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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New Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill Webinars

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill will reform the insolvency and corporate governance framework in light of the COVID emergency. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has planned two webinars to explain different aspects of this new legislation….

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Easing of lockdown restrictions in England – reopening of further businesses

From Saturday 4th July 2020, all businesses and venues in England can reopen, except for a small number of ‘Close proximity’ venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools, water parks, bowling alleys and spas, which will need…

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The National Apprenticeship Services Needs You!

As the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) is engaged with capturing crucial insights from their employers, intermediaries, and their ambassador networks, they have become very aware of organisations that are planning redundancies involving apprentices. At the same time, NAS is very…

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Coronavirus Recovery – Six Data Protection Steps for Organisations

As lockdown restrictions start to ease and businesses begin to reopen, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out some key steps that organisations need to take around the use of personal information. Data protection won’t stop organisations asking employees…

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Helping Your Members Return to Work Safely

With many businesses just starting to reopen their doors following the Covid-19 lockdown, Miles Smith Insurance Group have created a useful guide to help your members return to work safely.

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How Can we Fight Racism in the Workplace Beyond Hiring More BAME People?

The recent political climate has demonstrated a need for a fairer, anti-racist society in many areas, and some recent highlights of the current system have perhaps shown some failings towards black people and people of colour. As a consequence, many…

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UK First Air Quality Business Initiative to Support Green Recovery

Today, the Business for Clean Air (B4CA) initiative launches to arm large UK companies with the tools to tackle air pollution, after growing public concern over poor air quality returning post lockdown. The Taskforce behind the initiative, Business Clean Air…

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Mental Health and Discrimination at Work

BAME people are not the only employees at risk from discrimination. Sometimes those with mental health problems are also treated worse at work because of their mental health condition. This falls squarely into the realms of discrimination and if one…

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Sector Specific Guidance to Businesses on Covid-19

Are you an association providing sector specific guidance to your members on the coronavirus outbreak? If so, then you should appear on the Government’s list of organisations providing support under your sector here. If you are not on this list…

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Top-up to local business grant funds scheme to be made available

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses which were previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. The Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke spoke…

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Covid-19 driving employees seeking E-learning

The coronavirus outbreak has had a huge impact on jobs across the UK, affecting almost half of them at the present time as staff are placed on furlough and/or face redundancy. This has led to something like one in four…

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Figures shows a quarter of people unable to access mental health services

Mental health charity and TAF supporter Mind has found that hundreds of people who have tried to access mental health support during lockdown have been unable to get the help they need. The charity surveyed more than 8,200 people about…

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