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  • Min Wage Increase

    As announced by the government earlier this year the national minimum wage will rise by 11p to £6.19 an hour from 1 October, a rise of 1.8% from the current level, although it will remain unchanged for workers under the age of 21. The freeze in the minimum wage for those aged under 21 means

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  • Gangmasters Licence Awarded

    Following a demanding assessment process, we were recently delighted to receive confirmation that we had been awarded a Gangmasters Licence by the Gangmasters Licencing Authority. Our licence can be viewed on the following website:- our licence number is OCTO0001. The GLA audit was a huge success and we passed with flying colours. This is

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  • April 2012 employment law changes

    Every April a host of changes are made to employment legislation and 2012 is no different. This year, important amendments include those relating to unfair dismissal and statutory maternity and sick pay. The following are four of the key reforms that will affect employers. Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay increase On 1 April

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  • ScottishPower adds 300 jobs, seeks new talent with £6.5m fund

    Energy firm Scottish Power is investing £5bn in the Central and Southern Scotland electricity network in the next 10 years, and creating 300 new roles in the coming years. The roles include full-time system design roles, high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) development jobs, and transmission and distribution engineers. They also include around 50 new apprenticeships, with

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