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....”. With the NHS already facing a recruitment crisis for nurses, ministers are under intense pressure to drop the 1% cap on their pay increases, due to continue until 2020, as staff shortages bite. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Children’s Food Campaign also said the government needed to take tougher action as it had so far “provided thin gruel for parents and health professionals keen to see significant progress on tackling childhood obesity”. It said action by PHE and the NHS to reduce sugar consumption had not been matched by other government departments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Reasonable as this rage may feel, it masks a more important story about our transport system: it is an important driver of inequality. The government spends over £5bn on public transport subsidies, which is around double the amount spent on NHS A&E services across the country. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK rail fare rise ‘will force key workers to quit city jobs’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....”. With the NHS already facing a recruitment crisis for nurses, ministers are under intense pressure to drop the 1% cap on their pay increases, due to continue until 2020, as staff shortages bite. ...
Women have every right to refuse treatment in childbirth | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:26 PM
....But you have ignored all this, focusing instead on a problem identified at one small, isolated hospital some years ago, a problem not evident at the other hospital in the same trust, let alone across the country. Staff shortages and NHS budget cuts are a more significant and widespread problem. ...
UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 06:14:38 PM
....The Children’s Food Campaign also said the government needed to take tougher action as it had so far “provided thin gruel for parents and health professionals keen to see significant progress on tackling childhood obesity”. It said action by PHE and the NHS to reduce sugar consumption had not been matched by other government departments. ...
What I wish I could tell my boss: 'You take money from people who have the least' image
.... You ask us to deliver complex services, yet our work is undermined by budget cuts. Waiting lists for NHS hospitals have now hit a 10-year high. ...
Trains are too expensive. But transport’s real problem is subsidies for London | Wanda Wyporska image
....Reasonable as this rage may feel, it masks a more important story about our transport system: it is an important driver of inequality. The government spends over £5bn on public transport subsidies, which is around double the amount spent on NHS A&E services across the country. ...
Smoking and Drinking tax: How HMRC cashes in on our vices image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....HM Revenue & Customs generates billions of pounds a year from so-called “sin” taxes, charged on those little vices that help get us through the day. We’re often told our unhealthy ways are placing a massive financial burden on the NHS and state finances, but new research suggests the wages of sin are helping to keep them going. ...
The growing gulf in life expectancy shows how austerity has deepened inequalities image
.... The reasons were complex but they highlighted the Department of Health’s strategy of targeting places with low life expectancy. The local NHS in such areas was given more money and patients encouraged to start treatment for conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol. ...
Is physiotherapy really worth it, or are there cheaper solutions? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....I’m getting quite bad pains from my elbow to my wrist, which I think is due to constant keyboard work. Physiotherapy costs £40 a session and I can’t get it on the NHS. ...
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Jacques Delors foresaw the perils of austerity. How we need his wisdom now | Mark Seddon image
....If the EU is to restore the damage that greater economic integration has caused to southern Europe – and to restore its public reputation – it desperately needs an end to austerity, and a new economic and social direction that presents an alternative to hyper-globalisation and the race to the bottom. Such a model could become attractive to many of those traditional Labour voters who opted for Brexit, especially if all that is on offer after Britain leaves the EU is a one-sided trade deal with the United States resting on chlorinated chicken imports and a rendered (in favour of US privateers) NHS. ...
For the first time ever I am defending banks. Here’s why | John Harris image
.... Philip Hammond, the chancellor, seems to know roughly what is at stake, but swaths of the Conservative party – that historic redoubt of traders, brokers and high-rollers – seem surprisingly unconcerned. After all, what have bankers – bankers – ever done for us? Part of the answer lies in the £70bn-ish of tax revenue paid by financial services in 2015/16 – about two-thirds of our annual spend on the NHS. ...
L&G profits rise as UK population dies earlier than expected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 02:09:08 PM
....A spokesman said: “Life expectancy continues to increase, with cancer survival rates at a record high while smoking rates are at an all-time low. We continue to invest to ensure our ageing population is well cared for, with £6bn extra going into the NHS [in England] over the last two years and an additional £2bn for the social care system. ...
Bank of England deputy's Brexit warning is strong stuff | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 11:01:03 PM
.... Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury select committee, has performed a useful service in extracting Woods’s update on the Bank’s preparations. Other committee chairs could do similarly in their areas – everything from the NHS to education to border forces is relevant. ...
Britain’s young suffer as austerity continues to take its toll | Letters image
.... Perhaps Professor Scraton could now predict the post-Brexit outcomes for our young people as EU grants aimed at promoting social inclusion and meaningful employment are withdrawn?Norma HornbyWarrington, Cheshire. • Rather predictably, following James Munby’s “blood on our hands” outburst, the NHS “identified a bed” for the suicidal 17-year-old, leaving him to claim, probably correctly, that NHS England would not have acted “as effectively or speedily” without his “outspoken warnings” (Judge’s plea as suicidal teenager is found refuge, 8 August). ...
WannaCry: hackers withdraw £108,000 of bitcoin ransom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 01:27:16 PM
. Over £108,000 in bitcoin paid by victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack, which crippled parts of the NHS as well as businesses in 150 countries worldwide, has been withdrawn from the digital wallets the funds were being held in. ...
Workers who lost tribunal rights should have the chance to pursue their claims | Letters image
.... Contrary to your editorial, it wasn’t Chris Grayling so much as the Liberal Democrat ministers – Vince Cable, Jo Swinson and Ed Davey – who were responsible for their introduction. The Lib Dems could have stopped the introduction of employment tribunal fees but, as with the bedroom tax, benefit cuts and the NHS privatisation, they deferred to the Tories. ...
Have we reached 'peak London' as millennials leave in record numbers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:05:04 PM
.... We have to hope that those taking – or looking for – jobs outside London genuinely want those other options, rather than giving up on careers they were well qualified for simply because they couldn’t afford to house themselves. And if the leavers are teachers, NHS professionals, firefighters, social workers, who really can transfer their skills out of the capital, it hardly needs explaining why that is terrible news for London. ...
Snatching money from care workers marks a new low for the Tories | Polly Toynbee image
.... Everyone knows the problem. The NHS begs for proper funding for social care to alleviate its blocked beds. ...
Britons urged to insure themselves on ‘staycations’ as half will travel without protection image
.... . Although you can use the NHS for any health emergencies, the average traveller carries valuables worth £676, which are at risk of being lost, stolen or damaged while away. ...
Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax? | Abi Wilkinson image
.... Were that money redistributed by the state, it would cover the cost of adult social care several times over. It could plug gaps in NHS, education and police funding. ...
While Hammond looks for a magic money tree, Labour has found one | Larry Elliott image
.... That would mean telling voters that all the sacrifices since 2010 had been in vain, which would be a hard sell. On the other hand, voters seem to want more police to fight crime, more money for the emergency services after their heroics this summer, extra investment in the NHS and no cuts in funding for schools. ...
Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 01:34:17 PM
....”. In his original response to campaigners, Donovan said that Boots considered the issue very carefully but pointed out that the morning-after pill is already available for free in community pharmacies and NHS services. ...
Boots faces boycott over refusal to lower cost of morning-after pill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 07:02:23 PM
....50. A letter seen by the Guardian to BPAS from Marc Donovan, chief pharmacist of Boots UK, said it had considered the issue very carefully, but pointed out that it is already available for free in community pharmacies and NHS services. ...
Jeremy Corbyn could rip away YOUR state pension: Labour set to 'means-test' key benefit image
....The cost of the popular benefit has spiralled in recent years as life expectancy in Britain has increased. This year state pensions will cost the Government £102 billion, but in just 20 years that will soar to £192bn - a staggering £70bn more than it costs to run the NHS. ...
Why my ‘gig economy’ review favours gradual change over quick fixes | Mathew Taylor image
.... This is a complex objective, which is why the recommendations range from specific employment law reforms to broad proposals for changes in industrial policy, taxation and the government’s approach to employability. Although there are occasions when a single policy changes everything – think of the creation of the NHS or the minimum wage – evidence from around the world suggests that broad shifts in public expectations and behaviours arise not from one-off interventions (which often generate unintended consequences) but from multiple small steps that together lead to change. ...
Cost of UK car insurance leaps 11% to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:03 PM
....75%, the lowest in any advanced economy. In the first case settled under the new compensation rules for serious injuries in March, East Lancashire hospitals NHS trust had to almost triple its payout to a 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy to £9. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
.... Railway experts look to smaller-scale upgrades of track and junctions and wonder how many won’t be built as the HS2 mega-project dominates transport spending for the next decade. Ask the public, and one suspects 90% of respondents would happily settle for a conventional railway to expand capacity on the west coast if the savings could be spent on the NHS. ...
Lloyd's says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina image
....Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Published two months after a ransomware cyber-attack that hobbled NHS hospitals and hit nearly 100 countries, a 56-page report from the world’s oldest insurance market says the threat posed by such global attacks has spiralled and poses a huge risk to business and governments over the next decade. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
....May has already been forced to make a series of concessions to accede to backbenchers’ demands, little more than a month after the election. The government pledged that the NHS would fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland, after Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy won cross-party backing for an amendment to the Queen’s Speech. ...
UK public finances face twin threat from Brexit and downturn, says OBR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:07:53 PM
....The campaign group Open Britain said the OBR’s report showed “a hard Brexit poses a real threat to our economy. People voted for £350m a week for the NHS, not a £36bn black hole in the public finances that could mean severe cuts to the NHS”. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
....Secondly, there is a support services arm, which includes maintenance on buildings and cleaning services. And, thirdly, there is PPP, where it might fund and manage the building of a new NHS hospital. ...
Argos and Asda apologise over 'exploding' glass tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:32:17 AM
....McGladdery, her sister Katie Hemmings, and their three young children had been having a picnic at the table half an hour earlier. The NHS administrative coordinator told the Sun: “If we had still been sat there who knows what would have happened. ...
Casual work is still the root cause of destitution | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:43:31 PM
....• This is one policy that Mrs May could announce before the summer recess and expect to get cross-party support in both houses. More nurses are leaving the profession than can be recruited; there has been a 96% drop in nurses applying from the rest of the EU in the last year to work in the UK, and tuition fees for nursing courses are now being introduced for the first time since the inception of the NHS. ...
Theresa May defends public sector pay cap under pressure from Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:23:29 PM
....The Labour leader used all his questions to the prime minister at their weekly head to head to pressure her over issues of pay, accusing her of presiding over “a low-pay epidemic” in the UK, and claiming she had presided over “a week of flip-flopping and floundering”. May outlined the process by which a series of pay review bodies recommend rises for NHS staff, teachers and others, and said the government would “consider those reports very carefully”. ...
Public sector pay cap is matter for future budgets, says Grayling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:56:11 AM
....Firefighters became the first public sector workers to get a pay rise of more than 1% on Tuesday, but their salaries are not set by the government on the advice of independent review bodies like a number of occupations – teaching, nursing, doctors, prison officers, the armed forces and police. The pay rise for the 2017/18 year has been kept at 1% for NHS workers and the armed forces, continuing seven years of public pay restraint. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
. Hospital wards, nursing homes and other adult care services are losing vital staff as a result of Brexit, according to unions, NHS and social care providers. ...
UK ministers move to allay Brexit fears over access to medicines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 08:26:44 AM
. The government has moved to dampen fears in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry that Brexit will mean patients and the NHS will wait longer and pay more for drugs and treatment. ...
Up goes travel insurance, all under the umbrella of Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
....It’s a big bill: according to a Guardian report in 2015, the cost to other states in the European single market for treating ill British tourists was £155m in 2013-14. This was more than five times the £30m cost of treating ill visitors from other European countries using the NHS, it said. ...
Ten years after the smoking ban, vaping is a £1bn business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 12:01:04 PM
....The centre also stressed that it was important to compare the safety of e-cigarettes with the health effects of traditional smoking, rather than to not smoking in any way at all. As the NHS website pointed out after news that mice exposed to e-cigarette vapour were found to have mild lung damage and other problems, “Are e-cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes? Almost certainly. ...
George Osborne came within weeks of scrapping the penny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:47:41 AM
....Among the startups are Ask the Midwife, an app which connects pregnant women directly to advice on prenatal issues, Calipsa, which uses artificial intelligence to improve CCTV footage of traffic, and Eyn, aiming to place passport information on mobile phones. Another technology being shown to new advisers in No 10 is called RotaGeek, which was set up by an emergency doctor in the NHS and helps employee scheduling. ...
Cyclists delivering emergency blood to NHS gain employment rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:55:18 PM
....Couriers carrying emergency blood supplies and delivering passports have won improved employment rights in an important concession for workers in the gig economy. The Doctors Laboratory, a company which provides pathology services to the NHS, has admitted that five cyclists, motorcyclists and van drivers carrying emergency blood supplies to hospitals and samples to laboratories, are not self-employed. ...
Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech image
....Following the recent IT collapse at British Airways due to human error, there are concerns being raised about reliance on the internet. In addition, recent attacks on businesses and the NHS have highlighted the issue of cyber-attacks on transport systems. ...
UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are 'off the scale' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 04:20:06 PM
....Concern over the threat posed by cyber-attacks on power stations and electricity grids is “off the scale” in the UK energy sector, according to a leading industry figure. No other country in the world has an energy industry as worried about the risk from cyber threats, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack that recently hit the NHS, the former chief of National Grid told the Guardian. ...
‘CANCER care has let us down’ Family's battle with NHS treatment funding  image
.... . The treatment, known as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), can halt or reverse tumour growth and is only currently available privately although the NHS is undertaking evaluation trials. ...
Attlee, Labour and the battle against austerity | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 06:13:02 PM
. How apt that a biography of Attlee won the Orwell prize for political writing as art (Tribute to NHS founder Clement Attlee wins Orwell prize, 16 June). ...
UK car insurers saw losses of £3.5bn in 2016 due to new compensation rules image
....3m. However, the NHS and other parts of the public sector such as the armed forces are set to take an even bigger hit, of nearly £6bn. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....6m contract to “upgrade” the Grenfell Tower, including adding the external cladding that is being investigated as a potential factor in the fire’s rapid spread. It boasts a string of contracts for the NHS, local councils and the Ministry of Defence, while its maintenance division, which led the refurbishment of the Grenfell Tower, maintains 22,000 properties and has nearly £450m of contracts on its order book. ...
The fast track to becoming a bricklayer | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:01:28 PM
....• What a splendid article by Giles Fraser (I’m having heart surgery, 9 June), obviously written from his hospital bed. I wish him, and the NHS he defends so passionately and articulately, all the best for the future. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....British Airways is close to striking an agreement for Capita to run its call centres as the airline attempts to improve its customer relations after its disastrous IT meltdown last month. Under the agreement, Capita, an outsourcing group that has had its own public relations disasters in the past with its management of London’s congestion charge and NHS administration, would take over the almost 10m calls a year made to BA staff in Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester. ...
UK could get farm aid for two years after Brexit under EU budget plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:40:04 AM
.... The prime minister has said the UK will stop “making vast annual contributions to the European Union budget”, although the Tory manifesto hinted it would be “reasonable” to make a contribution to participate in some EU programmes. The plan could refocus attention on the Brexit campaigners such as Boris Johnson, now foreign secretary, and Michael Gove, newly appointed as environment secretary, who travelled on a Vote Leave battlebus emblazoned with a promise of a £350m-a-week bonanza for the NHS, based on incorrect figures on the UK’s contribution to EU coffers. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....The hiring balance for the public sector fell to a six-year low of -6%, suggesting employers were planning to shrink their workforces despite signs the next government would ease up on austerity. “Both main parties pledged a rise in NHS spending. ...
Compensation at last for Britons burned by Spain’s property crash image
.... Some judges will award legal costs, typically 10% of the claim plus a further 5% if the case goes to appeal. • In 2002, Anne, a retired NHS worker from London, and her husband decided to buy a two-bedroom apartment near Marbella. ...
Let’s hope a hung parliament can halt the Brexit disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:59:15 AM
....An important moment during the so-called election “debates” last week occurred when a young lady in the studio audience told Theresa May that she had voted for Brexit because she had swallowed the lie that it would bring £350m a week for the health service. The prime minister, an uncomfortable Remainer and now an uncomfortable Brexiter, had no answer to this, resorting to the cliche that the government spends more every year on the NHS. ...
Shrinking tax base suggests personal allowance is generous enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:03:03 PM
.... This would be an even bigger event, except that the union is only urging its members to vote next week for Labour in the general election to benefit from Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to break the cap. Unison, the biggest public sector union, cannot name a single pay dispute across the NHS, the social care sector or local government. ...
Car insurance in UK hits record high as tax rate on premiums increases image
....In February the lord chancellor, Liz Truss, announced a change to the Ogden discount rate, which is used to calculate compensation awards for serious personal injuries, to ensure inflation does not erode the future value of a payout. But opponents said the change will add up to £75 to car insurance premiums, as well as landing the NHS with an additional annual £1bn bill. ...
Far from ‘strong and stable’, May’s economic plan is weak and unstable image
.... A third U-turn – relaxing fiscal policy (cutting taxes or raising spending) so that monetary policy (interest rates) can be tightened would make a lot of sense and is long overdue. As the Institute for Fiscal Studies pointed out last week, government resistance to changing its macro-economic approach will inevitably lead to increased financial pressure on the NHS. ...
Take a break from the falling pound … you can still minimise your holiday costs image
....Morris says holidaymakers should not rely on the European Health Insurance Card, which gives the right to use state-provided healthcare during temporary stays in other European Economic Area countries or Switzerland. “They only cover some medical bills and, even then, it is not on a par with our NHS. ...
Britons are sitting on too much debt without a financial safety net image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....ABI assistant director Raluca Boroianu‑Omura says insurance firms are delivering on their promise to support families. “Importantly, protection products also relieve financial pressure on the welfare state and the NHS. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....One man was persuaded to transfer almost £370,000 out of his workplace pension and put it all into one such scheme supposedly offering an 8%-12% return. The Pensions Ombudsman, which looked at his case, said the “blameless” man had switched out of the “secure and generous” NHS pension scheme and may have lost all his money as a result. ...
IFS to voters: you have a choice between the 'undeliverable' or 'unworkable' image
....If the idea behind providing few costed pledges in the Conservative manifesto was designed to provide the IFS with less to attack, the strategy didn’t work. The thinktank says May’s spending plans will put real pressure on public services, and in particular extend to 12 years what is comfortably the most severe squeeze on the NHS since it was founded in 1948. ...
IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
....The warning came as all the main parties resumed campaigning following a pause after the Manchester attack. Labour has closed the gap in opinion polls since its manifesto launch, which included a boost in spending on the NHS, schools and the abolition of university tuition fees. ...
Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:21:41 AM
.... . "Additional funding pledges for the NHS and schools are just confirming that spending would rise in a way broadly consistent with the March Budget," he told a briefing in London on Friday. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... The 900,000 UK citizens in Europe are mostly pensioners living out their retirement on the sun belt in increasingly poor health. Theresa May’s government is desperate not to have them sent back for fear of the pressure they will place on the NHS. ...
Cyber Attacks: Criminals could use attacks to disable key buildings, experts warn image
. The warning comes in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack last week that brought the NHS to a standstill and infected the systems of Nissan, O2 owner Telefonica, FedEx and others. ...
The tax that pensioners should pay to fund care image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 05:59:17 AM
.... Firstly, there is the risk that the elderly will delay seeking support at home because they won’t want to enter into a domiciliary care plan involving a charge on their property. They won’t get early treatment and will fall on the NHS. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
.... The research (from an online poll of 2,000 people aged 16 and over) was carried out in February before Theresa May called the snap general election. But as many as 81% of UK consumers are concerned about the future health of the NHS, while 68% are worried about the UK economy and 67% are nervous about the state of the environment. ...
WannaCry attack lifts shares in cybersecurity firm Sophos to record high image
. UK cybersecurity firm Sophos has been inundated with calls since the biggest ever ransomware attack was unleashed last week on the NHS and businesses around the world, the company has revealed. ...
Labour manifesto: Extra £48.6bn in tax revenue to fund pledges image
....6bn - to be funded from extra tax revenue - in its election manifesto. Leader Jeremy Corbyn said the manifesto - including billions for schools and the NHS and an expansion of free childcare - was a "programme of hope". ...
Labour reveals 'fat cat' tax pledge aimed at reining in excessive pay image
.... It will promise sweeping renationalisation of the railways, Royal Mail and parts of the energy market, with the water industry also likely to feature in the plans to take private companies back into public ownership. The party will promise to plough an extra £6bn a year into the NHS and £1. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze image
....Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable said: "Public sector workers are facing a double blow at the hands of this Conservative government, with years of pitiful increases to pay combined with a Brexit squeeze caused by soaring inflation. "Our NHS and schools are already struggling to recruit the staff they need. ...
Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:14:59 PM
...."Even if a fresh attack does not materialise on Monday, we should expect it soon afterwards," she said. In England, 48 National Health Service (NHS) trusts reported problems at hospitals, doctor surgeries or pharmacies, and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected. ...
Cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 09:44:03 PM
....There are also many other strains of ransomware which cyber-security experts say they are seeing being given new leases of life. In the UK, the NHS was hit hard, but by Saturday morning the majority of the 48 affected health trusts in England had their machines back in operation. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....It comes after Friday's attack caused disruption in 150 countries. In the UK, NHS hospitals, pharmacies and GP surgeries were the worst-affected. ...

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