The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) conducted a week of ‘Sector’ themed campaign activity during w/c 16 August 2021.
The aim of this campaign was to draw attention to sources of sector-specific support available to SMEs to help them take green actions and commit to becoming net zero businesses, focusing on tech, retail and manufacturing.
This can now be viewed on the UK Business Climate Hub.
If you work within the event sector there is an initiative that will help you reach #netzero and join the #racetozero.
The ‘Road to COP 26 Event Sector Transformation’ is an initiative curated by Positive Impact which will provide support to at least 1000 SME’s within the event sector to make a net zero commitment and take action before COP26.
The initiative is supported by SME Climate Hub (a member of the UN Race to Zero Campaign) and aims to support events SMEs to join the UNFCCC Climate Action Framework for Events where there are some great free resources.
This follow-on session focused on the technologies and skills involved in
designing, installing, operating and maintaining heat networks:
Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.
Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.
The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.