Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Two-Year Accelerated Degrees One Step Closer

The government has launched a consultation on accelerated degrees. Accelerated degrees offer the same qualifications and are quality-assured in the same way as a standard degree, but are delivered over a shorter, usually two-year timespan. This means when most students … Continue reading

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World Book Night for 2018 Has a Mental Health Focus

The Reading Agency has announced the list of books to be given away on World Book Night, 23 April 2018. The varied titles, donated by publishers from Penguin Random House and Hachette to small presses Nine Arches and Cassava Republic, … Continue reading

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Carefully Matching Carers to Clients Leads to Outstanding Rating by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Home Instead Senior Care – Eastbourne and Hailsham in Polegate, East Sussex, to be Outstanding following an inspection in October. Home Instead Senior Care is registered to provide … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday?

Saturday the 2nd December is Small Business Saturday – a celebration of small businesses everywhere! Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign which has been running for 5 years and is going from strength to strength.  The event … Continue reading

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See Stephen Hawking’s PhD Thesis Online

Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online. Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis, ‘Properties of expanding universes’, has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, via the University of Cambridge’s Open Access … Continue reading

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Rochdale Care Home is a Shinning Example of Excellent Care

The CQC has rated Healey House, in Rochdale, Lancashire as Outstanding following an inspection in September. Healey House provides accommodation and personal support for people with a learning disability. At the time of the inspection there were nine people living … Continue reading

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Government Seeking Authors’ Views on PLR Rates

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is seeking authors’ views on the British Library Board’s proposed PLR rate for 2018. The British Library Board is responsible for making a recommendation to the Secretary of State of the … Continue reading

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Chester Care Home Rated Inadequate by CQC Following Serious Concerns

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Chester Lodge care home, caring for up to 35 people in Chester, that they must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people they care for. At the last inspection, the CQC … Continue reading

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Less Than a Third of SMEs Understand New Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

With new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set to be implemented in May 2018, much of the UK’s SME community remains unsure about whether the regulations affect them, and if they do, what they need to do to comply. In … Continue reading

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Calls for Changes to Universal Credit for the Self-Employed

A new report published by the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) calls for changes to the universal credit system for self-employed claimants. Without such changes, the group warns that there is a very real possibility that people will be discouraged from … Continue reading

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