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August 3, 2017
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03
Aug

Over a million women will be £32 a week worse off as pension age is brought forward

Over a million women will be £32 a week worse off as the pension age is brought forward. The government announced that the State Pension age will rise from 67 to 68. For those born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978, the pension age will increase between 67 years and one month and...
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03
Aug

Tesco becomes the first retailer to cover the cost of the tampon tax

Tesco has become the first retailer to cover the cost of the VAT on tampons. The supermarket giant announced that it is reducing the price of women’s sanitary products in a bid to make them more affordable for customers. The five per cent reduction in price will cover the cost of the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’...
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03
Aug

It’s time to balance the gender gap in engineering

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are widely regarded as critical to the national economy. Engineers greatly impact our everyday lives, from creating cars and mobile phones to designing prosthetic limbs and the facilities that make them. I have worked in technical recruitment for nearly 20 years and have a deep appreciation for the sector,...
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03
Aug

49 per cent of women think advertising puts pressure on them

Around half of women think that advertising puts pressure on them to act in a certain way, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by media agency, UM London, also found that 44 per cent of women said adverts made them feel that they are ‘not good enough.’ The study, which looked into the...
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03
Aug

Use these seven words to raise your game

How to use assertive language and add value There are so many ways to say something and every way means something different to your listener as you say it. Imagine you’re in a meeting and someone asks if anyone is able to take on a new project or put some figures together: you think to yourself, ‘I...
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