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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates from 1st April 2021

Useful things to know... - Updated: 15-04-2021

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. You must be at least: school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage aged 25 to get the National Living Wage - the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.

Innovation in Gloucestershire - driving forward change

Useful things to know... - Updated: 13-04-2021

Gloucestershire will need to innovate more in the next 10 years than it has ever done before to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. The objective of this new survey is to determine how current organisational activity supports innovation and growth potential within the county. GFirst LEP have partnered with Growth UnLimited to conduct a survey and the insights will guide the LEP on how we can best support local businesses to embrace innovation and maximise their potential. The aim is to provide a broad overview of key innovatio...

Adults to gain new skills on 400 free courses

Useful things to know... - Updated: 09-04-2021

Published 9 December 2020 Tens of thousands of adults to benefit from hundreds of free courses next year, including engineering, health, construction and accountancy. Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September. The fully-funded courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare to conservation, will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equival...

Scale Up 4 Growth launches funding programme in Gloucestershire with £1m of grants available to help the region’s SMEs scale and grow

Useful things to know... - Updated: 05-04-2021

Scale Up 4 Growth (S4G), a funding and support programme that brings together experts from the UWE Bristol, NatWest and Gloucestershire College, will deliver grant funding and support to businesses in Gloucestershire. The programme, funded through the European Regional Development Fund, is open to businesses in any sector with ambitious growth plans. Applicants must be small or medium sized enterprises and based in the GFirst LEP Region: Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Stroud and Cotswolds. Grants of £10,000...

Age UK Gloucestershire - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Older People

Useful things to know... - Gloucestershire - Updated: 30-03-2021

The current situation with Coronavirus is unprecedented, and presents a range of challenges for all of us, including organisations like Age UK Gloucestershire. The impact for older people both from the virus and from self-isolation is likely to be significant. We expect our resources to be stretched over the coming months as we respond to this challenge, but we are here to help. We are currently working to provide support in 3 main ways: For more information click Apply Now button.

Useful Service: Coronavirus: Tops Tips For Job Seeking During Social Distancing

Useful things to know... - Updated: 09-03-2021

Let’s Be Clear Campaign

Useful things to know... - Updated: 15-02-2021

Let’s Be Clear is a campaign for clear face masks and clearer communication across Gloucestershire. We want it to be easier for people who rely on lip reading and facial expressions to communicate and connect – people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people with a learning disability, a speech difficulty, autism, dementia, or English as a second language are particularly affected. Click on the image below to watch the Let’s Be Clear animation.

County's visitor economy looking to ‘bounce back better & stronger’

Useful things to know... - Updated: 10-02-2021

Visit Gloucestershire are pleased to announce that Gloucestershire County Council has invested £100k in the future of the county’s visitor economy, helping to ensure it goes from strength to strength in a post covid-19 world. Although the county is currently still very much working to defeat Covid-19, the team at Visit Gloucestershire, backed by the county council and supported by GFirst LEP, borough and district councils and destination marketing organisations, is already hard at work, making sure the county’s visitor...

Kickstart - New Initiative to Support 16-24 Year Olds into Work

Useful things to know... - Updated: 04-01-2021

The Kickstart Scheme, a ground-breaking initiative to support 16-24 year olds into work, has been launched by the Government. You can find further information on how to sign up for the Scheme here. All employers, irrespective of size and sector can offer any young person, claiming Universal Credit, a six-month work placement that will be paid for by government. The Kickstart Scheme will be delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions and will initially be open until December 2021, with the option of being extended. ‘Kickst...

Government launches new coronavirus business support finder tool

Useful things to know... - Quick questionnaire to help businesses and self-employed people - Updated: 10-11-2020

A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic. New online platform helps businesses easily access the financial support they are eligible for during the coronavirus pandemic Simple questionnaire takes business owners under a minute to complete and will signpost them to relevant government financial support To support business, workers and the self-employed during...

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