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Apprenticeships: Poor match

In an unusually blunt speech the head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, highlighted the key issues her inspectors had found in their pilot inspections of apprenticeship providers since the new apprenticeship levy scheme began.

Stop the EU war machine!

During the 2016 referendum those who warned that the EU was developing its own army were dismissed as fantasists. Instead, we were told the EU had kept the peace in Europe. The truth is totally different…

Truce in uni pensions fight

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been suspended after they voted by 64 per cent to 36 per cent to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

NHS staff consider pay offer

It’s bad enough that the NHS has been lagging behind inflation for seven years but take the rise in travel costs, accommodation and food into account and the gap between the pay “rise” and RPI becomes even starker.

Boats 'transition' protest

Fishermen brought about 200 fishing vessels to six ports around the coast on Sunday 8 April to stage mass demonstrations against the government’s “transition” arrangements allowing the EU to control British waters until 2020.

A year for engineering

26 April 2018

A new campaign aims to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.

Apprenticeship problems raised

25 April 2018

The head of Ofsted has highlighted key problems foundin pilot inspections of apprenticeship providers since the new levy scheme came in.

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