Public Sector News Govtoday http://www.govtoday.co.uk/ Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:37:48 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) en-gb ‘Invisible group’ misses out on pupil premium funds http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18445-invisible-pupils-miss-out-on-pupil-premium-funds One year of free school meals, even just in reception class, affects pupils' academic performance for the rest of their education according to new analysis by not-for-profit education data specialist FFT.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:56:47 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18445-invisible-pupils-miss-out-on-pupil-premium-funds
Pupil premium 'starting to make positive difference' http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18439-pupil-premium-starting-to-make-positive-difference The head of Ofsted today welcomed new evidence showing that the pupil premium is boosting the education prospects of poorer children in a growing number of schools.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:51:48 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18439-pupil-premium-starting-to-make-positive-difference
Striking public sector workers 'have lost out on £2,245' http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/28-unions/18417-striking-public-sector-workers-have-lost-out-on-2-245 Since the government took office, ministers have either frozen public sector pay or limited pay increases to well below the cost of living, leaving local government workers, NHS staff, teachers, firefighters, civil servants and other public servants on average £2,245 worse off in real terms, says the TUC.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:05:36 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/28-unions/18417-striking-public-sector-workers-have-lost-out-on-2-245
Growth deals to 'fire up local economies' http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18396-growth-deals-to-fire-up-local-economies As part of its long-term economic plan to secure Britain's future, the government today is agreeing a series of growth deals with businesses and local authorities across England.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:03:40 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18396-growth-deals-to-fire-up-local-economies
AMR will push us into 'dark ages' - Cameron http://www.govtoday.co.uk/health/44-public-health/18388-amr-will-push-us-into-dark-ages-cameron Following Govtoday's Reducing HCAIs conference last week, Prime Minister David Cameron said: "If we fail to act, we are looking at an almost unthinkable scenario where antibiotics no longer work and we are cast back into the dark ages of medicine where treatable infections and injuries will kill once again."

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:12:42 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/health/44-public-health/18388-amr-will-push-us-into-dark-ages-cameron
Every family with 1-5 year olds should get more help with childcare costs http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18385-every-family-with-1-5-year-olds-should-get-more-help-with-childcare-costs Every family should get help from Government with the cost of childcare, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR, published today. At the moment, most families get no free hours until their child turns three. Under the plan, lower income families would benefit most but help would be extended to every family.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:29:56 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18385-every-family-with-1-5-year-olds-should-get-more-help-with-childcare-costs
Could pink toys stop our daughters becoming scientists? http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/39-children-young-people/18384-could-pink-toys-stop-our-daughters-being-scientists Jenny Willott, Women and Equalities Minister said defining toys into "boys' toys" and "girls' toys" has a negative effect on the number of women entering the STEM professions.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:45:30 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/39-children-young-people/18384-could-pink-toys-stop-our-daughters-being-scientists
Osborne calls for Manchester to Leeds high speed rail link http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18359-osborne-calls-for-manchester-to-leeds-high-speed-rail A high speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds could help create a "northern powerhouse" in the UK economy, George Osborne said today.

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:33:53 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/transport-news/31-rail/18359-osborne-calls-for-manchester-to-leeds-high-speed-rail
Poor white British children falling behind at school http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18352-poor-white-british-children-falling-behind-at-school Poor white British children are doing worse at school than those in any other major ethnic group, MPs have concluded.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:19:40 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18352-poor-white-british-children-falling-behind-at-school
Attitudes towards immigrants hardening, survey finds http://www.govtoday.co.uk/local-government-news/20-communities/18344-attitudes-to-immigrants-hardening-survey-finds Almost a quarter of people in the UK think the main reason immigrants come to Britain is to claim benefits, according to a study published today.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:34:59 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/local-government-news/20-communities/18344-attitudes-to-immigrants-hardening-survey-finds
Lib Dems pledge education budget ringfence http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18338-lib-dems-pledge-education-budget-ringfence The Liberal Democrats will include a promise to ringfence the entire education budget in their manifesto for next year's general election, Nick Clegg has said.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:36:57 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/education/38-schools/18338-lib-dems-pledge-education-budget-ringfence
Ministers ‘in denial’ over Passport Office chaos http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18324-ministers-in-denial-over-passport-office-chaos Ministers are "in denial" about chaos at the Passport Office, opposition politicians and trade unions have claimed.

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:49:47 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18324-ministers-in-denial-over-passport-office-chaos
Three quarters think Britain becoming more racist http://www.govtoday.co.uk/local-government-news/20-communities/18306-three-quarters-think-britain-becoming-more-racist Three quarters of people believe Britain is becoming a more racist country, according to the results of a Govtoday reader survey.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:52:08 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/local-government-news/20-communities/18306-three-quarters-think-britain-becoming-more-racist
Scotland should stay in ‘robust’ UK - Obama http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/25-devolved/18299-scotland-should-stay-in-robust-uk-obama The UK should remain "strong, robust and united", US president Barack Obama has said - in his first public comments on the Scottish independence debate.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:16:01 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/25-devolved/18299-scotland-should-stay-in-robust-uk-obama
Tories see off Ukip challenge to hold Newark http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18296-tories-see-off-ukip-challenge-to-hold-newark The Conservatives comfortably saw off the challenge of Ukip to hold the safe seat of Newark in yesterday's byelection, with Labour in third and the Liberal Democrats crashing to sixth place.

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:44:09 GMT http://www.govtoday.co.uk/politics/27-growth-reform/18296-tories-see-off-ukip-challenge-to-hold-newark