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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

central to plan is a new Job Support Scheme and extension of Self Employment Income Support Scheme and over one million businesses will get flexibilities to help pay back loans The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Delivering a speech […]


Funding for new employees through the kickstart scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. This government initiative provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create […]


PDA National Treasurer talks estimating and success in latest podcast

STALWART Member of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA), Bob Smith, has shared some of his knowledge and experience with Members in a new podcast chat with Association Chief Executive Neil Ogilvie. With more than 60 years in the painting and decorating trade, Bob – a partner at Smith Bros Ltd in Leeds – first […]