Free school meals

Published on September 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Free school meals for all children aged four to seven, regardless of family income, were introduced in 2014  under the Universal Infant Free School Meals policy.

The scheme, which provides hot, nutritional lunches, is reckoned to save parents around £400 per child, per year.

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More courses on offer at Blackburn college for UNISON representatives

Published on September 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Blackburn College in partnership with TUC has extended its new range of courses to representatives of UNISON.

The courses are as follows:

  • Health & Safety Stage 1 – every Tuesday from 6th October (10 weeks)
  • Health & Safety Stage 2 – every Wednesday from 7th October (10 weeks)
  • Union Reps Stage 1 – every Monday from 5th October (10 weeks)
  • Union Reps Stage 2 – every Thursday from 8th October (10 weeks)
  • Union Reps follow-on in Employment Law – every Wednesday from 7th October (10 weeks)
  • Diploma in Employment Law – every Tuesday from now (36 weeks)

All courses are held in the TU/H&S Education Centre in the old college’s Victoria building on Blakey Moor, opposite the old Waves Swimming Pool entrance, 100 yds from King George’s Hall in Blackburn Town Centre.

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Changes to tax credits

Published on September 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Working tax credits and child tax credits are designed to help low-paid workers and low-income families. Millions of working families claim both benefits – and they can be worth thousands of pounds a year.

Working tax credits

The last Labour Government introduced working tax credits in 2003, but similar benefits have been in place since 1986.

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Have you registered to vote for the General Election?

Published on March 8, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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