General News (Archive)

MoD:  Military courage recognised in Operational Honours List – (UK relationship with Ukraine strengthened by Defence agreement ~ Military completes flood defence inspections ~ New £10m Covenant fund awarded to 176 Armed Forces projects ~ MoD:  Major investment boost for next generation Royal Navy ships ~
MOD and Royal Mail sign new agreement to keep personnel connected ~ Developing mental health services for veterans in England)

ScotGov:  £190,000 to support Scotland’s veterans

DWP:  All Welsh jobcentres switch over to Universal Credit – (LGA:  2,500 academies yet to sign up to healthy school meal standards)

BIS:  Workers advised to make sure they are getting new National Living Wage as government survey reveals almost a third of staff never check their payslips

Defra:  Farming Recovery Fund extended to Greater Manchester – (Defra:  First saplings planted in push for 1m trees for schools)

DCMS:  Marcus Jones - Don’t let fraudsters cheat us out of vital services

HMRC:  Gift Aid donation rules - clarification

Government Chemist represented at 2016 Codex meeting in Budapest

LGA Responds to Education White Paper – (LGA responds to Government's Culture White Paper ~ LGA responds to government's modern crime prevention strategy)

DfE:  University technical college applications: deadline set

Ofsted:  High needs learners are not always receiving the support they need to reach their potential – (Ofsted: 
Inspection of Portsmouth school improvement support
~ Ofsted:  Online application to provide childcare unavailable 9 to 15 May

HEFCE:  Revised approach to quality assessment in higher education – (HEFCE:  Financial health of sector ~ HEFCE:  New national outreach programme for students from disadvantaged backgrounds)

ScotGov:  8,000 sales milestone – (ScotGov:  Excellence in Higher Education ~ Support for students & pupils ~ ScotGov:  £300k for global citizenship ~ ScotGov:  Headteacher qualification to be funded ~ ScotGov:  Final chance to submit 2015/16 SAAS applications)

WAG:  Minister celebrates 3,000th job & training milestone

Ofcom:  Simpler, speedier switching for mobile customers

Ofgem:  National Grid agrees to pay out £3m after failing to meet gas network repair targets

Electoral Commission:  Hollyoaks stars launch new campaign

TfL:  Successful trials prove effectiveness of speed limiting technology on buses

Land Registry:  New Land Charges Service will go live in April

Arts Council England:  Family friendly theatre show Three Keepers returns for a national tour

STFC:  Learn, create and compete with the Hartree Hack – (STFC:  The world's biggest telescope gets the world's best instrumentation)

Unicef:  Over 250,000 children affected by Colombia conflict since 2013, despite peace talks – (Unicef:  87m children under 7 have known nothing but conflict ~ Unicef:  New EU-Turkey agreement on refugee and migrants could leave children at risk)

RoSPA celebrates Fujitsu contract – (RoSPA:  It’s time to address the problem of time – experiment needed on daylight savings)

CCC:  Compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting carbon budgets – update