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Government urged to abandon apprenticeship target as number of starts plummets

Industry experts have called on the government to abandon its high-profile target of achieving three million apprenticeship starts by 2020, after official statistics revealed that the number of apprenticeship starts in the most recent quarter fell...


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New legislation to prepare UK for future trade and customs policy

The Government is making crucial progress on the domestic legislation needed for Brexit, taking forward the next two Brexit Bills to Parliament. The Trade Bill and the Customs Bill will allow the UK to set the groundwork to becoming an independen...


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Thriving at Work: new mental health guidance from UK government

The UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Department of Health (DoH) have published an independent review of mental health and employer, authored by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer. Thriving at Work (PDF down...


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Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support

A new service to directly help mid-sized businesses as they expand and grow has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). There are around 170,000 mid-sized businesses registered in the UK. Those with either a turnover of more than £1...


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Last two places on tomorrow’s FM Legal Update

  There are just two places left on our next one-day FM Legal Update, which takes place at our Executive Centre in London tomorrow. Now in its 18th year, it’s still the most popular legal briefing in the sector. The programme cha...


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Leadership traits ‘spread contagiously’, says new research

The best and worst leadership traits spread contagiously through a business, with professionals’ behaviours most heavily influenced by the people they work with most frequently. New research on the UK’s workforce from ILM, the UK&rsqu...