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Residential renewable power generation and storage will be a "game-changer" by 2030, study predicts

Miles Dearden
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A new study suggests that residential renewable power generation and storage will begin to become profitable by the year 2030 – a move which could be a “game-changer” for the energy and utilities sector in years to come. Using a new...

Can you resign when there is a dispute about shift patterns?

Sally Morris
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Adam Gregory worked as a postman for Royal Mail since 1993. He has a daughter from a former marriage, and under an access agreement, he sees her at weekends. Because of this, Gregory approached his line manager in 2012 to limit his working days Monday to...

Employment Law: Settlement Agreements Q&A (Part 3)

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Q: Are Settlement Agreements confidential? One of the significant advantages of using a Settlement Agreement is that is allows an employment dispute, or a potential dispute, to be concluded relatively quickly and privately. It is normally in both...

Two-thirds of "underpaid" workers are female, says report

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Women are “more likely to be paid less” than the National Minimum Wage (NMW), according to new research. The Low Pay Commission (LPC), which published the report, also says women are least likely to complain about underpayment. According to the...

Fears that female divorcees could be remarrying for the wrong reasons

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A new study suggests that many female divorcees aged 55 and above could be feeling under pressure to remarry the wrong person due to waning financial circumstances following a previous divorce. The fears come after one in ten female divorcees in this age...

National Living Wage has created unsustainable cost rises

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The British Chambers of Commerce has released its annual workforce survey which shows the National Living Wage, the Apprenticeship Levy and auto-enrolment could lead to reduced opportunities for investment and wage growth due to increased costs for...

Local authorities pushing green energy projects to receive £3 million in Government funding

Miles Dearden
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As part of its upcoming Clean Growth Plan, it is thought that the UK Government will extend financial support to a number of cities and local authorities interested in setting up new clean energy initiatives. A recent report in The Guardian suggests that...

How do I support a transgender individual in the workplace?

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According to new research commissioned by Acas, prejudice can be a daily experience for trans people but poor awareness from employers about the challenges they face can leave them isolated at work. The study shows that employers are not up to speed with the...

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