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NEWS | Published July 24th 2021, 2:02 pm

Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid: legal firms call for adequate funding for criminal defence profession

As the Ministry of Justice’s independent review of the future and long-term sustainability of the criminal legal aid system goes on, The Law Society and legal firm chiefs have been vocal in calls for the criminal defence profession to be adequately funded as an outcome or risk the collapse of equal justice.

NEWS | Published July 23rd 2021, 5:05 pm

Ahead of the curve: Bell Howley Perrotton figurehead discusses how automation helped business through Covid-19

Simon Howley, managing partner at financial services provider Bell Howley Perrotton LLP, came onto The Leaders Council podcast to discuss how having established automation and flexible working within the business helped the company thrive through the coronavirus pandemic.

NEWS | Published July 23rd 2021, 1:01 pm

UK government outlines plans for Mental Health Act reforms

Two years after Sir Simon Wessely delivered his landmark independent review of the Mental Health Act, ministers have accepted and pledged to take forward the vast majority of its recommendations for change.

NEWS | Published July 23rd 2021, 11:04 am

SoundOut launches Sonic Effectiveness Matrix to map the most effective sonic logos in the US

SoundOut, the world leader in sonic testing, recently announced the launch of the SoundOut Sonic Effectiveness Matrix [SEM], which could save businesses millions in otherwise wasted funds supporting ineffective sonic strategies.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2021, 1:01 pm

NHS App reached more than 10 million users as of England's ‘Freedom Day’

As of July 19, the day that England removed almost all Covid-19 social restrictions, more than 10 million people had signed up to the NHS App, with over six million having joined as new users since the Covid-19 vaccination status feature was added on May 17.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2021, 11:11 am

Consortio Chartered Accountants boss: Technological advancements will not cut out small firm accountants

Chris Viles, director at Consortio Chartered Accountants in West Yorkshire, challenges the view that the increasing presence of technology in the accountancy profession will eventually eliminate the role of the small firm accountant.

NEWS | Published July 22nd 2021, 10:10 am

WiseAlpha named ‘Best Investments Provider’ at 2021 British Bank Awards

WiseAlpha, the UK’s leading digital bond market, has received the ‘Best Investments Provider’ award at the 2021 British Bank Awards.

NEWS | Published July 21st 2021, 11:11 am

Aberdeen Harbour expansion to be completed by October 2022

A £350 million expansion of Aberdeen Harbour is now set to be completed by October 2022 following several months of setbacks, the BBC reports.

NEWS | Published July 21st 2021, 11:11 am

Taylor James CEO: Covid-19 has accelerated pace of digital disruption in advertising and we are ready

Discussing the challenges of digital disruption in the advertising and marketing world and its acceleration because of Covid-19, Glen Taylor, CEO of fully integrated production agency Taylor James, remains confident that his business can continue to remain ahead of the curve.

NEWS | Published July 21st 2021, 10:10 am

Taking responsibility: All Plumbing Services boss outlines the Covid-19 procedures his team have stuck by since March 2020

Russell Arundell, managing director of All Plumbing Services, outlines the operational steps his business has taken since March 2020 to keep staff, clients and their families safe from coronavirus.

NEWS | Published July 20th 2021, 10:10 am

Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital upgrades to RapidHeat™ Oven, supplied by Oncology Imaging Systems

Earlier this year, the Mould Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham took delivery of the RapidHeat Oven - supplied by Oncology Imaging Systems - to replace the existing waterbath system.

NEWS | Published July 20th 2021, 10:10 am

Aico team members volunteer at Woodside Primary School in July

Earlier in July, five team members from Aico - the UK market leader in domestic fire and carbon monoxide protection - volunteered to carry out works at Woodside Primary School in Oswestry, Shropshire.

NEWS | Published July 20th 2021, 8:08 am

The future of presenteeism in the hybrid workplace

Writing for The Leaders Council, Emma Bartlett, partner at leading specialist employment and partnership law firm, CM Murray LLP, discusses presenteeism and how business leaders could look to manage it in the post-Covid world as industry adjusts to the hybrid working environment.

NEWS | Published July 19th 2021, 1:01 pm

Covid-19: Medow Care Services manager sheds light on major concerns within the care sector

At a time when a social care leader in Wales warned that care staff absences due to self-isolation could pose as great a risk as Covid-19 itself, a care manager based in Hertfordshire echoed the very same concerns, as well as laying bare the reality that many care workers remain at risk because they have not gone forward to receive their Covid vaccines.

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