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Hospitals to Receive Financial Incentives to Increase Staff Levels under Government Proposals (2 February 2012)

Poorly performing hospitals may be offered financial incentives to enhance staff levels under Government proposals. Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, wants to provide cash incentives to hospitals that employ a greater number of staff at weekends and hence reduce the pressure on junior doctors. Recent statistics have revealed that mortality rates are greater during out-of-hours treatment amongst certain NHS trusts.  Read more...

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Police Told To Improve Efforts to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (2 February 2012)

Police forces across the England and Wales will be obliged to tackle anti-social behaviour in the event that five households or greater issue complaints relating to another resident in their area, according to the Government.  Read more...

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Government Unveils Proposals to Change Criminal Compensation Scheme (2 February 2012)

The justice secretary has unveiled new plans to reform the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme following annual costs trebling to almost £300 million between 1997 and 2011. Ken Clarke also desires for criminals to make greater contributions towards the scheme.   Read more...

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Government Outlines Plans for New National Crime Agency (2 February 2012)

A child is at a greater risk of harm whilst using their computer than they are waiting outside of their school’s gates, the Home Secretary has warned. Theresa May has told of the “serious problem” cyber-crime creates, a crime which has caused a greater number of losses than those resulting from burglars entering into the home.  Read more...

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Prisoners Caught Accessing Social Network Sites (2 February 2012)

Violent criminals have been caught using social networking sites to harass victims and their relatives from their prison cells. Other inmates have been caught running their criminal empires with the help of the internet. Prisoners are prohibited from connecting up to the internet yet manage to gain access through mobile phones that have been successfully smuggled into prisons.  Read more...

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Survey Reveals UK Consumers’ Lack of Retirement Planning (1 February 2012)

The economic uncertainty is meaning that Britons are failing to save for their retirement, recent research has revealed. Only one in five consumers surveyed about their top financial priorities revealed that contributing to their pension was important to them. The study of 1,000 UK adults, conducted by the home shopping company, Kleeneze, also surveyed respondents about the way in which the economy had affected their personal financial situation. Nearly half of all respondents, 45 per cent, claimed that it had worsened.  Read more...

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New Poll Reveals Little Public Support for Multimillion-Pound Executive Pay (1 February 2012)

A new poll has revealed a lack of public support for executive pay, with few people believing that top bosses are worthy of earning in excess of £1 million per annum.  Read more...

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Labour MP Calls for Relaxation of Smacking Laws (1 February 2012)

A senior Labour MP has called for the legislation surrounding smacking to be relaxed to enable working-class parents to instil discipline in their children in the absence of fearing prosecution. David Lammy, an MP for Tottenham, stated that the decision of Labour in 2004 to tighten up legislation relating to smacking partly caused the 2011 civil unrest.  Read more...

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Investigation Launched Into Hip Implant Safety (1 February 2012)

Medical regulators have begun to investigate the safety of hip implants amid fears that they may be poisoning the patients who have received them.  Read more...

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Britain to Introduce “Selective” Immigration Policy (1 February 2012)

Britain is set to accept only the “best” immigrants under proposals to reduce the number of immigrants settling into life in the UK, Damian Green, the Immigration Minister, has announced.  Read more...

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