Mapping loneliness during the Covid-19 Pandemic

After a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions on travel and gatherings, some groups of people have reported high rates of loneliness and poorer well-being in recent months. Between October 2020 to February 2021, results from the Opinions and Lifestyle…

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Open Consultation- Commercial rents and COVID-19: call for evidence

This call for evidence will support the government’s decision making on the best way to withdraw or replace these measures while preserving tenant businesses and the millions of jobs that they support. It will review measures on commercial lease evictions…

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Recovery Loan Scheme Launches

A new government-backed loan scheme was launched on Tuesday 6 April by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to provide additional finance to those businesses that need it. Loans will include 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap. The Recovery Loan…

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Reopening Businesses and Venues

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You should continue to work from home if you can, minimise the number of journeys you make where possible,…

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Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a hideous crime, shattering the lives of millions of women and men all across the country.  All employers are encouraged to join the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) for free to see what positive action you…

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Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland?

The Northern Ireland Protocol came into force on 1 January 2021 and there are changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Please find below a new product to help Great British businesses in your network…

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TAF Membership Experience Pulse Survey

As you know, we are now live with our TA Forum membership experience survey and we would be delighted if you could spare three minutes to give us your feedback. In particular, we’re interested in your views on what you need…

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Covid Workplace Testing

All businesses regardless of size are now able to register to order free workplace testing kits for their employees who are unable to work from home. As around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms, regular testing…

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QANW answer the IBG question.

An insurance backed guarantee, often called an IBG, protects investments made in home improvements. It’s an extra level of protection for homeowners, so that if the company they chose to work on their home has ceased trading, they have the…

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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 final part of the series from his Covid-19 Impact Report on trade associations. So, what a 12 months for the those organisations running events. When I conducted my research…

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Trade Associations Play Key Role in Tackling Climate Emergency & the Creation of A Sustainable World

We are firmly in the climate decade. In the race to net zero there is an urgent lens on energy transition, reduction of carbon and the evolution of a greener economy and sustainable planet. With COP26 on the horizon, the…

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SME Brexit Support Fund is open for applications

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.  Traders can apply for up to…

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