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Civil servants 'gagged' by new media rules

Civil servants ‘gagged’ by new media rules

According to the FDA union, civil servants are being silenced by new rules that change how they interact with the media... The change, which has...

Chancellor set to reveal pre-election Budget

Later today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is set to unveil his spending and taxation plans for the Budget... The speech, which is...
A future flood resilient built environment

A future flood resilient built environment

One in 6 homes are now under threat of flooding from rivers, sea and surface water. BRE’s Centre for Resilience is calling for a...
South Gloucestershire broadband extended

South Gloucestershire broadband extended

Fibre broadband coverage extends to 17,000 more homes and businesses across South Gloucestershire... The Great Western Broadband (GWB) partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, Wiltshire Council,...
Warm Up Bristol: City-wide energy efficiency

Warm Up Bristol: City-wide energy efficiency

A part of Bristol’s status as 2015 European Green Capital involves becoming the UK’s most energy efficient major city. Here, the Council outline their...
Thousands of people are struggling to buy property in Wolverhampton due to a chronic housing shortage...

Housing shortage hitting thousands in Wolves

Thousands of people are struggling to buy property in Wolverhampton due to a chronic housing shortage... A new report has revealed the scope of the...
Fixed Term Parliaments Act was a mistake

Fixed-Term Parliaments Act was a mistake

Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke has said setting fixed-term parliaments was a mistake... The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act formed part of a deal between the...
Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Employee health and well-being can make a significant difference to an organisations productivity and costs. Here Dr Jill Miller, Research Adviser at CIPD explains...
Minimum wage is set to increase by 20p

Minimum wage is set to increase by 20p

The government has announced the National Minimum Wage is set to increase by 20p from October... The National Minimum Wage is set to increase, it...
Top graduates encouraged to move into social work

Top graduates encouraged to move into social work

A new scheme aimed at enticing top graduates into social work has been launched in a bid to improve mental health services... The £1.6m programme...
High street chains will not commit to living wage

High street chains will not commit to living wage

An investigation conducted by The Independent has revealed that the big high street stores have not signed up to the living wage... The living wage...
Musculoskeletal disorders in the working population

Musculoskeletal disorders in the working population

Vern Putz Anderson from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details the risk...
More support for education career development

More support for education career development

Thousands of teachers will receive additional support to develop their careers and to improve teaching in the classroom... Welsh teachers will see measures put into...
SNP will bring positive changes for UK

SNP will bring positive changes for UK

The SNP will be a constructive force at Westminster after the General Election, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon... During a speech today the First...
Climate cooperation in Europe’s first macro-region

Climate cooperation in Europe’s first macro-region

Maxi Nachtigall, Adviser Sustainable Development, Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS sheds light on how the Baltic Sea Region is taking action to limit...
Social housing tenants have the right to move

Social housing tenants have the right to move

Under new plans social housing tenants will have the right to move in order to find employment... New regulations have been green lit that will...
Cancer services must adapt

Cancer services must adapt

The Public Accounts Committee said the NHS is struggling to meet demand for cancer services, and the drive to improve care has “lost momentum”... In...
National Express pledges living wage for UK workers

National Express pledges living wage for UK workers

Transport firm National Express is set to become an accredited living wage employer, paying workers more than the National Minimum Wage... National Express will become...
Housing costs impacts relationships

Housing costs impact relationships

According to a new survey, one in 10 UK adults feel they are stuck in an unhappy relationship because they cannot afford to rent...
Scotland facing GP recruitment crisis

Scotland facing GP recruitment crisis

The British Medical Association has called for action after claiming almost a fifth of GP practices in Scotland have a vacancy... According to figures released...

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