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Parliament failed to monitor pandemic preparation in runup to COVID, says think tank

Call for new Civil Contingencies Select Committee Department for Education had no plan for exams in the event of a national emergency such as a pandemic, new FOI reveals Call for measures to break government groupthink New Minister for Resilience and Recovery at Cabinet level required Overhaul “narrow” SAGE to improve advice The Government is being urged to establish a ‘Civil Contingencies’ Select Committee to ensure “continuous oversight” of preparation for future pandemics and emergencies.

Inconsistent preparation, secrecy, and groupthink impeded pandemic planning and response, says think tank

@EducationGovUK had no plan for #exams in the event of a national emergency such as a pandemic, say @ReformThinkTank  The Government is being urged to establish a ‘Civil Contingencies’ Select Committee to ensure “continuous oversight” of preparation for future pandemics and emergencies.

Reform backs Labour call for NAO Job Retention Bonus probe

Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has today called for the National Audit Office (NAO) to launch an inquiry into the Job Retention Bonus scheme and whether it is good value for money. 

Progress on improving access to university for the poorest is woefully inadequate

Degree classification On Thursday 16 January, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) published student statistics for 2018/19 which covers a wide range of topics.

More than one in four local authority funded secondary schools in the red

More money, fewer problems? The case for targeted education spending Drastic variation in finances mean the Government’s plans to ‘level up’ school funding will not close the gap between struggling schools and those with healthy bank balances.

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