News round-up: New powers target absent parents

New powers target absent parents
A new crackdown on absent parents who refuse to pay child maintenance will go before Parliament.

Read this story in The Guardian

Alarm over security of children’s database
Parents, security experts and opposition parties have voiced alarm that 400,000 people are to be given access to a new national database containing details of all 11 million children living in England.

Read this story in The Times

MPs point to ‘further delays and turmoil’ for £12.4 billion NHS computer upgrade
Telecoms giant in talks over contract for multi-billion-pound medical records programe that is already four years late

Read this story in The Times

Cannabis: Users won’t face fines despite upgrade to Class B
Cannabis users will not face fines from today, despite it being upgraded to a Class B drug.

Read this story in The Daily Telegraph


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