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Useful Information for Businesses – Updates from 4th to 8th June 2020

Within this blog we aim to give you top-line, up-to-date information at a glance with links to relevant sites that explain in more detail the latest news, support, and financial help that we hope will make a difference to your business during the Covid19 Crisis and beyond.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Business Secretary launches working groups to help unleash Britain’s growth potential

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Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating 5 new business-focused groups to unleash Britain’s growth potential and create jobs, as part of the government’s plans to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.

COP26 President speech at Race to Zero campaign launch

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COP26 President Alok Sharma spoke at the launch of the Race to Zero campaign on World Environment Day.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020: factsheets

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An explanation of each of the measures in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: guidance for research organisations

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Guidance for those involved in research, including research organisations in receipt of public funding through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

Department for Education

Department for Education non-executive appointments

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Information about non-executive appointments to the Department for Education’s public bodies.

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

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What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Change made:
We have added a clarification on the requirement for providers to carry the appropriate insurance (for example, public liability insurance) to cover all premises from which they provide childcare or childminding.

Destination UK: Supporting international learners through coronavirus

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Universities Minister Michelle Donelan delivered a speech at the Going Global summit hosted by the British Council, outlining support for international students

Universities Minister sets out support for international students

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International Education Champion appointed to support international students and the higher education sector during Covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

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Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made:
Update to confirm arrangements for trainees not recommended for qualified teacher status (QTS) in the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Funding: ITT coronavirus (COVID-19) course extensions 2019 to 2020

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Guidance about funding extensions to initial teacher training (ITT) courses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Initial teacher training (ITT)

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Guidance for providers on initial teacher training (ITT).

Change made:
Added ‘Funding: ITT coronavirus (COVID-19) course extensions 2019 to 2020’.

Department for International Trade

UK statement on the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation

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The UK’s Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivered this statement at a meeting for the Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation on 5 June 2020. This meeting was convened by the Australian Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Frances Lisson.

All types of document about all topics by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Small Business Survey reports

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Providing the findings for businesses with employees in years 2007 to 2019.
These reports provide details of business performance and the factors that affect this performance. It includes data on:
performance in terms of employment and turnover, ambition and expectations of future performance, access to finance,use of business support, capabilities, obstacles to business success.

Thank you to White Label Creative who have been invaluable in passing on relevant information to us on a daily basis and Croydon Council Economic Development Team – we hope that in re-circulating the salient points, we can all work together to help as many businesses as possible.

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