Employers across the country are to be given an EU citizen “toolkit” to help staff from the bloc to register for a new immigration status that will be legally required after Brexit. The Home Office unveiled a package of briefing packs, posters and leaflets at an event involving representatives of some of the biggest employers and groups campaigning to preserve the rights of the estimated 3.5 million to 3.8 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. The campaign group the3million said the government was putting “the cart before the horse” with the launch, given that EU citizens and Britons on the continent still had no legal guarantee of their status post-Brexit. “Eight in 10 EU citizens [in the UK] are of working age so I understand why the government is focusing on employers with this toolkit but it’s all very premature when the withdrawal agreement is still being negotiated,” co-founder Nicolas Hatton said. He pointed out that a live … [Read more...] about UK employers to get ‘toolkit’ to help them register EU workers
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The structural shift of shopping away from the High Street and towards digital is not just making town centres increasingly grim. It is also creating a looming economic crisis which nobody seems to be addressing: the problem that we’re providing fewer and fewer places for low-skilled people to work. Since the great post-war consumer boom, retail has been the go-to place for school leavers to get their first taste of employment. It’s also been a big recruiter of people — often mothers — looking for part-time employment to juggle around childcare. This week we learned that 50,000 retail jobs will be lost through store chains going bust or shutting parts of their estate this year. At this rate, the British Retail Consortium has said, two-thirds of jobs in shops could be gone by 2025. Today’s weak figures from Sainsbury only highlight the pressure retailers are under. Now, even company bosses relying on mass market consumer sales are beginning to … [Read more...] about Jim Armitage: What about the workers if we let the High Street die?
Speakers highlight income disparities on class and gender base 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistan will have to revisit the way its economy works to address rising inequality in incomes and delivery of social services such as education and health, an Oxfam report proposed. Inequality in Pakistan is deep-rooted and structural, said eminent economist Dr Kaiser Bengali during the launch of the report, ‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ by the global charity Oxfam, in Rawalpindi on Monday. The report reveals how the global economy enables the wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes while billions of people are struggling to survive on poverty pay. Elaborating on lop-sided growth in the country, Dr Bengali said that some individuals have thousands of acres of land but thousands of people in the same vicinity have no landholdings at all. “Monthly tuition fee of a student enrolled in an elite school is three times more than the salary of same school’s … [Read more...] about Oxfam report: ‘Revisit economic system to check inequalities’
Home / News / Local by Danny McKay 16/01/2018, 12:23 pm Updated: 16/01/2018, 5:55 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Firms working on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route are to hold urgent discussions following the collapse of one of the main contractors. Following the announcement Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) contractor Carillion is to go into liquidation, the other two major contractors Galliford Try plc and Balfour Beatty are to complete the remaining work. And Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty are now looking to carry out urgent talks with the Official Receiver of Carillion and Transport Scotland to clarify the position and minimise any impact on the construction of the route. A statement released by Galliford Try said: “The Group is in joint venture with Carillion and Balfour Beatty on the £550 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route contract. “The terms of the contract are such … [Read more...] about Transport chiefs to hold talks after collapse of Aberdeen bypass firm Carillion
0 Have your say Ministers are keeping a very close eye on the crisis with construction giant Carillion, the Tory Party chairman has said, amid reports it is nearing collapse. Brandon Lewis said the future of the struggling company was a going concern as major public sector projects face being plunged into chaos by its demise.Government sources confirmed a crunch meeting was taking place with officials from across Whitehall on Sunday to discuss the problem.Carillion is a key supplier to the government and has contracts in the rail industry, education and NHS.It provides facilities management services at Queen Alexandra Hospital, for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where is contracted by the PFI consortium that rebuilt the hospital. When asked about Carillion’s current position, the hospital trust said on Friday that it has ‘extensive plans’ in place as part of normal contingency planning. Carillion has met lenders to discuss options to reduce debts, … [Read more...] about Government ‘is keeping a very close eye’ on struggling Carillion