Minimum Wage

  • Pay attention

    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… Read More

  • News review

    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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More