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Facebook rubbish collectors

On 1 September 2020, the Environment Agency warned individuals and businesses to beware of rubbish dumpers who advertise on Facebook. Many of these “man and van” dumpers either burn or fly-tip the rubbish rather than disposing of it legally. This has become a particular problem in South West England. A rubbish collector needs a waste carrier’s licence. Anyone who uses an unlicensed colle...
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Apprentice scheme

Employers of all sizes are being encouraged to sign up to the new apprenticeship scheme from 1 September 2020. The government will pay £2,000 for each new apprenticeship aged up to 24, and £1,500 for each apprentice aged 25 or older.Employers who wish to participate can do so by logging on to https://accounts.manage-apprenticeships.service.gov.uk/service/index?_ga=2.118099914.2129567461.159903...
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Kickstart scheme opens

The £2 billion Kickstart scheme began on 2 September 2020. Many companies, including Tesco, have already signed up. Under the scheme universal credit claimants aged between 16 and 24 will be offered six-month placements with their wages paid by the government. This comprises the relevant national minimum wage and national insurance and pension contributions for up to 25 hours a week. Employ...
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Driving licence extension

On 1 September 2020, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) said that all driving licences that expire between 1 February 2020 and 31 December 2020 will automatically be extended by 11 months. The extension is automatic, so drivers do not have to take any action. The extension includes those who have already applied to renew their licences, provided they have not been told by the...
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