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Northern Ireland restaurateur calls for VAT tax cut

The owner of a restaurant chain is leading calls for a Vat cut for tourism after an alarming slump in visitors from the South.

After only months of running a new restaurant in Dublin, Bob McCoubrey said the difference in his Vat return – based on the Republic’s 9% rate for hospitality firms compared to the UK’s 20% rate – was “amazing” compared to his established eateries in Belfast and Dundrum, Co Down. 125 more words


Human Rights Commission tackles gender segregation in universities

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published new legal guidance on gender segregation at events and meetings organised by universities (including other higher and further education establishments), students’ unions and students’ societies. 220 more words


Human Rights Commission helps women to get a seat on the board

New guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission advises companies, search firms and recruitment agencies about positive steps that can be taken to improve the representation of women on boards. 197 more words


Over half the cases heard by Employment Tribunals involve sex discrimination

The proportion of employment tribunal cases relating to sex discrimination is growing, research has shown.

Discrimination cases now make up 55 per cent of the total employment tribunal workload — the highest level for four years and a rise from 38 per cent two years ago. 93 more words


Newquay's tourism industry employs 6,000 people

NEWQUAY has the second biggest coastal tourist economy in the UK, according to a new report.

The Sheffield Hallam University study reveals that almost 6,000 of the resort’s 23,500 population are employed by the tourism industry despite an economic downturn in recent years. 92 more words


Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s injuries

Two brothers have been fined by Aberystwyth Magistrates for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries when he fell while carrying out building work at one of their farms. 480 more words


London's Top 5 Museums and Galleries

A trip to London can be quite daunting for those who aren’t used to a busy city environment.

But for those who are ready to take the plunge and are looking for things to see and do, DESIblitz is here to guide you through London’s acclaimed arts and culture sector. 96 more words