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Max fine imposed on print firm for worker's life-changing injury

A Leicestershire-based print firm has been fined £20,000 after a member of staff suffered life-changing injuries when his head became trapped between the moving parts of a stacker.

Printer compensated for hearing loss

An ex-printer has received a pay-out from his former employer after working for nearly two decades without hearing protection.

Printers sceptical of trailblazer apprenticeship initiative

The latest cog in the government’s apprenticeship reform wheel has been set in motion over the past few weeks in the form of eight pilot trailblazer groups with a remit to develop new ‘employer-led’ national standards.

SMEs must drive push for fairer terms

Late-paying customers have long been the bane of SME business owners, all the more since the credit crunch began in 2007 leading to full-blown financial armageddon in 2008.

Banks battle to tear up knock-off notes

An official-looking serial number, distinctive green hues and an intricately rendered and suitably regal Queen. Even scrutinising this 1990 £5 note far more closely than I would normally, I can't see anything untoward.

Government funds 500k 3D printing programme for schools

Education secretary Michael Gove has announced a 500,000 extension to last year's Department for Education 3D printing trial, which gave 21 secondaries access to the technology.

Cameron announces late payment consultation

A consultation to tackle the problem of late payments to small businesses will launch later this year, following criticism of the Prompt Payment Code.

Finat warns label printers over new EU food regs

Self-adhesive label industry association Finat has warned label printers that they could be struck off supplier rosters if they fail to comply with the latest EU food safety regulations.

Royal Mail privatisation kicks off ahead of CWU strike ballot

Royal Mail kicked off its initial public offering (IPO) today just as the CWU was sending out ballot papers to postal workers for strike action opposing the privatisation.

DM sector up in arms over postcode file access proposals

It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of its kind in the UK, holding details of more than 29m business and residential addresses, and for many it is invaluable. Few in the direct marketing industry would dispute this, which is where consensus all but ends on Royal Mail's Postcode Address File (PAF).

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