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GDPR: The One Week Countdown

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on Friday 25 May. From this date, rules around the collection, processing and storing of personal data will be far stricter than they have been to date. The Information Commissioner’s Office … Continue reading

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Report Calls for Social Care Funding Reform in England

There has been concern about the system of publicly funded social care in England for over 20 years. Written by Simon Bottery, Michael Varrow, Ruth Thorlby, and Dan Wellings, a new joint report from the Health Foundation and the King’s … Continue reading

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National Consultations and Policy Update

Culture is Digital Strategy to Unlock Potential of Culture Sector The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published a report setting out a framework for how culture and technology can work together to increase participation and boost … Continue reading

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Policy Updates

Government Publishes Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 The Government has launched the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017, the second Finance Bill of the parliamentary session. The Bill will legislate for a range of changes to tax and duty legislation outlined … Continue reading

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New Guide On GDPR

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has launched a new guide to the GDPR which come into force in May 2018. The guide is designed for those dealing with day-to-day responsibility for data protection and includes a useful ‘12 steps to … Continue reading

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Industrial Strategy Developments And Government Announcements

In the Industrial Strategy, the government has identified 4 Grand Challenges; global trends that will shape our rapidly changing future and which the UK must embrace to ensure we harness all the opportunities they bring. The 4 are: artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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GDPR, Your Board And ICO Helpline

Simon Entwistle from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) made it clear that “Data protection compliance is a board level issue”, read the how-to and make sure you’re GDPR ready. If you’ve got any questions call the ICO who’ve set up a … Continue reading

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Government Issues Call for Evidence on Cost of Energy Review

Homes and businesses depend upon reliable, affordable energy. The Government is ambitious in its plans to keep costs as low as possible for them over the coming decades, while delivering carbon targets, ensuring security of supply, and seizing the economic … Continue reading

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Policy News: Local Government Association Publish Report On Increasing Homelessness Pressures

The Local Government Association (LGA) have published a report which provides information on what Local Authorities are currently doing to meet the challenges posed by rising homelessness, highlighting best practice in case studies from councils and other organisations including the … Continue reading

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The King’s Fund Publishes Report On Organising Care On The NHS Front Line

The King’s Fund have published a report containing a series of essays that have been collated, introduced and summaries by Chris Ham and Don Berwick. The essays have been written by a range of authors including, frontline clinicians, managers, quality … Continue reading

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