The recently published findings of an independent review into post-18 education highlighted that, in Germany, 20% of 25-year-olds hold a higher technical qualification, while the figure in the UK is just 4%.
The Scottish Government has announced an independent review of work-related health conditions at a high school campus following concerns over a reported bladder cancer cluster — four teachers with the condition — who campaigners say developed cancer as a result of working on the former landfill site.
A think-tank says manufacturers of all confectionery, crisps and sugary drinks should be made to use plain wrappers on their products — in the same way that the packaging on tobacco products and cigarettes is restricted.
New legislation has been introduced to Parliament which is intended to ensure that business rates bills in England will more accurately reflect the current values of properties in future. The legislation has been drafted as a response to calls from businesses for more frequent revaluations which will produce more up-to-date bills.