Fact Service July 2018

Issue 28 (12/07/2018) - Equal pay bill grows as more Tesco staff claim; Who wants to be a millionaire? We do; Minimum wage naming and shaming; Home care staff set to get real Living Wage; Factory output down; Increase in workplace deaths in 2017-18

Issue 27 (05/07/2018) - Pension package aims to protect consumers; Thirty-five £1m-a-year or more executives; Growth for early 2018 revised upwards; Civil service unions oppose pay guidance; UK’s current account deficit cut

Issue 28

Equal pay bill grows as more Tesco staff claim
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Supermarket group Tesco faces equal pay bill of £4 billion as claimant numbers have grown to 1,000. The equal pay demands could cost it up to £20,00 ...
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Who wants to be a millionaire? We do
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Twenty-nine executives whose remuneration package was worth over £1 million feature in the latest Fact Service trawl through the remuneration ...
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Minimum wage naming and shaming
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The names of 239 employers found to have underpaid 22,400 UK workers by a total of £1.44 million have been published by the government.
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Home care staff set to get real Living Wage
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Some of Bristol’s lowest paid care staff look set to receive a pay rise following a £1.12 million investment from Bristol City Council.
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Factory output down
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Manufacturing output fell by 1.2% in the three months to May on the previous three months, the latest official figures show.
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Increase in workplace deaths in 2017-18
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There was an increase in the number of workers fatally injured at work in Great Britain last year, according to the latest official figures.
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Issue 27

Pension package aims to protect consumers 
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The regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a consultation on a package of measures designed to protect consumers, improve ...
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Thirty-five £1m-a-year or more executives 
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Thirty-five executives whose remuneration package was worth over £1 million feature in the latest Fact Service trawl through the remuneration ...
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Growth for early 2018 revised upwards
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The UK economy performed slightly better at the start of 2018 than previously thought, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Civil service unions oppose pay guidance
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Civil service unions PCS, Prospect and FDA have united to call on the Cabinet Office to undertake a new consultation, warning an existing plan would ...
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UK's current account deficit cut
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The UK’s trading position with the rest of the world improved somewhat in the first quarter of 2018.
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