BITC Scotland highlights importance of Scotland becoming a Good Food Nation at Holyrood event

The event forms part of the Food for Thought Programme, a partnership between Education Scotland, Scottish Government and BITC Scotland.

The programme was established in 2013 and supports schools with their food education plans which has significant wider impacts on their learning outcomes. Since being created, almost a thousand schools have benefited from this partnership.

REC becomes Ban the Box employer

Ban the Box calls on UK employers to give ex-offenders a fair chance to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process. Today we are delighted to announce REC,  the Recruitment and Employment Confederation as the latest signatory.  


Solving the challenge of plastic waste on the environment

The impact of plastic waste on the environment, wildlife and human health has been brought to life by Sky’s Ocean Rescue Campaign and the TV series Blue Planet 2 over recent weeks and months. There is now a huge public appetite to make a difference.The discussion with HRH clearly demonstrated that progress has been made over the last year.

New action plan launched to help employers act on rising in-work poverty

With financial concerns affecting the performance of workers across the UK, Business in the Community, with input from forward-thinking companies such as Starbucks, Royal Mail and integrated facilities management company Sodexo, has today launched an action plan for business to be part of the solution.