MPs criticise public sector procurement failures

9 October 2013

The Commons Public Administration Committee has published a report into government procurement. It criticises "continuing failures" – despite recent steps taken to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of systems.

Five ways to well-being at work

9 October 2013

A British think-tank has come up with a five-a-day plan for well-being at work, claiming that it has identified actions employees can take, individually and collectively, to improve happiness in the workplace.

Five ways to well-being at work

9 October 2013

A British think-tank has come up with a five-a-day plan for well-being at work, claiming that it has identified actions employees can take, individually and collectively, to improve happiness in the workplace.

Extra funding announced for Traineeships programme

9 October 2013

£20 million of additional funding is being made available for the Traineeships programme. The programme, which began in August, aims to help 16-23 year olds prepare for and secure Apprenticeships or other sustainable employment.

Continued ring-fencing of education spending advocated

9 October 2013

Speaking at the Liberal Democrat party conference, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that he would support the continued ring-fencing of education spending to the end of the next Parliament in 2020.

Changes to strict liability come into force

9 October 2013

The Government’s Business Minister, Michael Fallon, recently hailed 1 October 2013 as “freedom day” as cuts to red tape, including the removal of “strict liability” compensation claims for workplace injuries, came into force.

Changes to strict liability come into force

9 October 2013

The Government’s Business Minister, Michael Fallon, recently hailed 1 October 2013 as “freedom day” as cuts to red tape, including the removal of “strict liability” compensation claims for workplace injuries, came into force.