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UK cracks down on stereotypical gender advertising

A new advertising code is being developed to crack down on ads that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has produced a new report, Depictions, Perceptions and Harm that provides an evidence-based case for stronger regulation of ads that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics which might be harmful …

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‘Rip-off card charges’ to be ended

‘Rip-off’ charges to use cards for purchasing will be outlawed in January, the government has said. ‘Surcharging’ is common practice across the country – with businesses ranging from takeaway apps to global airlines charging people to make card payments or for other services such as Paypal. While many industries have …

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Significant rise in business confidence

Overall business confidence has risen significantly since the start of the year, according to Lloyds Bank. The latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank, based on data gathered after the snap election was called, showed that the confidence level had increased by 24 percent. The confidence index – an average of respondents’ …

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Etsy cuts its workforce by 15%

Etsy has announced it will be cutting 140 positions, or approximately 15 percent of its total work force to ‘improve results’. The hand-made gift retailers reported $421,000 in losses during the first quarter of the year, down from more than $1 million the same quarter the year before. The business has …

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