ONS: Sharp Decline in Percentage of Young People Buying Cigarettes from Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed figures released today by the Office of National Statistics which show a decline in the percentage of young people that get cigarettes from retailers.

The report published by ONS and the NHS, looks at the prevalence of smoking, drinking and drug use among young people (school pupils aged 11 to 15).

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:45

LPC: Small Businesses Most Heavily Affected by Living Wage Rates

The Low Pay Commission have published their assessment of the impact of the National Living Wage on businesses over the last year, noting that smaller businesses have been more heavily affected than their larger counterparts.

The report shows that both the number of people and the number of hours worked have fallen over the last year in the smallest businesses. Regionally, overall employment has also fallen over the last year in the North East, North West, the East of England and Scotland.

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This entry was posted by Chris on Thu, 30/03/2017 - 16:06