Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department for Education, provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities,…

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Check, Change, Go – Prepare your members for the end of the transition period

The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period means businesses should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from January 2021. To…

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Government to protect small businesses with action on late payments

New proposals have been outlined by government to ensure small businesses in the UK are paid on time, Small Business Minister Paul Scully today announced (1 October). Currently £23.4 billion worth of late invoices are owed to small firms across…

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New Special Recognition Award – National Apprenticeship Awards

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are looking for compelling stories of Apprentices from around the country helping meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. Suitable stories will be featured on the Apprentices on the Frontline microsite. The Royal…

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What are T Levels – and why they will be important to your business

T Levels are brand new high-quality courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year qualifications are based on the world’s best technical education systems and blend classroom learning with workplace experience. The first 3 T…

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Major Expansion of post-18 Education and Training to Level Up and Prepare Workers for a Post-Covid Economy

The Prime Minister has set out plans to transform the training and skills system, making it fit for the 21st century economy, and helping the country build back better from coronavirus. Adults without an A-Level or equivalent qualification will be…

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New Government Post Furlough Plans Announced

On 24th September, the Chancellor announced the Government’s Winter Economy Plan – additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19 across the UK. Central to this plan are the new Job Support Scheme and the…

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Are Your Members Brexit Ready?

As part of their Business Readiness events programme leading up to the end of the transition period, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be hosting training sessions to support business-facing organisations (such as trade associations, business…

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The Value of Insurance Backed Guarantees from UK Authorised Insurers

In uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for businesses to reassure homeowners and offer them complete peace of mind – that’s the real value of an Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG). The key thing to remember when looking for consumer…

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Can ISO Standards be used to support businesses on mental health issues?

By Steve Mason, Senior Consultant at Blackmores UK. Mental health is a growing issue in today’s society and has only in the past few years started to emerge from the shadows as a subject that can be talked about, but…

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Public Liability Insurance Guide

Public Liability Insurance is one of the most important forms of cover that your organisation may ever have, and policies are held by a wide variety of businesses across a large number of industries. To find out more about the…

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CMA Updates Competition Law Risk Guide for Managers

An updated guide to competition rules has now been issued to help managers, directors and their advisers to stay on the right side of the law. The latest guide from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), together with the Institute…

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