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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

18 December 2014

The BPIF would like to wish all their members a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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A new lease of life for print

17 December 2014

Monday 3 November saw the annual Print Power and Two Sides seminar in association with The Stationers' Livery Company. 120 delegates heard from a series of industry-leading experts how innovative applications are giving print a renewed lease of life, re-affirming print's position as a powerful medium within the communications mix that can stimulate response rates and return on investment. 

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Threat of retrospective VAT penalties for direct mail is averted

17 December 2014

Previously, we warned 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. This decision led many suppliers to charities and financial services businesses, which are unable to claim back or charge VAT, to use 'single sourcing' as a means of cutting out the VAT liability.

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President to continue precedent

President to continue precedent

12 December 2014

Gerald White, CEO Berforts Group, plans to carry on the good work that has gone before in his new role as BPIF President.

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Charles Jarrold joins the BPIF as new CEO

Charles Jarrold joins the BPIF as new CEO

10 December 2014

The BPIF are delighted to announce Charles Jarrold as their new CEO effective from January 5 2015. Charles has been involved in the print and media sector since the early 1990s. 

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BPIF welcomes support for smaller firms announced in Autumn Statement

03 December 2014

Small businesses will benefit from measures announced in today's Autumn Statement, says the BPIF.

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Steady as she goes for output and orders - confidence remains positive despite pricing concerns

Steady as she goes for output and orders - confidence remains positive despite pricing concerns

02 December 2014

Q3 proved to be a positive environment for growth in output and orders – both showed a slight improvement on their Q2 status. Almost half (49%) of printers increased output in the third quarter of 2014 according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.

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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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