The CBI says half of UK businesses are planning to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose in early trading on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and as consensus spread that Brent crude prices would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year.
MORE than one million Scots flocked to the country's high streets and shopping malls over the weekend to wrap up their last-minute Christmas shopping.
Middle-class households fork out more in taxes than they get back from the state, with top earners paying the Treasury �30,000 more than they receive in handouts.