EU Parliament votes in favour of Google break-up
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EU Parliament votes in favour of Google break-up

I spoke to Sally Bundock on the BBC’s World Business Report early in the morning of 26 November 2014, ahead of the European Parliament’s vote to curb the dominant position of Google in Europe. The vote follows a series of curbs made at European and EU Member State level, including the introduction of the ‘right to be … Continue reading

Tesco: every twitter helps?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Tesco: every twitter helps?

A senior Tesco manager who tweeted that shutting five depots was an example of “awsome teamwork” and #worldclass has come under fire in Westminster. Distribution Director Steve Strachota sent the tweet about the re-structuring of  Tesco distribution centres which will see thousands of posts transferred with some quite possibly at risk of redundancy.  The depots facing closure are … Continue reading

DVLA disciplines employees for using Facebook at work
Employment Issues / Social Media

DVLA disciplines employees for using Facebook at work

Following a freedom of information request by think tank Parliament Street, it  has been reported that a DVLA civil servant has been dismissed for breaching the ban on using social media whilst at work, even though he was using his own phone. Details have also been disclosed about 3 other employees from the Swansea based Driver and … Continue reading

UK fund managers face biggest hit from EU bonus cap
Employment Issues / In the News

UK fund managers face biggest hit from EU bonus cap

  Caps on bonuses paid to fund managers proposed by European lawmakers may prompt British investment houses, which have most to lose from the new rules, to look at new structures such as profit sharing partnerships favoured by law firms, experts say. “Kevin Poulter, a senior associate at lawyers Bircham Dyson Bell warned of an … Continue reading