Annual Reports

DfETwice as many students now taking key academic subjects thanks to the EBacc. The figures which came out recently revealed how the introduction of the English Baccalaureate has led to a huge increase in the proportion of young people studying the core academic subjects so highly valued by universities & employers.
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IFS: Spending by Welsh unitary authorities (UAs) is set to be 8.0% lower per person this year than in 2009-10 in real terms according to a new report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies.  Despite this significant cut the majority of the cuts implied by Government spending plans are still to come.
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HPA: The Health Protection Agency’s first weekly flu report for the forthcoming 2012/13 season was published last week and shows current flu activity is low across the UK at the start of the season.  Full weekly publications will run until May 2013.
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NHS Confed: A new report on mental health services across England maps out how NHS funding is spent across the country, including how much is spent on services provided by statutory & non-statutory organisations.
 
The report, Review of the Provider Market for Mental Health Services, has been produced jointly by the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network (MHN) and Mental Health Strategies.  It shows that 77% of the £7.19bn NHS investment in adult & older people’s mental health services in 2010-11 was used to commission services from statutory providers.
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CIPD: The average level of employee absence has fallen compared with last year from 7.7 days to 6.8 per employee per year, according to this year’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) / Simplyhealth Absence Management survey

However, the fall in absence levels coincides with almost a third of employers reporting an increase in the number of people going into work ill.
Press release & links
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