The 2015 budget for employment and skills voluntary organisations

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What do voluntary sector organisations working in employment and skills need to know about the latest budget? We sum up the key points below:

Spending cuts

  •  £30bn of cuts in the next year, with £13bn from departmental budgets and £12bn from welfare spending. The Department of Communities and Local Government’s Local Government budget will fall from £13.7bn to £10.5bn.

Welfare reform

  • Access to Universal Credit to be restricted for EEA migrants who are out of work.
  • Seven waiting days will be introduced for Universal Credit from July 2015.
  • Parents of disabled children now able to receive a maximum of £4000 (up from £2000) towards their childcare costs.

Health and employment

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to be provided to an additional 40,000 ESA and JSA claimants and individuals supported through Fit for Work.
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) therapists to be co-located in over 350 JCPs to provide better…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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