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Meeting with Ofsted’s Director of Education, Sean Harford | APPG

On Monday 18th December, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education hosted Sean Harford HMI, National Director, Education at Ofsted, who presented an overview of their work from the last 12 months, including a summary of their 2017 annual report. 26 more words

Government to shake up leasehold in 2018?

After weeks of anticipation, the government today finally announced its response to its “Tackling Unfair Practices” consultation process that had attracted 6075 submissions. A huge level of engagement. 935 more words


Free Trade Agreements and the Implications of Brexit for the UK

On 1st November 2016, Dr Angus Armstrong, Senior Fellow, ESRC gave a presentation to the APPG in Parliament and here are his slides, as a PDF. 24 more words


Upcoming APPG for Education meeting with Sean Harford | APPG

On the afternoon of Monday 18 December, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education will be addressed by the National Director of Education, Sean Harford. Mr Harford was appointed to his role in September 2015, having also previously been appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector in 2003. 22 more words

For the past 40 years, social tourism has struggled for recognition in the UK. What now?

While on a family break earlier this year, my wife, daughter and I were strolling along a Majorcan beach, its thin strip of white sand framed by pine trees, and we delighted in soaking up the utter idyll of it all.  1,235 more words

Royal College Of General Practitioners. Draft Council Paper - Cannabis For Specified Medical Indications.

This is the document presented to the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on 22nd September 2017.  The proposal was approved.

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Leasehold reform – will it make any difference?

Well, the consultation is over…

Six thousand is significantly up on the 956 responses in 1998, which seem to me to have been largely ignored in favour of predetermined notions of what was needed to reform the sharper edges of leasehold tenure, despite the then government’s clear view, always worth repeating: 4,886 more words