Newsletter Issue 34 – January 2024 

Issue 34 – January 2024

Welcome to the first edition of the Fast Forward Newsletter for the year! This month’s clickable highlights:

Fast Forward News

Industry and Legislative News

We want to hear from you! Share your feedback and requests for inclusions in this publication or any other part of the programme. Contact us today!

The Fast Forward Team


Diversity and Inclusion – New Control Point 3.5
Webinar Recording – NOW AVAILABLE!

Supplier (SEP) Training Sessions

The Supplier Engagement Programme (SEP) training sessions are now available to book through your Dashboard. This presents a valuable opportunity for both brands and suppliers to enhance their skills and maximise the benefits of our programme.

During these 2.5-hour training sessions, your business can gain essential insights on how to effectively navigate your dedicated dashboard and self-paced Core Standards training modules, ensuring you remain well-informed about the latest standards and industry practices.
Our training sessions are open to both SEP subscribers and Brand members.

At the conclusion of each session, we offer dedicated breakout sessions for suppliers and brands separately. This provides a unique space for peer-to-peer discussions, allowing you to address questions, overcome challenges, and explore opportunities within your business and supply chain. To explore the full agenda of this training session, click here.


Know the Chain Benchmark 2023 Published

Holiday pay and entitlement reforms from 1 January 2024

Employee National Insurance cut from 12% to 10%
from 6 January 2024

National insurance contributions paid by workers in the UK were cut from 12% to 10% with effect from 6 January 2024. The change means those earning the average salary of £35,400 will receive £450 more in their pay packet. 

Watch and short video and read more here

Just Good Work

Just Good Work is a free, interactive mobile app giving jobseekers and workers from the UK or abroad critical information and advice on recruitment and employment. The Fast Forward audit requires businesses to display the Just Good Work poster.

Posters are available to download for free in nine languages from the Fast Forward website: Albanian, Bulgarian, English, Croatian, Gujarati, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Ukrainian.


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