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Student E-Newsletter - November 2017
Finalists announced for IAB UK and International Business and Skills Awards

The finalists for the IAB awards have been announced. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and to those who were shortlisted.

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IAB’s CEO to help design the Accounting T qualification

IAB Chief Executive Malcolm Trotter is one of a number of industry experts who is helping design the new Accounting T level qualification.

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Lib Dems propose FE financial help in ‘alternative Budget’

The government should introduce measures to redistribute revenue in favour of the young who “have been left behind for too long”, according to Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable.

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Levy drives down number of apprentices

The number of apprenticeships has fallen by almost two-thirds since the government introduced a levy on companies that was supposed to increase opportunities for young people.

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UK affected by 590 ‘significant’ cyber attacks in past year

The UK has been hit by more than 500 ‘significant’ cyber attacks in the last year, security chiefs have revealed. Experts at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) registered 1,131 incidents in the 12 months since the organisation began work in October 2016.

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Smartphone use falls among young for first time

The use of smartphones may have peaked as research suggests that young people have started using them less.

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International - World Bank revises down growth for six Western Balkan states

The World Bank revised down 2017 economic growth forecast for the Western Balkan region to 2.6 percent from the previous projection of 3.2 percent and warned fiscal discipline will be key to stable growth in the future.

The bank said it expected the region which comprises Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia to grow 3.3 percent in 2018 and 3.6 on the back of increase investment and consumption.

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