Fact Service October 2018

Issue 41 (11/10/2018) - Stress is top concern - TUC safety reps survey


; Launch of civil service apprenticeships
; Change in attitudes post-#MeToo; Apprentices let down by quality of training
; Ethnicity pay reporting; Factory output rise a boost for economy

Issue 40 (04/10/2018) - Top executives don't mind the pay gap; Mixed signals on the UK economy; Unite demands dignity for women - period; Two keys to unlocking productivity; Trade deficit worsens

Issue 41

Stress is top concern — TUC safety reps survey 
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Stress is the top concern in UK workplaces, according to the TUC’s 12th biennial survey of trade union health and safety reps.
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Launch of civil service apprenticeships
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The government has launched the first ever civil service economics apprenticeship.
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Change in attitudes post-#MeToo 
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One year on from the outpouring of #MeToo stories, there has been a significant shift in attitudes to sexual harassment, finds new research from ...
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Apprentices let down by quality of training
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Too many apprentices are not getting the high-quality training they deserve and many people, particularly the disadvantaged, are not being given the ...
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Ethnicity pay reporting
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The government has published a consultation which seeks views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers. 
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Factory output rise a boost for economy
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Manufacturing output has seen a reversal of fortunes for the better, latest official figures show.
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Top executives don't mind the pay gap
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Forty-three highly paid executives, who received a remuneration package of over £1 million from their firms in last financial year, feature in the ...
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Mixed signals on the UK economy
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The UK economy expanded in the second quarter of the year, driven by strong growth in the services sector, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) ...
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Unite demands dignity for women — period
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A campaign has been launched by the Unite general union with the demand of period dignity for women and girls.
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Two keys to unlocking productivity
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Improving social mobility and better education and training are two key ways to address the UK’s productivity gap, says a new report from the ...
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Trade deficit worsens
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The UK’s trading position with the rest of the world deteriorated in the second quarter of 2018, official figures show.
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