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Unemployment during COVID: Kingston leads effort to boost local economy as unemployment triples

Kingston Council has outlined its work to boost the local economy as new figures reveal that the pandemic saw local unemployment almost tripled last year.

A report for the council’s Response and Recovery Committee this evening shows the number of local people claiming unemployment benefits shot up from 2,115 to 6,090 in the year to

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First acts of new Government must be to establish a Wales-wide Covid inquiry – Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS

First acts of new Government must be to establish a Wales-wide Covid inquiry – Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS

Responding to Boris Johnson’s announcement that a UK wide Covid inquiry will take place in Spring 2022, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS said,

“One of the first acts of this Labour Welsh Government should

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence: Cyber security concerns drive digital transformation in UK public sector

Digital transformation pushed to the top of the priority list for central Government

An estimated 60% of UK central government departments have an IT modernisation strategy in place and even more want to upgrade legacy systems due to security vulnerabilities, according to a new study from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

The recent research

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Readers’ reactions to the Queen’s Speech

Irwin Mitchell: An extremely brief Queens Speech – but does it tell us anything new for planning/environment?

Stuart Tym, Senior Associate in the Planning Team points out to GPSJ the inconsistencies in what was announced today

Baroness Jones spoke to the BBC prior to the Speech with particular concern about the relaxation of planning laws

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Government is holding the industrial sector back with ineffective planning policy, says Turley

“Ineffective” national planning policy, which “has no teeth” is holding the industrial sector back from supporting the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19, according to planning and development consultancy Turley.

Despite the radical reforms promised in the 2020 Planning White Paper, there is scant regard to the role of industry and logistics, in spite of the

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Top tips to save running costs and reach green goals

This year has already seen an increase in interest and focus on sustainability goals and reducing impacts organisations have on the environment.

As hot water can cost between 2 to 4 times as much as cold water, once energy costs are taken into account, it means even small steps to increase water efficiency and cut

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New school designed to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18 with a primary diagnosis of autism opens in Epping, Essex

The Tower School, part of Options Autism – a new provision designed to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18 with a primary diagnosis of autism – has opened in Epping, Essex. Situated in the heart of the community in what was formerly the town’s historic 1920’s Blue Star car showroom and next to

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Laying down the digital tracks for hybrid working

By Evan Wienburg, CEO at Bath-based Truespeed, a full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP

Hybrid Nirvana. It sounds like a chart-topping music album, and it is certainly top of the pops at the moment for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Working from home, aka WFH, has become the norm for huge numbers of employees

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Leading Coventry businesswoman urges other businesses to ‘think outside the box’ and provide remote work experience for school pupils during lockdown

Fleur Sexton

“Giving the next generation of our workforce an insider view of how our world works is absolute gold”

With the pandemic sabotaging so many key experiences that should be shaping young people’s lives and aspirations, work experience is one area where businesses can step up their game and provide invaluable support

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How a Business IT Mindset Can Help Smart Cities Maintain Cleaner Air

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

As our cities continue to grow in population density, the need for positive environmental action on a domestic and global scale grows more urgent. However, the sheer complexity of contemporary urban living means city planners need more actionable insight into the factors affecting issues such as air quality

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Meet the new Assistant Executive Director for Adult Social Care

Knowsley Council has appointed Jenny Rollinson as Assistant Executive Director – Adult Social Care.

Jenny has worked at the Council for almost four years, and is currently the Head of Adult Social Care.

Over the last 15 years Jenny has held a number of senior Health and Social Care roles working for both Stockport and

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New partnership launched to reduce absenteeism and help disabled workers under UK scheme to get a million people into employment

Occupational health & disabled services provider distributes technology to 200 assessors NuroKor bioelectric technology will help support disabled people as they start work Microlink staff with health conditions successfully trial NuroKor therapy

Microlink PC, a global leader in education and assistive technology solutions, is offering cutting-edge technology from NuroKor BioElectronics to 200 disability assessors,

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National Care Forum and Institute of Health and Social Care Management announce partnership to provide an exciting member benefit

The National Care Forum (NCF) has created a new partnership with The Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) for the benefit of its members.

Members of the NCF will be able to enjoy the full membership offer from the IHSCM which includes:

A full programme of events and support for conferences Accredited short

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Alcidion acquires UK patient flow software company ExtraMed

ExtraMed, which provides patient flow software to NHS trusts, has been acquired by smart health tech provider Alcidion Group in a move that will provide an enhanced offering to hospitals and associated primary and social care organisations.

Smart health technology provider Alcidion Group has today announced the strategic acquisition of ExtraMed, a UK company which

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