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Older workers failed by weak enforcement of age discrimination

17 July 2018

The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee publishes report on older people and employment.

Discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices

The talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices.

The report also concludes that Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are failing to enforce the law on age discrimination and must be clearer that prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism in the …

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Skills productivity and the ageing workforce

Fuller Working Lives, is a government lead partnership approach which encourages businesses to retain, retrain and recruit older workers to help boost productivity.

People in the UK are living longer, and the proportion of older workers in the labour force is increasing. As the population and the workforce continue to age, to avoid a loss of labour, employers will need to increasingly draw on the skills of older workers. Employers will need to retain valuable skills of older workers, retrain them …

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Knowledge Transfer Partnership has funding available for businesses

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There is up to £40 million of funding available for businesses to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Translating academic thinking into business success

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership can focus on any technology or industry area and last between 12 and 36 months.

Funding can help UK businesses to bring in a graduate, who will work on an innovation project. This will enable organisations to turn academic thinking into business change, support growth and …

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Sporting Capital – Social Investment Fund

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Sporting Capital is the first social investment fund in England that focuses specifically on Organisations and projects that help to develop communities through sport and physical activity.

What can be funded

The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations. The loan funding will be used  to help organisations develop  new projects, operations and revenue streams. The goal is to help develop more sustainable community sports  organisations. Whilst every organisation’s needs will differ, we expect the funding …

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Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ cuts red tape for small businesses

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The Government has launched a new, simplified Public Sector Contract designed to make it easier for businesses to apply for Government contracts.

This new contract removes duplication from the application process and streamlines procurement for companies that supply to government through Crown Commercial Service (CCS) procurement frameworks.

The move will make it easier than ever for smaller businesses, who may lack the resources to read and digest reams of complicated terms and conditions, to supply goods and services to government.

Emma Jones, Crown …

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ScaleUp Institute 2018 Survey

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The ScaleUp Institute works to make the UK the best place in the world for a business to scaleup and grow. We want to help you to overcome the barriers that may be stopping your business from achieving even greater growth.

To do this the ScaleUp Institute want to understand what has been important to your growth journey to date as well as what barriers your business currently faces when you try to grow. They want to know what you think …

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Hull Business Gets Northern Powerhouse Investment Funding For Moodbeam Device

John Connolly, Christina Colmer McHugh, Simon Crabtree, Jonathan Elvidge, Mark Wilcockson

A Hull healthtech start-up which has developed an award-winning device to enhance mental wellbeing has secured a £200,000 investment from NPIF-Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Moodbeam’s wearable device allows users to log their mood and monitor their emotional wellbeing – or that of their children, students, patients or employees. The device, which links to an online and mobile platform, gives insights into how moods change over time, …

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Prime Minister chairs first Council of Local Enterprise Partnership Leaders at Downing Street

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The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy.

This marks the first meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council of LEP Chairs, made up of business leaders representing the 38 Partnerships.

Talks focused on where LEPs carry maximum impact: delivering the objectives of the Modern Industrial Strategy in local areas, and investing in the skills people and …

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Humber LEP launches Blueprint for future of the Energy Estuary

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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched its Blueprint for a Humber Industrial Strategy at its Future Summit a major Business Week event attended by leaders from business, councils and education.

The document kicks off the region’s bid to build on the progress it has made as the Energy Estuary over recent years, as it seeks to attract new investment in low carbon industries and support existing industries to reduce their emissions and become more efficient.

“Clean growth” is one of the …

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