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Welfare to Work Scheme ' improving the lives of the long term unemployed

Rob Murdoch, Chair of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) welcomed the further clarity given today by the Government on how existing welfare to work schemes will be replaced by the single Work Programme. […]

Hungry grey whales face a 'prey crisis' , scientists warn

Scientists from the University of Bath have reported a dramatic fall in the number of grey whale sightings in British Columbia and are investigating the reasons for the disappearance of one of their main sources of prey. […]

ISACA leader welcomes Irish Data Protection Commissioner's proposals on data theft or loss notifications

Rolling Meadows, Ill., US (9th June 2010), ISACA International Vice President Rolf von Roessing, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, has applauded the actions of Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner in publishing a draft code of practice that requires incidents involving the theft or loss of personal data relating to more than 100 people to be notified to its office. […]

Deficit reduction measures will raise UK unemployment close to 3 million by 2012

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) predicts that the coalition government’s deficit reduction measures will stall any recovery in the UK jobs market later this year, result in a post-recession peak in unemployment close to 3 million, and slow any subsequent return to low unemployment. […]

British Library 2.0

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and is one of the world’s greatest research libraries. The purpose of the British Library is to retain the nation’s knowledge and memory and as such, every item that is deposited in the British Library is accessible for readers on site. Currently, it holds over 150 million items in different formats including books, magazines, newspapers, maps, patents, stamp collections and recordings. […]

Champion of older people's housing and support retires

A leading campaigner, who has championed older people’s housing and support needs, is retiring after 35 years working in social policy and older people’s housing. […]