Home An unrivalled media platform dedicated to delivering the latest news and views from across all fields of government through an on-going programme of events and interactive online communications http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:14:31 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Employment tribunals are failing employers http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6953:employment-tribunals-are-failing-employers&catid=111:business&Itemid=286 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6953:employment-tribunals-are-failing-employers&catid=111:business&Itemid=286 The employment tribunal system is failing businesses and individuals, the CBI said today.It is meant to offer claimants and companies informal, quick and cost-effective judgements, but instead the system is slow, legalistic and antagonistic(April 15th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:34:10 +0000
Thousands take up the Red Tape Challenge http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6952:thousands-take-up-the-red-tape-challenge-&catid=111:business&Itemid=286 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6952:thousands-take-up-the-red-tape-challenge-&catid=111:business&Itemid=286

Thousands of businesses and members of the public have taken up the Red Tape Challenge, with over 6,000 ideas and suggestions in the first week of the new website, which is part of the Plan for Growth(April 15th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:57:42 +0000
Low carbon roadmap published for commercial vehicles http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6950:low-carbon-roadmap-published-for-commercial-vehicles&catid=34:sustainable-transport&Itemid=45 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6950:low-carbon-roadmap-published-for-commercial-vehicles&catid=34:sustainable-transport&Itemid=45 Vehicle manufacturers will soon have to work harder to reduce the carbon emissions of commercial vehicles from a range of sectors under new guidelines set out in a new low carbon roadmap(April 15th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:40:46 +0000
Shelter gives insight into how to engage effectively with housing developers http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6949:shelter-gives-insight-into-how-to-engage-effectively-with-housing-developers&catid=50:housing&Itemid=22 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6949:shelter-gives-insight-into-how-to-engage-effectively-with-housing-developers&catid=50:housing&Itemid=22 Shelter launches Shelter Housing Insights for Communities, a free online resource to support Local Authority officers and house builders in achieving positive community engagement in housing development(April 15th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:27:28 +0000
Mayor urged to act on childhood obesity as Assembly shows true costs to London http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6947:mayor-urged-to-act-on-childhood-obesity-as-assembly-shows-true-costs-to-london&catid=29:public-health&Itemid=65 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6947:mayor-urged-to-act-on-childhood-obesity-as-assembly-shows-true-costs-to-london&catid=29:public-health&Itemid=65 Childhood obesity costs the capital £7.1 million a year to treat and this bill could reach almost £111 million each year if today’s youngsters remain obese into adulthood, the London Assembly warns today as it publishes new figures(April 14th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:10:08 +0000
£5 billion hit is devastating the voluntary sector http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6945:p5-billion-hit-is-devastating-the-voluntary-sector&catid=107:third-sector&Itemid=5 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6945:p5-billion-hit-is-devastating-the-voluntary-sector&catid=107:third-sector&Itemid=5 The £5 billion in funding snatched by central government is forcing charities to the wall and shaming all claims the prime minister makes to fostering a 'Big Society'(April 14th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:51:46 +0000
Reducing low clinical value treatments could free up £500 million a year to be spent on better care for patients http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6940:reducing-low-clinical-value-treatments-could-free-up-p500-million-a-year-to-be-spent-on-better-care-for-patients&catid=33:management-resource&Itemid=62 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6940:reducing-low-clinical-value-treatments-could-free-up-p500-million-a-year-to-be-spent-on-better-care-for-patients&catid=33:management-resource&Itemid=62 The NHS could save up to £500 million a year by carrying out fewer ineffective or inefficient treatments. This money could then be spent on more clinically effective treatments that have better outcomes for patients(April 14th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:04:01 +0000
99% say no to NHS Reforms at RCN Conference http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6938:99-say-no-to-nhs-reforms-at-rcn-conference&catid=32:commissioning&Itemid=64 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6938:99-say-no-to-nhs-reforms-at-rcn-conference&catid=32:commissioning&Itemid=64 In an emergency resolution on passing a vote of no confidence in Andrew Lansley and the Coalition Government’s NHS reforms, members queued up to have their say at the microphone(April 13th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:58:37 +0000
Supplier representatives to cut costs for Government http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6937:supplier-representatives-to-cut-costs-for-government&catid=96:efficiency&Itemid=262 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6937:supplier-representatives-to-cut-costs-for-government&catid=96:efficiency&Itemid=262 As part its commitment to change the way that Government does business, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude today outlined new plans to improve the way that Government deals with its major suppliers(April 13th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:26:41 +0000
Employment Rate rises to 70.7 per cent http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6930:employment-rate-rises-to-707-per-cent&catid=111:business&Itemid=286 http://www.govtoday.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6930:employment-rate-rises-to-707-per-cent&catid=111:business&Itemid=286 The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to February 2011 was 70.7 per cent, up 0.2 on the quarter(April 13th)

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) frontpage Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:45:16 +0000