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Council launches new FREE recruitment service – Westminster Works

Westminster City Council’s new recruitment service for hospitality and leisure businesses – Westminster Works – launches today, 10 October, and you can sign up for this now.

We have been working with Westminster and our fellow Westminster Business Improvement Districts on this initiative to try and develop a new approach to encourage more people to seek employment in these vital sectors of our economy.

To access the service, hospitality and leisure businesses must sign up to the Westminster Works pledge of respect, reward and progression for employees. Businesses that sign the pledge will be free to advertise their job vacancies and have full access to the services of a specialist recruitment team dedicated to promoting Westminster Works to job seekers across London.

Businesses can sign-up to the scheme in advance of the launch by visiting the new website www.westminster.works.com  or, for more details, contact howard@stepahead.co.uk

Westminster Works is a Westminster Council initiative, designed by Westminster BIDs and delivered by town centre vitality agency, Attis Towns, and recruitment agency, Step Ahead.

Tax Free Shopping

Also to note, we were delighted to hear the Chancellor’s decision to restore tax-free shopping and extend it to visitors from EU states – a move we have been supporting through a variety of advocacy campaigns. According to information set out in the Government’s recently announced Growth Plan, a modern, digital, VAT-free shopping scheme will be introduced with the aim of providing a boost to the high street and creating jobs in the retail and tourism sectors. For more information, including likely timescales for restoration, visit Association of International Retail.

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