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Low Pay Commission Holding Drop-In Session in Barnstaple on Minimum Wage

The Low Pay Commission has visited Barnstaple on 22nd May 2018 and will be visiting North Devon on 23 and 24 May 2018 as part of its annual consultation, including a drop-in session on Wednesday.

The visit to Barnstaple is part of a programme of visits the Low Pay Commission (LPC) is making around the UK during 2018 to gather information on how the National Living Wage is operating (see below for full list of visits). The LPC is also gathering evidence on the idea for a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours, and its upcoming review of the minimum wage rates for young workers.

Professor Richard Dickens and Professor Sarah Brown will meet a number of representatives in North Devon to hear first hand what impact the National Living Wage is having on businesses and workers.

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Australian Life Sciences Company Medical Ethics Announce a £3 Million Investment in Wales

On 22nd May 2018 Welsh Secretary has announced a £3 Million Investment in Wales and also states that: “Investment is a real vote of confidence in Wales’ growing stature as a hotbed of life sciences expertise".

Dr Meredith Sheil, Technical Director & Co-Founder of Medical Ethics, has developed a world leading pain mitigation and wound healing technology for humans and animals.

Melbourne-based life science research and development company Medical Ethics has announced a direct investment of over £3 million in Wales over the next 3 years, making Cardiff its new base in the northern hemisphere.

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Statement on the Proposed Merger Between Comcast Corporation and Sky Plc

As per the Written Ministerial Statement on 21st May 2018 by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the proposed merger between Comcast Corporation and Sky plc

On 7 May 2018, Comcast Corporation formally notified the European Commission of its intention to acquire the entire issued share capital of Sky plc.

Under section 58 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (“the Act”), the Secretary of State has the powers to intervene in certain media mergers on public interest grounds.

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