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HM Treasury news
Chancellor announces 600 new jobs at Norton
HM Treasury
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 16:25

George Osborne visits Norton Motorcycles Ltd to announce £4 million of government funding which will support 600 new jobs.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Chancellor announces 600 new jobs at Norton
Scottish Government news
Scottish expertise spreads in China
Scottish Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 16:20

FM announces further investment in textiles and software firms.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish expertise spreads in China
Department for Transport news
Smart ticketing to transform travel for Southeastern passengers
Department for Transport
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 16:15

Journeys between London, Kent and parts of East Sussex will be simplified as Southeastern signs up for smart cards.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Smart ticketing to transform travel for Southeastern passengers
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister condemns Bahrain attack
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 16:10

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns attack on police officers in Sitra, Bahrain.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister condemns Bahrain attack
National Archives news
Newly digitised records complete story of naval careers
National Archives
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 16:10

We are pleased to announce the release of two newly-digitised series of naval service records, ADM 362 and ADM 363.

National Archives | Official News Release
Newly digitised records complete story of naval careers
CESG news
CESG extends the CESG Certified Professional scheme overseas
CESG
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 15:25

After success in the UK public sector and industry the CESG Certified Professional scheme will now be available to cyber security professionals as a pilot  in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the US.

CESG | Official News Release
CESG extends the CESG Certified Professional scheme overseas
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE publishes new guideline on most deadly form of skin cancer
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 15:20

Guidelines aim to reduce variations in practice and help the NHS deliver the very best in melanoma care.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE publishes new guideline on most deadly form of skin cancer
Department for Education news
Nicky Morgan speaks about the inspirational impact of Teach First
Department for Education
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 15:15
Transport for London news
Paolozzi mosaics to be reborn in artist’s home city of Edinburgh
Transport for London
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 15:10

Iconic mosaic work by one of the country's greatest post-war sculptors will be reborn, as London Underground (LU) yesterday confirmed that a number of pieces will be transferred to the Edinburgh College of Art for restoration.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Paolozzi mosaics to be reborn in artist’s home city of Edinburgh
10 Downing Street news
PM seeks stronger co-operation with Vietnam to stop modern slavery as new measures come into force
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 15:05

David Cameron will seek to work more closely with the Vietnamese government to combat human trafficking as he visits Vietnam.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM seeks stronger co-operation with Vietnam to stop modern slavery as new measures come into force
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
EU Committee reports on referendum on EU membership
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 14:25

The Lords EU Committee has yesterday published a report analysing the process leading up to the referendum on UK membership of the EU, which is to be held before the end of 2017.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
EU Committee reports on referendum on EU membership
National Crime Agency news
Double time for Black Country drug trafficker
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 14:20

A Walsall man has received prison sentences totalling 17 years following two separate investigations into drug and money laundering offences.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Double time for Black Country drug trafficker
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency news
Reduced theory test costs from October 2015
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 14:15

The cost of car and motorcycle theory tests will drop from £25 to £23 in October 2015.

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency | Official News Release
Reduced theory test costs from October 2015
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
​Financial Reporting Council publishes Annual Report for 2014/15
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 14:10

In its Annual Report for 2014/15 the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) outlines its achievements and the challenges it faced during the year.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
​Financial Reporting Council publishes Annual Report for 2014/15
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister comments on Israeli plans to build settlement units
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 14:05

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood expresses concern about the latest development, underlines the UK’s position on Israeli settlements and calls on the Israeli Government to refrain from such steps.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister comments on Israeli plans to build settlement units
Cabinet Office news
Applications open for Youth Social Action Fund
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 13:25

Organisations working with young people can apply for funding through the Youth Social Action Fund.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Applications open for Youth Social Action Fund
NHS England news
New draft guidelines to help transform the care of people with learning disabilities
NHS England
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 13:20

NHS England, the Local Government Association (LGA), and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Sevices (ADASS) have yesterday published a new draft national framework designed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities, shifting services away from hospital care and towards community-based settings.

NHS England | Official News Release
New draft guidelines to help transform the care of people with learning disabilities
Home Office news
PM seeks stronger co-operation with Vietnam to stop modern slavery as new measures come into force
Home Office
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 13:15

David Cameron will seek to work more closely with the Vietnamese government to combat human trafficking as he visits Vietnam.

Home Office | Official News Release
PM seeks stronger co-operation with Vietnam to stop modern slavery as new measures come into force
Scottish Government news
Oil and gas talks in China
Scottish Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 13:10

Scotland’s world class expertise and experience in the North Sea oil and gas sector makes it the perfect place to invest, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Oil and gas talks in China
EU News news
Commission launches the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
EU News
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 13:05

The Commission has officially launched the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), the fourth EU macro-regional strategy.  More than70 million citizens will reap the benefits of a closer cooperation between regions and countries in terms of research and innovation, SME support, mobility, tourism, environmental protection and energy resources management.

EU News | Official News Release
Commission launches the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Prime Minister announces space partnerships with Southeast Asia
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 12:25

UK space technology to tackle world’s $20 billion illegal fishing trade. UK and Indonesian Space Agencies increase collaboration.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Prime Minister announces space partnerships with Southeast Asia
Cabinet Office news
Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 12:20

The Prime Minister set out his plans to address corruption at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore yesterday.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore
Scottish Government news
Campbeltown Creamery funding
Scottish Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 12:15

First instalment of crucial Scottish Government funding received by First Milk.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Campbeltown Creamery funding
HM Treasury news
Gertjan Vlieghe appointed as external member of the Monetary Policy Committee
HM Treasury
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 12:10

Dr Vlieghe will be appointed for an initial three year term which will take effect from 1st September 2015.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Gertjan Vlieghe appointed as external member of the Monetary Policy Committee
techUK news
The UK and France create new joint Data Taskforce
techUK
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 12:05

techUK welcomes the creation of a new taskforce aimed at unlocking up to £42billion of untapped economic growth across the European Union.

techUK | Official News Release
The UK and France create new joint Data Taskforce
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
LHC experiments announce first results at double the energy
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 11:25

The latest results from Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN  have been presented for the very first time, less than two months after the experiments started to take data at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, following a two-year long shutdown.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
LHC experiments announce first results at double the energy
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 11:20

Arts Council England announces £7.1million fund to ensure all public libraries in England will offer free wifi access by March 2016.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England.
Ofcom news
Ofcom outlines plans to improve mobile switching
Ofcom
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 11:15

Ofcom has yesterday outlined options to make it easier for consumers to change their mobile phone provider.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom outlines plans to improve mobile switching
Financial Conduct Authority news
Firms making good progress in handling unauthorised transactions
Financial Conduct Authority
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 11:10

Research into how claims are handled for unauthorised transactions (when a payment is made from a consumer’s account without their consent) found that firms are making good efforts to deliver fair outcomes for consumers. 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Firms making good progress in handling unauthorised transactions
Welsh Government news
Deputy Minister hails Value of Welsh food and drink
Welsh Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 11:05

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed an economic appraisal of the food and drink industry in Wales, which will shine a light on how we doing against our ambition to grow the sector by 30% by 2020, and help focus efforts for the future.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Deputy Minister hails Value of Welsh food and drink
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Response to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook STC
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:42

Ofsted, HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission have responded to Sir Martin Narey’s report, published yesterday (28 July 2015) on Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre. Sir Martin’s report makes reference to a joint inspection of the centre carried out in February this year.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Response to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook STC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unicef Regional Director deplores impact of the conflict in Yemen on children
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:40
Department for Communities and Local Government news
New help for markets to assess their performance and contribution to the local economy
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:25

High Streets Minister Marcus Jones has welcomed new guidance that will show the positive impact that markets can bring to their local area.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
New help for markets to assess their performance and contribution to the local economy
Innovate UK news
Cyber security: apply now for business funding
Innovate UK
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:20

Businesses can get an Innovation Voucher worth £5,000 to pay for an external expert to help them with their cyber security.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Cyber security: apply now for business funding
10 Downing Street news
Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:15

The Prime Minister set out his plans to address corruption at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore yesterday.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore
EU News news
EIGE launches Gender Equality Index 2015: Marginal improvements in gender equality
EU News
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:10

Since 2005 the EU is still only half way towards gender equality, as shown by the Gender Equality Index 2015 of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).  

EU News | Official News Release
EIGE launches Gender Equality Index 2015: Marginal improvements in gender equality
Scottish Government news
Stronger ties between Scotland and China
Scottish Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 10:05

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has yesterday held talks with State Councillor Yang Jie Chi - who holds China's most senior foreign affairs role.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Stronger ties between Scotland and China
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Violence involving children in conflicts has taken a darker turn - Unicef
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 09:40

Statement by Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake on 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resoultion 1612

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Violence involving children in conflicts has taken a darker turn - Unicef
techUK news
The contribution of Space and Satellite industry to the UK economy
techUK
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 09:25

UK space industry continues to grow at an impressive pace, vying for an increase in the global market.

techUK | Official News Release
The contribution of Space and Satellite industry to the UK economy
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA confirms rendering merger referral
Competition & Markets Authority
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 09:20

The CMA has referred the completed acquisition by Linergy Limited (Linergy) of Ulster Farm By-Products Limited for an in-depth phase 2 investigation.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA confirms rendering merger referral
techUK news
Government’s Digital Marketplace Strategy update: keeping it simple
techUK
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 09:15

We've looked at GDS' update to the Digital Marketplace Strategy, and pulled out the key things of interest for techUK members.

techUK | Official News Release
Government’s Digital Marketplace Strategy update: keeping it simple
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Services, May 2015
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 09:15

The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 2.7% in May 2015 compared with May 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Services, May 2015
HM Revenue and Customs news
Testing times ahead for fuel fraudsters
HM Revenue and Customs
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 09:10

HMRC roadside fuel testing equipment to tackle the illicit diesel trade unveiled to Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Damian Hinds.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Testing times ahead for fuel fraudsters
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Vacancies at the British Hallmarking Council
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 08:12
Land Registry news
Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore
Land Registry
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 08:05

The Prime Minister set out his plans to address corruption at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore yesterday.

Land Registry | Official News Release
Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore
EU News news
Cost of Violence against Women largely underestimated
EU News
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 07:10

The estimated personal and societal cost of Violence against Women is alarmingly high.  Direct and indirect costs of violence against women and intimate partner violence affect the victim, their immediate family, society and economy to the extent of slowing down their normal functioning. 

EU News | Official News Release
Cost of Violence against Women largely underestimated
Scottish Government news
Over 150,000 households helped
Scottish Government
Wednesday 29 July 2015 @ 07:05

More than 150,000 vulnerable households, including around 50,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Over 150,000 households helped

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