UK Companies

Over the Past Year the UK Government Gave Over £1 Billion to Fossil Fuel Projects Overseas

Britain has provided more than a billion pounds in support for fossil fuel projects abroad in the last year via the UK Export Finance (UKEF) government department and credit agency, which operates alongside the Department for International Trade, the latest accounts show. According to UKEF’s annual report published on 18 July, half of all projects that received export credits during the ...

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Companies caught out by lack of road safety policy – research

More than a fifth (21%) of UK companies whose employees drive for work purposes have no road safety policy in place, new research has revealed. The study by TomTom Telematics among senior managers at 400 UK businesses1 found a further 4% did not know whether their organisation had a defined policy. At the same time, 60% of respondents said staff ...

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Record Q2 dividends puts spotlight on UK income ETFs

UK companies distributed an all-time record £33.3 billion in dividends in the second quarter, comfortably beating the previous record of £29.1bn set in Q2 last year, according to research from Capita. The dividend windfall highlights the income-generating potential of UK stocks and is likely to enhance the appeal of UK income ETFs to yield-seeking investors. Regular dividend payments (excluding special dividends) ...

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How are manufacturers creating connected factories?

The latest Annual Manufacturing Report has revealed the forms of connectivity UK companies are using in their factories. For the first time in its almost decade-long history, the Annual Manufacturing Report has a dedicated Connected Factories section. It probes manufacturers’ attitudes to the connected factory, and explores what technologies are being used, how much is being invested in connectivity, and ...

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It’s all rosy at Purplebricks

Truth be told it has been a relatively quiet week on the junior market, although there have still been several standout performers – some for better, some for worse. Holding the torch for the small-caps over the past few days was Group, which went on a tear towards the end of the week, gaining the best part ...

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10 companies that give their workers unlimited holiday

If your holiday allowance leaves you unsatisfied, then it may just be time to make a career move to one of these annual leave-lenient companies. These ten UK employers, identified by job search specialist Glassdoor, all offer their workers unlimited holiday entitlement. The practice of offering unemployees unlimited vacation time is not uncommon in the agile tech companies of Silicon ...

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