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Lean Smart-Apps lead the way as Industry Learning Solutions Limited is announced a winner in UK 2019 Technology Innovator Awards by CV Magazine for its innovative Lean Bitesize learning linked to Industry 4.0 and Lean Smart Apps to help embed and sustain a lean culture within different manufacturing and service environments. cv-magazine.com/issues/technology-innovator-awards-2019




Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy 2018

2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards - Industry Learning Solutions Limited awarded Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy


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Energy News for Manufacturers from the CBM and EEF

Energy and Environment legislation from the budget

Introduction of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund and scrapping of Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) and related First Year Tax Credits (FYTC)


The good news is that government is finally delivering the industrial energy efficiency fund long requested by EEF and promised in last year’s manifesto, but it comes at the cost of tax breaks/credits for energy and water efficient technologies under the ECA and FYTC schemes. The swap is revenue neutral, and will provide a £315m fund to be spent over the next five years on energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies. The details of the fund are still being worked out but it is likely that it will be targeted at higher energy users. There will be more stakeholder engagement in the next few months.

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  • Tuition fees will be frozen and living cost loans will be increased

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    07/23/2019 12:33 PM

    This morning the Universities Minister has confirmed that tuition fees will be frozen and living cost loans will be increased for students starting higher education courses in 2020/21. These arrangements for 2020/21 are being announced this summer so that students to have the assurances they need when applying to university for 2020/21. The Government is conducting its major review of post-18 education and funding and will carefully consider the independent panel’s recommendations ... +Read More



  • World-renowned hair stylist to the stars @PaulEdmonds217 chosen for key hair and beauty #apprenticeships role

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    07/23/2019 12:30 PM

    Today (July 23) Paul Edmonds has been appointed as Chair for the Institute’s Hair and Beauty Route Panel. Paul and his team have worked on some of the most iconic and best-loved TV series and films of recent years. Besides being a full voting member of BAFTA Paul is also the Official Hair Partner of the film awards since 2018. Paul owns two award-winning salons in the heart of London and has mentored other well-known stylists ... +Read More



  • Anne Milton resigns as Skills Minister just before Boris Johnson is announced as Prime Minister

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    07/23/2019 10:03 AM

    Prior to the announcement of the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Anne Milton resigned as Skills and Apprenticeship Minister. Anne Milton has held the post since June 2017 and explained in a Tweet earlier today.  Anne Milton has resigned due to “grave concerns about leaving the EU without a deal” Please see Anne Milton's Tweet and Letter of resignation below: Having abstained in the vote last week, today I have resigned from the ... +Read More



  • Apprenticeship #levy has failed to increase investment in workplace training and needs urgent reform

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    07/23/2019 09:07 AM

    New research underlines case for a more #flexible training levy The Government made an empty promise when it said the apprenticeship levy would boost the amount of money employers spend on workplace training, a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, finds. Addressing employer under-investment in training – the case for a broader training levy reveals that fewer than a third (31%) of levy paying employers ... +Read More



  • National Young Engineer Champions to Compete in China

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    07/23/2019 08:59 AM

    Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year from Loughborough Schools Foundation in the East Midlands will be competing in one of the biggest international science competitions in China.   Grace Lord, Brendan Miralles, and Aalia Sellar will be showcasing their ‘Music Splash’ app, which uses machine learning to analyse music recitals and provide tailored suggestions to improve performance.  They say ‘Music Splash’ helps “guides you to instant perfection and is like a music ... +Read More




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