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ECA launches business recovery hub

ECA has launched a Business Recovery Hub for Members, to help support businesses as coronavirus lockdown rules ease over the coming months.
The page includes an array of ECA guidance and information, as well as information from the Government and other sources. This will cover a range of issues, including commercial and legal, employment, health and safety, and more.

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Tradespeople can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe during lockdown

The Home Office, in collaboration with a number of other government departments, has produced information and guidance for those who are still operating in communities and may not be trained to recognise the signs of abuse or neglect. The guidance covers signs to spot and what to do if there is a concern.

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Considerations for electricians working on educational sites

With schools and universities largely empty due to the UK lockdown, many facility managers are drawing up plans for major upgrades to their sites. While educational facilities are constantly receiving minor improvements, rarely has there been such an extended period to schedule major works to classrooms across the country.

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JTL supports employers amid changes to apprenticeship funding

JTL is helping employers navigate the recent Government funding changes and understand what they mean for their business.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) confirmed last year that small and medium enterprises (SMEs), that do not pay the apprenticeship levy, will be required to access government apprenticeship funding using its online portal, The Apprenticeship Service (TAS).

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The JIB continues to provide support to members

The JIB continues to work hard to support members through this period of uncertainty and as a result, the JIB National Board and the parties to the JIB (the ECA and Unite the Union) have agreed on a number of important measures to help employers over the next few months.

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