Author Archives: Sam Pearce

Author Representatives, Book Sellers and Publishers Publish Plans to Tackle Sexual Harassment

The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers Association and The Society of Authors have joined together to launch an industry wide commitment to Professional Behaviour. The industry was galvanised to work together to set out the high professional … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Ombudsman’s Annual Review of Complaints Published

Over the past year, the ombudsman has become increasingly concerned about the way some authorities are handling the need to balance the pressures they are under with the way they assess and charge for care. The report, which looks at … Continue reading

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Shortlist for 2018 Educational Writers’ Award Announced

The Society of Authors and the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Educational Writers’ Award, the UK’s only award for educational writing that stimulates and enhances the learning experience. Now in its eleventh year, … Continue reading

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Female Graduates Age 29 Earn an Average of 29% More Than Non-Graduates

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has published the findings of the biggest ever study into young people’s earnings. Researchers found that the vast majority of graduates with a degree are earning more at the age of 29 than those who … Continue reading

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CMA Publishes Advice on Obligations for Care Homes

The CMA has published advice for care homes on their responsibilities under consumer law.  The advice forms part of their ongoing consumer protection work focusing on residential care homes and nursing homes for older people (over 65s). It follows the CMA’s examination of the sector last … Continue reading

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A Team of Graduates From York University Wins National Video Game Competition

A team of university graduates from York has won a national competition that could help take their video game into the homes of millions of gamers.Mujo Games took part in Tranzfuser, the Government’s video game development competition where graduates pit … Continue reading

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Poor Risk Management and Safeguarding Issues Lead to CQC Registration Being Cancelled

The CQC has cancelled Viewpark Care Home’s registration following multiple breaches of the regulations, and ongoing and serious concerns in relation to the provision of safe care and treatment. There were repeated breaches in relation to: The Mental Capacity Act, assessing … Continue reading

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Have Your Say Over the CQC’s Proposed Changes to Regulatory Fees

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its consultation on provider fees for 2019/20. Proposed changes will affect: community social care (including domiciliary care) dental services residential social care The Proposals The CQC’s proposals will see an increase in fees for the … Continue reading

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Graduate Unemployment Rate Has Fallen to Its Lowest Since 1979!

The unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university fell to 5.1% this year – the lowest since the 1979 survey when it was 4.9%. Prospects’ What do graduates do? 2018 report shows a robust graduate labour market. Employment increased from … Continue reading

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Networking, Workforce Management Software and Productive Team Meetings Contribute to CQC Outstanding Rating

Carefound Home Care (Wilsmlow) a care agency in Wilmslow Cheshire has received an overall rating of Outstanding following an inspection in August 2018 by the Care Quality Commission. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding for being safe, effective, caring responsive and … Continue reading

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