Newcastle & area stories mentioning Brexit, 2019-02-08–2019-02-10

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'I'm sat next to someone who likes coffee Revels': the horrors of the open-plan office

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Boy about to eat large bar of chocolate Get the biggest business stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email These are troubled and times on the Journal business desk, after one of our team members declared that coffee Revels were the best chocolate in the pack. You can probably imagine our horror: I’ve been sat next to him for two years and didn’t have a clue. I hired the guy so have to take some of the blame, I suppose, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t on his CV. He had references, for the love of God! It’s difficult to understand how things have come to this. Revels themselves ...

Former PM Sir John Major calls for urgent action to save North East from 'self harm' of Brexit

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Former PM Sir John Major calls for urgent action to save North East from 'self harm' of Brexit Speaking in Newcastle, Sir John said a no-deal Brexit would hit the poorest in society the hardest Share Sir John Major speaking at a North East England Chamber of Commerce lunch in Newcastle (Image: publicity handout from North East England Chamber of Commerce) Get the biggest business stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has called for urgent action to protect the North East economy from a no-deal Brexit , saying that it marks “the first t...

Business Breakfast LIVE: Nationwide profits tumble 20% amid tech investments

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9.04 Workers hesitant to switch jobs amid Brexit uncertainty, KPMG study suggests Workers are reluctant to change jobs because of continued uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new report. Research by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG suggested that the hesitancy was adding to a shortage of candidates for jobs, especially amid high levels of employment across the UK. The number of permanent placements by recruitment agencies fell in recent weeks for the first time in over two years, while growth in job vacancies was down, the study indicated. Neil Carberry, chief executive of the REC, said: This is the first month since July 2016 where permanent placement numbers...

What could happen when MPs debate alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal

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What could happen when MPs debate alternatives to Theresa May's Brexit deal Holding a second referendum or delaying Brexit are options MPs could consider Share Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the conclusion of the debate ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal (Image: PA) MPs are to have another chance to vote on alternatives to Theresa May’s Brexit deal when she makes a statement on Thursday. And this is likely to include a vote on whether to hold a second referendum. The Prime Minister is to deliver a statement on Wednesday, setting out progress she has made in her attempts to persuade the EU to change the proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement. It follows a Commons vote on January 29 when M...

Is a basic income for EVERYONE the answer to replacing Universal Credit? Here's how it would work

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News Is a basic income for EVERYONE the answer to replacing Universal Credit? Here's how it would work Finland has tested the concept and the money was paid with no strings attached, with those getting the payout not required to seek or accept jobs Share A Universal Credit application form (Image: Richard Williams) Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email It has caused controversy since it was launched, so what if Universal Credit was scrapped and EVERYONE was paid a basic income - whether they were working or not? This may sound like a crazy idea but i...

Three reasons why the Conservative Party will lose the next election

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News opinion Three reasons why the Conservative Party will lose the next election Three bits of bad news have come out over the past fortnight and the Government should be worried Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Here are three reasons why the Conservatives are on course to lose the next election. And why they’ll deserve to as well - unless they realise things need to change. This isn’t about Brexit. It’s about other things that directly affect the communities we live in. ...