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Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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BASC cooks up a storm with colleges across the country

BASC’s wild food team is celebrating educating more than 700 members of the next generation of chefs about game meat in the last year. BASC has worked with 36 colleges across the UK since early 2021 to highlight the field to fork journey of game meat to students and staff and to highlight and promote… Read more »

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Resemblance? The beneficiary of the £7.2 billion Christmas tax bill
‘Osborne the Grinch’: Your £283 Xmas tax bill

By Peter Wozniak The tax bill on Christmas purchases for the average family will amount to £283 this year, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has warned. The campaign group has released a report today outlining total Christmas taxes of £7.2 billion – and warned that number could soar to £8 billion next once the planned rise in… Read more »

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Alistair Darling prepares his final Budget - which did not contain a VAT hike, against his wishes
Darling: I wanted to raise VAT

By politics.co.uk staff Former chancellor Alistair Darling has admitted he was barred from raising VAT by Gordon Brown. The clash between Labour’s last prime minister and Mr Darling, who eventually held VAT at 17.5% in his pre-election Budget, was revealed in former business secretary Peter Mandelson’s memoirs, The Third Man. Speaking on The Andrew Marr… Read more »