Economy

National Living Wage: winners and losers

Whether you’re directly affected by the introduction of the National Living Wage or not, you’ll almost certainly have heard of it. It’s only been a legal requirement for a few weeks, but we’re already seeing a number of...

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Black & blue Friday

You may love it, you may hate it. You may have bagged a bargain you didn’t even know you wanted. Either way, you can’t argue that since its full-scale introduction to the UK in 2013, Black Friday has marked the start of...

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Sunday: a day of rest?

Sunday trading has always been contentious. Since the Sunday Trading Act 1994, shops bigger than 280m2 (3,000ft2) – typically the size of a convenience store or independent shop – have been limited to 6 hours of trading...

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Rights, regulation and risk

The Working Time Directive (WTD) is an EU regulation governing workers’ rights. Ok, not the most interesting start to a blog post, but bear with me. This stuff is important. Last month the European Court of Justice rule...

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What next for zero hours contracts?

If you’re familiar with zero hours contracts, you’ll be well aware of the on-going controversy. The debate hit a crescendo in the run up to the general election, with all parties putting forward proposals for curbing th...

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