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Student E-Newsletter - December 2017
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

With the festive season upon us the IAB team would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year, and thank you for your continued support.

This year has been a successful one for the IAB and we hope it has been for you too. We look forward to continued success in 2018 and being able to offer you further support and services to help you. Please note that the IAB office will be closed over the Christmas period, from 4pm on 22nd December until we reopen on 2nd January.

We wish you an enjoyable break.

Autumn Budget 2017: some highlights

In a Budget statement he described as a “vision for Britain’s future”, Chancellor Philip Hammond opened his speech by pledging £3bn more for Brexit – so Britain was “prepared for every possible outcome”.

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Worthy winners recognised at IAB Awards

The House of Commons Terrace Pavilion was a fitting location for the IAB and IAAP International Business and Skills Awards 2017.

Click through to find out all the award winners

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IAB supports Micro Biz Matters Day

The IAB is once again throwing its support behind #MicroBizMattersDay. The event is a great way of recognising the ‘rocking’ things that micro businesses, their owners and staff achieve and the benefits they bring.

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Auto-enrolment age limit may be lowered to 18

The government is considering lowering the age for auto-enrolment to 18, with the aim of encouraging thousands of 18 to 21-year-olds to save for a pension.

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Taking exams can create risk to eyesight

Taking multiple exams over a long period could raise the risk of vision defects or even blindness, according to research showing prolonged stress raises the pressure inside the eyeball — a key risk factor for glaucoma.

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Nail that interview!

Simon Wicks of Butler Rose offers some top advice on getting through that all-important interview

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Unpaid internships ‘should be banned’, new survey finds

Most Britons would be in favour of a ban on unpaid internships of more than a month, according to a new survey. A poll by YouGov found that 72% of respondents supported stopping unpaid work placements, including 42% who “strongly support” a ban.

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Digital generation still want books and vinyl records

Young people raised on digital downloads are turning their backs on mp3s and e-readers and buying physical books, vinyl records and DVDs.

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International - Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) has lifted its economic growth forecasts as growth across the eurozone picks up.

It now expects the eurozone's economy to grow 2.4% this year, ahead of its previous guidance of 2.2%.

Read the full article on BBC News >
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