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Murphy's Law in Action

03 August 2012

"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". A well known engineering adage which is used to illustrate the need for any process to be built in a way that ensures the processor is fully engaged.

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Kathy Woodward buttonholes the Prime Minister

24 July 2012

When David Cameron recently visited Windrush Printers in Whitney to celebrate their 40th anniversary, he met with BPIF's chief executive, Kathy Woodward, who presented him with a Hortipack Thyme plant.

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BPIF Members Day 2012 highlights the federation's key achievements over the past year

BPIF Members Day 2012 highlights the federation's key achievements over the past year

18 July 2012

This year's event, held at Church House Conference Centre on 11 July, began with the CEO'S Conference where members enjoyed a number of engaging presentations from speakers. These included Mark Lawn, Canon UK & European Marketing Director, who presented Canon's Bigger Picture Report - the value of print to your customers, and Richard Gibson, who provided lots of food for thought during his interactive Leadership Workshop.

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Winners of the 2012 Print Futures Awards announced

Winners of the 2012 Print Futures Awards announced

17 July 2012

The eight winners of the 2012 Print Futures Awards, the annual scheme sponsored by Unite the Union, The Printing Charity and the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), were presented with their cheques at the All-Party Parliamentary Print Group's event at the House of Lords, London, on 11 July.

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In it to win it! - Olympic Associated Print Work Survey

17 July 2012

With the recent news of more Olympic souvenirs and merchandise being produced in China, and with the BPIF's continued interest in the number of opportunities provided to UK printers by London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) the BPIF last week carried out a survey amongst our members to establish how many had bid for and won Olympic-related print work

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Government sets deadline for new companies to participate in the amended Climate Change Agreements

17 July 2012

The BPIF have been informed that new companies will have to register by August 17th in order to guarantee receiving the Climate Change Levy discount from April 2013. Existing scheme members do not need to reapply but will be automatically enrolled.

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"Consultant" transferred under TUPE

04 July 2012

Freedman gives us an example of the difference between a person being accepted as self-employed for the purposes of tax and national insurance but in fact being an employee.

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TUPE anoraks this way

04 July 2012

For sad TUPE anoraks, Landsorganisationen i Danmark v Ny Molle Kro and Daddy's Dance Hall are classic cases, where transfers of leases of a bar and nightclub respectively were found to be transfers of undertakings

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Union did not victimise member by refusing to continue representation

04 July 2012

Croad v UCU is a case  concerning a university lecturer with disabilities who sought help from her union to bring a disability discrimination claim against her employers. She became dissatisfied with how they were handling the matter for her and complained. They eventually withdrew from acting for her, for number of reasons, including that she had ignored their advice. She alleged that they had failed to make reasonable adjustments, and had victimised her.

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Plain packaging

Plain packaging

28 June 2012

The BPIF is currently preparing a written response to Department of Health proposals to introduce standardised tobacco packaging (sometimes referred to as ‘Plain packaging').

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Fuel duty increase deferred until next year

Fuel duty increase deferred until next year

28 June 2012

On 27 June the Chancellor announced the Government will delay, until 1 January 2013, the 3.02 pence per litre fuel duty rise scheduled for 1 August.

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The Help

20 June 2012

The case of Zarkasi v Anindita and anor (2012) UKEAT in which a race discrimination claim by an au pair who had entered the UK to work using falsified documents failed, because the unfavourable treatment related not to her race but to her lack of any right to live or work in the UK. 

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Use of PILON scuppers attempt to rely on Boston Deep Sea Fishing case

20 June 2012

Cavenagh v Williams Evans Ltd sheds light on the impact on a clause giving the option to make a payment in lieu of notice ("PILON") when an employer discovers gross misconduct after making a payment in lieu. Mr Cavanagh was managing director of the firm of gunsmiths, Williams Evans Ltd. A restructure meant that no managing director was needed.

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After the Beecroft brouhaha

20 June 2012

The pace of change never gets any slower in employment law, and we have quite a few consultations and proposals to report. It remains to be seen how many of them will become law, and in what form, but after a couple of well publicised retreats over the budget, and the leaking of the Beecroft Report in advance of its release in slightly different terms, perhaps a considered and thoughtful approach will be taken to them.

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BPIF AGM and All-Party Parliamentary Print Group Terrace Reception - 11 July 2012

BPIF AGM and All-Party Parliamentary Print Group Terrace Reception - 11 July 2012

28 May 2012

The BPIF AGM will be held at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster on 11 July this year, followed by the annual All-Party Parliamentary Print Group Reception to be held at the House of Lords later the same day. Both events are open to all BPIF members and associate members and are free to attend. For details contact Heena Bulsara on 020 7915 8338 or email heena.bulsara@bpif.org.uk

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The BPIF host Parliamentary Dinner

23 May 2012

The BPIF recently hosted a Parliamentary Dinner at the House of Commons.

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Print and Paper supply Chain Conference

23 May 2012

In conjunction with the National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM) we are holding a national conference on future prospects for the print and paper supply chain in London on 27 September (with a networking dinner the night before). The conference seeks to raise awareness of the implications for both printers and paper suppliers of the Roadmap to 2050 strategy recently published by European papermakers’ body CEPI (see http://www.unfoldthefuture.eu/uploads/CEPI-2050-Roadmap-to-a-low-carbon-bio-economy.pdf ), which confirms that despite demand for graphic paper continuing to fall, paper price pressures will continue as competition for resources increases and the papermaking sector repositions itself as the forest fibre industry at the core of the EU low carbon economy (with plans to achieve 50% more added value on the road to 2050 whilst cutting CO2 emissions by 80%).

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BPIF attends Ministerial round table discussion on pre-packs

23 May 2012

BPIF was represented at a round-table discussion on pre-packs with BIS Minister Norman Lamb MP on 16 May.
 
Lamb is responsible for the review that the Insolvency Service is conducting in this area, but his remit is to determine the effectiveness of existing controls and what more might be done within the existing regulatory framework to improve confidence and transparency in pre-pack sales.

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Tribunals have no power to allocate liability between joint respondents

17 May 2012

Brennan & Others v (1) Sunderland City Council (2) GMB (3) Unison is a case arising from somewhat unusual circumstances, but the decision is one of relevance in many more situations.

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Servant or serf?

17 May 2012

It doesn't seem so long ago that the concept of an automatic transfer of employees under TUPE evoked exclamations of incredulity and disbelief amongst non-lawyers (and some lawyers).

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