The Parliamentary Review
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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
ORBS Electrical and Warren & Co give thoughts on Brexit as RICS predict housing market to suffer from uncertaintyA new report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has predicted that the UK housing market will suffer from uncertainty surrounding Brexit well into 2019. The report states that the both house prices, and the number of homes being sold, will fall over the next quarter. On average, a home now takes four months to be sold, the longest period since records began in 2016. In response to new Brexit developments, ORBS Electrical and Warren & Co offer their views on what should happen going forward.
DP Financial Advice and ORBS Electrical call for deal support as May arrives in BrusselsDP Financial Advice and ORBS told The Parliamentary Review this week that they hope MPs vote to approve a deal and end uncertainty when Theresa May returns from Brussels this week. The prime minister was today in the Belgian capital, looking to gain amendments to the deal that was due to be voted on last Monday, before she delayed the vote citing its impending defeat.
Rapid Improvement reduce NHS shortages as nursing apprenticeships labelled a “mirage”The Education Select Committee has today published a report, urging The Department for Education to remove barriers to ensure the apprenticeship scheme is not just a mere “mirage.” According to the report, no more than 30 individuals have begun training under the scheme last year. Rapid Improvement could act as a potential solution to this issue, providing apprentices to various NHS organisations around the country.
Chubb Systems champion apprenticeships but stats show worrying declineThe Department for Education has today published statistics that show a 24 per cent decrease in the number of apprenticeships programmes begun in the last calendar year in comparison to the year before. Chubb Systems drew attention to the importance of apprenticeship programmes in their contribution to The Parliamentary Review so it is likely they, along with many young people looking to break into industry will be disappointed by the news.
Lords slam HMRC powers; Tyrrell & Co call for increased tech to address such issuesA report from the Economic Affairs Committee, one of the six permanent investigative committees in the House of Lords, has criticised greater powers being awarded to HMRC to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, describing these new powers as “disproportionate” and affecting the “the fundamental protections every taxpayer should expect.” Tyrrel & Co, contributors to The Parliamentary Review, argue that HMRC's misunderstanding of SMEs could be solved by greater technology.
Meaningful vote shows chance of alleviating VEIT (UK) Ltd's concernsTomorrow marks the first day on which MPs will start debating the Conservative government’s EU withdrawal agreement. This will commence five days of debate, at the end of which MPs will finally decide whether or not to vote it through: the ‘meaningful vote’. VEIT (UK) Ltd told the Review this September that Brexit-related uncertainty has posed the British economy a large opportunity cost. The conclusion of this parliamentary debate may well bring the uncertainty that companies like VEIT have sought for so long.
Europe to be carbon neutral by 2050 as Sargent-Disc highlight importance of sustainability in business
Europe to be carbon neutral by 2050 as Sargent-Disc highlight importance of sustainability in businessAs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this week explained in their report it is vital societies become carbon neutral by 2050 in order to save the planet the European Commission announced their aim for Europe to develop a "prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy" by the turn of the half century. The risks of climate change and the need for more carbon neutral solutions was also raised often in the most recent publication of The Parliamentary Review and award-winning specialist payroll company Sargent-Disc highlighted the measures they are taking as pioneers of sustainable technology.
Hammond reveals Brexit may make UK poorer after Mizen Group warn of potential impact on construction