GGF Apprenticeship Scheme Announced

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it will be launching a GGF Apprenticeship Scheme from January 2022, to help Member companies recruit, train and qualify apprentices. Working in partnership with training experts, Total Support Training and the industry awarding body, GQA Qualifications, the GGF Apprenticeship Scheme aims to fund training… Continue reading GGF Apprenticeship Scheme Announced

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Industry Leaders Doubt Government’s ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ Army Plan Will Curb Fuel Crisis

2 min read1 hr The government’s move to put the army on standby amid ongoing fuel shortages has been met with doubt from industry leaders, with one senior figure describing it as “PR” and “smoke and mirrors.” The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last night said up to 150 soldiers would be ready to drive tankers to petrol… Continue reading Industry Leaders Doubt Government’s ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ Army Plan Will Curb Fuel Crisis

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Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves Won Over Sceptics With Green Spending And Tax Reforms

4 min read1 hr Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves’ multi-billion pound green spending promise and commitment to reforming the tax system won over sceptical Labour party members in what is being billed as a “refreshing” first conference speech. Speaking at the Brighton Centre, Reeves was given standing ovations for promising a Labour government would invest £28… Continue reading Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves Won Over Sceptics With Green Spending And Tax Reforms

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Perfect storm of rising energy bills and Universal Credit cut will push many into homelessness

3 min read2 hr Investing in people today by helping them find meaningful, paid employment and securing the roof over their heads will also give them the space, stability, and agency to think long-term. For three decades, The Big Issue has supported people without a home to get back on their feet. As we stare down the… Continue reading Perfect storm of rising energy bills and Universal Credit cut will push many into homelessness

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We need serious investment and local powers to tackle the housing crisis once and for all

4 min read38 min Councils need the financial resources to build social housing, properly resourced planning services, and the powers to ensure the permissions they give in great numbers are converted into the homes people need. There is overwhelming evidence of a housing crisis in this country. The mismatch between supply and demand, over decades,… Continue reading We need serious investment and local powers to tackle the housing crisis once and for all

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Ministers Set To Decide Within Hours Whether To Deploy Soldiers To Tackle Fuel Crisis

2 min read1 hr The government could decide as soon as today to bring in the army to help abate fuel shortages, with ministers set to hold an urgent meeting about the crisis on Monday morning. A government source told PoliticsHome that no decision had yet been made on whether to deploy soldiers, amid several… Continue reading Ministers Set To Decide Within Hours Whether To Deploy Soldiers To Tackle Fuel Crisis

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Food security is under threat as trade crisis threatens a mass cull of farm animals

Britain’s pig industry is part of the backbone of our farming economy. It is worth £1.6 billion annually to farms, and with food retail and export values added in, contributes £14 billion a year to the UK and many thousands of jobs. This essential part of British farming is near collapse, however, after UK export… Continue reading Food security is under threat as trade crisis threatens a mass cull of farm animals

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IET responds to potential future gas crisis within the UK

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) energy experts call out the UK energy system’s lack of resilience in preventing a potential gas crisis in autumn and winter 2021. Craig Lucas, IET Energy Policy Panel Chair, says: “The situation we are currently experiencing is exceptional, as we emerge from COVID, and the global gas market… Continue reading IET responds to potential future gas crisis within the UK

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Ministers Debate Relaxing Immigration Rules As Lorry Driver Crisis Hits Fuel Supplies

Petrol station 3 min read1 hr Cabinet ministers are meeting this afternoon to discuss potentially relaxing immigration rules as fuel becomes the latest victim of the country’s chronic lack of lorry drivers. Ministers including Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Stephen Barclay, who is responsible for tackling supply chain disruption, and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will discuss how to… Continue reading Ministers Debate Relaxing Immigration Rules As Lorry Driver Crisis Hits Fuel Supplies

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Parliamentary pensions should not be invested in Chinese companies complicit in human rights violations

4 min read1 hr The government must join the US in introducing an entities list banning UK investment in Chinese companies directly complicit in the oppression of the Uyghurs. In the last year we have seen a growing consensus emerge across the House of Commons on the urgent need for the UK to reassess its… Continue reading Parliamentary pensions should not be invested in Chinese companies complicit in human rights violations

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