Survey shows public satisfaction with NHS remaining steady

The British public’s satisfaction with the NHS remained steady in 2016, according to data published today by The King’s Fund. The findings from the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research between July and October 2016, show 63 per cent of people were satisfied with the NHS. The … Read more

Government to consult on reforms to primary assessment system

Proposals to create a long-term, proportionate primary assessment system set out by Education Secretary Justine Greening. Proposals to create a long-term, stable and proportionate system for assessing children at primary school have been announced today (Thursday 30 March) by Education Secretary Justine Greening. The plans are aimed at helping give children the skills and knowledge they … Read more

‘Left Behind Britian’: narrowing the social mobility divide

Education Secretary Justine Greening opens conference on the causes and consequences of declining social mobility in Britain. Education Secretary Justine Greening will today (Thursday 30 March) open a major conference in Westminster aimed at improving social mobility and building a shared agenda for action. The ‘Left Behind Britain’ conference, which is hosted by the Social Mobility … Read more

DVLA publishes three year vision

The DVLA today published its strategic plan outlining its goals and direction for the next three years. The strategic plan focuses on 5 main themes: providing best-in-class services to our customers building dynamic technology and services being a hub for digital motoring creating a modern workplace with the right people with the right skills for the future providing … Read more

St Helens Council triumphs at national government awards for procurement

St Helens Council has achieved a national award for its innovative work as part of the purchasing exercise, or tender, for the local drug and alcohol treatment service. Unusually, the tender, which involved various organisations bidding to provide the ‘St Helens Integrated Recovery Service’, was carried out in collaboration with current users of the service. … Read more

Paul Gray publishes second review of Personal Independence Payment

A second independent review of the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has been published today by Paul Gray. The review, legislated for in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill in 2012, is part of the government’s commitment to ensure the benefit is working as intended, providing support to those with the highest additional costs associated … Read more