PUBLISHED: 15:20 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:21 10 August 2018 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter New larger green bins will be supplied by Suffolk Coastal for garden waste Picture: ARCHANT ARCHANT People attempting to get their brown bins emptied but haven’t subscribed to the scheme have been warned there is no cheating the system, as high-tech tags are set to be introduced. Suffolk Coastal has generated more than £1.2m from brown bin income Picture: GREGG BROWNIn May Suffolk Coastal District Council began charging £43 annually for homes to have their garden waste bins emptied.Currently those part of the scheme just have stickers on, but the district council has now unveiled plans for high-tech ID tags, which work in a similar way to barcodes.Data contained within it can be scanned by refuse crews, and tell them which bin has been delivered to which home.Councillor Carol Poulter, cabinet member for green environment said it would help … [Read more...] about ‘No cheating the system’ – Suffolk Coastal brown bin scheme to employ high-tech tags
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A participant in the program. Photo: Union Suisse des Paysans. The trial phase launched in 2015 saw 30 refugees or people on short term visas trained and employed in farming jobs in the last three years. The project was largely deemed successful by its evaluators and will now be extended until 2022. The project 'Working with farmers' was launched by the Swiss Union of Farmers and the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration in 2015 and aimed to solve two problems: Integrating refugees and filling the employment gap in Switzerland's farming and livestock sectors. Of 45 trial places that were made available on the program, 30 were filled. Each worker received 3,200 Swiss francs (€2,772) per month and an additional 200 Swiss francs (€173) for successfully overcoming the required bureaucratic hurdles. 21 of the 30 participants received further work or a permanent contract at the end of the trial phase. The project cost 280,000 Swiss francs (€242,000) over three years … [Read more...] about Five Swiss cantons to extend pilot scheme to offer jobs in agriculture to refugees
Employers who have failed to pay the minimum wage have been named by HMRC. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Just under 240 employers have been “named and shamed” in the latest minimum wage underpayment list from HM Revnue and Customs. Here is the full list. Read more about the East Anglian employers named in the list here. 1. Sportswift Limited, trading as Card Factory, Wakefield WF2, failed to pay £430,097.87 to 10,256 workers, with average arrears of £41.94 per worker 2. T.J. Morris Limited, trading as Home Bargains, Liverpool L11, failed to pay £272,228.44 to 6,743 workers, with average arrears of £40.37 per worker 3. John Stanley’s Care Agency Limited, Tendring CO7, failed to pay £60,056.80 to 91 workers, with average arrears of £659.96 per worker 4. Fosse Healthcare Limited, Leicester LE4, failed to pay £50,170.06 to 185 workers, with average arrears of £271.19 per worker 5. ASAP 24/7 Ltd, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5, … [Read more...] about Employers named and shamed for underpaying staff – the full list
Changes to pension laws mean you may have to save more every month... but so will your employer. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto. pinkomelet Fears have been raised that small firms will be hit the hardest by a hike in auto-enrolment contributions which came into effect last week. However, pensions experts say the rise in costs should be seen as an investment for businesses and a weapon in the arsenal as they battle to recruit new talent. From April 6, the contribution employees and employers make to auto-enrolment pension schemes has increased from 2% to 5% of salary – workers’ contributions rose from 1% to 3%, and employers’ from 1% to 2%. It is part of efforts by the government to shift some of the pensions burden on to individuals and businesses as people live longer into retirement. But businesses, particularly small ones, have warned they will feel the pinch. David Howell, the Federation of Small Businesses’ East Anglia lead, said SMEs in … [Read more...] about Could rise in pension contributions rate have a silver lining for employers?
Monday, February 19, 2018 by: Janine Acero Tags: conventional agriculture, conventional farming, farm jobs, farm workers, goodfood, goodpollution, harvest, livestock and poultry, organic agriculture, organic farmers, organic farming, organic produce, organics, pesticides, sustainability, USDA (Natural News) Organic farming has gained steady ground in the U.S. farm sector over the recent years due to the growing demand for healthy food products by consumers. While conventional farming is still the more prevalent type of agriculture – yielding significantly more produce than its organic counterpart – one study suggests that organic farming may present more job opportunities down the line than those provided by conventional farming. The research, titled Does organic farming present greater opportunities for employment and community development than conventional farming? A survey-based investigation in California and Washington, surveyed organic … [Read more...] about Organic farming employs more workers than conventional farms and encourages community development, according to survey