Update on GB-EU Border Issues & GOV updates

Government publishes updated GB-EU Border Operating Model

The Government has ramped up preparations for the end of the transition period by publishing an updated Border Operating Model, which provides further detail on how the GB-EU border will work and the actions that traders, hauliers and passengers need to take.

This publication gives traders further information they need to prepare for the changes and opportunities as a result of leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union, and regardless of whether we reach a trade agreement with the EU.

The Border Operating Model is available here

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

We know that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a seismic effect on the economy, and that some apprentices have been made redundant without completing their apprenticeships, while others are at risk of redundancy. We know you will do all you can to support these apprentices and to assist you with this work the Department for Education have recently launched the Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices.

The service provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to individuals on the impact of redundancy, their options and next steps.

The service is made up of three main elements:

• Providing apprentices with advice and guidance on the impact of redundancy
• Signposting apprentices to local and national support services
• An apprenticeship vacancy sharing service to make redundant apprentices aware of new opportunities

The Department for Education are asking if you would be able to support redundant apprentices by sharing details of any apprenticeship vacancies you have.

Apprentices that have been made redundant may already have the valuable skills and experience that your organisation needs. They are eager to continue their apprenticeship, put their learning into practice and can give organisations a quick return on investment.

If you would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities, please visit Hiring an apprentice who has been made redundant or call 0800 015 0600 to find out more.