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Prime Minister’s Questions: PM and Labour leader clash over Covid-19 guidance

Prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer clashed at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons over government advice concerning care homes which was issued in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Six out of ten of the biggest children’s care providers running large debts

According to a report from the Local Government Association, six out of the ten largest provider’s of foster carers and children’s homes are operating with greater debts than they have tangible assets.

County Councils Network: Council tax rises likely across England

According to research conducted by the County Councils Network, households across the UK are likely to see council tax rises from April.

Blackpool council to cut jobs and raise tax to fund children services

The council for Blackpool, the seventh most deprived local authority in England, will cut 75 jobs and raise council tax by 4 per cent, the maximum allowed, to pay for children’s services.

Absolute Support (London) help to get adults with learning disabilities into employment

As the election campaigns start to take shape and manifestos are drafted, many fear that Brexit will overshadow other concerns shared by voters across the country. Sir John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University wrote in a recent article for the BBC that ‘Brexit has been far and away voters’ biggest concern throughout the last 12 months’ and that ‘57% named it as the most important issue’, compared to 3% for the issue with the second highest mentions.

Labour promise free personal care for over-65s in England

The Labour Party has pledged to provide free personal care to over-65s in England.

Incisive Health report: "Care deserts" have formed across the UK

According to a report published by Age UK and Incisive Health, “care deserts” have formed across the UK. The report defines “care deserts” as areas without access to sufficient care and argues the existence, and growth, of these areas demonstrates that “radical and immediate action is required to stabilise the sector.” To assess the findings of the report, and to see what should happen next, we spoke to Kathy Maslen, Resident Manager of Genuine Care.

PMQs summary (8th May, 2019)

Today in PMQs, the initial debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn was relatively brief and focused entirely on the NHS.

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