Government Advice and BSA Updates

Links to receive BSA updates and the latest government guidance

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Lockdown 2: BSA writes to Chancellor

BSA Chief Executive Mark Fox has written to the Chancellor today regarding the furlough scheme and suppler relief Read the letter here

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BSA Members – Best Practice and Case Studies

A selection of pieces from BSA members highlighting their response during the Covid-19 outbreak

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BSA Contribution to BEIS Taskforces on Economic Recovery

The BSA has submitted the following feedback to the five BEIS task forces on economic recovery

This includes a letter to Business Secretary Alok Sharma from the BSA Chief Executive Mark Fox

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BSA proposal for a temporary relaxation of apprenticeship rules in response to the Covid-19 health and economic crisis

In response to Covid-19, and for a temporary period, the Business Services Association’s Apprenticeships, Skills and Training Group proposes that Levy funds should be able to be spent

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BSA – Getting Britain Going Again

The BSA has produced a paper setting out the challenges and opportunities members have identified in the short and medium term, as the economy sets out on its recovery journey

The BSA welcomes the Government’s publication of the roadmap and the working safely guidance However, we urge the Government to work more closely with business and the VCSE sector to ensure a smooth re-engagement in delivery of public and private services

You can read the full document here [Updated 25620]

 

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Getting Britain Going Again: The Levelling Up Agenda

The BSA’s Regional Panels have drawn together a paper on reopening Britain’s economy and how the role the sector has to play to further the Government’s Levelling Up Agenda

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‘Our Plan to Rebuild’: BSA Summary

The BSA’s summary of the Government’s Plan to Return document

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BSA Letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove on coronavirus

The BSA has written to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster regarding coronavirus Read it here

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BSA Letter to Cabinet Office on Coronavirus and contract management

The BSA has written to Clare Gibbs OBE, Director, Outsourcing Programme, Cabinet Office, to discuss Coronavirus and contract management

The BSA has raised the industry response to the virus; what more it can do to help; and, in particular, the issue of the virus in relation to existing public sector contracts

We will update members with any developments regarding this

 

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NHS Test and Trace – Workplace Guidance and other documents

The BSA has received the following documents from BEIS in relation to the NHS Test and Trace Programme

Covid-19 Testing – Latest FAQs

An updated list of the latest FAQs on Covid-19 Testing designed for BSA members

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Note for members of the BSA on the guidance issued by the Pensions Regulator on COVID-19

John Hanratty, Chair of the BSA’s Pensions Committee, has produced the following guide for members

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Crisis management in uncertain times

Mike Penrose, Founder and Chief Executive of the Sustainability Group, draws on his extensive experience in this blog on crisis management 

During periods of uncertainty and crisis it is all too easy to focus on the immediate needs of your organisation and its employees To deal with the overwhelming amount of work that comes with the necessity to rapid adapt your ways of working, the sheer volume of day to day stuff that needs doing, and most importantly staff welfare and support

Clients push back work, cashflow gets squeezed and order books get thinner Some of the measures announced by the chancellor will help organisations through

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