Maintaining general fire precautions

20 October 2021

The maintenance of general fire precautions is already a legal requirement under the respective UK fire safety regulations. However, there is likely to be more formal guidance produced in relation to this requirement in order to improve fire safety. As Mike Sopp explains, meeting legislative compliance by following British Standards should form part of the overall management of fire safety in all regulated buildings.

Moving forwards by data-driven decisions

20 October 2021

How do successful organisations make decisions? They are successful because they base their decisions on data. Data analytics have become a hot concept over the last few years and one that shows no sign of abating. Unlike some learning and development (L&D) concepts, this one is here to stay and for all the right reasons. In this article Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at how data can be used as an essential part of achieving a continuous learning culture.

How clinical and care professionals will influence the statutory Integrated Care Systems

20 October 2021

In September, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) published guidance on how to achieve the vision of a fully inclusive, multi-professional clinical and care leadership role, working equally with local government, social care and other partners, in developing and delivering the transition from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to the new statutory Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) from April 2022.

The National Tutoring Programme

20 October 2021

The National Tutoring Programme was put in place to help pupils catch up after the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. Former headteacher Michael Evans examines its provisions.

The gas crisis explained and how it’s affecting your business

19 October 2021

Escalating food prices, energy bills, and political tension accompany a recent jump in the cost of gas. With no other contender mature or agile enough to take its place, natural gas occupies a unique position in the UK’s energy sector. Jack Barwise explores the current energy crisis, the role of global gas shortages, and what businesses can expect in the coming months.

Case report: Court of Appeal decision in Ivory Act case

18 October 2021

On 23 June 2020, the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the case of R (Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd had appealed against the refusal of its application for judicial review of the Ivory Act 2018.

COP26: will it deliver on net zero and climate change?

15 October 2021

With less than one month to go before the UK hosts COP26, there is growing pressure on all countries to deliver on their net zero commitments and avoid a global climate catastrophe. But the process of securing an agreement amongst 190+ nations over what needs to be done and who should pay for it, is far more complex, as John Barwise explains.

Road Accident Statistics 2020

15 October 2021

The Government publishes annual road accident statistics some nine months in arrears of each given year and the 2020 figures were released on 30 September 2021.