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Uber drivers “£18,000 out of pocket”

Thousands of drivers are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families as Uber’s Court of Appeal hearing takes place. Two years on from GMB’s historic win against Uber, each driver is estimated to be an average of £...


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PM tackles barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May – exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of differe...


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ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of d...


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Living Wage Week – the picture today

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his 2018 budget recently and repeatedly declared that ‘austerity was coming to an end’.  In addition to changes to apprenticeship contributions, personal tax threshold increases, and the I...


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Improving health and safety standards in a decentralised workplace

Health and safety is important, no matter what type of business you run. It has been shown that stringent health and safety policies can not only improve worker confidence in your business and will make your employees happier, amongst other benefi...


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Gender pay gap reporting – so what now?

We’re six months on from the first deadline for gender pay gap reporting for businesses with more than 250 employees. The reporting process was introduced by the government in a bid to understand why differences in pay exist and identify way...