Over the last few years, Cyber Security has been propelled to the forefront of the public eye. With cyber-attacks becoming more prevalent and severe, it’s a highly concerning issue. In fact research by Beaming found that 2.9 million UK firms suffered cyber security breaches last year (2016), at an astonishing cost of £29.1 billion.
This year, in the workplace, there will be a rise in adaptable workplace environments with options for different working styles and tasks, as well as incorporating options for resting and relaxation. Natural elements and different textures will be prevalent in many company premises, helping to create beautiful office design work spaces for 2017.
A new two star Michelin restaurant is to embark on London’s restaurant scene in the next few months. Duddell’s, a Hong Kong restaurant, reputable for its traditional Cantonese cooking is due to open in a converted church in London Bridge; a stone’s throw from the iconic Shard, elevating the area for its finer attraction.
The act of striking is a form of protest towards an employer due to unsatisfying pay and/or working conditions. Striking has been observed as far back as Ancient Egypt, and has existed throughout history, across the world.
The Labour Party has promised plans of an increased scrutiny to tackle the gender pay gap. The issue has become increasingly prevalent, and efforts to narrow the gap have never been more present. Many argue this exists due to the jobs men and women choose, creating a “segregation in the labour market”; highlighting that women are underrepresented in these roles. Savoystewart.co.uk explored this further, through an analysis of the most recent ONS data. Continue reading “The gender pay gap – latest figures analysed”
From unrealistic deadlines to unmanageable workloads, stress in the workplace is a modern epidemic that accounts for 37 percent of all ill-health cases at work. The impact on businesses is clear, with an average of 11.7 million days a year lost due to stress, according to the latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
It has been reported investors now own £483 billion pounds of commercial property in the UK, representing 55% of the total. Not only is this the highest value to date, but it exceeds the previous peak reached prior to the global financial crisis in 2008.
Cushman & Wakefield, an American commercial real estate company founded in America, and with offices all over the world, including that of London, has unveiled some prosperous news for commercial property investors in London’s West End. A new record of £1.93bn was pumped into the commercial property market in the first quarter of the year, despite a hugely turbulent and tempestuous period following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
In this fast-paced and competitive business environment, office workers are under immense pressure. Pressure to not only cope with ever-increasing workloads but also consistently produce the best results. It is therefore no wonder that office workers often find it very difficult to get away from their desks; which can be detrimental to their health.
Located in South West London, Battersea Power Station has been out of action for the past 50 years. In that time, it has become one of the most iconic landmarks in London and was listed as a grade two building (a special interest building). With numerous proposals throughout the years to regenerate Battersea Power Station and the surrounding areas failing to get anywhere, more recent plans have begun to gain momentum. So let’s take a look at Battersea Power Station: Commercial Property Regeneration.