Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels – Justified or Not?

Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels – Justified or Not?

This week, it’s emerged that a London receptionist was sent home from work without pay after refusing to wear high heels.  Temp worker Nicola Thorp aged 27 years old, arrived at finance company PwC and was told that she should be wearing heeled shoes with a 2 to 4 inch heel.  When she refused, she reports that she was laughed at, and eventually sent home. Many have argued that Ms. Thorp was treated unfairly and…

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Bank Of Mum And Dad a Top 10 Mortgage Lender

Bank Of Mum And Dad a Top 10 Mortgage Lender

The ‘bank’ of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is now behind a quarter of British mortgages, and is now listed as one of the top 10 mortgage lenders in the UK, alongside the likes of Barclays and Lloyds. This year, the Bank of Mum and Dad will lend more £5 billion to help their children get on the housing ladder offering deposits for 300,000 mortgages, according to a report by Legal & General. The average parental…

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Panama Papers & Living Wage

Panama Papers & Living Wage

This week we debate Panama Papers & Living Wage, as Rakeem is particularly passionate this week about the moral implications of some of the actions of the world’s super rich! With the emergence of the Panama Papers questions have surfaced relating to the fairness of the systems of the world’s so called wealthiest and developed companies, and how things could be different if the rich did in fact pay their fair share! Things progress and…

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Conflicts of Interest in Business – Who should pay?

Conflicts of Interest in Business – Who should pay?

Businessdictionary.com defines a ‘conflict of interest’ as ‘a situation that has the potential to undermine the impartiality of a person because of the possibility of a clash between the person’s self-interest and professional interest or public interest.’ This behaviour has become a growing concern for the NHS in reviewing how some executives have behaved in discharging their duties and, ‘Perry Beeches The Academy Trust is set to be broken up by the Government after a…

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