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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Commission : NHS audited accounts true and fair but disclose significant financial stress
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 16:35

The timeliness and quality of NHS trusts’ financial reporting improved for 2013/14 according to the Commission’s report Auditing the Accounts 2013/14: NHS Bodies.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Commission : NHS audited accounts true and fair but disclose significant financial stress
EU News news
UK smart metering, digital radio and WiFi plans unlocked
EU News
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 16:25

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide £190m to support investment by Arqiva in a range of new critical national infrastructure projects.  This includes the roll out of smart metering across the north of England and Scotland, as well as the expansion of digital radio, the rollout of the new T2 muxes and further WiFi connectivity.

EU News | Official News Release
UK smart metering, digital radio and WiFi plans unlocked
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Biomass calculator launched
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 16:20

Launch of scientific calculator that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Biomass calculator launched
Department for Transport news
£11 million boost for hauliers as speed limit raised
Department for Transport
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 16:15

Speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads will be raised to 50 mph.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
£11 million boost for hauliers as speed limit raised
Information Commissioner's Office news
Measuring the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 16:10

Signing up to the Telephone Preference Service reduces the number of unsolicited live marketing or sales calls consumers receive by around a third, according to research published today.

 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Measuring the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service
Ofgem news
SSE and UKPN pay out £8 million following Christmas storms
Ofgem
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 16:05

Ofgem has today secured an additional £3.3 million from SSE and UKPN after its investigation into the companies’ performance during the exceptional storms last Christmas in the south of England. This is in addition to the £4.7 million already paid out to consumers under the guaranteed standards and in goodwill payments. This brings the total paid out by the companies to £8 million

Ofgem | Official News Release
SSE and UKPN pay out £8 million following Christmas storms
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Clock ticking for logbook lenders after Citizen Advice spotlight
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 15:40

Logbook loans are to be put under scrutiny following a Citizens Advice campaign to change the law.  The Law Commission yesterday announced that bills of sale – the official term for logbook loans – will be included in its law review.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Clock ticking for logbook lenders after Citizen Advice spotlight
Think Tanks news
Work Foundation - Any redesign of ESA must be evidence based to aid return to work
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 15:35

Karen Steadman, researcher at Lanchester University's Work Foundation, commented on the Work and Pensions Committee report on ESA and WCA,

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Work Foundation - Any redesign of ESA must be evidence based to aid return to work
Public and Commercial Services Union news
Bring support for sick and disabled people in-house after MPs' criticism
Public and Commercial Services Union
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 15:20

Social security support for sick and disabled people should be brought back in-house, PCS says as MPs criticise two government schemes.

Public and Commercial Services Union | Official News Release
Bring support for sick and disabled people in-house after MPs' criticism
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Minister for Africa welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 15:15

Mark Simmonds welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim and calls on Government of Sudan to guarantee religious freedom for all.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Minister for Africa welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan
HM Revenue and Customs news
Nearly 1 million tax credits claimants to lose benefit if they don't take action
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 15:10

With the tax credits renewal deadline just one week away, HMRC is reminding claimants to renew or face losing their payments.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Nearly 1 million tax credits claimants to lose benefit if they don't take action
Ministry of Defence news
Armed Forces Muslim Forum launches
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 15:05

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has launched the country's first ever Armed Forces Muslim Forum in partnership with the Muslim community.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Armed Forces Muslim Forum launches
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Payday loan ad banned following Citizens Advice action
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:40

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a payday loan advert by Pounds to Pocket following a complaint made by Citizens Advice.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Payday loan ad banned following Citizens Advice action
Think Tanks news
Policy Exchange - Jobcentres are no longer fit for purpose and are letting young people down
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:35

A report by the thinktank Policy Exchange outlines much of what needs to change. The current system should be abolished and replaced with a flexible alternative that can treat cases on an individual basis.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Policy Exchange - Jobcentres are no longer fit for purpose and are letting young people down
EU News news
Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy
EU News
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:25

The European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe. 

EU News | Official News Release
Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Over £200 million boost for renewables
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:20

Renewable energy projects to compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of reforms to the electricity market.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Over £200 million boost for renewables
Department for Transport news
Let's make our towns and cities 'magnets for growth', says Transport Secretary in response to HS2 Growth Taskforce
Department for Transport
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:15
Information Commissioner's Office news
Online travel services company exposes more than a million customer records to malicious hacker
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:10

Think W3 Limited, an online travel services company, has been served a £150,000 monetary penalty after a serious breach of the Data Protection Act revealed thousands of people’s details to a malicious hacker.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Online travel services company exposes more than a million customer records to malicious hacker
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Government must do more to reduce risk of vCJD infection
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 14:05

More action is needed to ensure that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is not inadvertently transmitted from person-to-person through medical procedures, the Science and Technology Committee has today warned.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Government must do more to reduce risk of vCJD infection
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB: Reforms Have Worsened “Minefield” of Support Claims
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:40

New research from national charity, Citizens Advice, shows 1,600 people a month are seeking help with mandatory reconsideration for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB: Reforms Have Worsened “Minefield” of Support Claims
Think Tanks news
NLGN - Local Authorities must find new ways to champion the arts
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:35

Local authority funding for the arts and culture has fallen by 19 per cent* in the last 3 years and organisations around the country are feeling the effects.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NLGN - Local Authorities must find new ways to champion the arts
Ofcom news
Measuring the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service
Ofcom
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:25

Signing up to the Telephone Preference Service reduces the number of unsolicited live marketing or sales calls consumers receive by around a third, according to research published today.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Measuring the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary: Gaza Human Rights resolution will not aid peace process
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:20

Philip Hammond says UN Human Rights Council resolution will not help achieve ceasefire and is fundamentally unbalanced.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary: Gaza Human Rights resolution will not aid peace process
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary: Gaza Human Rights resolution will not aid peace process
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:20

Philip Hammond says UN Human Rights Council resolution will not help achieve ceasefire and is fundamentally unbalanced.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary: Gaza Human Rights resolution will not aid peace process
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Historic counties day celebrated in the heart of government
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:15
Ministry of Defence news
G4S pledges its support for armed forces reservists
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:10

Leading global integrated security company commits to providing 600 staff for the military reserve.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
G4S pledges its support for armed forces reservists
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Turning the Games into Gold: economic boost from London 2012
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 13:05

Four year target of £11 billion smashed in two years and record levels of Foreign Direct Investment in 2013/14

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Turning the Games into Gold: economic boost from London 2012
Think Tanks news
NEF - Social services innovation: 4 secrets of success
Think Tanks
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 12:35

Growing up with a parent who misuses drugs or alcohol can be harrowing. But it is tragically common. As many as 1 in 10 children in the UK live with a parent with a substance misuse problem.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NEF - Social services innovation: 4 secrets of success
EU News news
State aid: EC authorises UK aid package for renewable electricity production
EU News
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 12:25

The European Commission has concluded that a UK scheme called "Contracts for Difference" that promotes the generation of electricity from renewable sources is in line with EU state aid rules. In separate investigations, the Commission has also found that public support worth GBP 9.7 billion (around € 12.3 billion) to five offshore wind farms is in line with the state aid rules. 

EU News | Official News Release
State aid: EC authorises UK aid package for renewable electricity production
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New minister for Portsmouth announces £5 million project on first visit to city
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 12:15

New minister for Portsmouth announces a £5 million fund to help companies develop cutting-edge technology for unmanned boats and submarines.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New minister for Portsmouth announces £5 million project on first visit to city
10 Downing Street news
Turning the Games into gold: economic boost from London 2012 has passed £14 billion
10 Downing Street
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 12:10

The trade and industry boost following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has beaten the 4 year target in half the time.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Turning the Games into gold: economic boost from London 2012 has passed £14 billion
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Investing for future success of students: HEFCE response to OFFA report
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 12:05
Ministry of Defence news
New Minister for Reserves visits commando engineer reservists
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 11:20

Julian Brazier meets reservists to find out why they wanted to join 131 Commando.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
New Minister for Reserves visits commando engineer reservists
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Middle East Minister welcomes Syria sanctions
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 11:15
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Turning the Games into gold: economic boost from London 2012 has passed £14 billion
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 11:05

The trade and industry boost following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has beaten the 4 year target in half the time.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Turning the Games into gold: economic boost from London 2012 has passed £14 billion
EU News news
State aid: EC authorises UK Capacity Market electricity generation scheme
EU News
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 10:25

The European Commission has concluded that the proposed UK Capacity Market is in line with EU state aid rules. The scheme aims to ensure that sufficient electricity supply is available to cover consumption at peak times. 

EU News | Official News Release
State aid: EC authorises UK Capacity Market electricity generation scheme
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Retail sales rebound in July – CBI
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 10:20
Public and Commercial Services Union news
No appetite for mutuals in civil service and no public appetite for privatisation
Public and Commercial Services Union
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 10:15

The government's drive to hive off parts of the civil service into mutuals has been a damp squib because there is no appetite for it.

Public and Commercial Services Union | Official News Release
No appetite for mutuals in civil service and no public appetite for privatisation
HM Treasury news
Government consults on new allowance to support investment in ultra high pressure, high temperature oil and gas fields
HM Treasury
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 10:10
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Turning the Games into gold: economic boost from London 2012 has passed £14 billion
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 10:05

The trade and industry boost following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has beaten the 4 year target in half the time.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Turning the Games into gold: economic boost from London 2012 has passed £14 billion
Scottish Government news
International trade boost
Scottish Government
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 09:25

Companies helped to expand - projected international sales of £1.2 billion.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
International trade boost
Skills Funding Agency news
National Apprenticeship Week 2015
Skills Funding Agency
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 09:20

Next year’s National Apprenticeship Week will run from Monday, 9 March to Friday, 13 March 2015.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
National Apprenticeship Week 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 09:15

Ms Catriona Laing CB has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe
10 Downing Street news
Kenneth Clarke appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour
10 Downing Street
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 09:10

The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP to the Order of the Companions of Honour.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Kenneth Clarke appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour
Welsh Government news
New guidance will ensure more community benefits from construction contracts, says Jane Hutt
Welsh Government
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 08:10

Updated guidance to improve the impact of the Welsh Government’s Community Benefits policy for construction contracts which generate jobs and training opportunities, has been launched by Finance Minister Jane Hutt

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New guidance will ensure more community benefits from construction contracts, says Jane Hutt
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Review on women in Scottish economy announced
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 08:05
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
The Penguin Post Office - Airing Thursday 24th July BBC 2
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 07:10
10 Downing Street news
Appointments to the Order of St Michael and St George: July 2014
10 Downing Street
Thursday 24 July 2014 @ 07:05

The Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP and the Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP recognised for public service.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Appointments to the Order of St Michael and St George: July 2014

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