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Did you know that?

  • Mental illness costs UK business £26bn and the NHS an extra £10bn a year.
  • The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reported 40% of all companies identified had rising levels of stress-related absenteeism

We can help your members to reduce the costs related to:

  • Short and long term absenteeism
  • Early retirement
  • ‘Presenteeism’ or ‘work cutback’

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Consultation on Hounslow's Local Plan for Next 15 Years

The council is consulting on the Policy Options for the Local Plan – the first stage in developing a new plan for the borough that will set out its future development of the next 15 years.

The consultation runs for a period of six weeks, from Friday 14 June until 5pm on Friday 26 July. and we invite you to comment on the proposals set out in the consultation document.   

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Local Youth unemployment at record lows

Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod today (13th June) welcomed new employment figures showing that local unemployment had fallen this month by 2.8%. Local youth unemployment also fell by 2.1% and is now 19% lower than it was before the 2010 General Election.

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London Assembly member Tony Arbour says Small Businesses Should Have 'Holiday' From Minimum Wage

Companies with fewer than 10 employees should be given a ‘holiday’ from the minimum wage, according to Conservative London Assembly Member Tony Arbour.

Mr Arbour, who is LA member for the South-West constituency, is using a meeting of the Assembly’s Economy Committee today (June 12) to call for London’s small and micro-businesses to be given a short minimum wage exemption of up to six months in an effort to boost employment and growth.

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Mary Macleod MP appointed Ambassador for small business in London

Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod has been named as London’s Small Business Ambassador by Prime Minister David Cameron.

As part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to support small businesses, twelve Small Business Ambassadors have been appointed nationwide and will help promote and represent small businesses across the country and government. Small businesses – those which employ up to 50 employees - contribute half of the jobs and half of the private sector turnover in the economy.

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