Public sector

Court of Appeal rules foster carers can unionise

Foster carers are “workers” and have the right to unionise, according to a ruling today by the Court of Appeal....

Covid-19 vaccinations could be made mandatory for care home staff

15 Apr 2021

Staff in care homes with older residents could be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine under government proposals.

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The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Greensill scandal: civil servants ordered to declare outside interests

15 Apr 2021

Senior civil servants have been asked, by the end of the week, to declare paid roles or outside interests that could conflict with civil service rules.

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Matthew Taylor to lead NHS Confederation

13 Apr 2021

Matthew Taylor has been appointed chief executive of the NHS Confederation.
Taylor will join the membership body for NHS organisations...

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Hancock met Greensill over NHS salary advance scheme

12 Apr 2021

Health secretary was lobbied by David Cameron and financier Lex Greensill to introduce earned wage access scheme in NHS, it has emerged.

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Flexible working hubs to be offered to civil servants

6 Apr 2021

A national network of ‘hybrid offices’ is to be set up for civil servants to allow them to work more flexibly.

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National insurance relief for hiring veterans starts today

6 Apr 2021

Employers hiring military veterans can, from today, apply for relief on national insurance contributions (NICs) for the first 12 months of employment.

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DVLA Swansea staff strike over Covid fears

6 Apr 2021

Staff at the DVLA in Swansea are staging a four-day strike over claims they are ‘scared to go to work’ because of Covid-19 concerns.

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NHS Scotland staff offered pay rise of at least 4%

25 Mar 2021

The pay rise will be applied to staff on Agenda for Change contracts, which covers most NHS staff excluding doctors, dentists and most senior managers.

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NHS staff won’t ‘bounce back’ without support

24 Mar 2021

The NHS could see an exodus of staff unless leaders are given the resources needed to support their wellbeing, the NHS Confederation has said.

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NHS funding to enable further health support for frontline workers

19 Mar 2021

The £6.6 billion NHS funding package, announced by the government yesterday, will help the health service provide mental health and...

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Health and social care staff in Wales to get one-off bonus

17 Mar 2021

More than 200,000 NHS health workers and social care staff in Wales are to receive a £735 bonus from the government.

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Intensive care staff could leave profession if not given mental health support

16 Mar 2021

Half of staff working in intensive care units will need psychological support in order to deal with the trauma of...

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Four in 10 NHS staff unwell with work-related stress

15 Mar 2021

The proportion of NHS staff feeling unwell as a result of work-related stress continued to rise last year, particularly in...

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Employment law specialist wins £168,000 in unfair dismissal case

11 Mar 2021

Elizabeth Aylott suffered from anxiety and depression and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after leaving her job at BPP University.

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