Category Archives: Public Services for All

Why £9,000 tuition fees have been a moral and economic disaster

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The evidence is mounting that the argument for £9,000 tuition fees has failed – both morally and economically, argues James Bloodworth.

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Number of overdue smear tests rockets under coalition

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360,000 more women are overdue cervical cancer screening compared to three years ago, as women struggle to book check-ups at their local GP surgery at convenient times.

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Five ways Labour can give power to public service users

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People want a greater say when it comes to public services, according to most polling. Here’s how Ed Miliband can start to give it to them.

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Time for universities to reveal secret details of vice-chancellor pay increases

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Vice-chancellors’ eye-watering rises are cloaked in secrecy.

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The government is jeopardising higher education as a successful export

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The government is jeopardising the future of higher education as a successful export due to its backward-looking approach to international students, writes Chuka Umunna.

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Cameron doesn’t give ‘two hoots’ about Welsh NHS, says first minister

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The Welsh first minister has claimed that David Cameron “doesn’t care two hoots about the NHS in Wales”.

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People hit by Bedroom Tax choosing between eating and heating

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People hit by the hated Bedroom Tax are choosing between eating and heating, with three quarters cutting back on food bills, according to a new report.

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One fifth of university bosses get 10% pay rise while staff see pay cut

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University bosses saw their salaries jump by an average of 5.5 per cent between 2011-12 and 2012-13, according to a new study published today.

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4 things you should know about new NHS England chief Simon Stevens

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TweetThe new head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, only started his job yesterday, but he is already facing criticism from unions over comments made by him about the role of private healthcare companies in the NHS. In a speech delivered to 300 healthcare professionals in Newcastle yesterday, Stevens praised “the innovation value of new providers” […]

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All parties must spell out how we will deliver world class education

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While many other countries, including the emerging economies, recognise the value of investing more in public education, the UK is in danger of falling behind.

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