Posts Tagged ‘paid’

Migrants building £2.6bn windfarm paid fraction of minimum wage

Workers on Beatrice project in Scotland have included irregular migrants on under £5 an hour Workers hired to build the flagship £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Scotland have included migrants without proper immigration documents paid a fraction of the UK minimum wage, the Guardian can reveal. Offshore windfarming is one of the UK’s biggest growth […]

Sports Direct and its staffing agencies paid workers £1m too little

Retailer, Best Connection and Transline named and shamed by government after having to repay £946,000 in total Sports Direct and its employment agencies Best Connection and Transline have been named and shamed by the government for paying workers less than the legal minimum wage, underpaying them by nearly £1m. The companies make up three of […]

Wind farm extension questioned when millions paid to turn off for existing turbines

Highland councillors will consider a plan to add 10 new turbines to an existing wind farm whose operators have already been paid more than 7.5m to turn it off. Campaigners say that this year alone, Falck Renewables have been given 2.8m for the Millennium wind farm in the hills to the west of the Great […]

Iraq War Could Have Paid For 100% Renewable Power Grid

Wind energy expert Paul Gipe reported this week that – for the amount spent on the Iraq war – the U.S. could be generating 40%-60% of its electricity with renewable energy: Disregarding the human cost, and disregarding our “other” war in Afghanistan, how much renewable energy could we have built with the money we spent? […]

Once Chris Huhne has paid his debt to society, he’ll be off to make lots of money | Simon Hoggart

Eric Pickles’ food frotteurism, Seema Malhotra’s shot in the foot and wind farms: Simon Hoggart answers your queries Once again, I have devoted this column to answering your queries. • I see Eric Pickles has been answering questions on local government. He looks bigger than ever. What’s the reason? He gave an interview in which […]