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Take a master class in the opportunities available through the Energy Efficiency Directive

20 November 2014

The European Union has set an ambitious goal of improving energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. BPIF Associate Schneider Electrics offer a masterclass where they outline what opportunities are available.

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Let us take the headache out of auto-enrolment

18 November 2014

The government's regulator for pensions is getting tough on employers and so far has investigated 590 companies and issued 163 compliance notices for failing to meet their auto-enrolment duties.

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VAT and bulk mail postage

18 November 2014

Members may have seen recent reports suggesting that direct mail suppliers could face backdated VAT bills following HMRC's decision in April 2012 to strip bulk mail of its VAT-exempt status.

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UK living wage increases

18 November 2014

The living wage in the UK has been increased by 20p, and it now stands at £7.85 per hour for those outside London. The rate in London will rise from £8.80 to £9.15 per hour; an increase of 4%, as announced by Boris Johnson earlier this month.

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Overtime and holiday pay - the end of the road?

06 November 2014

On 4 November the long-awaited decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Bear Scotland v Fulton & Others was released.

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Creditsafe responds to BPIF concerns at credit rating downgrades

31 October 2014

Creditsafe CEO Cato Syversen has replied to a letter from BPIF in which we voiced concerns at the impact on many UK printing companies of the recent upgrade made to the company's credit ratings model.

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Protect our Apprenticeships-Print Industry Apprenticeship Trailblazer

30 October 2014

An employer led submission, with support from the BPIF, was made in July to government to develop new Apprenticeship Standards for our industry.

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BPIF voices concerns to Creditsafe following credit rating downgrades

27 October 2014

The upgrade of Creditsafe's credit rating model has impacted UK printing companies.

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BPIF Associate Prismm Environmental explain how new UK waste regulations could affect BPIF members

27 October 2014

Prismm Environmental is the Facilities Management Operation that works with the BPIF to ensure its members receive the most suitable waste service to their business. They explain below how an amendment to the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC could affect your business.

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Print specific insurance offers BPIF Members benefits

24 October 2014

Members have access to a range of business insurance products designed specifically for the printing industry which feature exclusive benefits for BPIF members. 

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Congratulations to PrintWeek Award Winners

24 October 2014

The PrintWeek award were held at The Grovesnor Hotel in London, at a glittering event hosted by Jimmy Carr, celebrating the best in thte UK printing industry.

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The Changing Shape of UK Manufacturing

The Changing Shape of UK Manufacturing

24 October 2014

The BPIF represented the UK Printing Industry at recent conference coordinated jointly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).  It featured a range of talks from users, producers and suppliers of business statistics, not just from central government and the devolved administrations, but also local government, media, industry representatives and researchers.

The day included engaging discussions about how manufacturing has changed in the UK, highlighting current trends, and how the ONS are measuring these changes.

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BPIF seeks forward-thinking CEO

20 October 2014

The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. They are passionate about the industry and their members. 

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British Book Design and Production Awards to be presented by the much acclaimed John Lloyd

20 October 2014

Brought to you by BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association, the British Book Design and Production Awards will be held on Thursday 20 November 2014 at the prestigious Grange St Paul's Hotel.

We are delighted to announce the Awards will be presented by the man behind some of the most successful and well-loved TV and radio of the last three decades, John Lloyd.

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HRH The Duke of York, KG encourages print companies to develop their businesses through apprenticeships

20 October 2014

Senior staff from The Printing Charity and other businesses in print-related industries met at Hackney Community College where they took part in a discussion led by HRH The Duke of York, KG on the benefits of hiring apprentices.

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Environmental law change as of 1 January 2015

14 October 2014

Important notice to all members regarding changes to Environmental Law  

From January 1st 2015, new UK waste regulations will require all businesses to separate recyclable material (paper, plastic, metal and glass) from other waste. This amendment to the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC is to ensure improvement to the quality and quantity of recycling across the UK.

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See how you can measure your footprint with a ClimateCalc demo

14 October 2014

This tool will enable a company to measure its site company footprint and the footprint of an individual product. And by changing substrates it can potentially offer one product with alternative footprints; something else to talk to a customer about rather than purely price.

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Climb of Life 2014

24 September 2014

It's that time of year again for some 120 trekkers to battle the British elements and climb an array of mountain peaks (with many of the stronger groups attempting High Street from several different angles) in the Lake District in aid of the Institute of Cancer Research.

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Memorial Service for Print's Champion, Kathy Woodward

12 September 2014

Please join us on the 16th October 2014 to celebrate Kathy's life and her contribution to our Industry. The memorial will take place at St Brides Church, London, with the service running from 11.30am to 12.30pm, please arrive from 11.00am. This will be followed by refreshments at the Punch Tavern, Fleet Street.

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EU Business Trends and Transformation

EU Business Trends and Transformation

11 September 2014

InfoTrends are conducting a survey of the European Graphic Industry in co-operation with the BPIF and Intergraf.

InfoTrends is a market research firm specialising in the printing industry. They are conducting a survey of print services providers to better understand your current business condition, future software investments, as well as workflow and business development needs.

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