Wind Farm Controversy: Judicial Review of the Stonelairg Wind Farm

On 6th June 2014, the Scottish Minister for Energy, Fergus Ewing, made a decision to grant permission for a 67-turbine wind farm in the Monadhliath Mountains in the Highlands. The Stonelairg wind farm would be the largest single industrial energy development in the region. Since then, however, an environmental trust has launched a judicial review… Read more »

Gender Pay Gap Widens Among Managers

Female managers are experiencing a ‘mid-life pay crisis’, according to new salary figures, with women aged 40-plus earning 35% less than men. The figures show that a woman would have to work an additional 14 years to earn the same as a male manager over their career which, based on a pension age of 65,… Read more »

Employers Fail to Protect Key Rights of Cleaning Workers

Some employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff, according to a recent examination by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The non-domestic cleaning workforce is largely made up of women, migrant and older workers. In its examination, the Commission did find many examples of good practice… Read more »

Launch of Public Consultation on Completion of the Land Register

The Registers of Scotland have launched a public consultation to gain insight on the completion of the Land Register. This is as a result of the Scottish ministers’ invitation to the Keeper of the Registers to complete the Land Register in 10 years. This includes registering all public sector land within five years. Completion of… Read more »