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1.6 million infant pupils use free meals after policy change

18/12/2014 11:44
People in infant school teaching jobs are now seeing more of their pupils having free school meals, thanks to a recently introduced government policy. Nick Clegg launched the policy of letting all infants in English primary schools have free school meals...   more

Self employed numbers up year-on-year

17/12/2014 12:40
There's been a rise in the number of self employed people during the last twelve months, Office of National Statistics (ONS) numbers show. The UK Labour Market data from this month, which covers August to October, shows around 3.25 million full time...   more

Primary school figures: 79 per cent hit level 4 in 3Rs

11/12/2014 11:47
The latest data shows 79 per cent of 11 year old pupils getting level 4s or more in the so-called 3Rs, maths, writing and reading - a rise of three percentage points since last year, the Department for Education has announced. Meanwhile, 67 per...   more

HMRC launches Solicitors' Tax Campaign

10/12/2014 12:03
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has just announced a Solicitors' Tax Campaign, which solicitors can register their participation in until March 9th next year.   The tax authority reports that the campaign will allow such professionals to clear...   more

Govt gives word of new homes action

09/12/2014 12:16
The government has recently given word of a number of new actions linked to the provision of homes. For example, with its help, up to 13,000 new properties for people to live in will be provided by a Bicester garden town, in an initiative being spearheaded...   more

Plan to boost physics and maths teacher numbers announced

08/12/2014 12:09
A new £67 million scheme to train-up an extra 17,500 people for physics and maths teaching jobs has been announced. Aimed at bringing in new recruits as well as well as re-training people already in teaching jobs who are not specialists in...   more

Proportion of trainee teachers with a first hits record

03/12/2014 12:11
A record 17 per cent of trainee teachers who began their training this year (2014/15) previously gained a first in their degree, while 73 per cent have at least a 2:1. That's according to initial teacher training census data released by the Department...   more

First Employment and Payroll Group meeting imminent

02/12/2014 11:47
Employers, payroll bureau, software developers and payroll and employer representative organisations are set to come together on December 4th for the first ever meeting of the Employment and Payroll Group (EPG), a stakeholder group arranged by HM Revenue...   more

IPSE launches late payments report

01/12/2014 11:31
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has outlined a range of proposals for the government, to improve matters when it comes to late payments from clients - something that people who are self employed are sometimes...   more

HMRC news: Paper tax return deadline passes

21/11/2014 12:41
People who need to file this year's tax return have been reminded by HMRC that paper returns will result in a fine. Making the declaration on paper would have been okay before this month, but on October 31st the paper return deadline came and...   more

Government names self employment ambassador

20/11/2014 12:21
David Morris MP has been named by the government as an ambassador for the self employed. The announcement was made on November 19th, National Freelancers Day. Director of policy and external affairs for The Association of Independent Professionals and...   more

Labour holds self employment summit

19/11/2014 12:14
The Labour Party has been holding a self employment summit. Themed around ways Labour can help self employed people, should it gain power, the event is being held by shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves and shadow business secretary, Chuka...   more

IPSE boss comments on self employment hike

18/11/2014 12:19
The chief executive of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has highlighted self employment rises seen in the most recent Office for National Statistics employment data. Chris Bryce noted the 6.6 per cent year-on-year...   more

Year-on-year rise in self employment recorded

17/11/2014 11:58
The most recent UK Labour Market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a year-on-year rise in the numbers who are self employed. Covering July to September this year, the data shows 3.25 million who are full-time self employed, as...   more

National Freelancers Day endorsed by enterprise ambassador

11/11/2014 12:00
It's "hugely important" to celebrate the UK's self-employed, the government ambassador for women and enterprise has indicated, as she endorsed the upcoming National Freelancers Day. As the November 19th occasion draws ever closer, ambassador...   more

New RS GCSE proposals unveiled

10/11/2014 11:35
A new religious studies GCSE is being proposed, which people in teaching jobs may have to begin teaching in 2016. It will mean pupils are required to undertake study about two religions. The course was released for consultation on November 7th and has...   more

WWE stars fight bullying

07/11/2014 11:38
People in teaching jobs, pupils and possibly the odd parent or two - these are all people you expect to see in a school. But WWE wrestling stars? Not usually! However, a trio of famous WWE faces, Paige, Big E and Kofi Kingston, recently appeared alongside...   more

November 19th: National Freelancers Day

04/11/2014 16:47
National Freelancers Day this year has been dubbed "the most important" staging of the event ever, by Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) chair, Julie Stewart. The national event is scheduled for November...   more

IPSE makes recommendations for Autumn Statement

03/11/2014 12:40
Simon McVicker, from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), has said that the upcoming Autumn Statement is the perfect chance for the chancellor to demonstrate "how serious the Conservative Government is about...   more

NHBC announces new home registration hike

23/10/2014 11:54
Construction workers will likely be pleased by the Q3 2014 new home registration numbers, showing 36,343 homes registered. The National House Building Council (NHBC) figure, showing registrations it has handled from July to September, is the biggest...   more

New school attendance data released

21/10/2014 12:47
The number of pupils persistently missing school in England has hit a record low, according to new data released by the government. Last year (2013/14) in the autumn term and spring term, 176,850 fewer young people were persistently absent compared to...   more