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GDPR is here

GDPR is here

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.

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Announcing the new UK Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB)

Announcing the new UK Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB)

A network of Registered Bodies are to come together to form a recognised group of criminal record check professionals.

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Personal Independence Payment customer journey films

Personal Independence Payment customer journey films

DWP has published 5 short videos to help give people an overview of the process of claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

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Government announces appointment of 3 new Acas council members

Government announces appointment of 3 new Acas council members

Anne Davies joins the council as an independent member and Susan Jordan and Jayne Haines as employer representatives.

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Applications are now closed

Applications are now closed

The application window for the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship is now closed.

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New chair for the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) announced

New chair for the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) announced

Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton MP, has announced the appointment of Dr Lesley Rushton as chair of IIAC.

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Low Pay Commission visits programme 2018

Low Pay Commission visits programme 2018

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) will be visiting areas across the UK to gather evidence on the National Minimum Wage rates and low pay.

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Applications now open

Applications now open

You can now apply for the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship.

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Fast Track 2018 opening 28 February

Fast Track 2018 opening 28 February

The Fast Track application window opens 28 February 2018

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Doubling up to promote careers in nuclear sector

Doubling up to promote careers in nuclear sector

Members of LLWR’s Environmental Monitoring team joined colleagues from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) at Geological Society careers days to raise awareness of careers in the nuclear industry.

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Fast Track applications coming soon

Fast Track applications coming soon

The Civil Service Fast Track will be open for applications soon. Find out how to get updates on the next application window here.

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Partnership working to tackle fraud

Partnership working to tackle fraud

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is working with SAFER Jobs to prevent people falling victim to scammers.

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New identity checking guidelines

New identity checking guidelines

New identity checking guidelines have been introduced for standard and enhanced disclosure checks.

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New DBS basic check service goes live

New DBS basic check service goes live

DBS now provides the basic check service for England and Wales.

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DBS basic checks   coming soon

DBS basic checks coming soon

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is preparing to provide basic disclosure checks for England and Wales.

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Seeking disability sector champions for 2018

Seeking disability sector champions for 2018

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking business people to champion accessibility of products and services for disabled people.

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Sarah Bedwell announced as the new Certification Officer

Sarah Bedwell announced as the new Certification Officer

The Certification Officer is responsible for statutory functions relating to trade unions and employers’ associations

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Sarah Bedwell announced as the new Certification Officer

Sarah Bedwell announced as the new Certification Officer

The Certification Officer is responsible for statutory functions relating to trade unions and employers’ associations

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New employment programme begins in England and Wales

New employment programme begins in England and Wales

The government’s new Work and Health Programme to help disabled people into employment started this week in north west England and Wales.

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New chairman appointed for the Central Arbitration Committee

New chairman appointed for the Central Arbitration Committee

Stephen Redmond appointed chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee.

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Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

The government has launched new plans to transform disability employment over the next ten years.

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Basic disclosure changes

Basic disclosure changes

From January 2018, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are making changes to the Basic Disclosure process.

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PM meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: 16 November 2017

PM meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: 16 November 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ahead of the Gothenburg Social Summit.

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November 2017 labour market statistics for Scotland

November 2017 labour market statistics for Scotland

Employment in Scotland increased by 2,000 over the quarter, and increased by 46,000 over the year to stand at 2,652,000.

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New sleep in shift pay compliance scheme launched to support social care sector and identify back pay for workers

New sleep in shift pay compliance scheme launched to support social care sector and identify back pay for workers

The scheme has been designed to help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, while also maintaining important services for people who access social care

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Changes to identity checking guidelines

Changes to identity checking guidelines

Information regarding changes to identity (ID) checking guidelines. This is a clarification to the news story published on 2 October 2017.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches new online services

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches new online services

We've introduced new online digital services for you to use.

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Changes to identity checking guidelines

Changes to identity checking guidelines

Information regarding changes to identity (ID) checking guidelines when applying for a standard or enhanced check.

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Government extends suspension of minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector

Government extends suspension of minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector

This will minimise disruption to the sector as we seek to ensure workers receive wages owed while we establish whether the industry needs further support.

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Government seeks new Low Pay Commissioners

Government seeks new Low Pay Commissioners

The Government is recruiting four new members to serve on the Low Pay Commission, of which three will be from employee backgrounds and one from an employer background.

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Business Minister urges UK's largest companies to increase transparency around workplace diversity

Business Minister urges UK's largest companies to increase transparency around workplace diversity

The Business Diversity and Inclusion Group will coordinate action to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Prisons Minister visits new graduate recruits as prison officer recruitment reaches record high

Prisons Minister visits new graduate recruits as prison officer recruitment reaches record high

Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah met recruits from Unlocked Graduates as they begin training and prepare to join staff on the front line.

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Government announces appointment of 2 Acas Council members

Government announces appointment of 2 Acas Council members

Ben Summerskill joins the Council as an independent member and Christina McAnea as an employee representative.

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Fast Track applications closed

Fast Track applications closed

The Civil Service Fast Track is closed for applications. Find out how to get updates on the next application window here.

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Manchester seminar: using innovative technology to deliver sustainable utcomes for people with disabilities and ong terms health condiitons

Manchester seminar: using innovative technology to deliver sustainable utcomes for people with disabilities and ong terms health condiitons

In this free seminar Teresa will discuss an innovative model they have introduced to help people with long term health conditions with their journey back to employment.

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Invitation to an IIAC meeting on 6 July 2017

Invitation to an IIAC meeting on 6 July 2017

An opportunity for members of the public to learn about the work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC).

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Trade unions to face new fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance laws

Trade unions to face new fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance laws

Under the proposals the Certification Officer will be able to issue fines of up to £20,000 for breaking the law.

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Awards glory for young Sellafield duo

Awards glory for young Sellafield duo

Two young Sellafield workers were named apprentices of the year in the National Skills Academy for Nuclear Awards.

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Employment rate grows faster in Wales than anywhere else in the UK

Employment rate grows faster in Wales than anywhere else in the UK

Alun Cairns has welcomed the latest job figures which show the employment rate has grown faster in Wales than anywhere else in the UK.

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Sellafield's Adam inspires the next generation

Sellafield's Adam inspires the next generation

A Sellafield engineer fired up a group of young trainees with an inspirational speech at a House of Commons event.

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Invitation to tender for research from the Low Pay Commission 2017

Invitation to tender for research from the Low Pay Commission 2017

The Low Pay Commission is commissioning new research to understand the effects of the NLW. The closing date is 13 March 2017.

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Bryan Sanderson appointed interim Chairman of the Low Pay Commission

Bryan Sanderson appointed interim Chairman of the Low Pay Commission

The independent LPC advises the government about National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates.

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Susan Park appointed as Director General, Universal Credit operations

Susan Park appointed as Director General, Universal Credit operations

Susan Park has been appointed Director General Universal Credit Operations, accountable for its operation in jobcentres and service centres.

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Government review team launches nationwide modern employment practices tour in London

Government review team launches nationwide modern employment practices tour in London

Employers and workers get to have their say on modern employment practices as government-backed Matthew Taylor Review team launches its UK tour.

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DBS digital services

DBS digital services

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be introducing new online services over the next 12 months.

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