Information on Coronavirus

With coronavirus (Covid-19), we find ourselves continuously assessing how this may affect our own organisations, the way in which we operate, and what we can do to help our members. Here, you will helpful and up to date information, guidance…

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The Value of Insurance Backed Guarantees from UK Authorised Insurers

In uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for businesses to reassure homeowners and offer them complete peace of mind – that’s the real value of an Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG). The key thing to remember when looking for consumer…

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Welcoming staff back to work after furlough

Many people across the UK have been in furlough from March 2020, as Government and businesses responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Jobs Retention Scheme due to end in October, businesses can start welcoming back their staff into a…

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Can ISO Standards be used to support businesses in mental health issues?

By Steve Mason, Senior Consultant at Blackmores UK. Mental health is a growing issue in today’s society and has only in the past few years started to emerge from the shadows as a subject that can be talked about, but…

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Public Liability Insurance Guide

Public Liability Insurance is one of the most important forms of cover that your organisation may ever have, and policies are held by a wide variety of businesses across a large number of industries. To find out more about the…

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CMA Updates Competition Law Risk Guide for Managers

An updated guide to competition rules has now been issued to help managers, directors and their advisers to stay on the right side of the law. The latest guide from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), together with the Institute…

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TAF Member Apprenticeships Webinar

On July 8th the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out a “Plan for Jobs 2020” as the government response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The Plan for Jobs contains a number of measures and incentives aimed at encouraging employers to…

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Spread the Word so Employers Don’t Miss Out!

Employers can now apply for incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice. Lots of organisations have already expressed an interest in this support, so please share our guidance with your members or networks to help them make the most of…

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Homeowners to see savings available under new Green Homes Grant scheme

Homeowners and landlords can now see for themselves how the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme can help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient. Business and Energy Secretary, Alok Sharma, has unveiled a new opportunity for consumers to…

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Sub Tenant Needed – Railway Industry Association

The Railway Industry Association is looking to move into bigger, more modern offices in October this year, and have found an excellent option in the heart of Westminster (subject to completion of legals). We are looking for potential sub tenants…

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UK Internal Market consultation

The Stakeholder Engagement Team at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy have asked for your assistance via the following open letter: “Dear Trade Association Forum Member As you may be aware, the Government is currently running a White…

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£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced £20 million of new funding to help businesses across England get back on track. Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to…

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National Cyber Security Centre Guidance on Phishing

Phishing is when attackers attempt to trick users into doing ‘the wrong thing’, such as clicking a bad link that will download malware, or direct them to a dodgy website. This can be conducted via a text message, social media,…

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