How Can we Fight Racism in the Workplace Beyond Hiring More BAME People?

The recent political climate has demonstrated a need for a fairer, anti-racist society in many areas, and some recent highlights of the current system have perhaps shown some failings towards black people and people of colour. As a consequence, many…

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UK First Air Quality Business Initiative to Support Green Recovery

Today, the Business for Clean Air (B4CA) initiative launches to arm large UK companies with the tools to tackle air pollution, after growing public concern over poor air quality returning post lockdown. The Taskforce behind the initiative, Business Clean Air…

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Mental Health and Discrimination at Work

BAME people are not the only employees at risk from discrimination. Sometimes those with mental health problems are also treated worse at work because of their mental health condition. This falls squarely into the realms of discrimination and if one…

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Sector Specific Guidance to Businesses on Covid-19

Are you an association providing sector specific guidance to your members on the coronavirus outbreak? If so, then you should appear on the Government’s list of organisations providing support under your sector here. If you are not on this list…

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Top-up to local business grant funds scheme to be made available

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses which were previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. The Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Simon Clarke spoke…

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Covid-19 driving employees seeking E-learning

The coronavirus outbreak has had a huge impact on jobs across the UK, affecting almost half of them at the present time as staff are placed on furlough and/or face redundancy. This has led to something like one in four…

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Figures shows a quarter of people unable to access mental health services

Mental health charity and TAF supporter Mind has found that hundreds of people who have tried to access mental health support during lockdown have been unable to get the help they need. The charity surveyed more than 8,200 people about…

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BEIS Webinars for Working Safely During Covid-19

The UK Government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance for business to help ensure workplaces in England are as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the next two weeks the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy…

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12 Easy Ways to Engage Your Members Online

If you’re like most associations, the topic of member engagement is usually at the forefront of your mind. And this is for a very good reason – it is the key to attracting and keeping your members, especially at a…

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Cyber Security and Home Working: Preparing your Organisation and Staff

The National Cyber Security Centre has released new guidance for organisations who are encouraging more of their staff to continue working from home. There are many cyber security challenges that may present themselves at such a time, and they will…

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Locked doors and virtual votes for this year’s AGMs

In this year’s Annual General Meeting ‘season’, there will be no free lunch available or having to deal with tricky live questions from your membership in quite the same way that you would normally. We have already seen a number…

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Government to support businesses through Trade Credit Insurance guarantee

Businesses with supply chains which rely on Trade Credit Insurance and who are experiencing difficulties maintaining cover due to Coronavirus will get support from the Government, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen has announced. Trade Credit Insurance provides…

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