Weekly Round-Up


Here’s a round-up of some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

COVID Vaccination Passports and Retail

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested that the UK was moving towards a system of vaccine passports, although certain “essential areas” of life would be unaffected by it. Find out more about the MIA’s response at the link above.

The new Model Music Curriculum

The new Model Music Curriculum for Key Stages 1-3, published by the DfE on Friday 26th March, has already stimulated a diverse range of discussion across various platforms. Click the link above to read our thoughts on the working document.

The BRC Economic Briefing Report for March 2021

The British Retail Consortium has released its Economic Briefing Report for March 2021. The latest UK economic data has been significantly better than expected. GDP fell by 2.9% in January compared to December, beating expectations of a drop of 4.9%. OBR forecast in March that the UK economy would regain its pre-pandemic size in the Q3 2022, six months earlier than it forecast in November. Click on the link above to read more headline data.

Free Webinars hosted by experts for MIA Members

The MIA’s Trusted Business Support Helpline partner, Croner, are offering free webinars for MIA members that are hosted by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in their respective fields. The themes for April’s Webinars include the rules for re-opening in April, remote recruitment, COVID vaccines and conflict management.