Real living wage increases

18 November 2021

Not to be confused with the compulsory National Living Wage (NLW), the Real Living Wage is voluntarily paid by nearly 9000 UK businesses and is based on calculations of the cost of living covering everyday needs.

DIT to hold virtual Africa Investment Conference

18 November 2021

Marking two years from the UK-Africa Investment Summit hosted in London by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced that it is to host a second edition of the Investment Conference on 20 January 2022.

New early years training programme launched

18 November 2021

A new training programme has been launched to support adults and young people to gain the relevant skills and qualifications needed to work in the early years sector.

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.

Scotland commits to free bus travel for under-22s

18 November 2021

All under-22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel in the new year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party.