General Business Help & Support News England - 13.09.2021
Below is our weekly roundup of changes to government support information generally and for businesses, employers and the self-employed.
ICO consultation on data transferred outside of the UK
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is seeking responses on their draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance, which replace Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs).
The ICO's IDTA and associated documents form part of a wider UK package to assist international transfers, including supporting the government's approach to new adequacy assessments of third countries.
The consultation is split into three sections:
- proposal and plans for updates to guidance on international transfers
- transfer risk assessments
- the international data transfer agreement
The ICO is also asking for views on any relevant privacy rights, legal, economic or policy considerations and implications. Your responses will help them understand the practical impact of their proposed approaches on your organisations.
See: ICO consults on how organisations can continue to protect people’s personal data when it’s transferred outside of the UK | ICO
Helping employers with the Kickstart Scheme (Kickstart gateway)
There is now a link to the online application for adding more jobs or employers to your grant agreement (grant variation).
The Kickstart Scheme employer prospectus has also been updated and can be found here: Kickstart Scheme - A guide for employers (publishing.service.gov.uk)
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021. They’ll get funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021.
See: Help employers with the Kickstart Scheme (Kickstart gateway) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing
The general list of providers has been updated in the lists of and information about private providers who have self-declared that they meet the government’s minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer.
See: Private providers of coronavirus (COVID-19) testing - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants
The guidance has been updated to reflect the end of the fee waiver for applications to extend warrants of possession which expired due to the pandemic.
See: Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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