Huge rise in obesity in young children

18 November 2021

Childhood obesity has soared during the pandemic, according to the latest NHS data from the National Childhood Measurement Programme.

A quarter of employers expect increase in hard-to-fill vacancies

17 November 2021

The latest Labour Market Outlook (LMO), produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals that 47% of employers' have vacancies that are hard to fill, while 27% expect the number of such vacancies to increase in the next six months.

Food charity criticises school dinners

17 November 2021

Bite Back 2030, a charity founded by chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, has issued a report aiming to give students’ views on the standard of school meals.

Quarter of firms trading with Europe considering move to the EU

17 November 2021

Before this week’s episode of Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 titled Did Brexit work for business?, the Institute of Directors (IoD) was asked to carry out a poll about firms’ experiences of trading with the EU since the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into force in January.

CQC seeks views on its new powers in Health and Care Bill

16 November 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be given new responsibilities as part of the Health and Care Bill relating to assurance that Local Authorities are meeting their Care Act 2014 duties, and oversight of the new statutory Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), and is calling for views about these new duties.