A best practice protocol that aims to end age discrimination in recruitment has been launched by Age UK and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation to give older people a better chance of finding work.
A recent study by Nuffield Health shows approximately three million UK employee/workers experience problems with back pain and are, either, unable to work or are on long-term sick leave as a result.
Additionally and worryingly, somewhere in the region of six million individuals working in the UK have back pain that is undiagnosed.
Some of Scotland’s seaside towns have seen property prices double since 2005, according to research from Bank of Scotland.
A local pharmaceutical firm has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court where it pleaded guilty to safety failings after an employee was exposed to hazardous substances.
The property market across East Central Scotland saw a very positive start to 2015, according to the ESPC.
The majority of employees in the United Kingdom now expect to work past the age of 65, if recent research from Canada Life Group Insurance is to be believed.
The survey found that approximately 61 per cent of UK employees expect to work beyond the ‘normal’ retirement.
UK Businesses that employ in excess of 250 people will be required to publish what they pay their male and female staff as well as the average difference between male and female pay, if a recent amendment to proposed legislation is approved by the House of Commons.
If as thought, the amendment is approved, the Secretary of State will be allowed a period of twelve months to implement the provision.
The property market across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife continues to display positive signs, according to ESPC, with February 2015 seeing a 16% increase in house sales compared to the previous year, and seller activity increasing by 13%.