Updated guidance on keeping children safe in education

4 July 2022

We reported earlier this year that the Department for Education (DfE) had invited comments on proposed amendments to the 2021 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), with a view to making changes for September this year (see Have Your Say on Keeping Children safe in Education).

Fatal gas leak sees brewer fined £3 million

4 July 2022

It may sell “probably the best lager in the world” but Carlsberg now has a significant safety fail on its record after pleading guilty in Birmingham Crown Court to charges relating to an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries.

Huge drop in number of childcare providers

4 July 2022

New data published by Ofsted has revealed a decrease of around 4000 early years providers in England between April 2021 and March 2022, which is the largest annual fall since 2015/16.

Job quality can be as important as pay in retaining staff

1 July 2022

With 6.5 million workers planning to quit in search of better jobs in the next year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has stressed the importance of considering job quality in the round, noting that pay is not a “silver bullet” for keeping staff.

Withdrawal of additional cabotage rights confirmed

1 July 2022

Having considered the views and evidence provided during consultation, including responses by representatives of the goods road transport sector, the Government has decided not to continue with the permission of additional cabotage rights.