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Welfare Reform White Paper launched

Thursday, 11 November 2010
The Welfare Reform White Paper Universal Credit: Welfare That Works published today (11 November 2010) sets out details of the Government’s programme to overhaul the welfare benefits system and tackle the ‘culture of worklessness’. The new Credit, available for people both in and out of work, will provide a basic amount with additions for those with children and other caring responsibilities, people with disabilities and…

New package to help SMEs

Monday, 01 November 2010
The Government has announced (1 November 2010) new measures to boost enterprise and help the nearly five million small and medium private sector companies in the country grow and boost enterprise across Britain. The Government says these businesses are vital to economic growth as they provide 60 per cent of jobs and half of GDP. But despite 66 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) being…

Surviving tight times

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Excellent people management will be crucial if the public services, and the businesses which depend upon them, are to survive these current tight times. the CIPD has said. In the Comprehensive Spending Review (20 October 2010), Chancellor George Osborne revealed average cuts in departmental budgets of 19 per cent over four years. Local authorities will face 7.1 per cent annual cut in their budgets, while the…

Spending Review announcements

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
The Government has announced (20 October 2010) its intention to cut public spending in the UK by £81 billion a year by 2014/2015 in order to eliminate the structural budget deficit. Key measures to achieve this will include: A cut to Government Departmental budgets of around 19% on average, with a loss of around half a million public sector jobs Cuts to the welfare budget  …

EfC Members meet government ministers

Thursday, 14 October 2010
EfC members were joined by two government ministers - Edward Davey MP, Minister for Employment Relations at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions at a networking event hosted by the Metropolitan Police on 14.10.10. Maria Miller, who has responsibility for carers within DWP, recognised key issues of concern…