Small businesses have been urged to offer more apprenticeships to young people

Fall in unemployed 16 – 18 year olds

By Ruth Williams

The number of 16 – 18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen to 148,000 out the population of two million but it is still behind other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) according...

Loungers plans to expand to 24 sites in the next year

Loungers’ expansion pushes turnover up 55%

By Emma Eversham

Loungers, the Bristol-based café, bar and restaurant group, saw turnover grow 55 per cent to almost £11m last year after adding an extra four sites to its estate.

Unemployment may be up but InterContinental recently announced plans to create 3,500 UK jobs

UK unemployment continues to rise

By Chris Druce

UK unemployment crept up in the first three months of the year to reach its highest level in more than 13 years

The Restaurant Group sales fall 3%

The Restaurant Group sales fall 3%

By Emma Eversham

Like-for-like sales at the Frankie & Bennys and Garfunkels owner drop 3 per cent during the first four months of 2009


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