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A new project to help the social care sector in Wales plan its workforce requirements post-Brexit has been announced by the Welsh Government. £200,000 has been allocated from the Welsh Government’s EU Transition Fund to fund research into how the Brexit process could impact on the social care workforce in…
The ID registration system for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit should also be rolled out to British citizens to avoid another Windrush scandal, a think tank has suggested. Extending the documentation programme for the 3.6 million Europeans living here to everyone else is among a sweeping overhaul of…
The Government's promise of a £20 billion boost for the NHS will put debt on an "unsustainable upward trajectory" without tax rises or spending cuts to pay for it, the Office for Budget Responsibility has warned. A fiscal "tightening" totalling around £111 billion in today's money could be needed in…
Matt Hancock's route to Health and Social Care Secretary mirrors that of his predecessor Jeremy Hunt. Both spent time as Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Secretary before taking over the role in charge of one of the nation's most beloved institutions. A graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge universities,…
As Theresa May's Government was plunged into a fresh crisis by Boris Johnson's resignation as Foreign Secretary over Brexit, she rewarded her Remain-campaigning ally Jeremy Hunt with the top Foreign Office job. Mr Johnson's standing down came hours after David Davis quit as Brexit Secretary, causing the Prime Minister to…
Theresa May faces a leadership crisis after David Davis savaged the Government's approach to Brexit while dramatically quitting as the minister responsible for the UK's departure from the European Union. His resignation was warmly welcomed by hardline Eurosceptics in the Tory ranks who were already expressing reservations about Mrs May's…
Focus on the Brexit "soap opera" has delayed the Government's response to a report examining abuse of British children sent overseas, a minister has suggested. Jackie Doyle-Price thanked Labour's Lisa Nandy (Wigan) for bringing forward the debate on the Child Migration Programmes, telling MPs it would help her "focus the…
Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers were warned that up to 200,000 EU nationals could be "left without status" if just 5% failed to register before the June 2021…
The leader of one of the country's biggest trade unions has called on the Prime Minister to fund the NHS properly or call a general election. Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said Theresa May's pledge of extra funding for the NHS was a "lie". He told the union's annual…
A multi-billion pound increase in NHS funding will "go down the drain" unless action is taken on social care, a leading medic has warned. Labour peer Lord Turnberg, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians, stressed the need to prioritise this area. He was responding to the Government's…
Tax rises to support a £20.5 billion-a-year boost to the NHS budget will be "fair and balanced", Theresa May has vowed. The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a "responsible" approach to the plan, which will see an extra £394 million a week going to the NHS in 2023/24.…
The NHS is to get an extra £384 million a week after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. In a major announcement to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service, the PM has said it will receive an additional £20 billion a year in real terms funding by…
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