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Plastic bag charge worth £90 million to Scottish economy

Charging shoppers for single-use bags in Scotland could generate £90 million for the economy, a report by the Scottish Government says.

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Zero-hour contracts reach million mark

New research suggests that the number of workers on zero- hour contracts - those which offer no guarantee of hours or pay - is more widespread than thought.

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Employment tribunal fees now in force

Workers who take employment disputes to court will now have to pay fees under new legislation in place across the UK.

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Business group lays down priorities for Northern Ireland employment law reforms

Laws encouraging better engagement between employers and employees and reforms to the collective redundancy period are among the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Northern Ireland's list of priorities ahead of Executive consultations into employment laws in Northern Ireland.

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Government plans for greater liability of company directors

Company directors should be personally liable for misconduct or company failure, business secretary Vince Cable has said as part of an overhaul of company rules.

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