Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  UK support for Afghanistan’s future unwavering – (FCO:  Baroness Anelay visits the Holy See ~ UK concerned by political intimidation in DRC ~ FS at EU Foreign Ministers' meeting on counter-Daesh ~ FS statement on Somali elections ~ UK Statement on Resumption of Inter-Burundi Dialogue ~ FS welcomes the release of Nadiya Savchenko)

DIFD:  How do we reach gender equality, Justine Greening asks Manchester students – (DIFD:  UK leads new approach to prevent & respond to crises at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit ~ UK at forefront of energy and climate issues in Africa)

Home Secretary sets out radical fire & rescue reform programme – (HO:  Minister for Syrian Refugees visits Lebanon ~ Home Office:  Trade in so-called 'legal highs' now illegal ~ Home Office announces Inspector of Borders & Immigration contract extension ~ HO:  Independent review into Sharia Law launched ~ HO:  New powers to strengthen coastal security ~ HO:  Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates benefit from new electronic visa waiver)

Cabinet Office:  Next steps for UK's first national measure of socio-economic background

HM Treasury:  Pensions Minister calls for exit charges cap across all pensions ~ FCA proposes cap on early exit charges

DfE:  Funding boost for schools helping pupils develop character

CLG:  Boost to London housing from 1,000 homes built to rent – (CLG:  Housing completions at 7 year high)

BIS:  Better Markets Bill to arm consumers with more power and choice – (BIS:  Board confirms Sheffield closure and creation of London policy centre by 2018 ~ BIS:  Independent secondary ticketing review published recently)

DCMS:  £90m boost for the Great British Coast

DfT:  Bus Services Bill to help deliver more regular services for passengers – (DfT:  £21m green transport funding to support job creation & clean up air quality ~ DfT:  Driverless cars are the future, not science fiction ~ DfT:  Financial help for property owners affected by HS2 extended route to Crewe ~ DfT:  Rip-off pedicabs to be driven off the road under new proposals)

HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion)

ScotGov:  New powers to ‘make a difference’ – (ScotGov:  First meeting of new Cabinet ~ ScotGov:  Report supports case for Minimum Unit Pricing ~ ScotGov:  Transport Minister Gears Up for Summer ~ ScotGov:  A precious opportunity ~ ScotGov:  Swinney acts to reduce teacher workload)

WAG:  £2.6m boost for childcare scheme will help more young parents into work – (WAG:  Vaughan Gething praises pharmacists for boosting health of the nation)

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