Entries by Eileen Pirie

NATIONAL LIVING WAGE & NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced increases to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage in the budget, as from April 2019. Year                   25 + Over         21-24          18-20         Under 18       Apprentice […]

MORRISONS DATA PROTECTION CASE

The data protection breach claim against Morrisons Supermarkets has now been considered by the Court of Appeal. Morrisons have been found vicariously liable for the breach (upholding the original court’s judgement) which means that over 5,000 employees may be able to claim compensation for the breach and any losses suffered against Morrisons. An ex-employee – […]

SUPREME COURT RULING

The case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company centred around the bakery’s refusal to supply a cake iced with the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’, which had been ordered by Mr Lee.  The bakery’s Christian owners refused to bake the cake due to their religious beliefs.  Mr Lee brought a claim against the bakery on grounds […]

MANUFACTURING 4.0 REVIEW

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) will provide a comprehensive assessment of your business over two days to identify strengths and opportunities, giving you an aligned approach towards Manufacturing 4.0. The Review is conducted over two days and is fully funded, delivered by SMAS and Scottish Enterprise digital specialists. For more information, click on the […]

PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW – SEPTEMBER 2018

Scottish Engineering’s review of the manufacturing engineering sector shows overall a continuing positive quarter for the third time in 2018, albeit with some declining indicators also evident.  Order intake, exports and optimism all remain positive at less than 5% above even, whilst staffing numbers and capital investment show double digit positive indicators. Scottish Engineering’s Chief […]

“SLEEP-IN” PAYMENTS AND THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOCIAL CARE SECTOR?

The Court of Appeal (COA) has overturned the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) decision in the case of Royal Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake, by ruling that sleep-in shifts do not attract the National Minimum Wage (NMW).  This case involved a care worker who was contractually obliged to spend the night at, or near, her workplace and was expected […]

Scottish Engineering Brexit Statement – 4 July 2018

Scottish Engineering has polled its member companies on the continuing Brexit uncertainty. The results of the survey can be found in the following link https://www.scottishengineering.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Brexit-statement-4-July-2018.pdf https://www.insider.co.uk/news/scottish-engineering-jaguar-land-rover-12856164?utm_source=business_insider_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=EM_DailyRecord_Nletter_Business_News_smallteaser_Text_Story1&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter    

EU NATIONAL RESIDENCY RIGHTS IN THE UK AFTER BREXIT

The UK will leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019.  This has left many EU citizens residing in the UK in a state of limbo with regard to whether they will be permitted to remain after Brexit.  The Home Secretary has announced that an online scheme will be launched in autumn 2018, which […]

Executive Interview – Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, was invited to take part in Carlyle Associates’ series of Executive Interviews and Industry Spotlights.  Jamie Brown, an Associate with Carlyle, met with Paul to discuss the outlook for Scotland’s engineering sector in 2018 and beyond, Scottish Engineering’s modernisation journey, and capitalising on the industry’s innovation opportunity. You […]

Heriot-Watt University – Business Breakfast – Graduate Apprenticeship Programmes

GRADUATE APPRENTICESHIPS: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL SERVICES We are pleased to promote a Business Breakfast event on behalf of Heriot-Watt University: Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018.  Time: 8.30am-10am.   Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West, 2 Research Ave S, Edinburgh, EH14 4BA. Heriot-Watt University’s Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) scheme is fully funded by Skills Development […]