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Paul Sellers's Articles

Why on earth have social care workers not been getting the National Minimum Wage?

18 Aug 2017, by in Working Life

Enforcement of the NMW for sleep-ins temporarily suspended in social care Last month the government announced it was waiving historic financial penalties and temporarily suspending enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers required to ‘sleep-in’ on their employer’s premises overnight to look after social care residents. This is unprecedented action from a government…




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Minimum Wage – how we can catch the cheating employers.

17 Jan 2017, by in Working Life

More than 250,000 UK workers are paid less than the legal minimum wage – let’s put this right. At a conservative estimate, minimum wage underpayment affects 250,000 people, but we fear that the true figure could be higher. For instance, we have heard that the forthcoming official Apprentice Pay Survey is likely to show that nearly one in five apprentices…




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Housing crisis solved at #CPC16?

04 Oct 2016, by in Society & Welfare

Perhaps not quite yet, I fear. Sajid Javid, Secretary of State  for Communities and Local Government announced a new scheme to support house-building at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, saying that: “We want to ensure everyone has a safe and secure place to live and that means we’ve got to build more homes”. I quite…




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