BCC comments on Apprenticeship Levy funding guidance

Director of Research Mike Spicer comments on the funding guidance for the Apprenticeship Levy. Commenting on the funding guidance for the Apprenticeship Levy, Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the BCC, said: “Businesses will welcome the news that the government will fully-fund 16-18-year-old apprentices, and that the co-investment rate for ...

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What the Bank of England did next

The 0.25 per cent cut from 0.5 per cent, itself already a record low, finally came in early August, a month later than the market had anticipated. It was the first move in interest rates by the Bank of England in six years. Indeed, the interest rate cut is just ...

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How Google and Others Succeed with OKRs

Objectives and key results (OKRs) is a popular method for setting and tracking goals. First developed in the 1970s by the late Andy Grove in Intel, it’s now increasingly popular and used not only in big companies like Google, LinkedIn and Twitter but in many SMEs as well. OKRs can ...

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7 Ways to Find Work-Life Harmony

Balance is like the golden unicorn of business. It’s the one thing that even the most successful people search for, but according to Entrepreneur Network partner Ivan Misner, it doesn’t exist. He says that there is simply no way to devote precisely equal amounts of time to work, family and other ...

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