. Over three years from 2010, loans and grants paid to students at... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
21 related stories
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Kingston Guardian
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Kingston Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
21 related stories
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Streatham Guardian
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign studentsMillions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreig
Only £280,000 clawed back from £2.45m wrongly awarded to foreign students
Streatham Guardian / Posted 14 days ago
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has still not been recovered from foreign students who were wrongly handed loans and grants because of inadequate checks Two years after the problem was uncovered, only around a 10th - less than £280,000 of... Read more
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express
Half of graduates are in jobs that do not need a degree, but Gov says it IS worth the debt EDUCATION chiefs insist universities DO offer value for money despite startli
Half of graduates are in jobs that do not need a degree, but Gov says it IS worth the debt
express / Posted 16 days ago
EDUCATION chiefs insist universities DO offer value for money despite startling new figures showing more than half of UK graduates are now employed in jobs... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: UN warns of risk of escalation Smoke rises from the offices of the Hamas movement's Al-Aqsa satellite TV sta
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: UN warns of risk of escalation
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Smoke rises from the offices of the Hamas movement's Al-Aqsa satellite TV station, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, shortly after was hit and destroyed by an Israeli strike, Tuesday,... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Furness student in line for national award after taking on Downing StreetSTUDENT Zanna Messenger-Jones, 18, from Ireleth, has been shortlisted for the '
Furness student in line for national award after taking on Downing Street
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
STUDENT Zanna Messenger-Jones, 18, from Ireleth, has been shortlisted for the 'Inspirational Young Person' award in the 2015 Signature annual awards, drawn up by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), after she campaigned against Government... Read more
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chroniclelive
Unison attacks Labour as 600 workers face redundancy at South Tyneside CouncilBut trade unionists say authorities are not doing enough to stand up to austeri
Unison attacks Labour as 600 workers face redundancy at South Tyneside Council
chroniclelive / Posted 16 days ago
But trade unionists say authorities are not doing enough to stand up to austerity. It’s said they are “delivering cuts without challenge,” and that if they continue then serious questions will need to be answered over the viability of vital public... Read more
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chroniclelive
South Tyneside Council could cut up to 600 more jobs to save £55m by 2020Hundreds of council workers could lose their jobs after a Tyneside local author
South Tyneside Council could cut up to 600 more jobs to save £55m by 2020
chroniclelive / Posted 16 days ago
Hundreds of council workers could lose their jobs after a Tyneside local authority announced it is to begin formal discussions with trade unions over redundancies. And that could mean up to 600 job losses between October 2015 and March 2020 - though... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Number of graduates entering low-skilled jobs 'at saturation point'Countries with a history of strong vocational training such as Germany have onl
Number of graduates entering low-skilled jobs 'at saturation point'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
Countries with a history of strong vocational training such as Germany have only 10 per cent or less of graduates in non-graduate positions. Britain also has the second highest rate of graduates in Europe, behind Iceland, the report said. The UK... Read more
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Northern Echo
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'Just under 60% of graduates in the UK work in non-graduate jobs, it said, addin
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
Northern Echo / Posted 17 days ago
Just under 60% of graduates in the UK work in non-graduate jobs, it said, adding that countries with a history of strong vocational training such as Germany have only 10% or less of graduates in non-graduate positions. The UK has a graduation rate... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
Kingston Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
Streatham Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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Bury Times
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
Bury Times / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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Gazette
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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guardian-series
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree
Number of university students entering non-graduate jobs 'at saturation point'
guardian-series / Posted 17 days ago
More than half of graduates in the UK work in jobs that do not require a degree, a report has claimed, with calls for a national debate on creating more opportunities for highly skilled workers. The number of over-qualified students graduating from... Read more
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