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Eight offshore wind technicians from the Humber area are about to start work on the installation of wind turbine foundations at DONG Energy's Race Bank offshore wind farm. Race Bank is located off…
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Eight offshore wind technicians from the Humber area are about to start work on the installation of wind turbine foundations at DONG Energy's Race Bank offshore wind farm.

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Record Employment And High Profits Support Minimum Wage Increase

photo - Howard Lake
photo - Howard Lake
Record employment and high profits show that employers can afford a national minimum wage increase, according to a submission to the Low Pay Commission by the TUC published today (Thursday).

The…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 9:05pm

Apprenticeship Levy Guidance

Apprentice plumbers - photo matchfitskills
Apprentice plumbers - photo matchfitskills
Commenting on the publication last Friday of the revised government guidance on the apprenticeships levy, along with a confirmation that the levy will be introduced by April 2017, TUC General…

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Mon 15th Aug, 2016 | 1:18pm

Largest Ever List Of National Minimum Wage Offenders Published

photo - Mark Hodson Photos
photo - Mark Hodson Photos
The largest list of employers to be named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage has been published today.

Almost 200 employers who failed to pay their workers the…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 2:45pm

Shot In The Arm For Businesses And Consumer Confidence

photo - George Rex
photo - George Rex
CBI Chief Economist Rain Newton-Smith has responded to the Bank of England's Interest Rate decision and said:

"The combination of a rate cut and more quantitative easing should be a…

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Thu 4th Aug, 2016 | 4:28pm

Katie Mallinson, Founder Of ScribaPR

How long have you lived in this fine county?

Forever - all my 30 years!
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

Because I'm from here, it's an opportunity for me to create jobs and help businesses to grow in a county that I feel proud to have grown up in.
There's also such a variety of industries evolving in the region - in particular there's a rich trade and technical heritage - which is great for us as a technical PR company.
more...Mon 1st Aug, 2016 | 12:46pm

Report Calls To Scrap The HS2 Vanity Project


High Speed UK (HSUK) welcomes a damning report published today by the Taxpayers' Alliance which calls for the HS2 project to be abandoned.

The key findings of the report outline that the projected…

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Fri 29th Jul, 2016 | 7:00pm

Sheffield Announces Biggest Chinese Investment Deal Outside London

Cllr Dore & Cllr Bramall sign agreement with Mr Wang
Cllr Dore & Cllr Bramall sign agreement with Mr Wang
Following their return from a visit to Sheffield's sister city of Chengdu in China, the Leader and Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council are announcing a 60 year partnership agreement with…

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Sat 23rd Jul, 2016 | 12:00pm

Relax Workplace Dress Codes To Help Staff Cope With Heatwave, Says TUC

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photo - Narrow
With the temperatures set to hit over 30oC in parts of the UK the TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes so staff can work through the heatwave as comfortably as…

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Tue 19th Jul, 2016 | 12:30pm

TUC Calls For Reflection Before Article 50 Triggered

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photo - MPDO1605
Two-thirds (66%) of voters want a cross-party team of politicians, employers and trade unions to negotiate Brexit, according to new polling published by the TUC today (Wednesday).

The poll - of…

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Wed 13th Jul, 2016 | 3:15pm

New HS2 Plans For South Yorkshire


Alternative recommendations for HS2's route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been revealed today following publication of a report by David Higgins.

The new option proposes that HS2…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 3:19pm

Make Sure Staff Working Outside Have Enough Water And Breaks During Heatwave

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photo - danorth
With the temperatures set to soar to over 30oC in parts of the UK this week the TUC is today (Tuesday) calling on employers to make sure their staff working outdoors are properly protected from…

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Tue 16th Aug, 2016 | 4:28pm

CBI Response To TUC Research On Sexual Harassment At Work

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photo - Architecture, Food & One...
CBI Director of People and Skills, Neil Carberry, said:

"There is never any excuse for sexual harassment - it is illegal and no one should experience it.

"While businesses already have clear…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 3:20pm

Let Sports Fans Work Flexibly To Watch The Olympics, Says TUC


Ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony tonight, the TUC is today (Friday) publishing guidance for bosses whose staff want to watch events during their normal working hours.

The TUC…

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Fri 5th Aug, 2016 | 11:31am

Chrissie Gale, Managing Director of Mooncas
How long have you lived in this fine county?

I moved here from an island in Scotland around 24 years ago. I was attracted to Yorkshire as I wanted to explore the opportunities surrounding 'a big smoke' - the place was huge in comparison to the area I grew up in and I was ready for something new.
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

I've believed for quite a while that if you can do business in Yorkshire, you can do it anywhere! It's all about the people for me - having worked here for most of my life I've made some fantastic connections that I value a great deal. I like the fact that Yorkshire people are straightforward - it makes doing business so much easier.
more...Wed 3rd Aug, 2016 | 2:32pm

Lamb Exports To America Closer

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photo - david_pics
The mission to get British lamb chops back onto American dinner plates has moved a step nearer, Farming Minister George Eustice announced at the National Sheep Event this week.

Speaking at the…

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Sun 31st Jul, 2016 | 8:00pm

Government Must Act To Protect Recent Growth Following Brexit Vote

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photo - Images Money
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show overall growth of 0.6% for the last quarter, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Wed 27th Jul, 2016 | 2:01pm

5 Key Principles For EU Negotiations

photo - Rareclass
photo - Rareclass
The CBI has set out five principles that should underpin the UK's negotiations with the EU to ensure the most successful future for the UK economy.

The UK's leading business group is calling for…

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Thu 21st Jul, 2016 | 4:04pm

CBI Response To Bank of England's Decision To Maintain UK Interest Rates

Bank of England
Bank of England
Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said:

"While the Committee has decided to keep rates on hold, the Governor has signalled that a range of options are being considered to alleviate the…

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Thu 14th Jul, 2016 | 3:23pm

Local Health Care Heroes 2016

Enoch receiving his trophy from Samuel
Enoch receiving his trophy from Samuel
Leeds local Enoch Nsenga and Sheffield's Julie Smith have been selected as the first ever winners of Local Care Force's inaugural 'Samuel Rutsito Health Care Hero Award'.

Local Care Force has…

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Sat 9th Jul, 2016 | 6:44pm

What Business Wants From Conservative Leader Candidates

Josh Hardie
Josh Hardie
The CBI has responded to the announcements by contenders for the Conservative leadership contest.

Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

"Businesses face many tests following the…

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Fri 1st Jul, 2016 | 9:00pm