'Support for over 135,000 jobs' from Whitehall land sell-off 06/03/2014 14:30
In excess of 135,000 jobs are set to be sustained because of Whitehall selling off brownfield land for the building of homes, it has been claimed.
Kris Hopkins said towards the end of last month that departments had sold-off sufficient land for the building... more
Sickness absence has fallen, ONS reports05/03/2014 14:08
Workers were taking fewer sickness days last year than they were back in 1993, a new Office for National Statistics (ONS) report shows.
It comes as we move out of the period of the year traditionally associated with cold and flu outbreaks.
Though 178... more
New home starts rise 23 per cent 03/03/2014 09:12
There was a 23 per cent hike in new home starts in 2013 - taking the number of starts higher to that seen in any year since 2007.
Commenting on the latest set of government housing stats, Eric Pickles, communities secretary, has claimed they show Britain... more
Employment rises, says ONS 19/02/2014 14:06
The most recent labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a 0.3 percentage point hike in the rate of employment.
The rise represents the difference between the July to September 2013 and October to December 2013 periods.
'Moving More, Living More' initiative launched 14/02/2014 14:04
‘Moving More, Living More’, a physical activity promotion initiative, has been launched by the government and Mayor of London.
It comes after this government has brought in various measures to help boost how active people are. This includes... more
Engineering contractor demand rocketed last month13/02/2014 14:59
Demand for engineering contractors rocketed in January, 2014, according to figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG Report on Jobs.
It was found that vacancies across the board experienced the most rapid growth since may 1998.... more
Julia Cleverdon named Literacy Trust chair of trustees 13/02/2014 12:59
In order to fulfill the potential they have, youngsters must have good literacy skills - and that challenge is a priority nationally.
That's the message from Dame Julia Cleverdon CBE on her appointment as National Literacy Trust Chair of Trustees.
GCB to focus on halving greenhouse gas emissions 12/02/2014 12:59
The Green Construction Board (GCB) is set to spend the coming two years focusing on helping to deliver a 50 per cent cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in the construction industry by 2025, it has been announced.
The Department for Business, Innovation... more
Future Scholar Awards scheme opens 11/02/2014 16:49
The Future Scholar Awards, a scheme designed to give disadvantaged school children the chance to try a university experience, has been opened by the Department of Education (DfE) and Russell Group.
The scheme sees kids aged 13 and 14 and based in England... more
Government issues updated school behaviour guidelines 10/02/2014 13:04
The Department for Education (DfE) has claimed that punishments, such as pupils being asked to get to school early or write lines, are equally as vital to effective education as giving youngsters praise and rewards if they behave well.
Newly updated... more
HMRC: IR35 generates just £1m a year07/02/2014 16:31
IR35 costs around £700,000 a year to run, but only actually rakes in £1 million per annum, HMRC has admitted.
However, the organisation did say that more money is technically raised by its team of 40 HMRC employees due to IR35’s... more
Councils have got more than £2 billion from New Homes Bonus 04/02/2014 12:26
English councils have been given more than £2 billion via the New Homes Bonus since the beginning of the scheme in 2011, it has been revealed.
Kris Hopkins, the housing minister, has just revealed the final allocations for this year's payments,... more
Four per cent rise for university applications 03/02/2014 16:14
People in teaching jobs may well have been helping their sixth form or college students with decisions about higher education in recent months.
And recent stats from UCAS have revealed that there has been a four per cent hike in applicant numbers overall,... more
Help to Buy supporting construction industry, claims minister30/01/2014 17:39
The latest stats show that Help to Buy: equity loan has created 12,875 sales of freshly built homes during the past nine months since its launch.
Some 6,446 more sales are pipelined at the moment, while more than 22,000 new homes have been reserved with... more
Rowling, Collins top kids reading list 28/01/2014 17:30
Those in teaching jobs are often well-placed to have an idea of the sorts of books kids like to read - perhaps especially if they are English teachers or teach primary.
Children recently voted for favourite books in a study - a fact which has, predictably,... more
Newly approved free schools to provide '5,000 places' 27/01/2014 16:50
One sixth form, eight mainstream schools and one alternative provision school are now going to become free schools, following recent approvals.
Already there are 174 such schools open and 115 are in the programme's pipeline.
When all the free schools... more
More secondaries reach targets 24/01/2014 17:35
Recently published performance tables demonstrate education reforms from the government are bringing standards up in secondary schools, the Department for Education claims.
Some 154 secondaries failed to meet targets this year, compared to 195 the previous... more
Minister deems employment hike 'encouraging' 23/01/2014 16:59
Esther McVey, the employment minister, has called a recent hike in employment "very encouraging".
"Creating jobs and getting people into employment are central to our economic plan to build a stronger, more competitive economy, so it is... more
ONS reports rise in employment 22/01/2014 18:01
The most recent Office for National Statistics Labour Market update shows that employment edged up and unemployment slipped down for September to November last year.
Among 16 to 64 year old people, there was an employment rate of 72.2 per cent - a 0.5... more
Six in ten parents 'try to have some control over child's choice of career' 21/01/2014 17:06
Some 61 per cent of parents try to have an influence on their child's choice of career in one way or another, new stats suggest.
The British Glass research found 28 per cent simply drop a hint now and then and 27 per cent actually tell the child... more
Government planning school governance moves 17/01/2014 17:40
Government plans are set to mean school governors will only gain their positions in the future when they have experience and skills that can be used for pushing improvement in their school, the Department for Education says.
Though at the moment local... more