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New education and skills measures announced  (Department for Education)

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a series of measures to place education at the heart of the government’s ambition to provide opportunity for all and ensure the skills needed to secure the nation’s prosperity.

Institute for Apprenticeships sets out vision on quality (Institute for Apprenticeships)

The Institute for Apprenticeships has set out its understanding of what makes a high quality apprenticeship – and has developed a draft ‘Quality Statement’ which will act as a core reference point for its work and will help shape the wider apprenticeship landscape. Employers, training providers, assessors and members of the public now have the opportunity to offer feedback on the draft statement.

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Are you affected by the CPO order?

This is a NEWS FLASH for members who are located or function in the Brentford High Street area (related to the Ballymore's Brentford South of the High Street redevelopment).

A public inquiry has started today, that has not been communicated very well with those affected.

Thus on behalf of your Chamber, I felt it important to get this out as a "News Flash".

The Inquiry opened today at 10 am on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at Best Western Plus Park Grand London Heathrow, 449 Great West Road, Hounslow TW5 0BU and runs till 12th October.

You will notice this is not exactly a location in Brentford that is easy for affected organisations to attend or pop in.

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HMRC Launch Small Business Online Forum

HMRC has launched the Small Business Online Forum for small businesses and the self-employed.

With links to HMRC’s new dedicated webchat service, getting direct support couldn’t be easier.

The forum offers a quick and easy way for members to get advice and useful hints and tips with:

  • starting a business
  • support for growing a business – including taking on employees and expanding
  • buying and selling abroad
  • completing tax returns
  • tax credits.

Old Isleworthians Under 14 Reds Looking for Sponsorship

Under 14s Old Isleworthians
Last year's team

Old Isleworthians Under 14 Reds are looking for sponsorship for their training tops and waterproofs.

The team plays football in the highest division of the Surrey Youth League, the Premier Elite.

The club is a community club with strong local roots with boys from diverse backgrounds.

The team is looking for around £500 in sponsorship in order to go beyond the basic football kit and buy training tops and waterproofs with the sponsor's name across team shirts.

If you are interested in finding out more please email Bob Howard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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