The National Education Union Launches

  • September 12th, 2017
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Voted for by its members, the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Leaders and the National Union of Teachers means the NEU will be the largest education union in Europe. Choosing the new academic year as the moment to launch their joint venture, the union will represent a majority of teachers and education professionals […]

A study predicts the UK needs 71,000 more care home places

  • August 18th, 2017
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A study has found an extra 71,000 care home spaces are needed in the next eight years to cope with Britain’s increased demand, as people are living longer and face more health problems. Estimated research predicts there will be an extra 353,000 older people with more complex needs by 2025, which will increase the amounts […]

Schools in England could face £3 billion in cuts

  • June 7th, 2017
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Headteachers have warned Theresa May’s pay cuts will force them to cut staff, sports teams and clubs. Headteachers across one council area have written to the Prime Minister inviting her to visit their schools and witness first-hand the damage the cuts will make to their students and the school. The letter written to Mrs May […]

Schools could face ‘devastating’ funding cuts

  • January 16th, 2017
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According an analysis based on Government figures, every constituency in England could see schools lose money under Theresa May’s new funding plans. The Government spending plan, which is due to start in 2018, could result in some schools losing more than £1,000 per pupil. A separate set of calculations suggest 98% of schools face “a […]

Planned cuts across NHS services in England

  • August 26th, 2016
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The BBC has announced that ‘sustainability and transformation plans’ (STPs) have been drawn up in order to help the NHS save £20bn by 2020-21. Laura Townshend, director of the campaign group 38 Degrees, said the plans had received very little public or political scrutiny. She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “A key concern is […]

Could Brexit result in a £2.8 billion cut for the NHS budget?

  • July 6th, 2016
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Independent charity The Health Foundation has warned that in the short term, the economic impact of quitting the EU could result in the government cutting the NHS budget for 2019/20 by £2.8 billion. Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, called for the government to honour their funding promises after Brexit. In a message to all […]