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NEWS | Published September 28th 2020, 8:12 am

Priocept's Norris-Jones calls for plain English as Britons struggle with government messaging

As Britons show increased disillusionment with the coherence of the government’s Covid messaging, Dan Norris-Jones, managing director of Priocept, has called for more plain English in the digital world.

NEWS | Published September 28th 2020, 8:02 am

“Almost every step has had to be reinvented”: Vocational Skills Solutions MD speaks of the realities of Covid-19 for training providers

As the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown forced businesses to pivot and rethink their offerings to reinvigorate income streams and secure survival, education and training providers are among those that have had to overhaul their delivery systems to provide remote learning and render their physical premises Covid-secure and safe for learners to return.

NEWS | Published September 27th 2020, 3:03 pm

Florence Roby one of the many businesses set to benefit from chancellor’s new Covid-19 economic measures

This week, chancellor Rishi Sunak set out his “winter economic plan”, outlining how the government plans to help businesses after Covid-19 restrictions were tightened by the prime minister.

NEWS | Published September 27th 2020, 9:09 am

Alternative education providers like Crisp Vocational Provision may have key part to play in alleviating concerns over “Generation Covid” and their prospects

Since the mid-twentieth century, generations of people have taken it for granted that their children would go on to surpass their own successes. Those were the words of Nick Maughan, investor and founder of the Nick Maughan Foundation philanthropic project which supports education initiatives and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities.

NEWS | Published September 27th 2020, 9:09 am

LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: former Civil Service chief questions government’s leadership, Beal Homes appoints new landscape design expert, an Amazon hit and more

In our latest roundup, the former head of the Civil Service Lord O’Donnell has criticised the government for its lack of leadership throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Meanwhile, private housebuilder Beal Homes has recruited a new landscape design expert to head up a pioneering new service, and the founder of kefir business Chucking Goat celebrates becoming a Number One bestselling author on Amazon. Elsewhere, a prominent individual with Asperger’s Syndrome offers his advice on maintaining a positive attitude through lockdown to others who are affected by the condition.

NEWS | Published September 26th 2020, 3:03 pm

LEADERSHIP ROUNDUP: The importance of leading by example, taking business online, all-important numbers and more

In today’s leadership roundup, BeeLiving Student and Professional Homes director Katherine Le Provost stresses the need for today’s leaders to lead from the front and be capable of working at all levels of a business. Meanwhile, Imagile Group Limited has demonstrated further innovation of its processes by taking its summer conference online, and Grant-Jones Accountancy explain why numbers should be at the heart of keeping any business running. Elsewhere, Upturn Enterprise MD Anwar Ali calls on leaders to engage and have the ability to take people with them on a journey to plot a course toward eventual success.

NEWS | Published September 26th 2020, 3:03 pm

Hame Fae Hame handed major boost after securing funding from Holyrood

Shetland-based childcare provider Hame Fae Hame has secured £88,000 in funds from the Scottish government, which will go toward helping reduce child poverty by improving access to care for families on low incomes.

NEWS | Published September 26th 2020, 10:10 am

Leavitt Walmsley comes in for praise as self-assessment deadline looms

With Covid and Brexit negotiations dominating the news cycle, it would be easy for people to forget the more humdrum yearly occurrences such as the self-assessment tax deadline. But as this year’s deadline approaches, one accountancy firm in the Northwest of England has come in for praise.

NEWS | Published September 25th 2020, 10:10 am

Leaders in their own words: Starmer, Harfoot, Kavanagh, Gove, Woolard and Bailey

In our latest roundup of leadership quotations, we hear from Keir Starmer on the 2019 election, Lyndon Harfoot on responding to failure, Dean Kavanagh on listening to customers and Theresa May on good faith.

NEWS | Published September 25th 2020, 9:09 am

Wave Leisure Trust secures key funding while prime minister champions renewable energies

Charity and social enterprise Wave Leisure trust will receive a £500,000 loan from Lewes District Council to help restart its gym, swimming and exercise classes for Lewes district locals, to help alleviate the financial challenges brought about by the Covid-19 crisis and secure its future. Meanwhile, prime minister Boris Johnson has said that he wants to back renewables and transform the UK into the “Saudi Arabia” of wind power.

NEWS | Published September 25th 2020, 8:03 am

Fusion Telecom comes in for praise as government U-turns on ‘back to work’ policy

Michael Gove has announced that the government now believes people should work from home ‘if you can’, despite repeated recent pleas for workers to get back to the office.

NEWS | Published September 24th 2020, 11:11 am

Top university reports 100% increase in female computer scientists as RDT’s Mark Bates calls for more women to become coders

Following comments from Mark Bates, chief executive of insurance software experts RDT, about the need for coding to become a viable career path for women, Durham University has announced that the number of women starting a compute science degree has doubled from last year.

NEWS | Published September 24th 2020, 11:11 am

Chancellor reveals emergency measures to protect jobs while Autumn Budget is called off

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new Jobs Support Scheme which will see the government and firms top-up wages covering up to two-thirds of employees’ hours, which will start in November after the furlough scheme ends and will last for six months.

NEWS | Published September 24th 2020, 8:30 am

Becketts among hospitality businesses left facing an uncertain future in the wake of new Covid-19 restrictions

It was news that very few will have wanted to hear, but the nation was left dismayed this week as prime minister Boris Johnson announced new national restrictions covering the whole of England in an attempt to curb rising Covid-19 cases.

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