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How to Fund and Deliver Social Care in England

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 February 2012

An influential group of MP's publish their report on how to fund and deliver Social Care in England. We will be speaking to the Health Select Committee chairman Stephen Dorrell.

Already in use all over Scandinavia new technology could mean you no longer need to see a receptionist when you check into a hotel. Instead the details will all be sent to your smart phone which you swipe on a reader to open the door to your room.

Today,employees based at O2's Slough HQ will participate in a flexible working pilot, operating and working remotely for the day as the doors are shut and lights turned off at the business' 200,000 sq ft office. Since 2006, the number of employers offering flexible working has doubled but it's the first time it has ever been attempted on this scale

From the summer of 2012, it will be a legal requirement that consumers are allowed to 'opt out' of 'behavioural advertising'. Sites like Google and Facebook will have to carry a red warning signal on adverts that have been generated by 'cookies' or online tracking devices.

The European Union's Court of Justice will this week decide on a landmark case involving Ryanair and passenger compensation rights. The case could have major implications for the European aviation sector if airspace is closed in future.

Workers at garments factories in Cambodia have started a 3 day tribunal to investigate the poverty and pay that workers suffer. Low wages and long hours mean that workers are poorly nourished and often weak and ill prepared for long shifts. Bosses impose mandatory overtime every day, normally 2 hours. If they don't agree, it means losing their contracts. Tribunal aims to increase awareness and push up wages to something that is liveable.

Chapters

8 items
  • Health Care Commission

    An influential group of MP's publish their report on how to fund and deliver Social Care in England. We will be speaking to the Health Select Committee chairman Stephen Dorrell.

  • Smarter Working Practices

    O2 closes its Berkshire HQ for the day to test remote working on a mass scale - pilot set to prepare businesses this summer's Olympic Games.

  • Faceless Hotels

    New technology could mean you no longer need to see a receptionist when you check into a hotel.

  • Online Advertising

    From the summer, it will be a legal requirement that consumers are allowed to ‘opt out’ of ‘behavioural advertising’.

  • Cambodian Garment Workers

    Workers at garments factories in Cambodia have started a 3 day tribunal to investigate the bad pay and poverty that workers suffer.

  • Small Investors

    The City of Londons investments management machine has woken up to the fact there is billions sitting in the savings accounts of people who need to be tempted to invest in the stock market.

  • Health Care Commission Part 2

    Richard Humphries from the independent health think-tank The Kings Fund on the Health Care Select Committee's report.

  • Olympic tickets

    The organisers of the 2012 Olympics have been criticised for awarding the contract to print the tickets to an American firm.

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