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IOL South & Channel Islands

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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

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South & Channel Islands Regional Events

South & Channel Islands Regional News

IOL Freelance Professionals Cooperative - UPDATE

IOL Freelance Professionals Cooperative - UPDATE

IOL Freelance Professionals Cooperative - UPDATE

- In the world of HSE this document has a profound effect on those of us who are classed as Limb B workers and our use of PPE in the workplace. See: https://www.hse.gov.uk/ppe/ppe-regulations-2022.htm

- Activities Industry Mutual (AIM) has been running a questionnaire for members about where providers are required to have £10m insurance rather than the previous £5, which is now seeming to be commonplace.

- In associated sectors to ours, there are still strong campaigns going on to protect workers' rights.
See: https://iwgb.org.uk/en/page/stop-the-cycle-training-cuts

- IR35 and tax changes rumble on but don't seem to have come to our shore yet.
See:
https://www.freelanceuk.com/news/16993-ir35-one-year-old-payroll-rules-are-dire-self-employment.shtml?fbclid=IwAR32QEfz0-i6YssvGi8-VWARnCBOIkiRGXAhHZ9GsHnOg8gUCq2dNz7CYog

- The government seems to have missed out on freelancers in their help over the cost of living.
See:
https://www.freelanceuk.com/news/16989-freelancers-left-out-cold-spring-statement-2022.shtml

 

The IOL is gearing up with AHOEC and BAPA to create the new organisation, encompassing all in OLA - update below:

- There has been some lively debate around this as the intricacies of how the subsections, interest groups and other membership organisations fit into, and under, this new body.

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South Committee

Contact IOL South & Channel Islands

Chair  -  Bryn Beach - Email Bryn

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright

 

Go to the South & Channel Islands Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.

 

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