HIT Scotland New Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme

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HIT Scotland have recently announced they are launching a new Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme which will be funded by the Scottish Government. The programme has been designed to motivate and develop top talent in order to help with the recovery from the significant impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had across the Tourism and Hospitality sectors in Scotland. …

Moray Chamber Announces Two New Appointments

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Moray Chamber of Commerce has announced two new employees to their growing organisation. Based in their new Elgin Office, the new roles include Operations Manager and Administrator, both of which will support Chief Executive Sarah Medcraf. Kara Stewart, newly appointed Operations Manager and previous General Manager of the Craigellachie Hotel, brings a wealth of hospitality and business knowledge from her …

Never used the immigration system? TalentScotland are hosting useful webinars

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To help navigate the significant changes to UK immigration law and how these changes may affect access and retention of talent and recruitment plans going forward, TalentScotland is hosting webinars aimed at Scottish based SMEs who may be new to the immigration system, as well as for those companies who already hold a sponsor licence, listed below. The dates for …

Questionnaire for Moray UHI Student Dissertation

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A Quantitative Investigation of any Financial Implications within Small/Medium Enterprises in Moray, due to introduction of the Compulsory Pension Scheme. We’re delighted to help Karla Houghton collect data for her dissertation at Moray College UHI. Please spare a few minuted to complete this questionnaire: CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE 

APPRENTICESHIPS – DEC UPDATE

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The Apprenticeship Workstream has been meeting regularly to look at issues that affect apprenticeships, at all levels.  The workstream contains members from Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Education Scotland as well as DYW representatives from SG, Glasgow, Western Isles, Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway. This has allowed DYW to have dialogue with our partners as to what employers we engage …

Preparing for EU Exit and Chamber Customs

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With the EU Exit fast approaching you will need to be as prepared as you can be. We can confirm that customs documentation will be a requirement from 1st January 2021, with or without a trade deal with the EU. Please see below some useful links and attached check list which you may find helpful. https://www.gov.uk/transition UK tariffs from 1 …

CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME DEADLINE

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A MESSAGE BELOW FROM HMRC REGARDING THE CJRS We wanted to remind you that the extended version of the scheme now has monthly claim deadlines, which may be of interest to your members. We’re now at one week to go until the first deadline – employers must submit any November claims no later than 14 ‌‌December. CJRS claims must now be …

ANOTHER WIN FOR SNAWSTORM

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Snawstorm Vodka has done it again! This time in the form 93 points and a gold medal at the 2020 USA Spirits Rating Awards. Spirits from over 45 countries participated and their vodka was amongst the highest scoring in the category. A true testament to their unique spirit and the attention to detail that goes into making it. Both Snawstorm Gin & Vodka …

Exporting: Actions you need to take – webinar

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WEBINAR FROM HMRC: The UK transition period ends on 31/12/20. If your business exports goods to the EU from Great Britain or you represent businesses who do, you’ll need to be prepared for some changes that will come into effect from 1‌‌‌‌‌ ‌January 2021. We understand these are challenging times, but it is important to make sure that your business …