Tranisition Readiness Flyer Available

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced a flyer on Transition Readiness from the Business Secretary. It provides some general advice on what businesses must do after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020. All business…

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Communicating to Members in Uncertain Times

In the second of our series of articles looking at the impact the Coronavirus has had on our industry, Gordon Glenister, CEO of Membership World and consultant advisor takes a look at the effect this has had on our communications…

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Extra Value for Your Membership

There’s nothing better than being able to offer extra benefits to the members of your Trade Association. Choosing the right IBG provider to partner with can benefit your organisation as well as offering great perks for your membership. Plus, working…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended – FAQs

Earlier this month, the Government announced modifications to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as from 1st November, and they have extended the scheme now until 31st March 2021. The original CJRS was due to end on 31st October, with…

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Mental Health at Work

At least one in six workers experiences common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Research from mental health charity Mind shows that work is the biggest cause of stress in people’s lives, even more so than debt or financial…

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Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index

Mental health charity, Mind, have a Workplace Wellbeing Index, which is a benchmark of best practice for the important topic of mental health in the workplace. Every employer depends on having healthy and productive employees – we all know that…

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TOGETHER FOR OUR PLANET – the UK’s year of climate action

We cannot afford to wait to act against the threat of climate change. We must work together to protect our planet and people and ensure a greener, more resilient future for us all. The UK will host the UN climate…

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Prime Minister outlines Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution

The Prime Minister has this morning set out his Ten Point Plan, covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies. This ambitious strategy will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs; and allow the UK to forge ahead with…

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The Hardening Insurance Market: An Increasing Cost for your Members to Consider

The insurance industry is run on cycles of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ markets, both of which can impact your members’ businesses in different ways. Currently, the insurance market is hardening, and this means that the demand for insurance exceeds the supply…

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Sign Up for HM Government Trader Support Service

If your members move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Trader Support Service (TSS) is available to provide them with guidance on any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Institute of Export and…

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A message from the Business Secretary: Intellectual Property rules are changing

As I have written over the past few weeks, it is important that your business is ready for the end of the transition period on December 31 which is 49 days away. In this week’s letter I want to focus…

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Transition Readiness Forum Webinar – 19th November

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. Join the latest UK Transition Forum to understand the actions that the businesses you work with need to take to get ready for…

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