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Local councils and elected mayors in England and Wales will be given the power to extend Sunday trading hours in their high streets and city centres from this autumn, the UK government has announced. 10 Feb 2016
GlaxoSmithKline chair Sir Philip Hampton will lead an independent review aimed at increasing female representation at executive level on the boards of FTSE 350-listed companies, the UK government has announced. 09 Feb 2016
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The UK Civil Service and National Health Service (NHS) will recruit on a 'name blind' basis by 2020, as part of plans to improve diversity in public sector recruitment, the government has announced. 04 Feb 2016
New gender pay gap reporting requirements will have implications "far beyond the risk of equal pay claims" for the largest UK employers, an expert has said. 04 Feb 2016
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