ITS a hair thing - December 2021

Welcome to the December issue of ITS a hair thing!

Merry Christmas

It's astounding to realise that we are hurtling towards the close of another roller-coaster year! As always, Team ITS would like to thank each and every one of you for pulling together with us as a team, to secure the best outcomes for our apprentices. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Here's to a brighter 2022!

End Point Assessment success!

End Point Assessment success!

Team ITS extends huge congratulations to the following apprentices who passed their End Point Assessments in November:

Abigail, Charlie Brown (Distinction)
Savannah, Charlie Brown

ITS Office Christmas Closure

The ITS admin team are available between 9.00 and 16.30, Monday to Friday throughout December.

The office will close for the Christmas period at 1pm on Friday 24th December and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Update: COVID-19 rules

England's Covid rules are being strengthened in response to concern over the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.

How are England's rules changing?

  • From Tuesday, face coverings will once again be compulsory in shops and on public transport
  • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases will be required to self-isolate for 10 days. This is regardless of a person's vaccination status
  • Anyone entering the UK will require a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and will need to self-isolate until they have a negative result. The change will be brought in "as soon as possible" following agreement with the other UK nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
  • The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) - the UK's vaccine advisory body - will consider giving the booster vaccine "to as wide as group as possible". It will also reduce the gap between the second dose and booster
  • The PM said the new rules were temporary and would be reviewed after three weeks.

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards is the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar. It showcases the remarkable successes, creativity and resilience of the community over the last year.

This is your chance opportunity to show your business to a panel of leading business experts and gain national exposure for your business in the press and across social media.

The 12 diverse categories, including Community business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Wellbeing Award. Discover more here.

New laws and code to resolve remaining COVID-19 commercial rent debts

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be introducing the Commercial Rents (Coronavirus) Bill, to resolve the remaining commercial rent debts accrued due to the pandemic.

Commercial tenants are protected from eviction until 25 March 2022, thanks to government action last year to provide firms with breathing space and help protect jobs when certain businesses had to close in full or in part during the pandemic. This provides time for landlords and tenants to negotiate how to share the cost of commercial rent debts caused by the pandemic.

To align with the legislation, the Government is also issuing a Notice on County Court Judgements (CCJs), High Court Judgements (HCJs) and bankruptcy petitions that are issued against tenants in relation to rent arrears accrued during the pandemic.

These laws apply to commercial rent debts accrued by businesses that were mandated to close, either in full or in part, from March 2020 until the date restrictions were lifted for their sector. Debts accrued at other times will not be in scope.

For those businesses in scope, legislation establishes a legally binding arbitration process for commercial landlords and tenants who have not already reached an agreement. The arbitration process will follow the principles set out in the revised Code of Practice.

The result of the arbitration process will be a legally binding agreement that the landlord and tenant must adhere to, resolving rent disputes and helping the market return to normal as quickly as possible.

The Code of Practice applies across the UK. The legislation will apply to England and Wales, with a delegated power for Northern Ireland. Scotland has adopted an alternative approach to commercial evictions since the start of the pandemic, due to different property legislation and market conditions. Full details available here.

New campaign to 'Stop COVID-19 hanging around'

A new campaign launched on 5 November, across digital channels, radio stations and newspapers, demonstrating the importance of simple ventilation techniques to reduce the risks of catching COVID-19 this winter.

As part of a wider campaign, including national radio and press adverts, the key message will be to 'Stop COVID-19 hanging around'. The film clearly shows the difference in airflow and airborne particle movement when indoors in relation to COVID-19.

Read the full details.

We love to celebrate the achievements of learners and partner salons. Please let us know if you have something to share!

Congratulations! to the following apprentices who achieved their On Programme Tasks in November:

Lottie Friend
Shanna Dearlove
Kacey Austin
Daniella Dent
Lucy Evans
Bethany Milburn

Congratulations! to the following apprentices who are on track to achieve timely:

Erin Sharpin
Lucy Titheridge
Alyssia Kernot
Brooke Liddicott
Sydney Tabor
Amelia Oldman
Pia Jones
Lottie Friend
Rosie O'Neil
Lucy Mann
Lucy Evans
Hollie Lewry
Roisin Ashby
Ellie Nash
Evie Smith
Jessica Jordan
Lola Steede
Kiera Bancroft
Taylor Arentsen
Bethany Milburn

Welcome! to the following apprentices who joined programme in November:

Sinead Murphy
Tilly Harber
Tabitha Homan
Helen Haydock - Level 3 ACHP
Ellie Black
Samara Girdler- Blount
Annabel Hyde
Becs Jordan - Level 3 ACHP
Elise James
Sophie King
Billy Knight
Jessica Quinn

Welcome Back! To the following apprentice who has signed up to their Advanced and Creative Hair Professional:

Emily Stevenson

Welcome! to the following partner salons who joined our network in November:

ASHD Hairdressing
Z & Co Hair & Beauty
Re-engagement with David Sharon

Apprentice of the month!

Another month of incredible talent! and once again, an extremely hard task to select this month's winner. Team ITS extends huge congratulations to from Ellie from Perfection (Slide number 30) who has been voted Apprentice of the Month!

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Have a great month!

Kind regards
Lauren Pullen
Head of Provision
Inter Training Services Ltd
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