New degree to help exporters trade
Qualification to provide skills to succeed in international business
A new foundation degree is being offered in Peterborough to help exporters succeed in international business. The initiative is spearheaded by the Institute of Export, based at Lynch Wood, in Peterborough, andhasbeendeveloped with Anglia Ruskin University.
Employershaveuntil September 21 to sign up to the two-year, online FdA Professional Practice in International Trade course.
It is the first qualification of its kind and equips students with the professional and academic skills to suc- ceed in international business.
The course is suitable for professionals working in export, import or trade, regardlessofindustryorsector, with students learning alongside others fromall areas of global trade practice. Students also benefit from a growing academic and business network as they progress.
LesleyBatchelor, theinstitute’s director general, said: “In a rapidly changing global economy, we face a skills crisis as businesses find staff increasingly lackingthepractical knowledgeneededininternational trade.
“This Foundation Degree is designed to equip graduates for real-life situations, with assignments and tutors focused on the situa- tions faced every day in the workplace. The course enables flexible learning at apace appropriate to each student, while ensuring graduates are equipped to tackle the chal- lenges of modern business andensure their careers develop as fully as possible.”
Toapply visit http://www. export.org.uk/foundationdegree-application-request You are right that the rules relating to ISAs have changed. From April 2015 savers have been able to pass on the value of their own ISA allowance to their spouse or civil partner after their death.
Previously their ISAallowance would have been lost on their death, and could not be passed on to their spouse or civil partner.
The rules are not entirely straightforward so you will need to seek advice about the particular account held by your late husband.
You might approach both theorganisationwheretheac- count is held as well and consider taking specialist legal advice to ensure that the account is dealt with as you will want to maximise your own ISA allowance.
Lesley Batchelor, director general of Peterborough’s Institute of Export.