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Carers Strategy refresh

Thursday, 25 November 2010
Work and Care an essential partnership: Employers for Carers forum responds to updated Carers Strategy Employers for Carers, the forum for employers seeking to support the 1 in 7 carers in their workforce, welcomes the publication by the Government today (25 November 2010) of ‘Recognised, valued and supported: Next steps for the Carers Strategy’. A key theme running through the updated Strategy is that employment…

New 'vision' for social care

Tuesday, 16 November 2010
The Government have announced today (16 November 2010) a new 'vision' for adult social care. Comment from Carers UK: Commenting on the announcement, Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: “There is much to welcome in this vision for social care. It is vital that reform delivers early, preventative support to families to promote the independence of older and disabled people and make…

Welfare Reform White Paper launched

Thursday, 11 November 2010
The Welfare Reform White Paper Universal Credit: Welfare That Works published today (11 November 2010) sets out details of the Government’s programme to overhaul the welfare benefits system and tackle the ‘culture of worklessness’. The new Credit, available for people both in and out of work, will provide a basic amount with additions for those with children and other caring responsibilities, people with disabilities and…

New package to help SMEs

Monday, 01 November 2010
The Government has announced (1 November 2010) new measures to boost enterprise and help the nearly five million small and medium private sector companies in the country grow and boost enterprise across Britain. The Government says these businesses are vital to economic growth as they provide 60 per cent of jobs and half of GDP. But despite 66 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) being…

Surviving tight times

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Excellent people management will be crucial if the public services, and the businesses which depend upon them, are to survive these current tight times. the CIPD has said. In the Comprehensive Spending Review (20 October 2010), Chancellor George Osborne revealed average cuts in departmental budgets of 19 per cent over four years. Local authorities will face 7.1 per cent annual cut in their budgets, while the…