DHSC announces increased funding for nursing in care homes

17 May 2022

The Government has announced that the rate paid to care homes for NHS-funded nursing care has risen by 11.5% for 2022 to 2023, with providers offered a retrospective uplift for nursing care during the pandemic in 2021 to 2022.

Are you ready for changes to the Building Regulations?

17 May 2022

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the sector is in need of urgent, clear guidance to help people understand changes to the Building Regulations which aim to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and which come into force in England on 15 June.

Thousands of local authority buildings still contain asbestos

17 May 2022

Following work carried out by Labour Research Department (LRD) for the TUC and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health, the extent to which asbestos can still be found in local authority buildings in England has been revealed.

BME unemployment rate over twice as high as white workers

17 May 2022

New analysis by the TUC has revealed that the unemployment rate for BME workers (7.7%) is more than double that of their white counterparts (3.5%) with the gap having widened significantly since the start of the pandemic.

Healthy food scheme for nurseries expanded to more areas

16 May 2022

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) and the charity Vitamin Angels UK are expanding the reach of their supplementary food scheme which delivers free weekly nutrient-dense foods to nurseries across the UK.

Ofqual discusses grading ahead of 2022 exams

16 May 2022

Ofqual’s chief regulator Jo Saxton has written to schools and colleges as they reach the start of the summer series, with exams and formal assessments taking place for the first summer since 2019.