BEIS: Delivering the Budget’s commitments – Protecting jobs and livelihoods, and backing business

Following the Budget announcement on Wednesday 3 March, Business Secretary, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, outlined in his statement that the Department for Business will have a key role to play in delivering the Budget’s commitments, aimed at protecting the…

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Coronavirus: a year like no other

It has been a year since people across the UK were told they should limit their non-essential contact with others and stop all unnecessary travel. On 16 March 2020, people were told to work from home wherever possible while everyone was told…

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Cyber Aware Campaign

The National Cyber Security Centre have launched a self-assessment tool to help sole traders and micro businesses check how safe they are from cyber threats, and to give advice on areas of improvement. Due to coronavirus, people are spending more…

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BATF opens the door for new tenants after government announcement

The British Allied Trades Federation has openly invited businesses looking to review their premises to register interest with the organisation’s Vyse Street offices. Based at 10 Vyse Street in the heart of Birmingham’s jewellery Quarter, the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) is…

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Major blueprint to create green jobs and slash emissions from industry, schools and hospitals.

An ambitious blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector and over £1 billion to cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals has been announced by the Business and Energy Secretary. Today BEIS have announced over £1 billion allocated…

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Virtual reality: delivering event programmes online

If COVID-19 waylaid your events programme last year, you’re not alone. Amidst growing concern, live and in-person events were cancelled in their thousands, even before official regulations were established to protect people from attending mass gatherings.  Whilst many associations were…

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Further resources to support SMEs from BEIS

In response to the demand for further resources to support SMEs, the link below is a toolkit aimed at SMEs to help identify the decisions and actions needed to continue trading with the EU and the EFTA. This link below…

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Guidance – Business Travel to Europe for Work

There are new rules in place for business travel to Europe for work. Whether you’re attending a conference or providing services, new rules apply. You will need to check the rules for each of the European Member States that you…

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Is Your Consumer Protection Scheme Worth Paying For?

QANW the record straight around consumer protections schemes and explains what contractors need to check when they are looking for policies. The world of consumer protection isn’t always clear, especially if you start looking into the small print and disclaimers….

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Covid-19: Step-by-step plan announced to ease restrictions in England

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, announced to Parliament on Monday 22 February, the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. It published a four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide a route back…

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ICO – New data sharing code of practice published

The Information Commissioner’s Officer has produce a new Data Sharing Code of Practice, which provides clear guidance for organisations and businesses on how to share data lawfully. In summary, this is a statutory code of practice prepared under section 121…

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New UK IPO trademark classes service now available

The new service can help search for the goods and services needed when applying to register a UK trademark. When applying to register a UK trademark, you may use the UK classification system to specify the goods and/or services you…

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