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National Infrastructure Plan Response – Management Consultancies Association welcomes the plan but laments “Missed Opportunities”

The Government’s latest refresh of its National Infrastructure Plan has been welcomed by MCA Think Tank Director, Paul Connolly. However, Connolly expressed some disappointment at the lack of ambition in some of the recommendations.

“The Government’s focus on infrastructure after decades of neglect is very welcome. Yet since publishing its Plan for the first time […]

Trauma in the Workplace: The Impact of Post Traumatic Stress

Organisations can find out about the potential impact of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) for their staffing policies and practices with a new White Paper ‘Trauma in the Workplace’, authored by UK military veteran’s charity PTSD Resolution. A free copy of the White Paper is available for download. […]

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES – UNISON REACTION

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures released today (16 June), Dave Prentis, UNISON’s General Secretary, said: -With unemployment on the up again it makes no sense to throw thousands more people on to the dole queues. […]

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL SEES CAMPAIGN SUCCESS WITH SMS SOLUTION FROM TEXT MESSAGING CENTRE

Birmingham City Council has selected an autonomous web-based SMS solution from Text Messaging Centre (TMC) to provide local residents with the option to instantly enter its latest competition via SMS. By implementing the SMS solution for a recent street naming competition, Birmingham City Council has been able to reach a wide audience and as a result has seen a greater uptake in entrants. […]

Rising to the Challenge

With the spectre of 2011 looming ever closer, local authorities with National Challenge schools are increasingly turning to the National Challenge Trust (NCT) school model as a way of strengthening leadership and raising achievement. But as Mark Blois and Vicki Hair of law firm Browne Jacobson explain, the transition to NCT status could be anything but smooth. […]