Training boss welcomes Budget but Kickstart Scheme still needs fixing

Training boss welcomes Budget but Kickstart Scheme still needs fixing

The boss of one of the Midlands’ largest training companies has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget boost for skills and employment. Chris Luty, managing director of BCTG, said: “We welcome the extension of the Furlough Scheme as this will help avoid the predicted unemployment cliff edge. “The increase in the Incentives available for employers to recruit new Apprentices to £3000 is very welcome,...

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UK and Ireland data transfers: ‘adequacy’ is not the end of the matter

UK and Ireland data transfers: ‘adequacy’ is not the end of the matter

Are you sure your business is EU and UK GDPR compliant? SME Comply explain the European Commission’s latest adequacy decision and the implications for EU/UK data transfers. The European Commission (EC) published a draft UK adequacy decision on the 19 of February 2021, which will come as a huge relief for businesses across all industries in the EU and the UK. Under the terms...

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M3 accelerates with MG Motor UK appointment

M3 accelerates with MG Motor UK appointment

M3 is celebrating a high-profile account win after it was appointed as the creative agency for MG Motor UK Ltd, one of the UK’s best-known automotive brands. The full-service advertising agency, with offices in Albrighton, Birmingham and London, fought off competition from rival Midlands and national agencies to secure the contract. A dedicated team of creatives, strategists, designers and...

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Black Country Business Festival to return this autumn

Black Country Business Festival to return this autumn

The dates for this year’s Black Country Business Festival have been set. This is the fourth year of the annual two-week festival, which switched from May to October in 2020 due to Covid-19. Organiser the Black Country Chamber of Commerce took the decision to keep the dates the same this year to allow more time for the possibility of in-person events to take place. The autumn dates worked well...

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International Women’s Day 2021 and why we choose to challenge

International Women’s Day 2021 and why we choose to challenge

by Ruby Edwards International Women’s Day 2021 continues its mission to celebrate women’s achievements by increasing visibility, while calling out inequality. That's why, this year, International Women’s Day celebrate under the headline of: Choose to Challenge and women from around Worcestershire embrace this proactive approach to equality. “Challenge what doesn’t feel right” says Detective...

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