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The government's new energy proposal explained

  • Madeleine Jones
  • 13 Oct 2017
  • Posted in: Energy & Environment

Newly-proposed legislation by the government could see the energy bills of 11 million households capped for up to five years, which it claim this will save people up to £100 a year. The draft also implies the cap will be absolute. Some MPs advocated a relative cap, designed to limit a supplier’s most expensive tariff to a percentage above their cheapest deal but this has been ruled out.

However, energy regulator Ofgem said that the proposal will likely receive a large delay. Passing legislation…

  • energy ,
  • policy

Duty of Care: CQC Targets Health & Social Care Inequality

  • Jason Gordon
  • 09 Oct 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

As England’s independent health regulator, CQC has pledged – alongside other objectives – to check that publicly funded healthcare providers measure up to the new Accessible Information Standard (AIS). From October 2017 the CQC, as part of regular inspections, will be assessing what steps health & social care providers are taking to meet their AIS obligations.

Enforced last year, AIS aims to serve people who have information and communication needs. Developed by NHS England and partners, th…

  • Health inequalities ,
  • health and social care ,
  • nhs ,
  • communication

DPSS Ltd. 25 Years of Professional Training and Development

  • Dr. Ray Carter MA, MCIPS, MCIM, FNALP
  • 09 Oct 2017
  • Posted in: Management & Leadership, Education & Training

DPSS have been developing and training people for many year and have a large portfolio of clients from many industries.

We constantly monitor our performance and all our consultants deliver high quality and engaging training that really gives people the practical help they need as well as the option of gaining qualifications. 

Many industries choose CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) qualifications as their benchmark for competence and we are proud to be a Centre of Excellenc…

  • workplace training ,
  • organisational development