Fact Service July 2017

Issue 29 (20/07/2017) - Thirty-five executives pocket a packet; Drop in inflation rates; Deaths at work down by 10 in 2016-17; New Trade Union Act for Wales; Right to parental leave on death of a child; Mesothelioma death toll averages 2,500 a year

Issue 28 (13/07/2017) - Taylor review 'no game-changer', says TUC; Landmark ruling on gay person's pension; Unemployment slips below 1.5 million; Weekly earnings fall in real terms

Issue 27 (06/07/2017) - Top executives scoop £70.73 million; Postal staff suffer dog attacks every day; Economy grows but trade deficit widens; Another challenge to bogus self-employment; Proposals on sentences for manslaughter

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Few aware of right to unpaid parental leave

Issue 29

Thirty-five executives pocket a packet
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Private equity, home emergency repairs and credit rating feature as the activities of the companies headed by top three executive in the latest ...
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Drop in inflation rates
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Price inflation in June dropped from five-year highs, official figures show.
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Deaths at work down by 10 in 2016-17
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The overall number of workers fatally injured at work in Great Britain fell last year, according to the latest official figures.
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New Trade Union Act for Wales
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Trade unionists have welcomed the passing of a Welsh law which tears chunks out of Tory anti-strike legislation passed just a year ago.
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Right to parental leave on death of a child 
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Parents who are employed and have suffered the death of a child would receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law being supported by the ...
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Mesothelioma death toll averages 2,500 a year
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The number of deaths from mesothelioma, a form of cancer that develops following the inhalation of asbestos fibres, continues to run at over 2,500 a ...
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Issue 28

Taylor review 'no game-changer', says TUC
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Trade unions have given a muted welcome to the much anticipated review of modern working practices, headed by Matthew Taylor.
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Landmark ruling on gay person's pension
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The Supreme Court has ruled a man and his husband should have the same pension rights as an opposite-sex couple, clarifying that schemes cannot ...
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Unemployment slips below 1.5 million
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UK unemployment has posted another fall, official figures show.
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Weekly earnings fall in real terms
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Real wages declined again in May as the rise in weekly average earnings was much less than the rise in the cost of living as measured by retail price ...
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Issue 27

Top executives scoop £70.73 million
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The thirty-five top executives listed in the table on page 106 had a remuneration package of over £1 million in their firm’s latest financial year. ...
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Postal staff suffer dog attacks every day
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As part of Dog Awareness Week, Royal Mail has revealed that over the last five years there have been around 14,500 dog attacks on postmen and woman ...
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Economy grows but trade deficit widens
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The latest estimates on the performance of the UK economy are little changed from earlier ones, official figures show.
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Another challenge to bogus self-employment
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A legal challenge has been launched by the GMB general union against private hire firm Addison Lee seeking confirmation of their members’ status as ...
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Proposals on sentences for manslaughter 
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A consultation on proposals for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales has been launched by the Sentencing ...
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Few aware of right to unpaid parental leave
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Nearly half of workers are not aware about the entitlement to unpaid parental leave, according to Crossland Solicitors.
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