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CQC finishes first round

Phew, the Care Quality Commission has announced completion of the first round of inspections of all services (both social care and health) that were registered prior to 1 October 2014. Some 38,000 visits done amounts to a mountain of data. Whilst... Read more


No new funding for local government

The recent announcement that central government will not provide any new funding in 2017-18 for local government is hugely disappointing, though not surprising. Not least is the perilous state of local councils forcing many to consider technical... Read more


Oxfordshire becomes less affordable

Evenlode Tower, Blackbird Leys

Is the obvious really news? Perhaps not, but the revelation published today by the Office of National Statistics provides robust evidence that the labour shortage in Oxfordshire is not going away anytime soon. Using a handy online calculator,... Read more