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Increase in National Apprenticeship Wage for 2020

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an Apprentice. You must be at least: School leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage Aged 25 or over to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24...

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Good Documentation Practice for 2020

  This year's abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you when signing professional/legal documentation, etc. The concern is that fraudsters could easily manipulate a document dated "1/1/20" into "1/1/2018" or "1/1/2019." Writing the full date...

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Healthy Eating – Topic of the month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this January is Healthy Eating. Healthy Eating Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right...

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IPS Reopen Dates for 2020 – Happy New Year!

Christmas is only just a week away and IPS International will be closed for normal business over the festive period.   Do you need to know what dates we close and reopen? If you need to contact IPS, please be aware that the Northbank House, Rochester and Dover...

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IPS Fundraising Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019 For the third consecutive year, we have been involved in raising money for Macmillan. Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people...

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Don’t drink and drive – Topic of the month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this December is Don't Drink and Drive. Drinking and driving - the facts and figures In the UK in 2016: Provisional figures show that 230 people were killed, 1,250 were seriously injured and drink drivers slightly injured...

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019 11th–15th November

Anti-Bullying week takes place this week, a nationwide event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to raise awareness of bullying among children, especially in schools. It’s great that several activities and lesson plans have been created around this to get parents...

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 theme reveal

The theme behind the 13th Annual National Apprenticeship Week 2020 will be “Look Beyond” taking place from the 3rd - 7th February 2020. Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the ‘Look Beyond’ theme celebrates diversity and the value that Apprenticeships...

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Mental Health Awareness – Topic of Month at IPS

The Topic of the month at IPS International this November is Mental Health Awareness. What is ill Mental Health? Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions or disorders that affect mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples of mental illness include...

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