Monthly Archives: January 2018

CQC Issues Updated Guidance on the Fit and Proper Person Requirement

The CQC has updated guidance on Regulation 5 – the fit and proper persons requirement for directors. The revised guidance provides a more detailed explanation of what CQC interprets as serious mismanagement and serious misconduct. It also offers greater clarity … 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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Magazine Publisher Launches Big Book Festival for Fiction and Non-Fiction

Magazine publisher Hearst UK, has announced the launch of its Big Book Festival, a new awards, accreditation and live events experience, aiming to discover the best new fiction and non-fiction titles in UK publishing. The Big Book Festival will involve … Continue reading

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FSB Survey Points to SMEs Feeling the Pinch

The latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index (SBI) has been published and it paints a less than optimistic picture. Small businesses are citing surging operating costs, weak domestic growth and flagging consumer demand as reasons for the gloomy outlook. … Continue reading

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