Guidance for Businesses and Workers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Guidance for businesses and workers on how to access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been updated with more information about flexible furlough and overpayments. Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme have…

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Statement from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on Covid-19

HSE have issued a statement regarding equipment legally subject to Written Schemes, Statutory Inspections or Thorough Examinations as follows: “Following the Government’s recent announcement of measures designed to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, HSE is aware of concerns relating to…

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Coronavirus and Isolation: Supporting Yourself and your Colleagues

It’s fair to say we’ve never experienced a time like this. There are lots of messages, advice, opinions and predictions around. Some of it’s pretty drastic, and not all of it agrees – and the uncertainty, in itself, can feel…

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Navigating Directors’ and Officers (D&O) Market Trends

Regardless of your organisation’s size or industry, legal action against senior leaders can occur without warning and can easily cost you thousands of pounds. That’s why purchasing suitable D&O cover is vital. Miles Smith Insurance Group have produced a guide…

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ABGI Offers free support to Companies Developing Innovation to Combat Covid-19

ABGI, the UK’s leading innovation funding specialists, has announced it is now offering free advice and support on R&D tax relief claims to companies investigating ways of combatting the coronavirus to meet the nation’s current healthcare needs. The move comes…

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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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CALL TO ACTION – A Request for Business Intelligence

The Government is closely monitoring developments in relation to potential economic impacts on the UK economy and individual businesses and supply chain as a direct result of the Coronavirus. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are looking for…

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BMF prioritises member support with appeal to Government over COVID-19

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has advised the Government on the likely impact of coronavirus on the building materials supply chain and warned of the devastating impact if the pandemic shuts down the construction sector. The BMF will continue to…

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Brexit Business Readiness Bulletin

The Business Intelligence and Readiness Directorate for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released their latest Business Readiness Bulletin dated 16th March 2020. Although the UK along with other nations are working hard to deal with the…

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Budget Highlights for FIS Members 2020

Change and Coronavirus were the main themes of the Budget. It was a Budget warning of short term pain, but long term gain and the catchphrase was “Getting it Done”. The good news for the construction sector was that this…

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Do You Know About The Small Business Research Initiative?

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) brings together government challenges and ideas from business to create innovative solutions. The SBRI programme – delivered by Innovate UK – is aimed at businesses that might want to apply to an SBRI competition…

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COMING SOON – New Online Learning Platform for TAF Members

We are delighted to announce that we are working with new partners Peritus to provide a dedicated Online Learning Platform specifically for our Members. While many workplaces have excellent examples of how technology has enhanced performance within their business, not…

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