Protecting Investments in Housing Stock

How do you protect the investments made in upgrading and renovating your housing stock? With ever tightening budgets, Housing Associations and Local Authorities need to find the best value products and services to modernise and improve the security and energy…

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What’s the membership impact of Covid-19 on Trade Associations?

Our guest writer Gordon Glenister, CEO of Membership World writes the third in our series of four articles with his insights from his Covid-19 Impact Report on trade associations. As part of my 2020 membership impact report I spoke to…

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Announcement from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education has announced that it will move to a new simplified EQA system following a public consultation late last year.  The changes will see EQA delivered by Ofqual or, for integrated degree apprenticeships, the…

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Petition for small businesses & self-employed affected by COVID

Valued TAF colleagues, Barley House Agency, have have started a new online petition to encourage the Government to provide more support and compensation for those small businesses and the self-employed that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus. Some of…

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Landmark Reforms to Transform Post-16 Education and Training

Landmark reforms that will transform post-16 education and training, boost skills and get more people into work, have been published by Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson. The Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper enshrines the Prime Minister’s new Lifetime Skills Guarantee,…

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COP26 calls for groups to bring climate summit to life

Applications have now opened to help shape the COP26 venue in Glasgow ahead of the crucial climate change talks later this year. Businesses, civil society, academia, trade unions, indigenous groups, and young people have the opportunity to bring climate action…

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An introduction from the new Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng

The Brexit transition period is over and now is the time to seize the opportunities ahead. I am delighted to have been appointed Business Secretary. The last year has been extremely challenging for millions of businesses. There is, however, cause…

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Your thoughts on your organisation’s future talent.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency is keen to make sure the Government’s wider skills offers continue to meet the needs of employers and are attractive to employers. Employing organisations are asked to anonymously share their views on existing skills…

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Update on all apprenticeship schemes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January 2021 confirming a new national lockdown, a new version of the Apprenticeship Programme response to COVID-19 has been published. The new guidance can found on the apprenticeship programme response page. As ever,…

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Keep Your Business Moving Post-Brexit

The UK has now agreed a deal with the EU and rules for doing business have changed. Businesses must act now to ensure they are prepared. To support firms, the Business Department has launched a series of new, on demand…

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New regulator established to ensure construction materials are safe

Following recommendations in the Dame Judith Hackitt Review, a new national construction products regulator has been set up to ensure that homes are built from safe materials. The regulator for construction products will have the power to remove any product…

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Reducing Employment Practices Liability Risks

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is a critical type of cover that provides various protection for policyholders. Employers face a variety of risks related to employment practices liability claims. These claims became more common every year in the UK between…

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