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New Code to Stop Supermarkets ‘bullying’ Small Suppliers

New Code to Stop Supermarkets ‘bullying’ Small Suppliers

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has welcomed the introduction of a new code of practice designed to stop supermarkets exploiting small suppliers. Published by the Competition Commission, the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) came into force on 4th February and applies to all supermarket chains with a turnover of £1 billion or more. The new code replaces the previous Supermarkets Code of Practice (SCOP) which only applied to the big four; Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons. The ten main supermarkets have signed up to the GSCOP, which will prevent them from altering supply terms after an agreement has been made and asking suppliers to pay for products that have been lost or stolen during delivery. The code also entitles suppliers to apply to an independent arbitra... »

Attractive Business Owners Distract Employees

Attractive Business Owners Distract Employees

Good-looking bosses can be a major distraction for employees and even create resentment in the workplace, according to research by recruitment firm HireScores.com. In a survey of 1,886 employees, some 53 per cent of women admitted that they would feel “intimidated” if they had a male boss who was attractive, while 47 per cent of men said they would be “distracted” by an attractive female boss, writes Kate Horstead. The problem is even worse among members of the same sex, with 86 per cent of men admitting they would feel threatened by a handsome male boss, and 61 per cent of women confessing they would feel jealous of an attractive female business owner or manager. According to Acas equality specialist, Steve Williams, such feelings of resentment can easily spill ove... »