Have you got your ‘gig economy’ covered?

It is beocming increasingly popular to employ staff on a short term contract or freelance work as opposed to having them on the payroll.  This is known as a ‘gig economy’.  This is often seen across certain sectors, for example,…

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Shortlist for the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2019 Announced!

Now in its seventeenth year, the prestigious Trade Association Forum Ltd (TAF) Best Practice Awards and Dinner 2019 will be held after the Forum’s Annual Conference and AGM on Tuesday, 9th July at County Hall in Westminster, London. The Awards is…

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Competition Law and Director Disqualification

What is director disqualification? Recent announcements by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have highlighted that directors who are found to have broken competition law can face serious personal risk – in addition to the fines and sanctions taken against…

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World Accreditation Day – Adding Value to Supply Chains (#WAD2019) – June 9th 2019

The theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, which will take place on 9th June 2019, focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. The day has become

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ISO 9001 auditing guidance launched by industry and stakeholders

A guide to what makes a good ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) audit has been produced by industry, government and a group of stakeholders involved in management systems certification.Launching on 9 June, ‘Quality in the Supply Chain’ forms part…

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Cyber Breaches – What You Need to Know

Nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered some sort of cyber breach and it is becoming an increasingly important issue for any organisations who collect, process and store data on electronic devices.  Read the Miles Smith Insurance Group guide here.

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Cyber Liability Insurance – What You Need to Know

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations, the value of a strong cyber liability insurance policy will only continue to grow.  Find out more about the importance of this in the latest Miles Smith Insurance Group newsletter. 

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Call to Action from the Shadow Secretary for International Trade, Barry Gardiner MP

The Trade Association Forum has received a letter from Barry Gardiner, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade. The letter (a copy of which can be seen here) concerns the Government’s published information on the new customs duty tariff rates…

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Crisis Communications Management Guide for Trade Associations

One of the TAF’s trainers, Adrian Wheeler, has written a short, practical guide to managing communications with the media, employees, stakeholders and members in the case of a crisis. Adrian is a veteran public relations consultant who began his career…

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UKAS to remain EA member

EA, the Association of National Accreditation Bodies in Europe, has published a statement on UKAS’ member of the organization (and in turn the recognition of certificates issued under UKAS accreditation). It states that EA has revised its Articles of Association…

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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 Compliance has started

The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM) is here to guide your company through the audit process with our expert knowledge of your sector Are you aware that Phase 2 of ESOS has already started which means that you can start…

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Prepare your business for flooding

Floods are one of the most common natural disasters, and if your business is victim to a flood then the effects can be devastating. In excess of 185, 000 commercial properties are at risk of flooding across England and Wales….

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