Some positive news… Wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to September, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% – the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter.
Followed by some not so positive… However, the ONS warned that real wage growth was below the 2015 level. The unemployment total went up for the first time this year, rising by 21,000 in the same period to 1.38 million. Click here for the full story.
I’m a Celebrity 2018 line-up revealed! ITV confirms 10 names, including Actor John Barrowman, football manager Harry Redknapp and TV presenter Nick Knowles.
Stars pay tribute to Marvel Comics pioneer, Stan Lee, who has died at 95.
In construction news this week…
Pre-construction work starts on £1bn Silvertown Tunnel. Structural and environmental monitoring is now underway on the site of the 1.4km twin-bore road tunnel.
Plan for Sheffield’s tallest building approved. Property owner Turner Investments has gained outline planning for the redevelopment of Midcity House in Sheffield city centre.
Spurs strike deal to use Wembley for whole season. Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to use Wembley Stadium for the remainder of the season as a back-stop in the event of further delays handing over their new ground.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
UKATA Asbestos Awareness – 19th November 2018
H&S Awareness – 20th November 2018 (ask us about completing your CSCS test on the same day)!
CCNSG Safety Passport – 22nd & 23rd November 2018
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.