Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

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THE NATIONAL minimum wage for those over the age of 21 has just gone up from £6.50 to £6.70. Apparently, 74% of businesses didn’t realise. Apprentices also got their biggest ever pay rise this month – up 57p to £3.30 an hour. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills called the survey’s findings a “revelation”. It…
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EU majority bans GM England is set to be surrounded by GM-free zones, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all having requested opt-outs from cultivation of GM crops. In all, 19 member states have informed the European Commission that they don’t want to grow Monsanto’s GM maize crop, according to Reuters. The biotech company now…
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Living wage hits foodservice hardest

THE NATIONAL Living Wage will add 3.6% to the wage bill of the foodservice sector by 2020. For hotels and accommodation the impact is 2.8%.                           Combined, this means hospitality’s wage bill will increase by 3.4% – twice that of any other industry…
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Green Party call for £10 minimum wage

THE GREEN Party has called for the statutory minimum wage to be raised to living wage levels immediately and for a £10 per hour minimum wage for all by 2020. At the Party’s recent autumn conference in Birmingham, party leader Natalie Bennett set out their new proposal which called for the current minimum wage of…
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