‘Pop-up GLA’ – on the road

Chief Executive Paul Broadbent will hit the road next year to host a series of events where he will field questions

Chief Executive Paul Broadbent will hit the road next year to host a series of events where he will field questions about the GLA from all-comers. The authority will host 10 ‘Pop-up Seminars’ between January and April next year, each allowing local attendees to seek guidance or clarification on concerns or issues they may have.

In attendance at each of the free events – listed below – will be the chief executive and a GLA inspector plus either GLA Chair Margaret Beels or another board member.

Mr Broadbent said:

“We always endeavour to speak to, and more importantly listen to, all those who we work with.

“We also recognise that distance and time are important issues, hence, by arranging local events, we hope to reach out and engage with those that can’t make other stakeholder meetings we hold.

“These events will be open to all, providing direct access to t he GLA – from the governance team through to officers who work in the field.”

Mr Broadbent said the specific groups he was hoping would attend included; workers, labour providers, labour users, retailers and trade unions.

Possible subjects for discussion are:

  • Workers’ rights
  • The GLA licensing scheme
  • Complying with UK tax law
  • Holiday pay
  • Providing worker transport and accommodation
  • Emerging trends of exploitative practices
  • Using umbrella companies
  • Anything else …

A full list of the dates, times and venues can be found below. Capacity is restricted at some locations and advance booking is essential. Places can be reserved by emailing names of attendees and preferred venue to popup.events@gla.gsi.gov.uk.

Date Time Region Venue

Jan 2016

7th 10.30 – 12.30 London/South East Defra, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR
12th 13:00 – 15:00 East Midlands GLA, Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham NG2 4LA
13th 11:00 – 13:00 East of England G’s Fresh, Barway Rd, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5TZ
18th 11:00 – 13:00 West Midlands People Plus, Brierley Hill, Dudley DY5 1XN
21st 11:00 – 13:00 Yorkshire/North East Defra, Foss House, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX
28th 11:00 – 13:00 Scotland NFU Scotland, Ingliston, Midlothian EH28 8LT
29th 11:00 – 13:00 North West/North Wales Defra, Hornbeam House, Electra Way, Crewe CW1 6XB

Feb 2016

3rd 11:00 – 13:00 South West St Merryn Foods, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2QB
4th 11:00 – 13:00 South Wales RF Brookes, Azalea Rd, Rogerstone, Gwent NP10 9SA
Apr 13th 10:30 – 12:30 Northern Ireland Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3SL

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