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Productivity and micro business

The Productivity Insights Network, funded by the Economic and Social research Council, have recently published a follow-up evaluation of a series of programmes designed to boost productivity (see https://productivityinsightsnetwork.co.uk/app/uploads/2019/02/PIN_ProjectReport_Green _January19.pdf ). The initiatives under the microscope were all originally part of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Future Programme. Looking at the report from […]

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Can policy be inspired by practice?

At the beginning of this week (19 November 2018) I had the great good fortune to be invited to a workshop on ‘Driving improvements in business performance’ for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) personnel organised by the Work Foundation (http://www.theworkfoundation.com/). My challenge was to decide what to say in five minutes on […]

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Business productivity review

As part of their concern with the UK’s productivity performance, the Government has launched a consultation. You can have your say at https://industrialstrategy.dialogue-app.com/j3rumznbpn#idea-count-container . We’ve already posted some thoughts under the business support and advice services heading. Do you agree with our points about sole traders and micro businesses?

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Business startup comes to Chesterfield

Here’s a date for your diary: Saturday 24 February. The micro biz champion Tony Robinson OBE will be in Chesterfield to tell us what it’s really like to work for yourself. Marketers, bookkeepers, social media experts and lost of others will be on hand (along with folks who’ve recently started their own business) to offer […]

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Archive for October, 2014

Thank you

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who sponsored Jackie on the Wolverhampton half marathon or Nigel’s 26 mile Dipper Challenge. You’ve helped us raise over £300 for educational charities locally and in Kenya.

Consultation on Ofqual’s QCF proposals

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

You can read our views on Ofqual’s proposals to effectively withdraw the Qualifications and Credit Framework by clicking here.