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Public IT Contracts Published Online From July 2010

From July Government Departments will need to publish historic information on the Combined Online Information System (COIN) database and all tender documents for contracts over £10,000. Later in the year all information will be transferred to a single website (rather than individual Governmental sites) and Government bodies will need to provide details of central government […]

Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme up and running

Highly Trusted Sponsors can now offer the following ‘Restricted Courses’ to Tier 4 (General) Students: Courses at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 3 or equivalent, AND Courses below degree level that include a work placement (other than foundation degrees, which can still be offered with a work placement by any Tier 4 (General) sponsor) Those […]

National Insurance Petition

The group says that the proposed National Insurance Increase is a ‘tax on jobs and that the increase will “discourage companies of all sizes from taking on new staff at a critical point in our economic recovery”. Rather than use a National Insurance increase to close the budget deficit the group is calling for the […]