The next prime minister should lower the salary threshold for foreign workers in the UK from £30,000 to £20,000, a group of business and education bodies has said. They say that such a move would help to avoid "acute" skills shortages.Currently any non-EU citizen working in the UK must earn at least £30,000, but under current proposals this will be extended to EU citizens after Brexit. The Home Office said it was still consulting on the plans.The extension of the threshold was proposed in last year's Immigration White Paper, which set out the government's vision for a post-Brexit immigration system. However, the coalition - including the British Retail Consortium, business advocacy group London First, Universities UK, and UK Hospitality among others - war
The Pope has told oil company bosses that climate change threatens the future of the "human family". The oil executives had been invited to the Vatican in Rome for an audience with the pontiff.Pope Francis said a radical energy transition is needed to save what he called "our common home".The head of BP agreed that the world must find urgent solutions to environmental problems - but said all must play a part.The Pope warned him and other bosses: "Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation."The oil bosses were brought to the Vatican alongside fund managers who invest in their stocks.The companies represented were believed to include Eni, Exxon, Total, Repsol, BP, Sinopec, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, and Chevron.Pope urges acti...
Love Island bosses have reportedly decided to axe their famous lie detector challenge following a number of deaths linked to reality TV shows.The decision comes following the passing of a former The Jeremy Kyle Show guest, as well as the suicides of former Love Island stars Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike Thalassitis, 26According to an ITV source, the decision was made as part of efforts to clean up the show’s image.Lie detector tests have been a dramatic part of the ITV2 show in the past and saw couples grilled about their romances. Related Articles The results were then shown to the rest of the islanders as well as viewers.A source told The Sun: “A series of top-level meetings have been held over the past few weeks with regard to safety measures and duty of care procedures.“One of the iss
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It has been claimed TOWIE bosses have fired James ‘Arg’ Argent after failing a routine drug test. The TV star, who has battled with substance abuse in the past, allegedly failed a drugs test around three weeks ago.It was only recently that James filmed scenes for the programme after taking a break from the show. However, his TOWIE reprise has been short-lived. Related Articles A TV source told The Sun: “It’s a shame but James’ problems flared up again, and he failed a routine test."As a result Lime Pictures aren’t working with him, and it has sparked more concerns among his friends who fear he isn’t looking after himself.“His weight has rocketed recently which he says he plans to tackle, but getting back involved with drugs is even worse. It’s a dangerous