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Parliamentary Group to Investigate Steep Fall in Author’s Earnings

The All Party Parliamentary Writers Group, which keeps MPs and Lords from all sides of the political spectrum informed on issues pertinent to writers, has launched an inquiry into authors’ earnings and to identify what environment writers need to enable them … Continue reading

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UK Artisan SMEs Report a Rise in Sales

A report by the Royal Mail, focusing on the artisan craft and design sectors, has revealed that two-thirds of retail businesses in these sectors have seen an increase in sales, year on year (by an average of 19%). Gifts, artwork and jewellery … Continue reading

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FSB Raises Concern Over Small Business Community’s Readiness for GDPR

With less than a month to go until the new data protection laws, commonly referred to as GDPR, come into force, research shows that many small businesses are still in the dark when it comes to the impact the changes … Continue reading

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CMA Plans to Ban Care Homes From Charging ‘After Death’ Fees

A CMA investigation has resulted in one of the UK’s leading care home providers dropping its policy of charging fees after a resident has died and lead to the launch of a consultation on new guidance aimed at banning their use across … Continue reading

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New Graduate Work Placements for Students Looking to Work in Space!

The UK Space Agency is offering grants of up to £3,000 for organisations to take on graduate or postgraduate students for work placements in the space industry. The funding from the Agency’s Space Placement in INdustry (SPIN) scheme, is for Earth … Continue reading

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CQC, NHS England and Clinical Commissioners Working to Reduce Duplication in General Practice

The CQC’s Regulation of General Practice Programme Board (RGPPB), bringing together the bodies responsible for the regulation and oversight of general practice in England, has published a new framework, designed to help organisations involved in general practice work more effectively together … 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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Government Calls For Free Speech to be Protected on University Campuses

Universities Minister Jo Johnson has called on the new Office for Students (OfS) to champion free speech in UK universities. Earlier in the year the government extended the statutory duty to secure free speech so that it will apply to all providers … Continue reading

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General Practice Declared the Highest Performing Sector Regulated by the CQC

The most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England has found that nearly 90% of general practices in England have been rated as ‘good’, making this the highest performing sector that the CQC … Continue reading

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SMEs Should Consider Switching Water Supplier

Over half of SMEs are unaware that they can switch their water retailer according to Populus research. We all rely on water, but busy micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), face an ever-increasing number of demands on their time, … Continue reading

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