Recruiters Hiring Apprentices Will Need To Tick All The Boxes

Government guidelines published on June 26 have concluded recruitment companies as well as other sectors will be held responsible for making sure all apprenticeship programme requirements are met. As part of the new apprenticeship levy, introduced in April this year, 20% of training given must be ‘off-the-job’, whereby one-fifth of learning will need to take […]

ONS Figures Warn Of ‘North-South’ Divide In Cancer Rates

People in the North East of England are 15% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than people in residing London, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have indicated. ONS Cancer Registration Statistics for 2015 considered differences in age and the number of people living in an area; concluding that variations are likely […]

Household Debt ‘Will Hit Record High In First Year Of New Government’

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is today publishing new analysis focused on household debt, which finds that unsecured debt per household will reach a record high of £13,900 this year. Basing its findings on debt data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and a recent economic forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the […]

NAHT Confirms School Leaders’ Opposed To Grammar School Openings

Government plans on extended selection and opening new grammar schools have been rejected by school leaders across England, according to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT). With data collected by the union in September stating that 80 per cent of NAHT members are opposed to the opening of new grammar schools, written evidence compiled […]