This week I took part at a gathering of the St Julian Scholars to moderate a panel discussion entitled “Low pay – the elephant in the room” which tackled the thorny subject of attracting the best and brightest people into our industry in the face of a widely held perception that working in a hotel or restaurant involves low pay and unsociable hours. 271 more words
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More people are in work than ever before claim the DWP triumphantly as the unemployment figures show another huge rise in self-employment. Whether these people are making any money, or whether they are pensioners with an ebay hobby, does not seem to matter as the Tories attempt to spin that Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms are working. 544 more words
By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer
With fewer than 400 days to go until the general election in May 2015, teams of strategists, number-crunchers and policy wonks in each of the main parties will be burning the midnight oil between now and the party conference season in September, when the party manifestos are likely to be finalised. 1,333 more words
The national minimum wage will increase from October 2014 as the Government has announced that they will accept the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations.
From 1 October 2014 the standard adult rate will rise by 3% to £6.50 per hour (up 19p from £6.31). 57 more words