Day: March 23, 2020

How much should a mother earn? 

A job ad has been posted online for a full time unpaid Domestic Engineer, required to provide 24-hour care to help shape the life of a young person for a minimum of 18 years of service.

Advertised through job search engine,, would you apply for this role?

Ahead of today’s Mother’s Day, Adzuna analysed all the skills and tasks mums and guardians face every day, what experience they have gained, what transferable skills they have acquired from caring for children, and how much they should actually earn for all the work they do. Based on this information, the job search engine posted a fake application onsite, highlighting just how much mums really do.

Here are just some of the jobs mums undertake every day and the salary they could earn from doing them professionally if they did these full time:


Average UK salary

Number of live jobs

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UKs Self-employed workers demand support from the Chancellor

The chancellor is considering further measures to support the self-employed from the economic hit of the coronavirus outbreak amid increasing calls for action from business groups.

The government has announced an unprecedented package of support for workers and businesses, including underwriting 80 per cent of the wages, up to £2,500 a month, of millions of employees who would otherwise face losing their jobs.

Rishi Sunak has, however, faced criticism that the job retention scheme announced on Friday does not cover the UK’s five million self-employed people, who face unsustainable debts and being pushed towards the benefits system because of the crisis. Critics argue it would be easy to widen the scheme to include them because HMRC has full details of their incomes after expenses through tax returns.

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), warned that the equivalent of 12 million people in

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COVID-19 daily wrap: WA closer to lockdown

WA’s confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped by 20 overnight to 140. Premier Mark McGowan warned not enough people were adhering to social distancing rules. WA will go into border lockdown tomorrow while cafes, restaurants and bars were restricted to takeaway services only at 12pm today.… Read More

Bloomberg’s VerHage hired by Fintech Today to run newsletter

Julie VerHage

Former Bloomberg News reporter Julie VerHage has been hired to run FTT+, a weekly premium newsletter under Fintech Today.

VerHage, who left Bloomberg earlier this month, had been covering the intersection of finance and technology.

Ian Kar of Fintech Today writes, “I’ve admired her work for years and I’m both equally thrilled and honored she’s bringing her talents to Fintech Today. One of my favorite stories that, in my opinion, exemplifies Julie’s deep knowledge of the fintech space and her talent as a reporter was her piece on Robinhood’s cash management program when it first launched.”

VerHage joined Bloomberg in 2015 as a markets reporter. Before that, she was an associate producer at Fox Business Network, as Charlie Gasparino‘s producer where she wrote about topics that ranged from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. She appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” as well as “Money

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