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The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions is currently seeking evidence about access. The Panel wants to know about current issues or barriers to fair access to the professions and to hear about initiatives, programmes and policies that encourage fairer access.
The Government has published for the first time a list of hospitality received by members of departmental boards during 2007. It sets out the name of the board member receiving hospitality, the date it was received, and the nature of the hospitality received. The publication also sets out individual departments' key principles on the acceptance and declaration of hospitality in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Code and the Civil Service Management Code.
In a speech to the Voice 09 social enterprise conference in Birmingham, Liam Byrne, Minister for the Cabinet Office, predicted a new era of influence for social enterprises as he announced steps to harness the sector to help Britain get through the economic downturn.
The Government has pledged £42.5 million to help volunteers, charities and social enterprises deliver extra real help to those that need it most, during the global economic downturn.
In a speech to the Guardian Public Services summit Minister for the Cabinet Office Liam Byrne laid out plans to create a smaller, stronger centre of government capable of speeding up public service reform and helping Britain through the economic downturn.
The Government has published a comprehensive report setting out how best to continue to improve the quality, affordability and flexibility of early learning and childcare and ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life. This is even more important during an economic downturn, and the report outlines how the Government intends to drive forward the 2004 Childcare Strategy in the changing global context.
The Prime Minister has launched plans for building fair chances for everyone to succeed in the new economy. The New Opportunities White Paper sets out the Government’s agenda for capturing the jobs of the future and investing in families, communities and citizens throughout their lives to help them get on and ahead.
The 2009 New Year Honours List has beeb published, recognising outstanding achievement and service across the whole of the community. Honours range from a knighthood for Olympic cycling hero Chris Hoy to an MBE for 87-year-old local hero Dorothy Hatton, who has spent more than six decades helping with the work of the Royal British Legion in Leicester.
The paper "The rise and fall in oil prices: analysis of fundamental and financial drivers" was produced by the Cabinet Office, working with DECC and HM Treasury. The paper seeks to shed light on the role of current market conditions, expectations of future conditions, and financial flows into futures markets in explaining oil price trends during this decade, especially the rise and subsequent fall in oil prices since late-2007.
The Government has published a full and comprehensive analysis of family life in Britain in the 21st century. ‘Families in Britain: an evidence paper’, a joint report with DCSF, looks at how and why families have changed in recent decades and the implications those changes for children, adults and society. It also sets out a number of family policy principles.
‘Aspirations and attainment in deprived communities’ is a joint project between the Social Exclusion Task Force, DCSF and CLG. ‘Aspirations and attainment in deprived communities’ is a joint project between the Social Exclusion Task Force, DCSF and CLG. It explores the potential to raise the attainment of young people in deprived communities, by raising aspirations and changing attitudes within these communities.