Seafarers’ Wages Bill [HL] 2022-23

The Seafarers’ Wages Bill aims to ensure that seafarers with close ties to the UK are paid at least an equivalent to the UK national minimum wage while they are in UK waters. The Bill's second reading was due to take place on 21 November 2022 but has been postponed and a new date is to be announced.

Seafarers’ Wages Bill [HL] 2022-23
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    Oil Prices

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    Petrol and diesel prices

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    Rail FAQs

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    The future of rail

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    Ports and Shipping FAQs

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