The Association of British Insurers have suggested introducing more part-time senior jobs in a move to tackle the “motherhood penalty” and reduce the gender seniority gap.
Scapa's healthcare president Joseph Davin disposed of 83,358 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed firm on Friday.
More than half of people on both sides of the political spectrum agree the government should increase taxes in order to better fund public services, according to the British Social Attitudes survey.
UK government borrowing was higher than expected last month, official figures have showed, but is sill on course to allow the Chancellor plenty of leg room to increase spending in his coming Budget.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as sterling slid on jitters about a no-deal Brexit, while a strong performance from the mining sector also provided a boost.
Most markets in Asia finished in positive territory on Friday, following a stellar performance on Wall Street overnight, as traders once again appeared to shrug off ongoing trans-Pacfic trade concerns.
Agricultural and engineering group Carr's has announced the acquisition of Suffolk-based animal health products maker Animax for up to £8.5m in cash.
London stocks rose in early trade on Friday, taking their cue from a record session on Wall Street as the dollar weakened and worries about the trade conflict between the US and China eased.
London stocks looked set for a positive open on Friday, taking their cue from upbeat sessions in the US and Asia after the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 hit all-time highs a day earlier.
The focus at the end of the week will be on the government's finances for the month of August, with ONS set to release public sector borrowing data at 0930 BST.