Sadiq Khan’s aide quits following social media shame
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Sadiq Khan’s aide quits following social media shame

A former law student and parliamentary office worker has resigned his position after a newspaper published tweets dating back up to 4 years. Shueb Salar worked as an aide to London Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan since 2014, but was suspended following the publication of a story in the Mail on Sunday detailing tweets he is alleged to have … Continue reading

Dating apps booming despite sevenfold rise in reported crimes
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Dating apps booming despite sevenfold rise in reported crimes

The number of reported crimes involving sites such as Tinder and Grindr has increased sevenfold in the last two years, according to figures released from 30 police forces across England and Wales. Only 55 crimes were reported to the police in 2013, rising to 204 in 2014 and again to 412 last year. Crimes of … Continue reading

Apple challenges UK Government over Snoopers’ Charter
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Apple challenges UK Government over Snoopers’ Charter

Apple has launched a challenge against the UK Government over the adoption of the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, commonly referred to as the ‘Snoopers Charter’. As other tech companies line up to do the same, I joined TRT World’s Money Matters show last month to discuss what this all means for Apple and for the … Continue reading

Amazon and Alibaba – attacking the market from different platforms
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Amazon and Alibaba – attacking the market from different platforms

News that Amazon will no longer sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast is a reflection of the online retailer’s move from shop to multi-platform tech giant. Similarly, Alibaba’s interest in online to offline selling and recent investment in products competing with Uber suggest there is more to come and e-commerce is simply not enough. I … Continue reading

Radical reform of Employment Tribunals needed
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Radical reform of Employment Tribunals needed

Last month, the Law Society declared that the employment tribunal system is in urgent need of a complete overhaul. But can the complexity and cost of the current system be resolved? The Law Society’s new and ‘efficient’ employment tribunal structure proposes that all disputes would be dealt with in a ‘single jurisdiction’ consisting of four levels.  Simple claims, … Continue reading

Forcing companies to publish men’s and women’s pay won’t give the full picture
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Forcing companies to publish men’s and women’s pay won’t give the full picture

Employment law expert Kevin Poulter has said legislation forcing larger employees to publish gender pay gap information is a ‘step in the right direction’, but could become a ‘noisy distraction from the real issues.’ David Cameron announced this week that he will go ahead with plans to force firms to release data on differences between … Continue reading

New York workers see income soar, but will the world follow?
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New York workers see income soar, but will the world follow?

The news that fast-food workers in New York State are likely to see their hourly pay rise from a minimum of $8.75 (£5.65) to $15 (£9.69) has sent shock waves though America. But will this unprecedented sector-specific pay increase be followed elsewhere around the world? I have previously considered the impact of the recommendation of the Fast-food Wages … Continue reading