The Government has after long delay published a response to the consultation on employer debt in relation to non-associated multi-employer pension schemes and in doing so is now consulting on specific proposed change in the law. Read More »
Danby Health Shop is what a social enterprise is all about, with plans to employ and support members of the community with learning difficulties, and with a concern for the environment existing at the heart of the company's outlook. Read More »
In April 2013, the Government passed down to the local level responsibility for providing a safety net to support people in severe hardship – homeless families, people leaving care, disabled residents, survivors of domestic abuse and people with a long-term mental health condition. Less than nine months later, with councils and their local partners now spending this money on providing small grants so people can buy basic essentials at a time of need, the Government announced over Christmas its plans to abolish the Local Welfare Provision Fund entirely from April 2015. Nationally, this equates to a £347 million cut.
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Workers are accusing Turning Point of "losing its soul" after it sacked its 2,600 strong workforce and re-engaged them on 'shabby' contracts. This behaviour has meant that staff will lose anything between £4,000 - £6,000 a year in wages, not to mention cuts in redundancy payments and a knock-on effect on their pensions. Read More »