Fact Service February 2019

Issue 7 (14/02/2019) - Inflation cut to lowest level since 2016


; Two-tier workforce for Essex hospital?; Putting mental health first aid into practice; UK economy at its weakest since 2012; Guide to tackling gender pay gap

Issue 6 (07/02/2019) - Part-time working parents penalised; Another win but equal pay saga drags on; How to combat age discrimination at work

; Government delay hits pensions of low-paid


; Living Wage boost for uni staff in south west

Issue 7

Inflation cut to lowest level since 2016
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Cheaper petrol and domestic energy cut inflation to its lowest level for over two years at the start of 2019.
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Two-tier workforce for Essex hospital?
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A union has criticised the “breathtaking” decision to outsource the cleaning department in an NHS Trust hospital. 
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Putting mental health first aid into practice
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Best-practice guidance for employers on how to implement Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) in the workplace has been launched by MFHA England.
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UK economy at its weakest since 2012
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Growth in the UK economy slowed in the final quarter of 2018 and, overall, economic growth in 2018 was at its lowest level since 2012.
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Guide to tackling gender pay gap
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Two new sets of guidance have been published by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay ...
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Issue 6

Part-time working parents penalised
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Working parents in the UK are penalised for working part-time and suffer from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to ...
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Another win but equal pay saga drags on
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The Court of Appeal has ruled that store-based employees at supermarket group Asda — the majority of who are female — can compare their jobs to ...
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How to combat age discrimination at work
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New guidance on age discrimination at work has been issued by Acas.
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Government delay hits pensions of low-paid
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Government delays to pension reforms could leave low-paid workers thousands of pounds worse off, a new TUC analysis finds.
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Living Wage boost for uni staff in south west 
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More than 300 staff at the University of Bath are set to benefit from a pay rise this spring, after the public services union UNISON and the employer ...
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