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Window blind cords and chains must be kept out of reach of babies and small children and there are many solutions for new and existing blinds.  You can find more information by visiting: The British Blind & Shutter Association - http://www.bbsa.org.uk/domestic/child-safety/26 The Royal Society for…
CAPT (Child Accident Preventions Trust) have launched a new campaign to reduce the number  of children accidentally poisoned in their own home. 70 children under 5 are rushed to A&E every day with suspected poisoning. 15 are admitted to hospital. While most survive their ordeal…
Tax Free Childcare is to be introduced from April 2017 as a replacement for employer supported childcare (childcare vouchers). The scheme allows parents to create an account where they can set aside money to pay for childcare provsion for their children and from which the…

Below are details of increases in payments from April.  National Minimum Wage  Age Current Rate 1st April 2018 25 & over £7.50 £7.83 21 – 24 £7.05 £7.38 18 – 20 £5.60 £5.90 16 – 17 £4.05 £4.20 Apprentice Rate* £3.50 £3.70 Accommodation offset –…