TAF is Moving!

After reviewing the current situation carefully, the Trade Association Forum’s Board has decided to implement a more permanent remote working solution, and we will no longer reside in the offices based at Cuffley.  The change will take effect as from…

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Beware of Spoof Emails

We have been informed by several of our members that there is a circulation of an email from several different sources which is attempting to sell the TAF database and implies affiliation with us by using our logo without permission….

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100% Funding from HMRC for Staff Training via UK Customs Academy

HMRC are currently offering 100% grant funding for businesses to train their staff using the UK Customs Academy courses to help get ready for Brexit. Developed at the request of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to help businesses prepare for…

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TAF Exchange Online 9th to 13th November 2020

We are excited to release sessions as part of the TAF Exchange Online 2020 for you to attend. Our keynotes, masterclasses and discussion groups are a fantastic opportunity for you to take advantage of the expertise of Government, exemplar trade…

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Remote Working and the Risk of Social Engineering

Cyber-Security has already been a subject of increasing importance in the UK for some years, but with the Coronavirus pandemic forcing many organisations to implement remote working, the threat of cyber attacks must be taken even more seriously. This includes…

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Are we facing a permanent new way of working from home?

By Gordon Glenister, CEO of Gordonglenister.com I was commissioned to complete extensive research into the impact of Covid-19 on membership bodies and trade associations which were surveyed. The results of this work highlighted a number of fascinating insights into how…

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Government pledges £1 Million in response to ITV’s Help our Helplines campaign

Inspired by ITV’s Help Our Helplines campaign, the Government is donating £1 million to charities across the country through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, administered by Mind. The extra £1 million of Government funding comes as part of a…

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Urgent message from the Business Secretary: are you ready for our new relationship with the EU?

There will be guaranteed changes from 1 January for businesses as we start our new relationship with the EU, and there are many actions you can take today to prepare. Find out what you need to do by visiting gov.uk/transition…

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How you can power through the six-month wall?

Worried about surviving the next phase of lockdown? Dr Aisha Ahmad shares her hard-won advice from disaster zones. In any sustained crisis, the six-month mark is difficult. Most of us have now lived through pandemic lockdowns and restrictions for half…

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Government publishes updated GB-EU Border Operating Model

On 8th October, the Government ramped up preparations for the end of the transition period by publishing an updated Border Operating Model, which provides further detail on how the GB-EU border will work and the actions that traders, hauliers and…

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Funding Available for Trainee Growth Under the Government’s Plan for Jobs

Following the publication of the government’s Plan for Jobs which included a £111 million investment to triple the number of traineeships available in 2020/21, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are running a procurement opportunity so providers and employers…

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Scientific Experts Wanted at OPSS

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has launched a campaign for scientific experts to join its new Register of Specialists. These experts will work with OPSS to help ensure the safety of non-food consumer products, providing independent expert…

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