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Why enter the Responsible Business Awards 2019?

13 November 2018 - 12:00am
Enter the Responsible Business Awards 2019 >> We’ve been celebrating Responsible Business for over 20 years with Business in the Community and we’d like to share some of the benefits of entering the 2019 Responsible Business Awards with you....
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Equal Lives: At home and at work

7 November 2018 - 11:55am
Read the full findings of our Equal Lives report  >> The Equal Lives report published today, in partnership with Santander, has found that men want more support from...

Budget 2018: Revitalising UK high streets could boost communities around the country

29 October 2018 - 5:55pm
Budget 2018:  Revitalising UK high streets could boost communities around the country In response to the Chancellor announcing plans to revitalise Britain’s high streets in today’s Budget, Andy Melia, head of place and impact at Business in the Community comments on the potential to boost...

Budget 2018: Investment in green spaces generates real business benefits

29 October 2018 - 5:37pm
Budget 2018:  Investment in green spaces generates real business benefits   In reponse to the Chancellor pledging £60m in spending to plant trees in both urban areas and the countryside in today’s Budget, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community comments on how putting a...

Budget 2018: Businesses must address the link between mental health, financial insecurity and productivity

29 October 2018 - 4:10pm
In response to the Chancellor announcing an increase in mental health spending in today’s Budget, Louise Aston, wellbeing director at Business in the Community comments on the need for businesses to focus on preventative measures and acknowledge the link between financial stress and poor mental...

The Race at Work Charter: Practical help to tackle racial barriers in the workplace

26 October 2018 - 3:49pm
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, explains why the new Race at Work Charter is an important step towards improving outcomes for BAME employees   Today Business in the Community in partnership with the government is proud to be launching the Race at Work Charter,...

Strategic vision will only become a reality by working together

17 October 2018 - 6:44am
'I warmly welcome the launch of this strategic vision as a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of Blackpool over the next decade. It builds on the hard work and regeneration initiatives that have borne fruit in the town over the past ten years, despite the twin challenges of austerity...

Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership launches plan to grow Blackpool economy by £1bn by 2030 and create and safeguard 10,000 jobs

17 October 2018 - 12:01am
The Blackpool economy could grow by £1bn by 2030 with the creation and safeguarding of 10,000 jobs with the support of national Government, according to a Blackpool town prospectus, published today by the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership.    The Blackpool 2030 town prospectus also outlines the...
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The retail sector's approach to ex-offenders needs a rethink

12 October 2018 - 12:06pm
Find out more about Ban the Box and sign up >>  The retail industry employs more people in the UK than any other private sector industry, providing 4.9 million...
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Mental Health at Work: Much remains to be done

8 October 2018 - 7:00am
Tony Wood, Partner and UK Managing Director at Mercer Marsh Benefits, says the results from the latest Mental Health at Work report show progress is being made but there’s still a long way to go...