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  • Transitional deal: Nice idea but don’t hold out hope

    The Chancellor caused a stir today when he became the highest ranking member of the Government to publicly commit Britain to a transitional departure from the EU.

    The Gender Pay Gap challenges

    Employers will benefit from getting ahead of the Gender Pay Gap and reporting early, according to a panel of experts assembled by Portland. But in order to do so successfully, they must have a narrative and plan of action in place showing what they intend to do.

    Chatbots: The opportunity is vast but not without risk

    Since Facebook unveiled its 'Bot Platform' for Messenger at its F8 Facebook Developer Conference last year, over 30,000 chatbots have been created – and pushed live – on Facebook’s messaging platform alone.

    May’s Downing Street merry go-round

    Wounded Theresa May made only minor changes to her Cabinet after the election disaster but Downing Street has undergone seismic change. May’s hand was forced by the parliamentary party to dispose of her two joint chief of staff. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill received the brunt of the initial blame for the election defeat and their departures were effectively the price May paid to remain in post.

    Brexit talks round two: time for a touch of humility?

    Last weekend saw a new front to the Brexit debate open when Professor Roger Cashmore, chair of the UK Atomic Energy Agency, described the decision to leave Euratom - the European Atomic Energy Community - as “alarming”.

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