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New Podcast Series Explores What it Takes For Businesses to Become Successful Exporters

Launched by the government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign, the 6 part series showcases the stories of some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and businesses. Local to Global with Nick Hewer, sees Hewer interview British business owners, entrepreneurs and CEOs who … Continue reading

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Government Pledges to Improve IT Links Between Primary and Social Care

Outdated and frustrating IT systems in GP practices will be replaced with modern technology under widespread changes announced by the Health and Social Care Secretary The GP IT Futures framework will create an open, competitive market to encourage the best … Continue reading

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CQC Report Concludes Leeds Social Care, NHS and Community Services are Working Well Together but Pressures on System Remain

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Leeds. This report is one of a number of targeted local system reviews looking specifically at how older people move through the … Continue reading

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New Mobile Apps Aim to Make Choosing the Right University Easier

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore has announced the two winning tech companies, who will create mobile apps to level the playing field for all students, by giving them access to graduate outcomes data at their fingertips. The two contracts have been … Continue reading

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Government Report Calls on Communities to Make Their High Streets Social Hubs

Retail industry experts, including Sir John Timpson, have called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres in a new report for the government. The Town Centres Expert Panel, made up representatives from the retail, property … Continue reading

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Poor Communication and Inconsistent Levels of Care – CQC’s Verdict Following Staffordshire System Review

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Staffordshire. The report is one of 23 targeted local system reviews looking specifically at how older people move through the health and … Continue reading

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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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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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