Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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CQC Review Into Mental Health Services for Young People Published

The first part of the CQC’s review of mental health services for children and young people in England has been officially released. The report is the first phase of a major thematic review requested by the Prime Minister in January 2017.  … 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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Care Home Has CQC Registration Cancelled Following Serious Failures

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken legal action to protect the safety and welfare of people by cancelling the registration of a provider of a residential home in Devon. Maddalane Care Home withdrew its appeal against the CQC‘s decision … Continue reading

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George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize With Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders has been named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, who is an internationally renowned short story writer. The 58-year-old New York … Continue reading

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CQC Warns Health and Care Services are Straining at the Seams

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) annual assessment of the quality of health and social care in England, CQC State of Care, has been published and warns that whilst the health and care system is currently managing to deliver safe care, … Continue reading

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