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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain.(REUTERS)

UK economy slump not as bad as feared but still a record

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the British economy contracted by 19.8% in the April to June quarter from the previous three-month period, slightly less than its previous estimate of 20.4%.
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey told the BBC that the government was focused on those claiming benefits under Universal Credit, a welfare payment for those who need help, including the unemployed.(REUTERS)
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey told the BBC that the government was focused on those claiming benefits under Universal Credit, a welfare payment for those who need help, including the unemployed.(REUTERS)

UK unemployment claims surge 69% as pandemic takes hold

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 02:47 PM IST
The Office of National Statistics says jobless claims surged by 856,000 to 2.1 million in April as compared to the month before.
Women who had an hour-long commute were 29.1 percent more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10 minute commute compared to 23.9 percent of men.(Unsplash)
Women who had an hour-long commute were 29.1 percent more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10 minute commute compared to 23.9 percent of men.(Unsplash)

Mind the gap: Women more likely to quit job over long commute

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 06:05 PM IST
Women who had an hour-long commute were 29.1 percent more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10 minute commute compared to 23.9 percent of men.
The ethnic group that had the lowest median hourly pay was Bangladeshi at £9.60 followed by Pakistani at £10.00, the analysis says.(Bloomberg)
The ethnic group that had the lowest median hourly pay was Bangladeshi at £9.60 followed by Pakistani at £10.00, the analysis says.(Bloomberg)

Indians earn more than white British employees in UK, says report

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 06:47 PM IST
The three ethnic groups with higher median hourly pay than white British are Chinese, Indian and Mixed/Multiple with hourly earnings of £15.75, £13.47 and £12.33 respectively, in comparison to white British whose median pay was £12.03.
While policy makers debate on how to integrate the informal into the formal economy, one important dimension has gone largely ignored: unpaid household work by women(REUTERS)
While policy makers debate on how to integrate the informal into the formal economy, one important dimension has gone largely ignored: unpaid household work by women(REUTERS)

We must quantify the value of women’s unpaid work

By Rupa Subramanya
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:43 PM IST
It’s both good economics and good public policy to correctly measure women’s contribution to the economy.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) with Narendra Modi (R)(Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) with Narendra Modi (R)(Reuters)

Pre-Brexit effect? Indian investment in UK up 321%

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 05:26 PM IST
The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.
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