The Parliamentary Review
The Parliamentary Review
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Industrial strategy one year onDecember marked the one-year anniversary of the government’s industrial strategy and the “sector deals” that went with it.
CQC encourage greater focus on corporate accountabilityGuidance on rules of behaviour for directors of care provider companies has been updated by the Care Quality Commission, widening the scope of what may be judged as serious misconduct or mismanagement.
Fall in whiplash claims and a change in the lawIn December the Ministry of Justice released statistics showing the number of new personal injury claims had fallen to its lowest level in nearly seven years.
Soft power, Brexit and tourismIn December, VisitBritain released a report saying promoting inbound tourism would boost investment in the UK and could be part of the government’s “Global Britain” ambition.
T Levels to be put to the test in 2020 in attempt to narrow academic-vocation divideA new post-GCSE qualification is intended to have equal status to A levels and according to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, would equip students with the skills required “for the jobs of tomorrow”.
The dawn of the lasers?With technology moving forward apace across every other sector of the healthcare industry, it only makes sense that dentistry would see comparable advances.
Gaming the driver of British entertainment in record year2018 was a big year for Britain’s computer games industry, making up half of record revenues from entertainment. Data released by the Entertainment Retailers Association in January said the value of the UK gaming market had risen to £3.9 billion, comprising just over half of a sector that includes cinema and music.
The technologies redefining accountancyInformation and data are the bedrock for modern economies. The accelerated rate of digital innovation has become a defining feature of the UK’s financial services industry, and the accountancy sector has spent much of this year rapidly adapting to the new era of data-led services.
“Net zero” emissions by 2040 say NFUThe head of the National Farmers’ Union declared in January this year that UK farmers should aim to eradicate greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 – or earlier.
Release of social care green paper remains imminentIn the March 2017 budget, the Conservative government said it would publish a green paper on social care, for public consultation. This followed the decision in July 2015 to postpone the introduction of a cap on lifetime social care charges and a more generous means-test that had been proposed by the “Dilnot Commission” and accepted in principle by the then-coalition government.
Gove: No-deal Brexit means “considerable turbulence” for farmersAt the Oxford Farming Conference earlier this year, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, told farmers and food producers alike that they faced turbulence that would be “considerable”, were the UK to leave the EU without a deal
ORBS Electrical and Warren & Co give thoughts on Brexit as RICS predict housing market to suffer from uncertainty