Archive for February 28th, 2011

Extend Small Business Internship Scheme, argues FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is asking that the Government extend a graduate internship scheme focused on small businesses which is due to come to an end in March. The FSB claim that the scheme run since 2009 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has been “highly successful” with one in four interns receiving the offer of a permanent position. Furthermore the FSB claim that the scheme would generate a £2 million return on the Government’s investment as well as offering a much needed opportunity for new graduates.

A spokesperson for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS) said that the scheme had been a “recession measure” and would be closed down as planned. The scheme was intended to provide subsidised internships in small businesses in “priority sectors” for 8,500 recent graduates.

The FSB have calculated that putting a further 5,000 graduates into the scheme would save the government £4.87 million in benefits and generate a further £5.4 million in income tax revenues from those given permanent jobs, thereby earning more than the £8 million the FSB calculate the extension of the scheme would cost.

John Walker, the FSB’s national chairman said

“The UK’s young people are the future of the economy, yet we are seeing youth unemployment approaching one million. It’s time the Government invested in this vital sector so that we don’t see a generation of youngsters consigned to the dole queue.”


George Grayson

Research and Policy Officer


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Tuesday 22nd March 2011



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Data Protection compliance is an essential legal requirement for all organisations.

The Information Commissioner has not been slow in using the enhanced powers to penalise organisations which fall foul of data protection legislation. Hertfordshire County Council became the first organisation to be fined £100,000 for sending a fax meant for a barrister’s chambers to a member of the public and another fax containing details of the care proceedings of 3 children to the wrong barristers’ chambers. As such training on data protection requirements and compliance is essential for all those engaged in or supporting the handling of personal data in the organisation.

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