David Lammy

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Humanists UK welcomes Ofsted’s call to tackle illegal schools and improve RE

Ofsted has called on the Government to take action on illegal schools. The call came in Ofsted’s latest annual report, published yesterday. The report also highlighted that religious education (RE) provision in English state schools is ‘not fit for purpose’, and that independent faith schools perform very badly in Ofsted inspections. Humanists UK, which has led the… Read more »

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Dual regulation for medical professionals is risky and unfair says MDU

Speaking at an event today, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said the expected arrival of a dual system of regulation at the GMC next year could introduce confusion to an already outdated system of healthcare professional regulation. While speaking at the Westminster Health Forum event today on Next steps for professional healthcare regulation in the UK,… Read more »

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Transport secretary claims labour shortage is ‘distribution issue’

Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ program on Friday, transport secretary Grant Shapps reaffirmed the government’s line that ongoing labour shortages are “a distribution issue”. Pointing to how the market was working to solve the shortage of drivers, Shapps commented, “A lot of people are coming into the market…. There is a lot of… Read more »