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Growth maintained at expense of prices and margins - cautious optimism permeating tough climate

Growth maintained at expense of prices and margins - cautious optimism permeating tough climate

30 July 2015

The second quarter of the year pushed on with an improved output performance – above expectations – but a slower rate of growth in orders. Compared to Q1, more printers in Q2 were able to increase output (41% compared to 33%), according to the latest Printing Outlook survey.

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UK Printing - The Facts and Figures

30 July 2015

Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF has published UK printing - the facts and figures. This flyer sets out detailed information on the structure of our industry by region and product, as well as covering its economic importance and its productivity.

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BPIF constitution reformed

22 July 2015

The BPIF Constitution is a formal document which establishes and governs the BPIF as an Unincorporated Association. It sets out the rules by which the Federation is run and enables all members to understand what is expected and how the Federation is managed. It is essential that the BPIF's constitution meets its needs. The BPIF constitution has existed- in one form or another- for over a century and has been amended many times to ensure its relevance.

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BPIF graduates make the industry proud

BPIF graduates make the industry proud

20 July 2015

The first of its kind; the BPIF Level 5 Graduation Ceremony took place at One Great George Street on Thursday 2 July.

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Find out how an apprentice can benefit your company

20 July 2015

SME's in the printing industry are employing the largest number of apprentices; as discovered by a recent Close Brother Business Baraometer survey. 

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Are your internal systems ready for Windows 10?

Are your internal systems ready for Windows 10?

20 July 2015

The BPIF are offering a Windows 10 on-site test service to ensure that all your internal applications are compatible with the new system.

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Are you gambling with your staff's health?

14 July 2015

BPIF Consultancy have refreshed 3 services that are core to your business. These services have been selected specifically for the industry and are competitively priced, offering great value solutions for your health and safety needs.

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Charles Jarrold, BPIF CEO, comments on Conservative's summer budget

Charles Jarrold, BPIF CEO, comments on Conservative's summer budget

09 July 2015

The first budget under a pure Conservative Government for nearly 20 years promised to put Britain firmly on the path from a high tax, high welfare society to a lower tax, lower welfare society. For businesses the budget offered reduced corporation tax, permenant investment allowances and plans to cut National Insurance contributions. Delivery of quality apprenticeships is an issue that is of real relevance and concern to our members - we’re therefore particularly pleased to see the manifesto commitment to 3 million apprenticeships reiterated - more below.

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The BPIF celebrate with the industry in Westminster

03 July 2015

The 2 of July saw the BPIF host three highly attended events across the course of the day.

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The paper industry - an update

25 June 2015

On the face of it, the dramatic demise of Paperlinx appeared to be another of those situations that our diverse and resilient industry has adapted to, with the supply requirement being redistributed across existing channels. 

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Offset vs Digital - new Smithers Pira Research

Offset vs Digital - new Smithers Pira Research

22 June 2015

The issue of direct competition between digital and offset printing is a daily occurrence for print service suppliers, in determining which process they should use for a particular job.

Take part in this survey on Offset Vs Digital Printing and you will gain valuable insights into the transition between offset and digital printing – plus a free Smithers Pira ebook on this subject.

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Is your company website mobile friendly?

18 June 2015

Google changed its search engine rules on April 21 2015, which has drastically affected websites that do not have a responsive design and so are not mobile friendly. This update will be rolled out in all languages across the globe.

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HMRC finally issues new guidance on VAT treatment for direct mail

18 June 2015

HMRC have recently published an update clarifying, at long last, HMRC's position on the VAT treatment of postage and other direct mail services. 

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New law on access to finance will benefit small businesses

15 June 2015

In one of the last items of business conducted by the previous Parliament, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015* received Royal Assent on 26 March, just under two years after it was first published in draft. This wide-ranging Act received cross- party support during its passage through Parliament.

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New measures to tackle late payment introduced

15 June 2015

In February, former Business Minister Matthew Hancock MP announced that the government-backed Prompt Payment Code will now promote 30-day payment terms as standard, with a 60-day maximum limit. Unless signatories can prove exceptional circumstances for longer terms, they will be removed from the Code.

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Show me the money

Show me the money

12 June 2015

If your business is in need of finance, it helps to know what is available. The UK Treasury (with Ulster Business) sums up your options.

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What's next? BPIF offer Masters level programme for the print industry

What's next? BPIF offer Masters level programme for the print industry

12 June 2015

BPIF believe excellent training is vital to ensure our industry thrives and we feel that this should be continuous, allowing employees at all levels the chance to learn. So, as our Graduate Management Programme learners order their gowns and get ready for their graduation on the 2 July we launch our latest offering; a MSc Management in partnership with Management Development Centre (MDC).

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CBI sees solid, steady and sustainable economic growth ahead

CBI sees solid, steady and sustainable economic growth ahead

11 June 2015

The British economy is on a firm footing, having grown faster than previously thought in 2014 and with solid, steady and sustainable growth predicted into 2016. That’s according to the CBI’s latest economic forecast.

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Find out how BPIF Legal can work for you

Find out how BPIF Legal can work for you

20 May 2015

In January of this year, the BPIF became the first Trade Association to own a law firm with the launch of BPIF Legal Ltd; your guide through the maze of business law.

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2015 - Call for Entries

British Book Design and Production Awards 2015 - Call for Entries

19 May 2015

Recognising excellence, bestowing acknowledgement and prestige. The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association and The Bookseller are calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2015. 

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