Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.3% But Wages Remain Stagnant

UK unemployment fell by 75,000 people in the three months to July, dropping from 4.4% to 4.3%. The rate remains at its lowest since 1975, according to the Office for National Statistics but a pressure on incomes remains. Compared to the...

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Qasim Majid is a technology entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Wow Zone – a digital marketing agency. He has been in the digital industry for 20 years. He is the Vice President of the Asian Business Chamber of...

US Shuts Down Pakistan’s Habib Bank Over Terror Link Concerns

Pakistan’s Habib Bank has had its New York office shut down by United States banking regulators after nearly 40 years, for apparently repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering. New York banking officials said Pakistan’s...

Firms Warn Of “Catastrophic” Impact Of Government Brexit Proposals Amid Leaked Home Office Document

Businesses that rely on European Union workers have raised concerns of the impact new “UK workers first” proposals for Brexit could have. A Home Office document, leaked to The Guardian, said that firms would have to recruit locally or prove...

Aldi Apologises After Double-Charging Midlands Customers

The supermarket chain apologized after it emerged some customers were charged twice for purchases made during August. The company have claimed that a “processing error” led to a number of customers at “some” midlands stores being charged a second time...

£2m Sale Of Jewellery Quarter Properties

Raybone Developments, the organization behind the redevelopment of the old Birmingham Mint Site in Icknield Street, has bought the properties which are located on Caroline Street. According to a statement, the transaction was off-market and was for an undisclosed fee...

Visits To UK Rise As Pound Falls

Official figures show that the number of visitors to the United Kingdom rose 3.5million in June, up 7% from the same month last year. The number of visitors from Europe was 2.241 million, an increase of 2%, but the figures...

Pay rises forecast to stay weak, survey predicts

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), pay will rise just 1% over the next year, meaning further pressure on incomes. The CIPD say that despite falling unemployment numbers, an increasing supply of labour is the reason...

Barclaycard Arena to become ‘Arena Birmingham’ from September

The multi-purpose arena's new name will re-brand the 15,800-seater to reflect its location from the 1st September. The likes of John Legend, The Nooran Sisters and The Australian Pink Floyd Show will be the first to perform in the arena...

£85m apartment complex to be built next to Edgbaston

375 flats are to be developed by German Investment Group Patrizia who acquired four acres of land next to the cricket stadium from Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Homes and Communities Agency. Patrizia UK plans to build parking for residents,...