Help to Buy demand shows appetite for new homes30/09/2014 16:54
The latest figures released for the Help to Buy scheme - launched by the coalition government in April 2013 - have shown that the scheme continues to be a success for both the property and construction sectors.
In the latest report, the government... more
More younger buyers struggle in property market30/09/2014 16:51
A greater number of new homes at affordable prices may need to be built across the UK in the next few years as an increasing number of young people in the UK are priced out of the market, according to the latest report from the National Association of... more
Could Help to Buy expansion help with deposits? 30/09/2014 16:49
The Help to Buy market has helped more than 50,000 people get onto the property ladder in the past year and a half, but there are still many people who can't afford to save for a deposit to get themselves a mortgage.
It could mean that an expansion... more
EU migrants help to address skills gap30/09/2014 16:48
More EU migrants are now helping to address the UK skills gap, according to the latest jobs report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
It comes at a time when it is reported that highly-skilled jobs in the UK are facing... more
Teacher training financial incentives boosted 30/09/2014 13:51
The government has given word that several financial incentives for people training to be teachers have been increased.
The idea is that this will help bring top graduates to this sort of training and into teaching jobs.
For example there is a... more
Chancellor's speech 'encouraging for small businesses' 30/09/2014 13:47
George Anastasi of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has called George Osborne's latest address "hugely encouraging for small businesses".
It comes after the chancellor of the exchequer spoke... more
Rent to Buy launched 29/09/2014 13:40
Eric Pickles launched another government move aimed at helping with home building on Friday (September 26th).
The communities secretary marked the introduction of rental home building initiative Rent to Buy - worth £400 million.
"Both house... more
IPSE reacts to Miliband's conference speech 26/09/2014 16:42
Labour leader Ed Miliband recently made the self employed a feature of his party conference speech - a fact that the IPSE has reacted positively to.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed's Simon McVicker has said that... more
Three-quarters of year ones hit reading target 25/09/2014 13:55
The latest government data shows that 74 per cent of six year old children are hitting the standard expected for reading, a rise of 16 percentage points since 2012.
It comes after the phonics reading check was brought in for children of this age. Introduced... more
Improve things for self employed, Scottish and English policy makers told 22/09/2014 17:32
Simon McVicker, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed's (IPSE - formally PCG) director of policy and external affairs, has urged Westminster and Holyrood policymakers to improve the environment for UK self employed people.
Free school lunch initiative begins 04/09/2014 17:35
September 2nd marked the start of the new free school meal strategy for children in the initial years of school.
The government action, announced by Nick Clegg in 2013, means that all children in school years from reception to year two can get meals... more
Rebrand for PCG: Organisation becomes IPSE 01/09/2014 17:19
Starting today, PCG has changed its name to IPSE, the Association for Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.
The organisation says the rebrand is so that it can represent all the UK's independent professional workers who are involved in... more
Under 16s GCSE entries fall 28/08/2014 13:34
Fewer children aged 15 or below have been entered for GCSEs, Joint Council for Qualifications data shows.
While there were 806,000 last year, that has gone down to 489,000 according to the most recent numbers.
Nick Gibb, school reform minister, has... more
NEET numbers down to lowest this side of 2000 26/08/2014 13:57
Recent government stats show the amount of England's young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) has dropped lower than it has been for nine years.
A set of figures which Nick Boles, Skills Minister, has claimed demonstrate the way... more
Housing starts up 18 per cent 22/08/2014 14:21
April to June this year saw 36,230 housing starts in England according to government statistics. That's an 18 per cent hike year-on-year.
For the last year, there have been 137,780 starts, which is 22 per cent up year-on-year, as well as the biggest... more
Stats show rise for A Level science entries 19/08/2014 17:51
Joint Council for Qualifications figures suggest that people in teaching jobs are seeing more pupils study science and maths at A Level.
This side of 2010 there have been 10.7 per cent more entries for biology. Chemistry is up 21.5 per cent and physics... more
ONS numbers show 4.59 million self employed 18/08/2014 14:06
Recently released Office for National Statistics (ONS) data covering April to June shows 4.59 million people are self employed.
Overall, 30.6 million were recorded as being in work, up by 820,000 year-on-year, according to the Labour Market Statistics.
New STRB chair named 12/08/2014 17:03
The School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) - which advises government on conditions and pay for people in teaching jobs - has just had a new chair appointed, the government has announced.
New chair Dr Patricia Rice works for the University of... more
New studio schools and technical colleges planned 11/08/2014 16:33
A range of new university technical colleges are set to give young people the right skills to get "the high-tech jobs of the future," the chancellor has said.
It came as George Osborne announced proposals for seven new such colleges as well... more
Quarter of soon-to-be students 'want self-employment' 11/08/2014 12:51
One in four people who are about to begin their time at university (24 per cent) want to be self employed following graduation, recent stats show.
And 47 per cent say their desire for self employment has increased because of the recession and tricky... more
Close to 40,000 households have used Help to Buy 06/08/2014 17:05
Newly released official data shows 32,500 households have purchased new homes via Help to Buy equity loan and Help to Buy NewBuy - both of which cover only new builds.
Meanwhile 7,300 have bought through Help to Buy mortgage guarantee, according to the... more