Start Up Britain Summer Bus Tour hits the Road

A double-decker bus full of entrepreneurs and business experts will be touring England and Wales from today to give on-the-spot help to would-be business owners. The Start Up Britain summer bus tour will be calling at 14 locations between 22 August and 23 September, including Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sunderland, London then Sheffield, where it will feature in the MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival. On board the bus will be well-known national and local entrepreneurs, including Start Up Britain founders and the likes of Rob Law, the founder of Trunki. Representatives of major companies that supply small firms as well as local media editors will also be on hand to speak to new and prospective entrepreneurs about the many aspects of running a small business, from opening a bank ... »

All Aboard the Minimum Wage Bus

The Government has launched a new campaign to ensure everybody is aware of the National Minimum Wage. Starting in East London and travelling to more than 30 towns and cities nationwide, the government’s national minimum wage information tour bus will be displaying the campaign message: £5.52: Are you on board? The campaign intends to make workers aware of their rights and employers aware of their obligations and will offer free information and advice from the tour bus. Speaking at the launch of the campaign Pat McFadden, Minister for Employment Relations, said: "Every worker should earn a fair wage for a fair day’s work. The national minimum wage remains one of the most important new rights introduced by this Government. Employers who don’t pay the minimum wage... »