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This week’s news in brief: disability access code

first_imgBusinesses and disability organisations are being asked to respond to a newdraft code of practice on rights of access for disabled people that come intoforce in October 2004. Copies of the consultation pack containing the draftcode of practice and proposals for regulations are available from the DRC on08457 622633. www.drc-gb.org    www.disability.gov.ukNew Deal drop-outThe Church of England diocese in Liverpool has dropped out of the New Dealprogramme, claiming it is too bureaucratic. Since it joined the scheme, 14people have passed through but difficulties included the scheme costing thediocese more to run than it got back, lack of expert support and unsuitableplacements. TPWA payroll contractCare and housing services provider Anchor Trust has appointed software housePWA to supply it with PWA Empower-integrated HR, payroll and e-HR solutions ina number of its sites across the country. www.pwahr.comSalary surveyPay rises for company executives often bear little relation to companyturnover, a study has found. Among the well-known examples were the chiefexecutive of food and drinks giant Diageo, whose salary rose by 10.3 per centdespite a 1.9 per cent fall in turnover. The report found a range of salarydifferentials. The average employee at Granada earns 1.5 per cent of the chiefexecutive’s salary. At Pizza Hut the figure is 12 per cent.Contact 020-83321594.Inflation bitesThe upturn in the annual inflation rate since the beginning of the year isstarting to have an impact on pay awards, according to a report by IDS. It saysthe early signs are that the level of settlements taking effect from Aprilonwards is slightly higher than those taking effect in the first quarter of theyear. www.incomesdata.co.uk/pressrel Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in brief: disability access codeOn 9 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img

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