Government moves to simplify Kickstart

27 January 2021

In September last year, the Government introduced an innovative scheme to help young people into work (see Kickstart scheme to create thousands of jobs for young people).

Campaign highlights button battery safety

27 January 2021

Button batteries are becoming commonplace in many homes. Used to power everyday items such as car key fobs, remotes and children’s toys, they can badly injure or kill a child if swallowed.

Covid-19 jabs for community-based social care workers

26 January 2021

Social Care Minister Helen Whately has written to local authority chief executives and directors of adult social services care providers giving detail on how community-based social care workers in the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority group 2 will receive a vaccine.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 goes virtual

26 January 2021

As with many other events during the current pandemic, this year’s annual Fairtrade Fortnight will mainly feature a series of virtual events designed to engage, inform and educate people around the urgent message of Fairtrade and climate change.