Monthly Archives: March 2018

CQC Announces its Regulatory Fees for Providers for 2018/19

The CQC has announced 2018/19 fee levels for providers of health and adult social care services. These proposals affected NHS trusts, NHS GPs and community social care providers. Over the last few years, the rate at which CQC fees are … Continue reading

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Victory for SMEs Fighting the Staircase Tax

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid introduced new legislation this week that will reverse the impact of a ‘staircase tax’, which has unfairly affected up to a thousand businesses. An earlier Supreme Court judgment saw hundreds of businesses that operate in adjoining … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Spending Could Amount to Half of All Revenue From Local Taxes by 2035

A new Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) report, Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?, funded by the Health Foundation, argues that ongoing reforms to local government finance risk creating a growing funding gap for adult social care and … Continue reading

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EFG Short Story Award Shortlist Announced

This year’s Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award shortlist includes six Americans, five of them women, making it the first time the international prize has had an all-American shortlist and only the second time that women have featured so heavily on … Continue reading

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Work Underway in Coventry to Join Up Health and Social Care Services Reviewed by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has published its findings following a review of health and social care services in Coventry. The report is one of 20 targeted local system reviews looking specifically at how older people move through the health and … Continue reading

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UK Universities to be Rated by Subject Quality, Outcomes and Potential Earnings

Teaching excellence will be rewarded and poor quality teaching exposed under a new rating system for English universities, the Universities Minister has announced this week.  In a global first, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has launched a new tool that will … Continue reading

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