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Bid to EU secures funds for UK

Oh, irony of ironies … The UK has secured £31 million in funding through the European Union’s mobility package to assist the UK’s coronavirus response. The UK’s successful bid was £31,024,734 (€34,047,679). This will fund some of the costs associated with the transporting of equipment and items of personal protective […]

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Citizens Advice on evictions as ban comes to an end

The ban on evictions comes to an end this weekend, and new figures from Citizens Advice suggest that concern is building amongst renters about the possibility of losing their home. The number of people seeking help from Citizens Advice about issues to do with private rented properties increased by 43% […]

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Money for social care sector in which 19,384 died of Covid-related illness Mar-Jun

About time, too, you may say. Care providers in England will benefit from over half a billion pounds extra funding to reduce COVID-19 transmission and help protect residents and staff throughout winter. The Infection Control Fund, set up in May, has now been extended until March 2021, with an extra […]

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Redundancy? Check your rights …

This week marks the cut-off point for companies to launch consultations if they want to make 100 or more workers redundant before the furlough scheme ends. Citizens Advice, which is helping someone every two minutes with one-to-one redundancy advice, is urging workers to check their rights are being protected. The […]

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Five ways to drive traffic to your website

Having a solid online marketing campaign is intrinsic to your success as a business. However, due to the vastness of the internet, it can sometimes feel as though it is an impossible task to get noticed and drive traffic to your website, and therefore climb the search engine ranks. To […]

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Why a UK ‘cycling and walking revolution’ won’t reduce car travel

David Metz, UCL UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced £2 billion to create thousands of miles of protected bike lanes and pedestrian space. There are lots of good reasons to encourage walking and cycling – active travel, as it’s called. The pandemic necessitates social distancing on public transport, which […]

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Six million fall behind on bills because of coronavirus

One in 9 people, the equivalent of 6 million people across the UK, have reported falling behind on household bills because of coronavirus according to new research from Citizens Advice. With protections against eviction for renters and the ban on face-to-face bailiff collection both ending this weekend, the charity warns […]

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New initiative in nurse training as ‘apprenticeships’ introduced

It feels as if we are almost going back to the good old days where nurses trained on the job (and did not necessarily have degrees), though in modern parlance, everything now becomes an ‘apprenticeship’. Strikes me as a step in the right direction to have courses which are more […]

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Public sector pay rises announced

Teachers are set to receive their biggest pay rise in fifteen years in a landmark pay deal for the sector. The Education Secretary has today (21 July) accepted all the recommendations from the independent School Teachers’ Review Body to raise the starting salary for new teachers by 5.5% and increase […]

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Applicants to nursing rise

A record number of nurses and midwives are employed in the NHS, as the Nursing and Midwifery’s Council reports its largest ever annual increase of registered nursing and midwifery professionals. Around 18,370 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s permanent register to work […]

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