Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Scotland is nearing its 40 per cent recycling target, as new figures show 35.9 per cent of waste is being recycled.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency figures show that for the first time ever, the majority of Scotland's local authorities met or exceeded the 2010 target to recycle over 40 per cent of municipal solid waste.
Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: "It is a fantastic achievement for the some local authorities to be now recycling nearly half of their waste. These figures are testament to the hard work of households, businesses and the public sector."
"Eighteen of our 32 authorities have now met the target. To help the 14 under-achieving local authorities we have announced an extra £7 million for local government funding. We are also planning a national campaign to get everyone in the recycling habit."
Accessibility is the name of this game. Web designers are getting better at addressing the issues, but general awareness of accessibility requirements is still low. This is worrying – websites that are not currently accessible are potentially breaching the Equality Act of 2010. One of the first places to look for help should be the Government Digital Service (GDS), which provides help, advice and guidance on legislation regarding accessibility.
It is surprisingly easy to start meeting the government’s accessibility requirements.
The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.
Poppy Welch looks at the role of local authorities in setting a green driving agenda and the schemes available to councils across England