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Commons sense

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. THE British House of Commons, the elected and more powerful of [...] Read more ...

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27 Mar 2015

Education in chains

Education in chains explores how school groups can improve pupil outcomes through expert governance and economies of scale. The paper was authored Matthew Robb and Anna Grotberg from the independent global education consultancy, Parthenon-EY. Increasing numbers work in silos, without the support and challenge to improve their school’s performance [...] Read more ...

via Reform
27 Mar 2015

SR resolution.pdf

Affirms that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected 3. online, including the right to privacy; Special Rapporteur with all the human and financial resources necessary for the effective fulfilment of the mandate; Decides to continue its consideration of the matter under the same agenda 9. item. Invites the Special Rapporteur [...] Read more ...

via Privacyinternational
27 Mar 2015

Sir Jeremy Heywood vows 'relentless' civil service diversity push after trio of critical reports

According to the Cabinet Office, this will be led by a single cross-government team “run from the heart of the HR function”. The three separate reports, commissioned by Cabinet Office last year, highlight concerns among civil servants that Whitehall’s leadership has not done enough to support diversity, particularly at a senior level. The cab [...] Read more ...

via Civilserviceworld
27 Mar 2015

Pension flexibilities and DWP benefits

You can find out your qualifying age for Pension Credit by using the GOV.UK State Pension calculator at www.gov.uk/calculate-state-pension The way in which you use the new pension flexibilities could affect any future entitlement to benefits. Pension flexibilities and DWP benefits March 2015 This factsheet gives general information only and should [...] Read more ...

via Www
27 Mar 2015

Comment on media reporting of Germanwings plane crash

“The terrible loss of life in the Germanwings plane crash is tragic, and we send our deepest sympathies to the families. Whilst the full facts are still emerging, there has been widespread media reporting speculating about the link with the pilot’s history of depression, which has been overly simplistic. Read more ...

via Time-to-change
27 Mar 2015