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Minister: 'Outdated' landline charges should be scrapped - BBC News


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Minister: 'Outdated' landline charges should be scrapped
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Jonathan Oxley, Ofcom's competition group director, said: "BT is relied on by many companies to install these lines, and its performance has not been acceptable. "These new rules will mean companies across the UK benefit from faster installations times ...

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Businesses face £1000 annual charge per non-EU skilled worker - BBC News


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Businesses face £1000 annual charge per non-EU skilled worker
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It is one of a number of reforms to Tier 2 - the official name for the main migration route for skilled workers coming to the UK from outside Europe. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) warned the charge could hold businesses back from ...
Firms face £1000 annual charge for every skilled worker from outside EuropeBelfast Telegraph

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'Outstanding' oil flow produced by Gatwick Gusher - The Independent


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'Outstanding' oil flow produced by Gatwick Gusher
The Independent
The Gatwick Gusher has produced the highest flow rates of any onshore wildcat well in the UK, matching the kind of levels normally seen in the North Sea, its majority owner UK Oil & Gas said. The exploration company said it had completed its final test ...

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Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report - BBC News


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Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report
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"Old boys' networks" are stopping women from getting into the boardroom in the UK's top companies, according to the equalities watchdog. Nearly a third of the UK's biggest companies largely rely on personal networks to identify new board members, the ...

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UK car pollution checks dropped five years ago - BBC News


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UK car pollution checks dropped five years ago
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A programme to double-check if older cars are breaking pollution laws was dropped by the government five years ago, the BBC can reveal. The Department for Transport used to take random cars off the road and then test the levels of dangerous gases ...

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