Absolute Support (London) help to get adults with learning disabilities into employment
As the election campaigns start to take shape and manifestos are drafted, many fear that Brexit will overshadow other concerns shared by voters across the country. Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University wrote in a recent article for the BBC that ‘Brexit has been far and away voters’ biggest concern throughout the last 12 months’ and that ‘57% named it as the most important issue’, compared to 3% for the issue with the second highest mentions.
How companies can learn from Global Insulation Logistics' international business model
Whatever a person's views on Brexit, canny business owners will see an opportunity to flex their international credentials by appealing to new markets. Free trade on services will be a priority for whichever party forms a government in December. Statistics show that UK services stagnated in October 2019 as Brexit was delayed once again, and as has been widely reported one of the key issues crippling British business at present is that uncertainty about the future relationship not just with the European Union, but countries outside of the bloc as well. The UK’s private sector has contracted in four of the past five months in the wider service industry.
P D K Shellfish outline global fishing opportunities for Scottish firms
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union (EU), setting quotas for which member states are allowed to catch each type of fish, as well as setting out certain fishing regulations. This obviously has a major impact on fishing throughout the UK, including the lucrative Scottish trade. The UK has still not left the EU, and with the general election in full swing the Scottish National Party are intent on becoming kingmakers while asking in return for another independence referendum - the result of which would see them seeking to remain in the EU. This uncertainty is something which is having a real impact on Scottish fishermen's ability to do their jobs.
Latent potential lies in mid-market industrial businesses, say a2e
Recent stockpiling in preparation for the now-altered Brexit deadline of the 31st of March led to an artificial jump in order demand in the manufacturing world. The HIS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose across October, although still remains ultimately in contraction, as it has for the last six months.
Lord Baker echoes ARC Coachworks' skills gap concern
In a recent House of Lords debate, Conservative peer and former education secretary Lord Ken Baker of Dorking moved to address the skills gap in areas of British industry, the lack of young people taking up apprenticeships and the reasons behind the decline.
Mistura highlight UK medication risks and importance of patient choice
As the general election race hots up, it is the NHS that is dominating the field of political debate alongside the Brexit saga. Every major party is promising to pump money into the health service, but there are other major issues to consider outside of funding. One of these is education on medication and its impact on some of the most vulnerable in society.