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Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, announced today (21 July 2010) a Commission on the Funding of Social Care. The Commission Chair is Andrew Dilnot and with members Lord Warner and Dame Jo Williams.  It is due to report in one year.  The terms of reference can be found at: www.dh.gov.uk/carecommission
Employers discussed the practicalities of supporting staff carers' networks at a lively Members' Networking Event hosted by PwC on 13 July. PwC, a Leadership Group member of Employers for Carers, hosted a very engaging and well received members’ breakfast event on 13 July 2010 at its headquarters in London. This event focused on a key practical issue that EfC members have identified as one of…
Caroline Waters OBE, Director, People and Policy for BT Group and Chair of Employers for Carers, spoke at the 5th International Carers Conference 2010: New Frontiers in Caring, at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 9th July 2010. Drawing delegates from all over the world, the event was addressed by HRH The Princess Royal and Andrew Lansley CBE MP, Secretary of State for Health. Hosted…

Equality Act Implementation

Sunday, 04 July 2010
The Government Equalities Office announced on 3 July that "the first wave of implementation of the Equality Act will go ahead to the planned October timetable" and the first commencement order is being published in Parliament this week. In the press release, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May said: "By making the law easier to understand, the Equality Act will help…

Budget June 2010

Monday, 21 June 2010
The Coalition Government's first Budget was published on 22 June 2010. It sets out a five-year plan to rebuild the British economy based on the Government's stated values of responsibility, freedom and fairness. The main provisions are summarised below: 1. Responsibility: Tackling the deficit & the fiscal mandate A fiscal mandate to achieve cyclically-adjusted current balance by the end of the rolling, five-year forecast period.…