Northern Ireland Health and Safety Group Free seminar: Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease Monday 21st August – Antrim Tuesday 22nd August – Craigavon Members may already be aware of the excellent work of the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG), which for 60 years has been promoting Safety in the Workplace. The NISGRead More ..
The Issues Brexit was undoubtedly a political vote about migration and started a trend of thinking in terms of “us” and “them.” Political rhetoric from politicians such as President Trump who wants to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out has increased this type of “us” and “them” thinking. Tragic terrorist acts and threatsRead More ..
Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy: Matthew Taylor attendance in Belfast. On Tuesday 14 March 2017 the Association attended a local panel discussion chaired by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, who has been selected by the Prime Minister to lead an Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy.Read More ..
National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will increase in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK from 1 April 2017. Indeed from 2017 onwards all minimum wage rates are to increase on 1 April of each year. The increases taking effect from 1 April 2017 are: National Living Wage (25Read More ..
What next following the Supreme Court Decision? On Tuesday 24 January 2017 the Supreme Court upheld an earlier High Court ruling that Article 50 (the mechanism through which the UK will commence the formal process of leaving EU) cannot lawfully be triggered without an Act of Parliament. So what happens next? Brexit so far: AsRead More ..
The Department for the Economy has recently launched a public consultation seeking the views of interested parties on the potential implications of the Apprenticeship Levy in Northern Ireland, due to be introducted in April 2017. The collection of the Levy from all employers with a pay bill in excess of £3 million per annum isRead More ..