• Enterprise Act becomes law

    The Enterprise Act is now on the statute book, affecting the UK’s 5.4 million businesses. According to the Government, the Act will help it deliver on many of its commitments, from cutting red tape and tackling late payment to boosting the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. It includes measures to: establish a Small Business Commissioner ...

    Posted at May 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Enterprise Act becomes law
  • Launch of Great British Food Unit

    Today has seen the launch of the Great British Food Unit which aims to support food exporters and industry growth that could create 5,000 new jobs in food and drink manufacturing. The long-term ambition of the unit is to match France and Germany, which both currently export more than double the UK in terms of the value of food ...

    Posted at January 21, 2016 | By : | Categories : Farming,News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Launch of Great British Food Unit
  • Agricultural apprentices up 25%

    There have been over 36,000 applications for apprenticeships in the food and farming sector in the past year, a nine fold increase since 2010. According to government figures, more than 7,000 young people embarked on agricultural related apprenticeships with the figure up almost 25% since 2010. Environment Secretary, Elizabeth Truss, comments: "The Government is partnering up with industry to open up more apprenticeships in the sector, as farming alone will need tens of thousands of new people ...

    Posted at March 14, 2015 | By : | Categories : Farming,News | Comments Off on Agricultural apprentices up 25%