Press Releases


October 2016 - Millions suffering in silence: Mental Health at Work

2 August 2017 - 1:48pm
Employers across the UK are failing to provide adequate support to employees or equip managers with the skills to help them. More than three quarters (77 per cent) of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health in their lives, and for 62 per cent of employees work has been a...

February 2017- Jargon filled job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ stopping young people applying for their first job

1 August 2017 - 1:54pm
Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City & Guilds Group has found Over the past year, we asked young people aged 16-24 to rate the accessibility of over 65...

Business in the Community launch campaign to cut waste in UK workplaces

1 August 2017 - 1:49pm
Businesses urged to ‘go circular’ and refurbish, recycle and regenerate office waste A campaign to make UK workplaces more sustainable and less wasteful is being launched by the charity Business in the Community today with backing from businesses such as PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, Interserve, and...

Feburary 2017 - Business Champion for Older Workers calls for a million more older people in work by 2022

1 August 2017 - 1:39pm
Andy Briggs of Aviva sets out Business Champion vision to increase employment rate for 50-69 year olds. Every UK employer called on to increase the number of people aged 50-69 they employ by 12 per cent within 5 years UK employers tasked with removing age bias in retention, progression and...

New Chief Executive appointed for The Prince of Wales’ Responsible Business Network

28 June 2016 - 11:59am
Business in the Community today announces Amanda Mackenzie OBE as the fourth Chief Executive in its 34 year history. Read more.

Give & Gain Day poll shows that young people volunteer to get ahead at work

20 May 2016 - 8:00am
New research conducted by Business in the Community shows that young people aged 18 to 24 years old in Britain volunteer more than any other age group (57%) and are also using volunteering to further their career aims (38%) and gain new skills (48%). Read more.
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National Employee Mental Health Survey and Toolkit for Employers

16 May 2016 - 12:00am
Business in the Community marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week by launching the most comprehensive look at the UK's workplace mental health, plus free toolkit developed in partnership with Public Health England. Read more.
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BITC launch new campaign aiming to end disadvantage in youth recruitment

4 February 2016 - 6:33am
Future Proof, a new campaign and framework from Business in the Community to help businesses break down the barriers young people face in their recruitment processes launches today, backed by the City & Guilds Group. Read more.
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Arc celebrates job creation and northern expansion

9 December 2015 - 8:38am
Our social enterprise support programme, arc, today celebrated beating its job creation targets for London with HRH the Prince of Wales, and announced an expansion to Yorkshire. Read more.

Tackling working poverty has tangible business benefits

2 November 2015 - 10:51am
"Tackling working poverty has tangible business benefits” says Business in the Community Read more.





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