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Pret boosts pay to £10 per hour for thousands of staff

[ad_1] Pret said its mystery shopper bonus scheme will also be boosted from an additional £1 an hour, to £1.25. Under the scheme Pret outlets are visited, rated and staff are rewarded according to the standard of service, products and cleanliness they're providing. [ad_2] Source link
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Pensions and benefits will not keep up with cost of living, warns think tank

[ad_1] It said that, to help these people, the government should consider a long-term change that meant rises in benefits and the state pension should not be linked to inflation seven months prior to the change, as is the case now. Instead, the decision should be taken much closer to April, when the increases take effect. [ad_2] Source link
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Afghanistan crisis: Taliban expands ‘food for work’ programme

[ad_1] In recent months, the country's finances have been hit hard by a number of major issues such as sanctions being placed on members of the Taliban, the central bank's assets being frozen, and the suspension of foreign aid, which until last year supported the economy. [ad_2] Source link