Sep 11 2015

European Court Rules, Travelling to Work 'Is Work'

A new European Court of Justice decision, which means travelling to appointments from home should form part of a person's working day for workers without a fixed office has been welcomed this week by those employed as care workers, gas fitters and sales reps. Travelling time to first and last appointments in the day has not previously been considered as work by many… Read Full story

Jul 16 2015

The Impact of Austerity on the Care Industry

Following the ‘Great Recession’ of 2007-08, the coalition Government that came to power in 2010 adopted a policy of austerity to address the United Kingdom’s economic deficit. This policy – the slashing of public spending, the increase in taxation (predominantly VAT) – has been treated by both Government and the media as if there is… Read Full story

May 01 2015

Need to know – The Care Certificate

The Care Certificate came into force at the beginning of April 2015. Its aim is to set a standard minimum level of training in non-regulated health care and social care roles where training can differ substantially from one organisation to another. Read Full story

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