Annual Reports

PC&PEGovernment must match long-term vision with long term funding to secure a 2012 legacy for school sport, says the House of Commons Education Committee.
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MoJ: The latest figures show that the number of claims management companies registered to handle personal injury claims has fallen from 2,435 in March 2012 to 1,700 in June 2013. 

The sharp decline follows changes to the law around no-win, no-fee deals passed by the Government in 2012 and brought into effect in April 2013. These included a ban on the ‘referral fees’ which used to be paid between no-win, no-fee lawyers, claims firms and others for profitable claims.
 
The figures were included in last week’s annual report of the Claims Management Regulation unit, based at the Ministry of Justice, which is responsible for regulating the companies which advertise for claims and handle them on behalf of people pursuing compensation for injuries or other issues, like mis-sold insurance.
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Ofsted: The support & challenge provided to local schools by the first two councils visited under a new Ofsted inspection regime were last week branded as 'ineffective'. The verdicts follow 5-day inspections of local authority arrangements for school improvement carried out last month in Norfolk & the Isle of Wight.
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DfT10 most crowded trains statistics and latest train crowding statistics have been released.
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PC&PE: In an inquiry scrutinising the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its Rural Communities Policy Unit, the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee finds that much more needs to be done if Defra is to achieve its target of ‘fair, practical & affordable outcomes for rural residents, businesses and communities’.
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MoJ: While the number of people entering the criminal justice system is falling a hardcore group continue to re-offend at an alarming rate, latest figures show. More than 400,000 crimes were committed by those who had broken the law before, in the year up to September 2011.
Press release & links ~ New resettlement prison announced for Staffordshire and West Midlands
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