Brexit uncertainty to blame for the number of people hired for permanent jobs via recruitment firms in Britain falling for a fourth month in a row in June, said recruitment industry group REC.

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The Financial Reporting Council has fined Deloitte £6.5m for misconduct in historic audits of a subsidiary of Serco, a day after the outsourcer agreed to sanctions over its role in a scandal involving its electronic tagging of offenders.

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Lloyd’s of London wants all insurance and reinsurance policies to clearly state whether coverage will be provided for losses caused by a cyber attack.

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A quarter of betting shops on UK high streets have been slated for closure, putting 12,000 jobs at risk, with William Hill the latest bookmaker to blame job cuts on stricter regulation of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).