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  • Employment law: what some of the planned changes could mean

    Employment law reforms planned for implementation in 2012 are designed to make it easier for businesses to hire, manage and dismiss staff. Among the changes proposed are a loss of unfair dismissal rights, quicker lay-offs and changes to tribunal entitlement. Employees are currently entitled to make a tribunal claim against their employer if they have

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  • UK unemployment increases to 2.62m

    Unemployment in the UK rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment rose above a million. According to The Office for National Statistics (ONS) the unemployment rate has risen to 8.3%. The number of jobless people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance rose by 5,300 to 1.6 million in October. The

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  • Winner Of Our Balloon Race

    Aden Ottewill was the owner of the winning balloon in our balloon race. His balloon travelled an impressive 238 miles. Aden is pictured receiving his £200 prize money with Managing Director Sandra Smart.

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  • Blown Away

    To celebrate the launch of their new brand, Gillingham & Yeovil based, Octopus Personnel recently held an open day and also marked the occasion by holding a ‘balloon race’ which raised £500 for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. The balloon travelling the furthest reached Ipswich in East Anglia, a staggering 238 miles away, earning the

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