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Flight cancellations cause disruption to workplaces With cancelled flights and delays at airports preventing employees from arriving back in the UK in time for their scheduled return to work after their holidays, we look at the implications for employers.

Halston Group is a collective of companies and initiatives, with a B2B marketing agency at its core. Halston Group is awakening conversation in technical industries, igniting inspiration and creating radical change. The company is a tight-knight group of industry experts, with years of experience in heavy, technical, and sustainable industries. The umbrella brand encompasses Sustainability Partnerships, Halston B2B, Mercury and RegTech Talks.

In 2020/21, 822,000 employees reported suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, with over half of these reporting that this was made worse by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to tackle workplace stress by completing stress risk assessments. It’s one of the most effective ways to address workplace stress, keep your employees happy and safe, and reduce absences!

The US and EU issued a joint statement after a top-level meeting of the Trade and Technology Council, which was set up last year.

The two sides committed to exchange information and explore opportunities for collaboration in R&D, notably for Artificial Intelligence, telecomms beyond 5G and 6G, and quantum computing.  Common approaches towards 6G international standards are particularly relevant, they said.

EU-Japan joint statement

The EU and Japan have pledged closer geo-political and economic ties.  A joint statement issued last month, but little-reported in the UK, addresses the Ukraine crisis, calling for Russia to withdraw its troops, and pledges closer economic co-operation.

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind all members that you continue to have free and unlimited access to the Lloyds Bank International Trade Portal giving you access to a wide range of trade data and information to support your business at home and overseas.

The International Trade Portal can help you and your business in many ways including but not limited to:

Events: NCSC Digital Lofts

Everyone can do something to improve their cyber security, you don't have to be from an IT or technical background.

The NCSC are here to help you understand what actions you can do to improve your own and your organisation's cyber security.

We are running a number of 1 hour webinars in June specifically aimed at small organisations, although anyone is welcome to join. 

T Levels 

City & Guilds in partnership with EAL have been awarded to be the delivery partner for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (The Institute) to develop the new T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs) in Engineering and Manufacturing.

The development of the TQs is underway, with first teaching of these new qualifications to take place from September 2022.  

The three TQs we are developing are:

Please find a link below to Standards Update Booklet which provides the following information:

·       The BSI committees the MTA attends

·       The standards under revision in each committee

·       The development stage of each standard under revision.

As you may already be aware, one of the services that we offer is free access BSI standards through the British Standards Online (BSOL) system.

 We are working with BSI to provide some complimentary training on the 17th June 2022 from 11:00 to 11:30 am to ensure that you are able to obtain the maximum value from this system. The training is designed to help you do the following: