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Every business needs an efficient, reliable and skilled workforce. This section provides the latest information on employment rules, training opportunities and working practices. It also highlights the resources, schemes and incentives to help businesses recruit, employ and develop their people. There is guidance on topics such as employing overseas workers and apprenticeships.
Whether you are a first-time employer or taking on extra staff, there is practical guidance and financial assistance to tap into.
This section covers the statutory requirements for National Insurance, payroll and pensions as well as guidance on health and safety at work, holiday and sick pay and employment contracts.
Strong leadership and management is critical for the success of a business. Find the right free programmes, tools and resources to are available to help your business build up its skills.
Every business knows the value of a well-trained workforce. There are funding packages, allowances and grants designed to help you develop the skills of your workforce.
A growing number of companies are taking on apprentices. Find out how your business can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Flexible working can have many benefits, from improved staff morale to reduced levels of absenteeism. Find out your rights and responsibilities.
Digital Business Academy, launched today, aims to give you the business skills you need to succeed in a digital world through free online courses. Read more »