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15 May, 2017

EXPERT OPINION: Why tackling modern slavery should be on your radar

EXPERT OPINION: Why tackling modern slavery should be on your radar
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Jantine Werdmuller von Elgg, Strategy, Policy, Partnerships & Communications Manager at Stronger Together provides our Expert Opinion this month. Jantine is an anti-human trafficking and modern slavery specialist with over six years’ experience working for private, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations. Earlier this year two brothers were prosecuted and jailed for six years for modern slavery.
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15 May, 2017

Nomads secure European football with highest ever league finish

Nomads secure European football with highest ever league finish
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Connah’s Quay Nomads have secured their place in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League by finishing as runners up in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League. The Club’s second place finish marks their highest ever placing in the top flight of Welsh domestic football having finished fourth last season before qualifying for the Europa League for the
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15 May, 2017

Record year as Vertu sets sights on further growth

Record year as Vertu sets sights on further growth
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Automotive retail giant Vertu Motors has expressed “confidence for the future” on the back of increasing sales towards the £3bn mark. The Gateshead-headquartered company operates a network of 124 sales outlets across the UK, with its dealerships operating predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Farnell and Macklin Motors brand names. For the year to 28
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15 May, 2017

John Lewis sets aside £36m to cover potential wage costs

John Lewis sets aside £36m to cover potential wage costs
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The employee-owned partnership behind John Lewis and Waitrose has set aside £36m after discovering it may have broken national minimum wage rules. The group said it was looking at its practice of “pay averaging” which aims to “smooth out” a partner’s pay over a year to ensure a consistent amount is paid to them each
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15 May, 2017

Flint branch sees Egg-cellent response to Easter charity campaign

Flint branch sees Egg-cellent response to Easter charity campaign
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This Easter, the gap personnel group’s Flint branch collected Easter Eggs that had been donated from staff in branch, family members and from clients to support two local charities in Flintshire. It is the third year in succession that the branch have collected eggs for charity and have seen fantastic response on each occassion. The
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15 May, 2017

Work and Pensions Committee calls for ‘worker’ status as default

Work and Pensions Committee calls for ‘worker’ status as default
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The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has called on government to close legislation loopholes, which it claims enable “bogus” self-employment practices. This is according to a WPC report, published recently, as part of an inquiry that had to be curtailed due to June’s forthcoming general election in which the committee heard from ‘gig economy’ companies
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15 May, 2017

Plans revealed for £20m glass facility

Plans revealed for £20m glass facility
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Plans have been unveiled for a £20m glass manufacturing centre to be established at the Magna attraction in Rotherham. The Glass Futures project is the brainchild of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation in Sheffield and is backed by a consortium including two of the world’s largest glass manufacturers, as well as Siemens and Leeds University.
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15 May, 2017

Aerospace products maker confirms flotation plan

Aerospace products maker confirms flotation plan
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A £15m-turnover aerospace products manufacturer headquartered in Burnley has confirmed its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange. Velocity Composites, which operates from a purpose-built 26,000 sq ft facility at AMS Technology Park in Burnley with an additional base at Fareham in Hampshire, has outlined plans to join the AIM growth market. The company
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15 May, 2017

Bentley expansion masterplan set for green light

Bentley expansion masterplan set for green light
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A masterplan setting out how luxury carmaker Bentley could expand its Crewe headquarters, which already employs approximately 4,000 staff, looks set to be given the green light. A development framework and masterplan, drawn up by Bentley in discussion with Cheshire East Council, is due to be considered by the local authority’s cabinet next Tuesday (9
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