UK economy flatlined in run-up to Brexit following slump in manufacturing

Data released by the Office for National Statistics showed that GDP grew by zero per cent in the final three months of 2019. In the same period 12 months ago, the UK economy grew by 1.1%. MPA: HS2 decision is welcome, let’s get on and build it CIOB responds to latest UK construction output figures… Continue reading UK economy flatlined in run-up to Brexit following slump in manufacturing

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Managers increasingly prepared for a post-Brexit Britain

The survey, which took place between 24th October and 5th December 2019, saw 1,104 UK-based CMI members respond to various aspects of the UK’s exit from the EU. Almost 3 in 4 respondents (73%) feel that their organisation is at least fairly prepared for Brexit. This is a significant increase on the 58% of managers… Continue reading Managers increasingly prepared for a post-Brexit Britain

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GGF Partners R&D Tax Specialists

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it has agreed a partnership with Northern Ireland’s leading qualified Research and Development (R&D) tax specialists, Amplifi Solutions. Source link

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Chartered Management Institute respond to Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP’s comments on apprenticeships

Mr Dhesi makes some important points. It’s absolutely true that we need to improve the ability of SMEs to access apprenticeships. One of the big challenges for all businesses – and SMEs in particular – is navigating the complexity of the rules and regulations which run to hundreds of pages. However, we should be careful… Continue reading Chartered Management Institute respond to Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP’s comments on apprenticeships

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IPSE congratulate new Chancellor Rishi Sunak

IPSE congratulates Rishi Sunak on his elevation to the position of Chancellor of  the Exchequer. We note in his 2016 CPS report The Free Ports Opportunity he wrote: “The only way to fund world-class public services and outstanding infrastructure is to encourage the millions of British businesses that create the wealth of the nation –… Continue reading IPSE congratulate new Chancellor Rishi Sunak

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National Federation of Builders extend congratulations to Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Chancellor

We would like to extend our congratulations to Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Chancellor. Changes to the operation of the department, which will see number 10 and number 11 share one special advisor unit, will help the Prime Ministers ambitions to more easily be delivered. Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of… Continue reading National Federation of Builders extend congratulations to Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Chancellor

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EXCL Let public sector workers take their pensions before they retire, says Emily Thornberry

The Labour leadership hopeful said the move would defuse the “ticking timebomb” of ballooning pension payouts facing the UK economy in years to come. Under the radical proposal, current or former public sector employees with fewer than two years of pension rights built up would be allowed to access 75% of their cash as a… Continue reading EXCL Let public sector workers take their pensions before they retire, says Emily Thornberry

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Helping freelancers between paydays: Starling Bank and IPSE team up to solve the cash flow quandary

London, 18 February 2020: Life as a freelancer or contractor gives people the freedom to do work they love, but it is not for the fainthearted. Managing a fluctuating and, at times unpredictable, income is a major cause of stress for many. Nine out of ten freelance workers worry about their financial well-being due to… Continue reading Helping freelancers between paydays: Starling Bank and IPSE team up to solve the cash flow quandary

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Alex Davies-Jones MP: The House has been overwhelmingly supportive of my decision to continue breastfeeding

Last week was a big week in the Davies-Jones household: we celebrated reaching 10 months of breastfeeding my son. Sadly this anniversary didn’t involve any cake, but I did celebrate in Parliament by joining the All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding. I certainly hope to learn more about what I can do to help… Continue reading Alex Davies-Jones MP: The House has been overwhelmingly supportive of my decision to continue breastfeeding

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British Medical Association launches first ever survey on assisted dying

The BMA is currently opposed to a change in the law on assisted dying, despite never having surveyed its members for their views on the issue. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) dropped its longstanding opposition to assisted dying in favour of neutrality following a membership survey in 2019. The results of a recent poll… Continue reading British Medical Association launches first ever survey on assisted dying

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