TAF Salary & Benefits Survey 2019 – Results Now Available

The Trade Association Forum (TAF) runs an annual salary and benefits survey in partnership with Ellwood Atfield. The results for 2019 are now available and the report has been distributed to all participants submitting useable data. Those members that did…

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Preparing Your Business for Flooding

The Environment Agency estimates that with proper preparation, most businesses can save between 20 to 90 per cent of the cost of stock lost due to flooding. Find out more here with guidance from TAF Partners Miles Smith Insurance Group.

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All Change at the Trade Association Forum

The Forum is delighted to announce that two additional Directors have been appointed to serve on the Board. Ray Perry, Chief Executive of the National Pawnbrokers Association will be representing our members in the 1-9 staff band and Gaynor Pates,…

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Register for NAS Webinars on how to support SME’s transitioning to the Apprenticeship Service

Last week the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) announced further details for SMEs (that don’t pay the apprenticeship levy) on accessing the apprenticeship service from 2020. See here for details of the announcement. In order to support small and medium sized…

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Launch of UKAS Accreditation E-Certificates

From Monday 9th December 2019, UKAS will be transferring to electronic certificates of accreditation. This initiative stems from our strategic priorities and marks the start of the modernisation and improvement of our online services for both customers and stakeholders. UKAS…

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Social Media for Business

With social media’s exploding popularity, it is increasingly risky for trade associations to ignore this medium. Whether promoting a new service or gauging consumer reactions, organisations today are dangerously close to becoming “behind the times” if they are not present…

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Brexit Readiness Briefing Invitation – Aluminium Federation

You and your colleagues are invited to a special Brexit Readiness Briefing with officials from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our colleagues at the Aluminium Federation will be hosting BEIS at the Advanced Engineering Show on…

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New Polymer £20 Note Unveiled – The Bank of England

The Bank of England’s new polymer £20 note is coming on 20 February 2020. It features the artist JMW Turner. For more information please visit the dedicated web page below: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/polymer-20-pound-note The new note’s security features are shown in this…

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The Dangers of Being Uninsured – Miles Smith Insurance Group

Many businesses, regardless of industry, are risking their own survival by unwittingly remaining underinsured. A disastrous event can strike a business at any moment, leaving it vulnerable. Please click here or on the PDF below for more information

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CPA Conference – Tickets now available

CPA Conference – Thursday 17th October Heart of England Conference & Events Centre, Fillongley, Coventry CONFERENCE TIMETABLE 08:30 – EVENT OPENS Refreshments, registration and exhibition 09:15 – CONFERENCE STARTS Conveyor – Merryn Myatt, Perris Myatt Welcome – Kevin Minton, Construction…

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Business Readiness Fund Launched by Government

The Secretary of State for Business has launched a Business Readiness Fund to help prepare for the eventuality of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.   The objective of the scheme is to fund business organisations and trade…

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Construction industry response to Grenfell recommends UKAS accreditation

A report issued by the construction industry’s Competence Steering Group (CSG) is recommending the use of UKAS accredited certification to ensure the competence of personnel involved with High Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs). The CSG was established, under the leadership of…

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