British oil workers have taken their first big hit from the slump in oil prices after Wood Group cut their pay. The FTSE 250 oil services company is to slash the pay of 1,300 North Sea contractors by 10 per cent from next month.
iNVEZZ.com, Friday, December 19: Britain's blue-chip index has advanced in today's session, continuing yesterday's rally fuelled by the Federal Reserve's pledge to take a 'patient' approach to interest rate rises.
The �Black Friday� shopping frenzy has helped to drive British retail sales growth to a near 27-year high in the run-up to Christmas.
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Russell Brand joins in the protests at the New Era estate. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images. Robert Booth. Friday 19 December 2014 10.43 EST.