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Friday, 19th October 2012
'The National Minimum Wage is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. The rates are reviewed each year by the Low Pay Commission and from 1 October 2012 increase as follows:










The cost of ignoring the changes:

Since April 2009 HMRC have been able to charge penalties on those employers found to be in breach of the NMW rules.



Any penalty payable is in addition to arrears owed to the workers. In serious cases of non-compliance, the employer may even be tried in a Crown Court and in those cases the fines are unlimited.'

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Business & Community Heroes:

A plaque has been presented by Chamber to George Yard Shopping Centre, to put on public view. The plaque honours the contributions made by George Shiffner, David East, David Possee and Jean Stock to the town community.

The plaque was unveiled by Chair of Braintree District Council Cllr Janet Money on Saturday 15th October 2011.

Jean Stock
George Shiffner
David Possee
David East
Ken Few
Ann Rolls

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