The BSA has published its response to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s recent consultation into helping businesses to improve the way they use energy. We welcome the government’s Clean Growth Strategy in our submission, which also focuses on improving energy efficiency in new buildings and through business supply chains.
The BSA believes Levy funds should be directly linked to apprenticeships or other employer-led training routes, in keeping with its rationale. It is also important that resources for training can be used by employers as flexibly as possible, as training needs – and the age profile of those who require training – will vary from area to area.
Business services is an industry which has a crucial role to play as an engine of inclusive growth and prosperity; contributing to the delivery of public services; and achieving wider social value objectives.
The BSA has responded to the National Infrastructure Commission’s call for evidence on what should be it’s next specific study. The submission calls for a detailed analysis of skills in the UK construction sector, examining what workers are needed when for the delivery of specific major projects. With many major works scheduled to come online simultaneously in the next few decades, HS2, Hinkley Point, Crossrail 2 and Heathrow Expansion to name but a few, it would be useful for contractors to understand where best to focus their training resources.
Submission to the Review by Baroness McGregor-Smith on the Issues Faced by Businesses in Developing Black and Minority Ethnic Talent
The BSA’s response to this consultation on local government pension scheme regulations.
BSA response to the Apprenticeship Inquiry by the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy
The BSA has made a submission on apprenticeships to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy. It covers the need for quality assurance in standards, difficulties with the Government’s 3 million starts target, and calls for the Government to provide greater information on the apprenticeship levy.
Business Services Association response to the DCLG Consultation on the Local Government Transparency Code
The BSA has responded to the draft regulations on mandatory gender pay gap reporting, supporting the aims of the policy and highlighting key areas of concern.
BSA response to the Minister for Digital Economy’s call for ideas for the UK Digital Strategy.
The BSA has responded to this National Infrastructure Commission consultation seeking views on the critical infrastructure challenges facing the UK, particularly regarding northern connectivity, transport capacity in London and energy storage.
The BSA compiled a response, in conjunction with members, to Defra’s recent review of the Balanced Scorecard that supports the Plan for Public Procurement for Food.