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There’s a shortage of bouncers – and nightclub bosses fear it could put public safety at risk

The nightclub industry has become the latest to be hit in the UK’s supply crisis – with bosses calling for urgent government action due to a shortage of bouncers. Industry leaders have warned the issue could become a “threat to public safety” as some venues are struggling to find security staff. Security worker numbers have become depleted as many left the industry while clubs were closed...

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in Europe to build its metaverse

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union over the next five years to help build its metaverse, the social media giant has announced. The social network announced in July that it was creating a product team to work on the metaverse, which would sit within Facebook Reality Labs, its augmented reality and virtual reality group. In September, it committed $50m (£36.4m) towards building...

More than 1,400 firms went bust last month in England and Wales

The number of businesses going bust in England and Wales jumped last month to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, as experts predicted that the end of government support for indebted firms would lead to a surge in insolvencies next year. Some of the energy industry’s newest suppliers were among the 1,446 companies to go under in September – a 7.2% increase...

‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers

Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey. The survey of almost 13,000 mothers carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the campaign group Mother Pukka found that one in two had had a request for flexible working turned down or only partly accepted by...

Tips to make your small business thrive from star entrepreneurs

A lot of people have started to reassess their career choices, with many deciding to start their own business. As a result, there’s an appetite for businesses seeking startup advice. Sound Advice: get year one in business right is a fantastic podcast full of expert tips and advice from small business expert and leading business journalist Rebecca Burn-Callander and a super-line-up of globally successful, small...

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