Sharp fall in foreign investment in UK

June 27, 2019 1:44 am Published by

New figures from the Department for International Trade show that investment in the UK by overseas firms has declined sharply in recent years. The number of new projects in the UK fell 14% in 2018-19. At the same time, there was a 24% fall in the number of jobs created. In the previous financial year, 75,968 new jobs were created. But in the financial year just ended, that number fell to 57,625, the lowest level for seven years. There was an even sharper drop in the number of existing jobs which have been secured by further investment in the UK. It would, however, be very difficult to realise that foreign direct investment in the UK was declining from the Department... View Article

House of Commons launches programme to find next generation of BAME leaders

June 14, 2019 6:08 pm Published by

The House of Commons has committed to increasing the representation of BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic-Minority) people within its workforce and in Parliament more widely. Through a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Strategy it aims to tackle under-representation at senior levels in the House of Commons by 2022. As part of the strategy, it has committed to back the Pathway to Success Leadership and Development programme pilot, a ground-breaking new initiative working to equip BAME individuals with the tools and knowledge required to stand for political office. Participants will be selected based on their proven leadership skills and will undertake a week of intensive coaching to build their confidence and familiarity with political settings. The programme aims to send out the... View Article