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No-deal Brexit could send NHS ‘toppling over the edge’

9 Sep 2019

A no-deal Brexit would send the NHS – “our nation's greatest institution” – into a state of chaos, health service union Unison has warned.

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Who is Thérèse Coffey, Amber Rudd‘s replacement at DWP?

9 Sep 2019

Thérèse Coffey has been appointed as the new secretary of state for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), following Amber Rudd's resignation.

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Anger at Johnson’s politicisation of police recruitment launch

6 Sep 2019

The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has criticised the prime minister for making a political speech about Brexit while...

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Firefighter union calls for urgent recruitment drive

4 Sep 2019

The Fire Brigades Union is calling on the government to reverse a decade of severe cuts after analysis shows that...

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New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

2 Sep 2019

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

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Legal challenge in pipeline over teachers and doctors’ pensions

29 Aug 2019

Teachers and doctors who have been moved on to less beneficial pension schemes have grounds for a legal challenge to ensure they don't lose out

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Four in 10 police chiefs consider leaving because of pension tax bills

28 Aug 2019

Four in 10 police chiefs are considering leaving the service to avoid falling foul of the same tax rules that...

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Pay awards hit 10-year high

22 Aug 2019

Pay awards reached their highest level in a decade at 2.6%, but it may be too soon to say whether...

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Wage growth fastest in 11 years

13 Aug 2019

Wages are growing at their fastest rate for 11 years, according to official figures released today. Unemployment increased slightly and the number of vacancies fell for the sixth consecutive time.

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Met PC defies bosses to appear on Big Brother

13 Aug 2019

A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...

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NHS to accelerate roll-out of artificial intelligence

8 Aug 2019

The NHS in England will create a national artificial intelligence laboratory to improve care and free up the time of medics so they can spend more time with patients.

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Pensions: NHS doctors to set accrual level to tackle tax crisis

7 Aug 2019

Senior doctors and surgeons will be able to set the level of pension accrual each year to allow them to...

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Armed forces: minorities more likely to make complaints

7 Aug 2019

Ministers “must get a grip” on tackling the disproportionately high number of complaints raised by female and ethnic minority armed...

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Holiday pay for ‘term-time’ workers should not be pro-rated

6 Aug 2019

Holiday pay for permanent staff who only work part of the year – such as term-time workers – should be...

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Government admits defeat in police pensions legal battle

2 Aug 2019

The government has conceded defeat over its attempt to alter police pensions, acknowledging that moving police officers to new police pension schemes, based on their age, is discriminatory.

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