New jobs as Able UK lands major oil rig recycling contract

Teesside-based Able UK has been awarded a significant rig decommissioning project Teeside-based Able UK has been awarded a significant contract as part of the decommissioning of four offshore platforms from the Shell-operated Brent Field in the North Sea. The contract will see three platform topsides, as well as a 138m-high steel platform jacket, transported from […]

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From authors to acrobats, welcoming global talent

The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route was developed for those in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts, and continues the UK’s long history of welcoming and nurturing global talent. The route ensures that industry and academia can bring in exceptional people from across the globe, and is more flexible than other options. […]

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Immigration is a ‘boon’ for the UK economy, not a ‘burden’

Immigrants pay tax and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development calculates that in the UK, they pay more into the pot than they take out – says think-tank One of the United Kingdom’s key economic advantages is its success at attracting skilled immigrants. In particular – the ability of London to generate the wealth […]

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Pret A Manger creates 500 UK jobs after profits rise

Sandwich chain to extend school-leavers’ programme nationwide after stacking up healthy profits in lean times Pret A Manger, the food chain known for its fresh lunchtime baguettes, sandwiches and wraps, is set to create 1,000 jobs worldwide, including 500 positions in the UK after a bumper boost in profits. However, the company is likely to […]

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KPMG to create 150 jobs in Glasgow

Professional services firm KPMG has announced plans to create more than 150 jobs in Glasgow later this year. The company said the posts would be created at a new “tax centre of excellence”‘ in the city’s financial district from this summer. The centre will handle tax compliance work from the firm’s 22 offices across the […]

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UK firms see more jobs but no economic growth – survey

British businesses expect to increase hiring over the next six months but given falling confidence among manufacturers, they do not anticipate overall growth in the nation’s economy, a survey showed on Monday. An optimism index from accountancy firm BDO, which measures business performance expectations two quarters ahead, rose to 92.2 in March from 90.6 in […]

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Honda expands in UK with 267 million pounds

Japanese car giant, Honda has announced 267 million pounds of investment in UK as it completes 20 years in the country. The investment has been made for a UK manufacturing plant site at Swindon where hundreds of new jobs will be created to increase production capacity. The manufacturing site at Swindon will be used to […]

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