Pret covers NLW by putting prices up

first_imgHigh street coffee chain Pret A Manger is covering the cost of the new national living wage (NLW) by charging customers more for their coffee.The NLW means that basic pay has risen from £6.70 to £7.20. It came into effect on 1 April and, in response, Pret has put the price of its coffee up.A latte, cappuccino and a flat white, which all cost £2.15, will now be £2.25. The cost of an Americano rose from £1.75 to £1.85.The company said in a statement that the change was due “in part” to the increase in labour cost.A Pret A Manger spokesperson said: “Increasing costs, including those around our ingredients and our people, mean we do need to increase prices from time to time. These are done very rarely and we do our best to keep them minimal.”Last week, Costa Coffee became one of the few companies in the UK to offer the NLW to workers of all ages, not just those over 25 – at the same time, it also revealed that 55% of its staff were younger than 25.Elsewhere, John Whittingdale, the Culture Secretary, and Chris Grayling, the Commons Leader, both suggested last week that British workers may lose out, because the higher wages will attract more European workers to the UK and fuel immigration.In response, David Cameron said: “I think the National Living Wage is a well-deserved pay rise for some of the lowest paid people in our country, and I am very proud to be the Prime Minister who introduced it.”Last December, UK bosses were urged to better prepare for the NLW and avoid potential legal action by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as it emerged only 45% of employers had updated their payrolls at the time.last_img read more

Frank Q. Hyde

first_imgFrank Q. Hyde, 94 of Milan passed away Thursday December 28, 2017 at Ripley Crossing at Milan.  Frank was born August 9, 1923 in Gary, Indiana the son of Frank Tolvin and Aletha Anna (Quinn) Hyde.  He was married to Esther (Schwandt) Hyde who preceded him in death.   He was a member of the Osgood Baptist Church. He worked for John Hancock Insurance and later retired as the Manager of the Indianapolis office of Auto Owners Insurance Co.  He had served his country by being in the Merchant Marines during WWII.Frank is survived by son Jeffrey G. (Karen A.)  Hyde of  Milan, grandchildren Heather Block, April McLaughlin, Jonathan and Joseph Hyde, and 6 great grandchildren.Graveside services will be held at Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles.  Memorials may be given to the donors choice through the funeral home.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243 Milan, 47031 Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

How Spurs could line up as Mourinho makes emotional reunion against Chelsea

first_imgAhead of the game Mourinho said: “I am 100 per cent Tottenham. I am 100 per cent my club always.”No space at all for my previous clubs. I gave everything to all of them, but they are my previous clubs.”My club is Tottenham so it’s so, so easy for me. Not difficult from the emotional side of things.”Frank Lampard says he’s happy to go up against Mourinho but thinks the Tottenham v Chelsea rivalry will top him v Jose JOSE MOURINHO will reunite with old foes Chelsea when he takes on Frank Lampard’s side on Sunday.The Portuguese boss will be desperate to get one over his former club knowing they will leapfrog Chelsea into fourth spot.1Spurs head into the game rejuvenated under Mourinho with four wins in their last five.Chelsea are battling to avoid three consecutive defeats for the first time since 2015 and are also on a run of four losses in their last five.Mourinho appears to have found a winning streak at Tottenham and is likely to stick with the same team that beat Wolves in their last outing.Michel Vorm has recovered from a calf strain but Paulo Gazzaniga is likely to remain in goal with Hugo Lloris still sidelined.Toby Alderweireld, who has just committed his future to the club, will start in defence alongside Davinson Sanchez with Jan Vertonghen at left-back.Ben Davies and Erik Lamela are the other casualties on the treatment table while big-summer signing Tanguy Ndombele will face a late fitness test.The powerful midfielder has missed the last three contests with a groin injury and will hope to make the bench.It could mean that Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier start in midfielder with a front four of Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane. most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidslast_img read more

Alert issued over forged €50 notes circulating in Letterkenny

first_imgBusiness owners and the public are being warned that forged €50 notes are being traded in the town.The Letterkenny Chamber issued the alert via Facebook today, warning staff to be on alert for fraudulent activity and take necessary steps to check all cash.A message from ShopLK warned “There is a large batch of fake €50 notes circulating in Letterkenny. Please check all notes.” Some businesses have invested in scanners in a bid to beat con artists.Those who suspect people of trying to pass these forged notes are advised to contact Gardaí.Alert issued over forged €50 notes circulating in Letterkenny was last modified: February 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more