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Useful Information for Businesses – Updates 21st to 24th September

Daily update from GOV.​UK.

Covid19 Related Updates

PM: ‘Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus’

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PM Boris Johnson will address a UN Climate Action Roundtable hosted by the UN Secretary-General.

First published.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

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What school leaders need to know about the catch-up premium and the National Tutoring Programme, including funding amounts and how funding should be spent.

Change made
Updated ‘Payments’ section to include further details about allocations and clarified the list of eligible settings.

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Added link to guidance on free school meals from the Lead Association for Catering in Education.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Green Homes Grant skills training competition

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This competition provides funding for programmes which can deliver a suite of training solutions to support the Green Homes Grant scheme.

First published.

Department for Education

Direction: Nardeep Sharma barred from managing independent schools

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A decision from the Secretary of State to direct that Nardeep Sharma should be prohibited from the management of independent schools.

First published.

Boosting children’s physical activity in school

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The Department for Education has launched new online resources to inspire children to get active to mark National Fitness Day 2020.

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SLASC 2021: technical specification

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Technical specification and validation rules describing the requirements for the school-level annual school census (SLASC) 2021.

Change made
Updated ‘SLASC 2021: validation rules’, changes are described in the version history.

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies

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Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support.

Change made
Updated document to explain that the virtual work experience opportunity is unavailable until further notice.

School teachers’ pay and conditions

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Statutory guidance on pay and conditions for teachers in England.

Change made
Updated with ‘School teachers’ pay and conditions document 2020 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions (valid from 1 September 2020)’.

School resource management self-assessment tool

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This tool can be used to reassure trusts that they are managing resources effectively and to identify any adjustments they need to make.

Change made
Updated the school resource management self-assessment tool checklist support notes.

COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

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Guides for schools and local authorities submitting data using COLLECT.

Change made
Added ‘COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for academies and free schools 2020’ and ‘COLLECT matching and reconciliation guidance for local authorities 2020’.

Department for International Trade

Liam Fox makes SMEs his priority as WTO contest continues

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Former UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox pledges to get small businesses trading across the globe

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Trade barriers removed to boost business

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DIT has removed 175 barriers to trade across 61 countries worldwide, opening new global markets for British exporters.

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