Deadline for teachers to submit pay plans

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan indicated in October 2015 that teachers’ pay should not be increased by more than 1% for the next four years. Six teaching unions issued a warning to Government in January this year that without pay increases more children will...

New EU roaming charges come into effect

Charges have been slashed by 75 per cent. Roaming fees across the European Union are reduced to a maximum of €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 for SMSs and €0.05 per megabyte for data. They’ll be abolished altogether by June 2017 and when the fees are phased...

Councils want better flood protection for new homes

The Local Government Association says the move could in the long-term save thousands of homes from the worst ravages of flooding and hundreds of millions of pounds in damage. The LGA wants the Government to bring in mandatory anti-flood requirements for new homes in...

CAA grounds Super Puma helicopters

11 people died, including one Briton. Two more people are missing after the incident near Bergen. In a statement the CAA said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by the tragic accident in Norway. “Following the accident the UK CAA has issued an instruction to stop...

Labour launches action plan to tackle Anti-Semitism

He will also announce the establishment of an inquiry into anti-semitism and other forms of racism, to be chaired by the former director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti. The party says the inquiry, which will report in two months, will consult widely with the Jewish...