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.
A new £190m programme designed to accelerate the rate at which Full Fibre networks are made available across the UK has been opened.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport will now accept bids from UK public bodies to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks across the whole of the UK by demonstrating approaches that encourage additional private investment.
Successful projects will see gigabit capable connections incorporated to key public buildings and businesses, in the hope that broadband providers then create additional connections to local homes and businesses.
Matt Hancock, Minister for Digital, said: “World class connectivity is increasingly essential to people at work and at home. It’s vital to ensure the UK’s future competitiveness in the global market and our ability to attract investment. Full fibre is fundamental for fashioning a Britain fit for the future.”
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