Inprint Issue 50
June/July 2017

In this issue of Inprint there's a clear focus around the snap election and the work the BPIF is doing to lobby Government on issues affecting your businesses, including the launch of our new UK Printing - The Facts and Figures document (pp14-15) and our Pledge for Print campaign (p12) to gather support for print from candidates hoping to be elected. We also report on our input to the Graphics and Print Media Alliance's (GPMA) response to Government's Green Paper on industrial strategy (p4).

Our HR Advisers focus on how to stop dismissals from backfiring (p6) and BPIF Legal explain the power of collective bargaining (p7). Chemical safety is the topic of interest on page 8 with specialist advice from our Health and Safety Advisers and they also talk you through the dangers that could be lurking within your water systems (p5).

Our Infact section reports a better than expected start to 2017 for printing and packaging on pages 10-11 (don't forget to respond to the Printing Outlook surveys when they land in your inbox), and we remind members to start preparing for the expiry of the current ISO 9001 and 14001 versions (pp16-17).

A current hot topic - we discuss how businesses that aren't compliant with the incoming General Data Protection Regulations could face fines of up to €20m (pp20-21).

On page 26 our BPIF Apprentice Council share what they got up to for National Apprenticeship Week and we're happy to announce that the BPIF are on the newly introduced Register of Approved Training Providers.

We look forward to seeing you at the ever-popular BPIF Members' Day at the St Bride Foundation on 4 July and the All-Party Parliamentary Print Group Reception at the House of Lords (p29). And finally, for all the book printers out there, don't forget to enter the 2017 British Book Design & Production Awards by 30 June!

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Inprint Issue 50 Inprint Issue 50
June/July 2017
We discuss the BPIF’s new UK Printing – The Facts and Figures document and Pledge for Print campaign;
Inprint Issue 49 Inprint Issue 49
March/April 2017
In this issue of Inprint we advise members to check out the new Apprenticeship Service; we discuss absence policies, harassment and bullying;
Inprint Issue 48 Inprint Issue 48
December 2016/January 2017
In this issue of Inprint we take a look at the imminent Apprenticeship Reform; assess what sterling's decline means for UK printing;
Inprint Issue 47 Inprint Issue 47
September/October 2016
In this issue we provide a breakdown of Brexit; share results of Royal Mail MarketReach's research into response rates to mail;
Inprint Issue 46 Inprint Issue 46
June/July 2016
In this issue we look at what to expect at BPIF Members' Day; review the results of our Brexit survey;
Inprint Issue 45 Inprint Issue 45
February/March 2016
In this issue we look at the new National Living Wage; the incoming Apprenticeship Levy; how to get the most out of BPIF membership;
Inprint Issue 44 Inprint Issue 44
December 2015/January 2016
In this issue we include information on a new expert pool that has been created by the insolvency profession to help curb abuse of pre-packs.
Inprint Issue 43 Inprint Issue 43
September/October 2015
In this issue, we include information on the BPIF's argument for print in an inquiry into the long-term sustainability of British manufacturing, launched this February by the Manufacturing Commission.
Inprint Issue 42 Inprint Issue 42
June/July 2015
In this issue we look at new measures to tackle late payment. We report on ClimateCalc, the only international graphic standard for carbon calculation that measures the carbon impact of a primting company and its products.
Inprint Issue 41 Inprint Issue 41
March/April 2015
In this issue, we look at the BPIF's efforts, along with the Direct Marketing Association, to prevent HMRC from issuing retrospective VAT charges and penalties on the industry.
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