MAKE TIME FOR TRAINING

From 6 April 2010, approximately 11 million employees in Great Britain will have a new right to request ‘time to train’. This will be extended to cover employees in all businesses from 6 April 2011.Employees’ requests can be to undertake accredited programmes leading to a qualification, or for unaccredited training to help them develop specific…

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PENSION CRISIS?

Recent statistics show that business owners and the self-employed are putting their futures at risk by not saving adequately for retirement According to research completed by the Standard Life, half of self-employed 35-44 year olds have a pension provision of less than £3,500 compared to the average £73,000 for employed people of that age “The…

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PRESTIGIOUS CIM SPEAKER

Brighter Directions are pleased to accept the request to speak at the largest annual Marketing event, held each year in the UK. This year the CIM (Charted Institute of Marketing) have announced the prestigious event to be held on the 11th November 2010. While there we will also be running one of the three workshops…

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COACHING FOR HIGH GROWTH

East Midlands Development Agency (emda), has announced that is seeking 50 potential high growth businesses from across the East Midlands to take part in its new support programme for high growth businesses, called Coaching for High Growth. Funded by emda and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Coaching for High Growth is part of Government’s…

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USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Social Media Revolution.. Due to high demand, our fabulous online marketing workshop dates have been extended throughout the year for the benefit of local businesses. Online marketing is more important now than ever, currently the fastest growing market for online activity is the over 55’s which means that all businesses, irrelevant of sector will have…

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NATIONAL INSURANCE INCREASE

The UK’s leading business groups have formed a unique coalition promoting an internet petition that calls for the 1% employer National Insurance Contributions increase – planned for April 2011 – to be scrapped. The petition, found in full at the dedicated website www.no-nics-rise.co.uk, says: “We, the undersigned, call upon the Government to reverse the 1…

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