New de­gree to help ex­porters trade

Qual­i­fi­ca­tion to pro­vide skills to suc­ceed in in­ter­na­tional busi­ness

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business - By Paul Grin­nell paul.grin­nell@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTPaulGrin­nell

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.

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