Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride unveiled a Back to Work Plan during the Autumn Statement last week, which involves a package of employment-focused support including plans to trial reforms to the fit note process.
The Government’s Covid-19 Supplement to the Infection Prevention and Control Resource for Adult Social Care has been updated with new information on ordering tests for those eligible for Covid-19 treatment, together with updates to the Covid-19 treatments section and vaccination information.
Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Chair Professor Brian Bell has criticised plans to prevent overseas care workers from bringing family members to the UK, saying to do so could be “very dangerous” for the social care sector.
Claiming that he would deliver “the biggest business tax cut in modern British history,” Chancellor Jeremy Hunt promised 110 measures but said he would not go through them all. Here are the highlights of those he introduced.
Recognising the importance of National Older Workers Week, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that the number of 50PLUS Champions helping older workers into work has been doubled in Jobcentres up and down the country.