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Three years on since Government’s move to outlaw enforced retirement, more than 1 million over-65s are now choosing to stay in work. The figures were released today in a new Department of Work and Pensions analysis to mark International Older People’s Day. There are now 1,103,000 workers aged 65 and over in work compared to […]

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Today, 1 October is National Older Person’s Day, which celebrates the achievements and contributions elderly people make to society. Trading standards work to protect all members of a community, and older adults certainly benefit from advice and guidance provided to prevent scammers and unscrupulous traders from damaging their health and finances. Scammers can impact almost […]

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Speaking at the conservative Conference, David Cameron announced plans to increase the personal tax allowance to £12,500, something which the Liberal Democrats have long been campaigning on. Responding to this announcement and attempts to pass off this and other tax plans as Conservative ideas, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: “The […]

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Consumers will have greater powers to challenge unscrupulous rogue traders and get their money back under new rights which come into force today (1 October 2014). Consumers who are bullied or misled into buying services or goods they neither need nor want, will now have a period of up to 90 days to take legal […]

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11 million work days are lost each year to smoking-related sick days. Leading employers are supporting this year’s Stoptober quit smoking campaign because smoking is bad for business. Smoking currently costs the economy in England a massive £13 billion a year, with businesses losing over 11 million days of productivity each year due to smoking-related sick […]

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  More than 1 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force. Over 1 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force from 1 October 2014. The rate rise to £6.50 per hour, […]

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One in every six prepayment meter customers has cut off  their energy supply because of high costs, difficulty topping up or faulty meters, finds Citizens Advice. New research from the national charity finds half of prepayment meter customers who disconnected from their supply last year are seriously concerned about being able to afford to top […]

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An evening of Culture/ Poetry has been organised by The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter -Day Saints in collaboration with Communities Together on Saturday 18th October 2014, 7.00pm at the Church in Linwood Avenue, Grimsby, DN33 2NL You will hear English, Scottish, Arabic and Indian Poetry. We are hoping this will be the […]

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Following a speech by the Home Secretary Theresa May referencing the Communications Data Bill, Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Julian Huppert has sent the letter below to Theresa May. Dear Theresa, We disagree on the Communications Data Bill. The Liberal Democrat position is clear: we do not think that the proposal […]

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Responding to the speech by Home Secretary Theresa May today, Liberal Democrats have again re-iterated their opposition to any kind of Snooper’s Charter. A Liberal Democrat spokesperson said: “We utterly reject the allegation that the blocking of the Communications Data Bill has put lives at risk. “Police already have the ability to obtain data in […]

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