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Pound climbs to highest level since July

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since July amid hopes a no-deal Brexit can be avoided. Sterling jumped more than 1% on Friday to over $1.24 against the dollar, its highest level in seven weeks. The pound was boosted after a report in …

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‘My boss lets me set my own salary’

Image copyrightGRANTTREECecilia Manduca works at a firm where each staff member gets to decide their own pay Where 25-year-old Cecilia Manduca works there is a “pay self-assessment process”. Put simply, the workers there decide how much they are worth and should be paid. Recently she awarded herself a £7,000 pay …

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BA cancels 27 Sept flights ahead of next pilot strike

Image copyrightREUTERS British Airways has started emailing passengers to cancel flights two weeks ahead of another strike by pilots. The industrial action on 27 September is expected to affect hundreds of flights and tens of thousands of passengers. The dispute is over a pay-rise which pilots say is not high …

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Google to pay €1bn to end French tax probe

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Google is to pay French authorities almost €1bn (£900m) to end a long-running investigation into its taxes. The settlement includes a €500m fine and additional taxes of €465m, but it is less than the tax bill authorities had accused Google of evading. It rounds off a four …

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US gun laws must be stricter, say business chiefs

Image copyrightREUTERSLevi Strauss boss Chip Bergh was one of the signatories The leaders of 145 US companies have sent a letter urging Congress to enact stricter gun laws as pressure builds on lawmakers to respond to gun violence. The letter  calls on Congress to expand background checks and create new …

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