How do you spend your premium?

13 February 2012

The Pupil Premium has perhaps softened the blow of financial cuts for some schools. As the pressure on accountability for its spending increases, Suzanne O’Connell looks at the guidance available.

La grande illusion?

13 February 2012

The European Union’s overarching ambition risks re-opening old wounds, says Emile Woolf

The strange case of PA Holdings

13 February 2012

The latest twist in the case of PA Holdings Limited [2011] EWCA CIV 1414 has once again caused much Sherlock-style contemplation.

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13

13 February 2012

The current financial year, 2012/13, is a year of transition to the new commissioning system and marks the second year of productivity savings that the NHS has to make by 2015. This presents a challenging agenda, particularly for NHS staff who are required to deliver the changes whilst facing an uncertain future. Thoreya Swage looks at the Operating Framework.

Revenue and customs

10 February 2012

Proposals to amend rules on revenue recognition could have a major impact on construction companies, says Steve Collings

Expectant and new parents

10 February 2012

Expectant and new parents are a setting’s potential customers for the future. In times of recession and low economic growth, engaging as early as possible with your clients makes sound business sense. If your setting is struggling with sustainability then you will need to come up with some “out of the box” ideas to promote your setting and raise its profile within the local community.

Young worker case studies wanted

9 February 2012

The European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (2007) estimate that young people aged 16-24 are at least 50% more likely to be injured at work than older people. Furthermore the vast majority of all 16-24 year olds in the world live in developing countries where the health and safety risks are far more pronounced, and where there is less evidence and widespread under-reporting of workplace injuries and ill health. As a charity, we are passionate about raising awareness of young worker health and safety, and have set this as a priority area for 2012.