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Author: Cynnal Cymru

Trade union and co-working cooperative pledge to give power to the self-employed

The trade union, Community and indycube, a co-working social enterprise running a network of low cost desk space to independent and self-employed workers, have launched a new partnership to provide a comprehensive package of services and benefits for independent and self-employed workers across the UK. The new partnership is the first of its kind in trade union history and will offer attractive, bespoke services for the estimated 5 million self-employed workers in the UK. The partnership is the product of months of work by indycube and Community, in the knowledge that trade unions are currently simply not equipped to meet the specific needs of the growing numbers of independent and self-employed workers. The new platform, branded as ‘indycube Community’, offers all the best parts of Community’s traditional trade union support, such as expert legal advice and representation, but with additional specialist support on matters such as contract disputes, copyright law, intellectual property, and shareholder agreements, as well as many other areas relevant to self-employed workers. indycube Community will also offer business advice for starts up and freelancers, covering everything from invoicing and tax returns, to insurance and health & safety. One major additional benefit indycube Community will deliver for self-employed workers is a comprehensive invoice factoring service, to end the scourge of late payments and cash flow crises. Late payments currently leave UK small businesses and freelancers £26 billion...

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Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards!

Only 1 Week to Apply for the Sustain Wales Awards! BY Cynnal Cymru IN Built Environment, Business, Climate Change, Communities, Creative Industries, Economy, Education, Future Generations, Governance, Health and well-being, Living Wage, Natural Environment, Resource Management With only one week left to apply for the Sustain Wales Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver the seven national goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, contributing to the environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability of life in Wales. Our 2016 winners had some truly inspirational stories to tell with applications coming in lots of different shapes and sizes. From Halen Môn’s approach to resource reduction and biodiversity enhancement to the collaborative ‘Healthy Hillsides’ project, tackling wildfires in the South Wales Valleys to Dŵr Cymru’s ambition to reduce it’s carbon emissions through initiatives like Rainscape. Top tips on Writing a Winning Application Cynnal Cymru Sustainability Consultant and judge, Rhodri Thomas, shares some of his top tops when writing your application: Tell us what you have you changed as a result of your actions. What has made a real difference to your organisation, environment or your community. Provide facts and figures to back up your application. This can include financial savings or carbon...

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This September Be Involved, Be Proud and Be Tidy!

This September Be Involved, Be Proud and Be Tidy! Calling all groups, businesses, schools and organisations across Wales! This September, Keep Wales Tidy are asking you to Be involved, Be proud and Be Tidy to help clean up Wales in one of the country’s biggest clean-up campaigns! Be Tidy, supported by Coca-Cola European Partners, runs throughout the month of September and gives people of all ages the opportunity to volunteer and get together to help spruce up their local community. Find out how you can get involved on the Keep Wales Tidy...

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Public Health Wales – Our Space Team Scoop International Environmental Best Practice Award 2017

Public Health Wales – Our Space Team Scoop International Environmental Best Practice Award 2017 Public Health Wales’, Our Space team has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the International campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. They competed against more than 500 other nominations from across the World in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and they will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on November 6. As a result of this Green Apple Award success, they have been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement. They could also progress to represent their country in the Green World Awards 2018 and have 100 trees planted in their name as part of the United Nations Billion Trees initiative. The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation – an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute...

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Innovative Nutrition Foundation Makes Three High Profile Appointments

Innovative Nutrition Foundation Makes Three High Profile Appointments The Power of Nutrition, an innovative foundation created to generate new funding for nutrition and invest in high impact programmes to address undernutrition and stunting in Africa and Asia, is thrilled to announce three high profile appointments. These three senior individuals from the worlds of politics, international diplomacy and business will add significantly to thir ability to drive our work forward. The appointments – Lord Browne of Madingley as President, Mike Rann AC, CNZM as Board Chairman and Ertharin Cousin as Board Director – will help The Power of Nutrition to make continued progress as we accelerate our fundraising and investment programme. Lord Browne, former chief executive of BP, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, newly appointed Chairman of The Courtauld Institute of Art and outgoing Chairman of the Tate Gallery, has agreed to become the first President of The Power of Nutrition, stepping up from his previous role as Board Chairman. At the same time, Mike Rann, former Premier of South Australia, former Australian Ambassador to Italy and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and permanent representative and Board member of the World Food Programme, is taking on the Chairmanship of The Power of Nutrition Board of Directors. The Power of Nutrition is also delighted to announce the appointment of Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme until April...

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