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Thursday newspaper round-up: Greensill, easyJet, Spire Healthcare

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Thursday 17 Jun 2021

Thursday newspaper round-up: Greensill, easyJet, Spire Healthcare

(Sharecast News) - The number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as they struggle to recruit staff. Figures from the jobs website Indeed show searches by EU-based jobseekers for work in the UK were down by 36% in May from average levels in 2019. Low-paid jobs in hospitality, the care sector and warehouses recorded the biggest declines at 41%. - Guardian
MPs have accused financier Lex Greensill of acting suspiciously and being disrespectful towards parliament by refusing to appear in front of an inquiry into the steel industry and one of Greensill Capital largest borrowers, Liberty Steel. The business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee claimed Greensill had failed to give legitimate reasons for rebuffing multiple requests to answer live questions in front of parliamentarians at the end of the month. - Guardian

Global interest in Britain's best-paid jobs has soared in the wake of Brexit, as the UK's new immigration rules attract talent from around the world. Searches for UK-based jobs from beyond the EU have returned to pre-pandemic levels after jumping sharply since the start of the year, according to jobs site Indeed. - Telegraph

Airline easyJet is preparing to capitalise on a staycation boom with the launch new domestic services. It will announce 12 new routes on Thursday, The Daily Telegraph has learnt. Industry sources said that easyJet will fly five times a week between Manchester and Edinburgh. There are also expected to be new ­services to Newquay from Inverness and Liverpool. - Telegraph

A second large shareholder in Spire Healthcare has come out against the £1 billion takeover of the listed private hospitals chain by an Australian rival. Toscafund Asset Management, which owns 5.4 per cent of Spire's shares, has urged other investors to reject the 240p-a-share bid from Ramsay Health Care, which was recommended by Spire's board last month. - The Times

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