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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Peterhead Prison Museum has proved to be a huge success since it opened in June 2016.

MSP welcomes boost in tourism figures

North East MSP Liam Kerr has tabled a motion at parliament hailing new figures showing that 2016 was a bumper year for tourism in the region.

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The deal has has seen an increased quota in 16 of 23 key stocks.

“Positive” fishing deal welcomed

A new quota deal struck with European Union fisheries ministers has been described as “a positive outcome” for Scotland’s fishermen.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, signs the historic deal.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal

Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire’s economy.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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The CRD will play a catalytic role in maximising the North Sea oil and gas opportunity.

City Region Deal provides significant boost for region

Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector led and funded economic development company for the region, has welcomed the formalisation of the £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD).

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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Voting is required for the presidential and vice-presidential roles.

Starting gun fired on Union elections

NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the positions of president and its two vice-presidential posts.

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Officeholders highlighted the importance of Scottish farming sector in Brexit negotiations.

Union hosts positive meeting with Secretary of State

The importance of protecting and maintaining Scotland’s unique farming industry in the Brexit negotiations has been highlighted at NFU Scotland’s first meeting with the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP.

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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