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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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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Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department for Education, provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities,…

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Check, Change, Go – Prepare your members for the end of the transition period

The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period means businesses should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from January 2021. To…

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Government to protect small businesses with action on late payments

New proposals have been outlined by government to ensure small businesses in the UK are paid on time, Small Business Minister Paul Scully today announced (1 October). Currently £23.4 billion worth of late invoices are owed to small firms across…

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New Special Recognition Award – National Apprenticeship Awards

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are looking for compelling stories of Apprentices from around the country helping meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. Suitable stories will be featured on the Apprentices on the Frontline microsite. The Royal…

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