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PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

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Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

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  • PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

    PSNC sets up Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum

    Friday, 27 July 2018 16:04
  • Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

    Boots and PDA discuss union recognition, but no agreement as yet

    Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:19
  • Appeal process for overpayment recovery by NHS England to start in August

    Appeal process for overpayment recovery by NHS England to start in August

    Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:04
  • MPs hear about community pharmacy role in LTC management

    MPs hear about community pharmacy role in LTC management

    Friday, 20 July 2018 16:30
  • MHRA launches consultation on implementing FMD safety features

    MHRA launches consultation on implementing FMD safety features

    Friday, 20 July 2018 14:41

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  Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead...
Don Lavoie is alcohol programme manager at Public Health England and Gul Root is lead pharmacist, Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
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The share of small businesses that are increasing wages for their employees has hit a three-and-a-half year high. Average weekly earnings for employees increased by 2.9% compared with a year earlier, according to the latest research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

“Two thirds of small firms (66%) have increased salaries over the past year, the highest proportion since Q4 2014,” said the FSB. “Also at a three-and-a-half year high is the share of small business owners awarding pay increases of two per cent or more (50%). A quarter (25%) have increased pay by four per cent or more.”

In addition, the data indicates that 79% small firms said they have maintained or increased headcounts over the past three months. The figure is up three percentage points compared to Q2 2016.

FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry called for action on the Universal Credit system and its impact on the slef-employed. 

“With only one in four sole traders saying that revenues are increasing, the Government should reverse the damaging impact that Universal Credit is having on our self-employed community. The system gives sole traders just 12 months to make their firms a success, when all the evidence shows that it takes two to three years to get a viable firm off the ground,” he said.

“Universal Credit nudges users towards taking a job rather than creating one. By calculating benefits on a monthly rather than a yearly basis, the system rewards those who have consistent incomes. Meanwhile the self-employed, whose earnings vary from week to week, are left to suffer.”

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FSB announcement      

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