Headlines - 2014 03 14
CIPD – exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts should be banned
Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts should be banned where there is no compelling business reason for their use, says CIPD.

UWE careers service named as best in country
The University of the West of England’s (UWE) careers and employability service has been named the best in the country.

Setting research priorities in education and children’s services
The Department for Education is asking the education and children’s sector to help set research priorities.

Councils taking drastic steps in face of surge in pupil numbers
Local authorities are borrowing millions and converting disused police stations, music studios and IT suites into extra classrooms.

Free school and academy bureaucracy is costing taxpayers millions in private consultancy fees
The government’s free school and academy programme has cost taxpayers nearly £80m in private consultants’ fees, according to a new TUC report published today (Friday).

Education Minister launches the Big Bang Fair
Elizabeth Truss opens the UK’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Cyber security skills for the next generation
Special education for 11 to 14 year-olds and higher level apprenticeships form government plans to improve the UK’s cyber security skills.

World’s top graduate entrepreneurial talent hits UK shores
The 10 latest international start-ups to choose the UK as a base for their budding business have been announced today (14 March 2014).

First Growth Grants Awarded to Local Businesses
Four local businesses have been announced as the first beneficiaries of grants to support growth, thanks to funding secured by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.