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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Who is responsible for Online Fraud

Who is responsible for Online Fraud

Who is responsible for Online Fraud This week the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, [SIC] ‘said customers who had fallen foul of online fraudsters were being “rewarded for bad behaviour” instead of incentivised to update anti-virus software and improve passwords.’ His comments have come in the wake of new figures revealing a ‘huge rise’ in the amount of money lost to financial fraud, having hit £755m in 2015 which represents an increase of 26%…

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Valentine’s Day – Who was St Valentine anyway?

Valentine’s Day – Who was St Valentine anyway?

Do you look forward to Valentine’s Day or does the thought fill you with annoyance? Has this day of love become too commercialised, and who was St Valentine anyway? Rakeem and I discuss the reason for Valentine’s Day and its origin, whether it is has a legitimate place or instead is needed to ensure some romance happens, and if it has become more about the gift, than the thought? Our listeners had their say, why…

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What lengths will you go to ‘win the lottery’?

What lengths will you go to ‘win the lottery’?

What lengths will you go to, to win a buck? Would you fake a lottery ticket and try to convince Camelot that you are a winner? Well it seems that more and more are prepared to see if they can get away with it; as in the last week Camelot has been searching for a £33 million ticket holder, many have presented themselves, including one woman who presented a ticket showing the winning numbers, but…

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