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What happens when an energy supplier becomes insolvent?

Energy supplier insolvencies: a guide from R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body

What happens when an energy supplier becomes insolvent? When an energy supplier fails, the energy regulator Ofgem has two options to ensure customers' supply isn't affected:

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Rupert Stevens Metro Bank

Why hire veterans & encourage reserve service within your organisation?

The Ministry of Defence recently awarded Metro Bank with its Gold Award in recognition of its commitment to Armed Forces veterans and reservists. Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Metro Bank's Rupert Stevens - a former Army veteran - explains why supporting and recruiting Forces' personnel is an excellent return on investment for any company.

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Proposal to ban wet wipes that contain plastic welcomed

A Bill aimed at banning wet wipes which contain plastic has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons on 2nd November after a Labour MP proposed the new law. This proposal came as world leaders met in Glasgow for the Climate Change Summit and is 'about time' according to Tops Day Nurseries.

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SME's will see increased pressure from employees to increase salaries following tax changes

As the cost-of-living surges amid confirmation that tax rates will increase in 2022 - HR firm Breedon Consulting predicts employers will see a rise in requests for higher annual salaries and flexible working to mitigate these expenses.

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Neil Bradbrook, Managing Director, Ahead Business Consulting

These 8 questions are your checklist for change

Benjamin Franklin famously said: "When you are finished changing, you are finished." But when is the right time to ask for help?

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Dorset LEP report reflects on a summer of labour shortages and the end of furlough

Dorset LEP report reflects on a summer of labour shortages and the end of furlough

The latest Dorset LEP Labour Market Insight report focuses on unravelling the recent labour shortage trends and the possible effects from the furlough scheme closure in Dorset. Swtiching the entire economy on over the summer created a unique spike in labour demand with an unexpected peak in vacancies and employment indicators holding up well.

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Luke Rake, Dorset LEP Board Member and Principal of Kingston Maurward College

Growing Green Careers in Dorset

As the Government unveils its landmark Net Zero Strategy, Dorset LEP Board Member and Principal of Kingston Maurward College, Luke Rake, outlines the opportunities for growing green careers in Dorset and developing the skills needed to achieve the county's net zero ambitions.

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Halloween traditions from around the world

Halloween is just around the corner and experts have looked into how the rest of the world embraces this spooky season. The language team at Busuu have researched what October 31st means for other countries and cultures to see if they've embraced the American tradition. For places like France, Spain and Poland, All Saints' Day takes priority, which falls on November 1st.

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Budget lets down small businesses once again, says Forum of Private Business

Business support organisation, the Forum of Private Business, has highlighted that the Chancellor has once again failed to address the issue of Business Rates properly, and missed the opportunity to create an immediate level playing field across small businesses, big businesses and online businesses.

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Institute of Export & International Trade, Marco Forgione

Post-Budget Statement

Speaking after the Chancellor gave his Budget Speech, director general of the Institute of Export & International Trade, Marco Forgione said: "It is good news that the Chancellor has announced a rise in the Department for International Trade's budget - in particular the allocation of £45m in funding for the Export Support Service holds out the prospect of really making a difference to how the Government can help businesses to export.

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Peter Taylor, President of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Hampshire Chamber responds to Budget

Responding to today's Budget, Peter Taylor, President of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "While trading conditions remain fragile, the key test is whether or not the Chancellor has given businesses more headroom and confidence to make the right decisions on investment, reskilling and job creation.

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Small firms welcome focus on numeracy in new Budget announcement

Small firms welcome focus on numeracy in new Budget announcement

Responding to news that the Government will announce a new scheme to improve the maths skills of adults across the UK at this week's Budget, Mike Cherry, FSB National Chair, said: "It's good to see a new focus on improving skills like numeracy and literacy. These are the skills that people need to be equipped with to be successful in today's tough jobs market, and we know those furthest from work often struggle with maths. It's crucial that at every age people have the opportunity to pick up new skills that they might not have learned in school.

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