Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost

Image copyright Getty Images Funding of £172m to train thousands more apprentice nurses in England has been announced by the government. The Department of Health and Social Care said the money will allow healthcare employers to take on up to 2,000 nursing degree apprentices every year over the next four …

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Business lending by banks to reach 13-year high

Business lending by banks is expected to reach a 13-year high in 2020, according to research.  Because of the strain put on company finances by the pandemic, the EY Item Club said business lending was set to grow by 14.4 per cent this year.  On the rise: Because of the …

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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Working from home warriors must wise up

Covid-19 has spawned a plethora of new opposing tribes, but one of the deepest divides is between the work-from-home evangelists and those who can’t wait to get back to the office.  The laptop in the attic is so ubiquitous it has acquired its own acronym: WFH, or working from home.  …

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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: The Dogs of the Footsie 2020

Companies do not cut their dividends on a whim. Investors buy shares in these firms for a reason and bosses know that they will almost certainly be punished if payouts are suddenly reined in or cancelled altogether. But, in the past six months, half of the FTSE 100 index of …

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Global threats are reordering supply chains, says report

Tanah Abang market in Jakarta, Indonesia: more than half of apparel production could move to new countries © Bloomberg Companies could shift a quarter of their global product sourcing to new countries in the next five years, according to a new study which warns that rising threats to supply chains …

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