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How to make employees feel valued in the workplace

We all know that a happy workforce means a more productive workforce. So how can we make sure our employees are feeling valued?

Women expect Mr Right to spend over £1,000 on engagement ring

Women expect Mr Right to spend over £1,000 on engagement ring

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to be at a landmark in her home city, with a dazzling ring costing £1013, according to new research.

Brits willing to pay for the return of ‘priceless’ childhood toys

Toys have been named the most memorable aspect of childhood by one in 10 Brits, while two thirds (64%) admit they'd be willing to cough up the cash if it meant their safe return.

The rise of the female breadwinner

There are currently 14.53 million women in work in the UK, the joint highest level since records began in 1971.

Over half of parents say that families are not as close as they used to be

Over half of parents say that families are not as close as they used to be

Speaking at ITV’s ‘Family Planning’ event, Mintel’s Senior Trends Consultant Richard Cope reveals new research which shows parents believe family ties in the UK have reached a new low, with many struggling to find the time or money to spend on family activities.

Wedding bells ‘ring up’

Research from Sainsbury’s Bank into the cost of a wedding has revealed that couples who have married in the past five years claim to have spent on average £13,200 on their wedding, and those younger hitchers aged between 18-34, who are more likely to be first-timers are spending an average of £21,109.

Kids spend just 8 hours a week playing outdoors

Kids spend just 8 hours a week playing outdoors

Children are spending just eight hours a week playing outside – compared to the two days their grandparents enjoyed in the great outdoors, a new study reveals.

Playground pressure sees parents spend nearly £350 to kit the kids out for school

Parents’ purses may have taken a hit over the recent school holidays, but there is now one more cost to plan for.

Peer pressure costing parents £6 billion a year

Nearly half of parents (48%) feel compelled to make ‘peer-pressured parental purchases’ for their children such as smartphones, fashionable clothing and expensive parties, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank.

Brits value their photos and videos more than their car

Brits value their photos and videos more than their car

A third of Brits value their digital photos and videos more than their car, according to new research.

Raising girls pricier than boys

Our children are all priceless, but new research and analysis into the cost of families from Sainsbury’s Bank has found that some children come with a heftier price tag than others.

A guide to wedding entertainment: How to make sure everyone enjoys the big day

Are you looking for ways to wow your guests as much as they’ll be wowed by the bride-to-be’s wedding gown?

A quarter of Brits can’t let go of their ex partner

A quarter of Brits can’t let go of their ex partner

One in four Brits is secretly holding on to something which reminds them of an ex, a study has found.

“I’m not made of money!”: Dad’s biggest ‘Dadisms’ revealed for Father’s Day

“I’m not made of money!”: Dad’s biggest ‘Dadisms’ revealed for Father’s Day

“I’m not made of money!” is the battle cry of the nation’s Dads, topping a poll of the UK’s most common ‘Dadisms.’

How to leave a racehorse in your will

How to leave a racehorse in your will

The racing of thoroughbred horses, is now this country’s second most popular spectator sport, and, according to the Racehorse Owners’ Association, 35,000 people in the UK are now involved in racehorse ownership in some way.