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December 2009
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Train hike is not fair for Freedom Pass holders, says London Councils

London Councils has reacted angrily to plans by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) to increase the cost of transporting Freedom Pass holders by 25 per cent. During negotiations over the cost of the Freedom Pass, ATOC has demanded London boroughs pay 25 per cent more for the train part of the Freedom Pass next year. […]

Recruiting company teaching works skills to pupils ahead of government pilot

Children as young as seven are learning how to prepare themselves for the world of work, including the value of a CV, under an innovative project run by Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people. […]

Raising standards in out-of-hours healthcare

The public perception is that out-of-hours healthcare is provided to the same standard as daytime GP services. Out-of-hours care is often delivered by private companies that do not have to adhere to the same standards of training, competence, scrutiny and risk management as NHS organisations. Arif Ahmed, co-founder and Director of ikonami, examines why private providers have become so prevalent and reveals potential strategies to improve standards of care and to bridge the patient care gap. […]