Professional services

The apprenticeship levy and other issues to note this year

As well as cross-industry issues such as the apprenticeship levy, the waste management sector will be affected in 2017 by other matters, from waste crime to confusion over waste laws in the midst of Brexit, explains Chris James, chief executive ...

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The Apprenticeship Levy: the story continues

Information about the Apprenticeship Levy is being published in a series of instalments, much like a TV box set though perhaps with a little less excitement but still plenty to exercise the brain, writes Chris James, chief executive officer at ...


Public Contracts Regulations: everything you need to know

The result of the EU referendum has thrown into question the future of the procurement regime in the UK. However, until the UK has actually withdrawn from the EU, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 remain in force and the procurement rules are ...



Tax and the funding of WasteCos: Key points to consider

A WasteCo could be a positive solution for waste management organisations, but there are several matters to consider. Nigel Popplewell and Sam Sandilands from Burges Salmon look at tax issues surrounding the financing of insourcing, including rules ...


Companies need to plan for apprenticeship shake-up in 2017

There is a big shake-up in how apprenticeships will be funded in England from April 2017. With under a year to go before the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, companies need to be making plans, says Chris James, CEO, WAMITAB

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Appetite for change

From actively enforcing the waste hierarchy to simply encouraging companies, local ...