Posts tagged Blog
Blog: Counting the cost of making a claim

"Last month, HMRC published a list of the most bizarre excuses employers had given as a reason for underpaying minimum wage to their workers.

The list includes an employer arguing that staff born outside the UK did not qualify for receiving minimum statutory pay, while another argued that an employee “only makes tea and sweeps floors”, suggesting that her duties made her ineligible for the minimum wage."

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The Benefit Cap in Scotland

"The most recent round of UK Government welfare reform recently came into effect in Scotland and the rest of the UK; the “benefit cap” as it is known has been met with hostility and criticism from campaigners and activists for the impact it will have on some of the most vulnerable in society. But what exactly is the benefit cap, and what impact are we expecting to see in Edinburgh?"

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Fair Employment for all in Scotland

The volunteers and staff of Citizens Advice Edinburgh’s Employment team are absolutely delighted to see the Scottish Government’s commitment to the people of Scotland in regard to fair employment.  This is not just via a single act, but a major plan to shore up our economy with work that pays and no longer leaves our clients insecure in their employment and living in poverty. 

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