Monday, 21 October 2013


 Labour to ban foreign only shifts Labour will propose this week to ban foreigner-only factory shifts as it seeks to shift the immigration debate away from benefit tourism and to the way in which British people can be locked out of the UK labour market. The party will also set out measures to give local councils power to enforce the minimum wage, extend the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to the construction industry, and make it illegal for recruitment agencies to target and recruit foreign workers.
The Guardian, Page: 9


Citizens Advice raises Universal Credit concerns Citizens Advice has expressed serious concerns over the Government's "lack of clarity" around how it will help millions of households to deal with banking and bills under Britain's new welfare scheme. The DWP said in September last year that it would use £145m in funding to help benefits claimants to manage their budgets when Universal Credit goes live, but Citizens Advice is concerned that so far it has failed to come up with a viable solution. Elsewhere, the Guardian carries a number of letters from people protesting against the government’s welfare cuts.
The Times, Page: 41 The Guardian, Page: 29


FINANCE Council face PAC scrutiny Council leaders could be called before Parliament's Public Accounts Committee if they are seen to be wasting money. Margaret Hodge, the committee's chairwoman, has announced a "deep dive" investigation into town hall finances. Ministers are already looking for ways to cut the £508m annual bill for managing the Local Government Pension Scheme.
The Times, Page: 4

Saturday, 12 October 2013

New Market- Artisan Products

A market offering high quality food, drink and artisan produce will be opening in Wembley Park, it has been announced.
The weekly event on a Sunday will replace Wembley market which closed last week after operating near the National Stadium for more than 25 years.
As well as an array of stalls the market will also offer seasonal entertainment and an events programme that reflects the borough’s diverse community.
Operated by Market Place, it is expected to be launched before Christmas.