Director of Labour Market Enforcement warns rogue bosses of plans to use powers to jail worst offenders

Sir David Metcalf launches his introductory report on labour market enforcement. Director of Labour Market Enforcement Sir David Metcalf today (25 July) warned rogue employers he would be consulting on how to make full use of powers to jail the worst offenders. Sir David Metcalf was appointed in January 2017 to oversee a government crackdown on exploitation … Read more

Groceries Code review notes significant cultural change in supermarket industry

The first statutory review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) was published today. Small Business Minister Margot James has welcomed a positive relationship change between supermarkets and their suppliers, as she publishes the first statutory review of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) today (19 July 2017). The review, which considered independent findings from YouGov alongside responses from trade … Read more

Survey of businesses in Ormskirk

With high streets facing continuing challenges, West Lancashire Borough Council is seeking the views of Ormskirk businesses to find out what challenges and opportunities they are having to deal with. Ormskirk town centre is faring better than some of its counterparts and the Council believes Ormskirk provides a good offer to visitors. A range of … Read more

BCC calls for NLW wage rise to help low paid manage inflation pressures

In its response to the Low Pay Commission Consultation, the British Chambers of Commerce calls for a rise in the National Living Wage (NLW) to help low paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation without pricing people out of jobs. The leading business organisation has recommended an increase of 2.7% in the National Living … Read more

BCC: ‘No deal’ not an option for business communities

Today the BCC publishes the results of a post-election survey on business views on the UK’s objectives in the EU negotiations. One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Monday) publishes a post-election survey of over 2,400 companies, which shows that while businesses have a range of views on … Read more