Minimum Wage

Samworth Brothers has found itself embroiled in a row about the National Living Wage

Samworth Brothers in National Living Wage row

By Michael Stones

Samworth Brothers remains at the centre of a row about alleged cuts to pay and conditions, made in a bid to offset the impact of the National Living Wage, after Channel Four News claimed it had seen company documents confirming the cuts.

The National Living Wage will boost the pay of an estimated 1.3M workers

National Living Wage: Today’s the day

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers, alongside other businesses nationwide, are steeling themselves for the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) from today.

The Saucy Fish Co owner Icelandic Seachill has denied 'sleight of hand' over the National Living Wage

National Living Wage row over ‘sleight of hand’

By Michael Stones

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has rejected accusations, made by Unite the union, it was guilty of “sleight of hand” over its handling of the National Living Wage.

The British retail sector could shed 900,000 jobs by 2025

British retail sector may lose 900k jobs by 2025

By Michael Stones

Up to 900,000 jobs could be lost from the British retail sector by 2025, partly due to rising costs linked to the National Living Wage and the new apprenticeship levy, warns the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Formed after the Morcambe Bay cockle disaster, the GLA is set to get more teeth

Gangmasters’ body to be given more teeth

By Rick Pendrous

Government proposals to reform the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), as it steps up the fight against labour exploitation in the UK, have been welcomed by the enforcement body.

UK food and drink workers are owed unpaid wages

Food and drink firms shamed over unpaid wages

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink businesses have been named and shamed for owing employees almost £4,000 in wages in a report on 92 offending companies by the business minster.

NFU boss: 'The National Living Wage will have a huge impact'

Business Leaders' Forum

National Living Wage will hit small food firms

By Rick Pendrous

The National Living Wage (NLW) – which comes into force in April – will place extra costs on many small food and farming businesses, already struggling to cope with other government changes being introduced at the same time, warned industry bosses at...

Lidl has made a £9M pledge to pay the minimum wage

Lidl invests £9M in living wage pledge

By Michael Stones

Discount retailer Lidl is to invest £9M in paying its 17,000-strong UK workforce the living wage – the nation’s first supermarket to achieve the landmark.

The National Living Wage could cause havoc across the UK's food and drink industry

Food and drink ‘havoc’ after minimum wage rise

By Nicholas Robinson

Implementing the National Living Wage could wreak havoc across the UK’s food and drink industry, the credit rating agency Moody’s warned before several major UK manufacturers raised their concerns.

The Budget delivered bonuses and brickbats for the food and drink manufacturing industry, said industry groups

Budget 2015

The Budget: what it means for your business

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers will find points to praise and areas of disappointment in the chancellor George Osborne’s summer Budget – which he lauded as “a new contract with the nation”, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The Labour manifesto pledged a long-term strategy for the food sector

Election 2015

Labour’s manifesto: food industry implications

By Michael Stones

Labour pledged to expand the role of the supermarket watchdog to protect food producers, create better paid jobs and apprenticeships across the rural economy, while creating a “world-leading food, farm and fisheries sector” in its manifesto released yesterday...


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