Indeed – however, we do ask our employers how many employees their are in their group at an early stage in discussions. Better to do it that way round than to have a nasty surprise which needs unexpected nogotiations later. It would be simpler for the SFA to publish the list with names; of course, that would not tell us which companies are in which groups so the questions would still need to be asked.
I agree with Tony and have had this discussion with the powers that be in Coventry. Seems there are problems with printing the names of the employers. It was suggested to me that the list could be downloaded and a lookup be done against our current employers, however this cannot be done in excel as the list exceeds 62k lines. Currently the only solution is to go through employer by employer, or to have code written to do the exercise – both of which are time consuming and costly.