22 Jan 2015
The government recently issued a statement outlining the next steps in apprenticeship reform in response to a consultation from March last year “The future of apprenticeships in England: funding reform technical consultation”. The two proposed payment models in the consultation were either PAYE or Apprenticeship Credits.
15 Jan 2015
Research commissioned by McDonalds reveals that “soft skills” are worth an extra £88bn in increased productivity to the UK economy. According to Development Economics and YouGov 97% of employers believe soft skills like team work, time management, decision making and responsibility are beneficial to the economy but surprisingly only half of employees believed that these skills are useable skills.
07 Jan 2015
A recent Institute of Directors (IoD) survey has revealed that many SMEs are struggling to manage their finances and are placing plans for growth on hold, as a result of companies failing to pay invoices on time.
06 Jan 2015
UK business confidence is strong for 2015, according to Trevor Williams, Lloyds Bank Chief Economist and member of the shadow Monetary Policy Committee. 2014 saw steady growth across the UK, providing a broad base for economic recovery and looking ahead to 2015 the prospects for continued growth are promising.
04 Dec 2014
Exemplas is excited to be a regional consortium partner supporting the Enterprise Europe Network in the East of England as it works with Innovate UK to expand and include greater focus on innovation. The enhanced service will become a more central and integral part of the support provided by the new Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.