New pay rates announced for voluntary ‘real living wage’

IN ncreases in the voluntary “real living wage” have been brought forward, giving a pay boost to almost 400,000 workers. The hourly rates are rising by £1 to £10.90 across the UK and by 90p to £11.95 in London. The rates are higher than the statutory £9.50 an hour for adults, and are paid by … Read more

Emerging-Markets Currencies Stay Strong Despite Dollar’s Rise

A strong US dollar isn’t driving emerging-markets currencies into a tailspin. That is unusual. Returns on emerging-markets currencies are higher than on those from developed economies since January, according to data compiled by Barclays. The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the US dollar against a basket of currencies, is up nearly 6% year to date, … Read more

Uber names ex-British Airways boss Andrew Brem as new UK boss after TfL license extension

He will oversee all areas of Uber’s mobility business in the UK and report directly to Jamie Heywood, regional general manager for Northern Europe at Uber. Most recently Brem served as chief commercial officer at British Airways where he oversaw the airline’s commercial operations during the pandemic. He had also previously worked at British Gas … Read more

FN25: How Amanda Blanc led the way for women in the FTSE

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Financial News has profiled 25 of the most influential figures in the City over the past quarter of a century. Here’s why Amanda Blanc made the cut. As one of just eight female CEOs in the FTSE 100, and head of a financial services firm that can boast … Read more

‘Four in 10 people not confident using numbers in their everyday lives’

F our in 10 (40%) people do not feel confident about using numbers in their everyday lives, a survey has found. And one in five (20%) would avoid jobs that involve using numbers often, according to research published by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). More than a third (37%) said that having easier access … Read more