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By Michelle Chance, Partner and Head of the London Employment team at transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson UK


"The Hampton-Alexander Review, which was commissioned by the Government to look at ways to ensure that talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded, has released new figures today (27 June 2018) showing that women hold 29% of FTSE 100 board positions.


Much progress has been made at the largest companies; in 2011, the figure was just 12.5%.  The target is 33% by 2020, which looks to be achievable. 

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New survey from Royal Bank of Scotland takes detailed look at the realities of running a microbusiness in Scotland for its inaugural Microbusiness Index


A new report out today (26 June 2018) has revealed that a third (33%) of the female microbusiness owners surveyed suffer from “imposter syndrome” in regards to their microbusiness, a psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud".

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• There were 1.45 million unemployed people from November 2017 to January 2018

• The most common reason Brits have been fired so far in 2018 was due to ‘poor performance/not meeting targets’ (23%)

• ‘Failing drug tests’ and ‘falling asleep at work’ were some of the other common reasons Brits have been fired over the last 6 months