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BSA engages with the Scottish Government on apprenticeships

  • BSA staff
  • 26 Aug 2016
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The BSA has responded to the Scottish Government consulation on the UK apprenticeship levy on behalf of our members. BSA full members employ over 17,000 apprentices across the UK and provide around 845,000 days of training each year. The business services sector considers apprentices to be a key part of their workforce and provides schemes across...

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BSA comment on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement

  • BSA staff
  • 25 Nov 2015

Commenting on today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement by the Chancellor, the BSA’s chief executive, Mark Fox, said: “The Chancellor’s statement sets a sustainable forward path. The private sector has a key role to play in growing the UK economy and delivering public services. The BSA will continue to work closely with all central government departments...

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BSA responds to Spending Review 2015

  • BSA staff
  • 8 Sep 2015

The BSA has published its submission to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spending Review 2015, which will be delivered on 25th November. The BSA believes that to make the significant savings in the non-protected departments and to cope with rising demand in the protected ones, more imaginative redesigning of the state is needed. Notable...

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BSA Blog: Party manifestos and the outsourcing industry

  • BSA staff
  • 27 Apr 2015

Blog by new policy advisor Michael Rose for the BSA With just two weeks to go until Britain’s voters head to the polls in what is anticipated to be the tightest general election in decades, the political parties have now laid out their programmes for office. Normally the principal focus would be on Labour and the Conservatives, the two parties traditionally...

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UK business services sector: a national growth engine

  • 4 Feb 2015
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An article written by the BSA has been published in Outsource magazine. Revealing the impact of the business services sector at national, regional, and parliamentary constituency level, showing the sector as an engine for growth across the UK. The full article can be found here: http://outsourcemagazine.co.uk/uk-business-services-sector-a-national...

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Oxford Economic report sets out the economic contribution of the business services sector

  • 2 Feb 2015
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The BSA has published a report - commissioned from Oxford Economics - setting out the economic contribution of the business services sector to the UK economy, at the national, regional, and constituency level. The sector is made up of five categories – FM, Business Process Outsourcing, IT and digital services, construction services and front-line...

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BSA EVENT: Trade Opportunities in Service and Infrastructure Projects

  • 11 Sep 2014
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On Monday 6 October 2014, the BSA will be holding an event in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP on Trade Opportunities in Service and Infrastructure Projects. The keynote speaker will be Crispin Simon who, until recently, was the Managing Director responsible for Trade Development at UKTI. Topics for discussion: The practicalities...

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BSA responds to Budget 2014

  • 19 Mar 2014
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“#Budget2014 supports growing and recovering economy. Some good measures for business to welcome. Big & welcome changes on pensions & tax.”

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BSA publishes updated Mythbusters

  • 10 Mar 2014
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This document uses evidence to dispel commonly cited myths about the work of BSA members. It is updated regularly to ensure the myths addressed are topical and is intended as a useful guide for members. Mythbusters - March 2014....

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