Apprentices – the missed opportunity

Grants and help are available for small and medium businesses (SMEs) in Somerset taking on apprentices.

There has never been a better time to take on an apprentice. According to the government, 502,500 young people started an apprenticeship in the 2011/2012 academic year. Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: “…my message to employers is simple: apprenticeships make good business sense. I urge all employers to get involved.” Full Story: Read More

Landlords’ Forum – Thursday 25th October at Yeovil Rugby Club, Dorchester Road, Yeovil

South Somerset District Council is hosting its sixth in a series of Landlords’ Forums run in partnership with the National Landlords Association. The first five forums have been very well attended.
It is anticipated that this will be a very popular event because the coalition government is introducing Universal Credit, which could bring changes for landlords and tenants. Ian Potter – Head of Benefits and Revenues will be talking through the changes.