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Department for Communities and Local Government news
Boost for Londoners as red tape slashed on short term lets
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 17:38

Thousands of Londoners can now rent their homes out free from red tape, thanks to new measures coming into force yesterday (26 May 2015).

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Boost for Londoners as red tape slashed on short term lets
Transport for London news
Taking the wheel to expand car clubs
Transport for London
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 17:23

A new action plan has been published encouraging residents and businesses across the capital to sign up to car club schemes as an alternative to car ownership.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Taking the wheel to expand car clubs
techUK news
Civil Servants’ Uncertainty over SME Suppliers Risks Delaying IT Adoption
techUK
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 17:15

techUK survey found that over 75% of Civil Servants see IT as a necessity and 86% of respondents said IT was critical to delivering business plans.

techUK | Official News Release
Civil Servants’ Uncertainty over SME Suppliers Risks Delaying IT Adoption
EU News news
Bluefin tuna fishing season 2015: EU benefits from recovery of the stock
EU News
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 17:06

The main Bluefin Tuna fishing season runs from 26 May to 24 June.  This year, for the first time since the establishment of the Bluefin tuna recovery plan in 2006, there is a marked increase in the quota that the European Union is allowed to fish (over 9,372 tonnes). 

EU News | Official News Release
Bluefin tuna fishing season 2015: EU benefits from recovery of the stock
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
BPS 2015 - 3 weeks to apply
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 16:20

Latest details of support available for BPS 2015 as deadline approaches.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
BPS 2015 - 3 weeks to apply
Scottish Government news
Local Authority Provisional Outturn and Budget Estimates
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 16:15

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published Provisional Outturn 2014-15 and Budget Estimates 2015-16 Statistics. The publication provides net revenue expenditure figures for all the main services carried out by Scotland’s local authorities.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Local Authority Provisional Outturn and Budget Estimates
Cabinet Office news
Queen’s Speech 2015
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 16:10

Her Majesty’s most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament at the State Opening of Parliament 2015.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Queen’s Speech 2015
EU News news
EFSI: the countdown to the final agreement
EU News
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 16:05

As the final rounds of negotiations with the European Parliament on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) begin, the Presidency enters them with clear ambition and a mandate from the Council to seal the agreement today.

EU News | Official News Release
EFSI: the countdown to the final agreement
techUK news
Ofcom announces plans to release valuable new airwaves as part of PSSR programme
techUK
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 15:25

Released 2.3 and 3.4 GHz award bands could be used to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband services.

techUK | Official News Release
Ofcom announces plans to release valuable new airwaves as part of PSSR programme
Scottish Government news
750,000 patients treated within 12 week guarantee
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 15:20
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister condemns ongoing violence in Burundi
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 15:15

Minister for Africa, James Duddridge MP, said all violence is unacceptable and called for all parties to engage in meaningful dialogue.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister condemns ongoing violence in Burundi
10 Downing Street news
PM sets out his vision for the country in a 'one nation' Queen's Speech
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 15:10

The Queen's Speech 2015 will be a clear programme for working people, social justice and bringing our country together.

 

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM sets out his vision for the country in a 'one nation' Queen's Speech
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Dstl Bristow trial develops future protection against hostile UAS
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 15:05

Government and industry have been working together to develop ways to combat unmanned air systems.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Dstl Bristow trial develops future protection against hostile UAS
Scottish Government news
Scotland leads the way in IVF treatment
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 14:47

Public Health Minister Maureen Watt has yesterday welcomed figures showing that 96 per cent of patients waiting on IVF treatment were seen within 12 months – exceeding the target of 90 per cent. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland leads the way in IVF treatment
Cabinet Office news
PM sets out his vision for the country in a 'one nation' Queen's Speech
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 14:25

The Queen's Speech 2015 will be a clear programme for working people, social justice and bringing our country together.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
PM sets out his vision for the country in a 'one nation' Queen's Speech
EU News news
CO2 market fix: Environment Committee MEPs back deal with Council
EU News
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 14:20

A reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), informally agreed with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, was backed by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The reform aims to reduce the surplus of carbon credits available for trading in order to support the price of the emission rights. The scheme would start operating in 2019.

EU News | Official News Release
CO2 market fix: Environment Committee MEPs back deal with Council
Office for National Statistics news
Services Producer Price Indices, Quarter 1 2015
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 14:15

The price of services sold by UK companies, as estimated by the aggregate Services Producer Price Index (SPPI), increased 0.6% in the year to quarter 1 of 2015, compared with an increase of 0.4% in the year to quarter 4 of 2014.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Services Producer Price Indices, Quarter 1 2015
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA gains power to make written recommendations on proposals for legislation
Competition & Markets Authority
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 14:10

The CMA now has the power to make written recommendations in relation to proposals for legislation.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA gains power to make written recommendations on proposals for legislation
Scottish Government news
Mental Health waiting times
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 13:33

The Scottish Government’s new £100 million fund to improve mental health services will provide crucial help to further reduce mental health waiting times.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Mental Health waiting times
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA to look in detail at Greene King proposed undertakings
Competition & Markets Authority
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 13:25

Greene King has offered undertakings to the CMA to address competition concerns in relation to its anticipated acquisition of Spirit Pub Company.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA to look in detail at Greene King proposed undertakings
Natural England news
Site of Special Scientific Interest status for London parks is confirmed
Natural England
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 13:20

Two of London’s much-loved parks are recognised as being among the most important places for wildlife in England.

Natural England | Official News Release
Site of Special Scientific Interest status for London parks is confirmed
EU News news
Latvia to become European centre for innovation and research for one week
EU News
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 13:15

400 European leaders in research & innovation will meet in Riga from 3 to 6 June for Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE 2015). 

EU News | Official News Release
Latvia to become European centre for innovation and research for one week
Department for Work and Pensions news
Universal Credit now available in more Scottish towns
Department for Work and Pensions
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 13:10

Universal Credit arrives in Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stirling and Alloa. Learn about how it can benefit you.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Universal Credit now available in more Scottish towns
Transport for London news
Crime across the transport network at a record low
Transport for London
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 13:05

Crime across the transport network at a record low as Mayor and London Underground set out enhanced policing plan for Night Tube services.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Crime across the transport network at a record low
Scottish Government news
Rural development approval
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 12:32

Scotland’s new rural development programme has been formally approved by Europe.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Rural development approval
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC appeals for witnesses to fatal RTI in Leeds
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 12:25

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is appealing for witnesses to assist an investigation into a fatal road traffic incident in the Harehills area of Leeds.

 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC appeals for witnesses to fatal RTI in Leeds
Ministry of Defence news
Development plans for North Luffenham army barracks approved
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 12:20

The planning permission will enable 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (1MWD Regt) to relocate from Germany to North Luffenham by the end of 2017.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Development plans for North Luffenham army barracks approved
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
"Kosovo’s progress is now undeniable."
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 12:15

Statement by Alexandra Davison, Deputy Political Coordinator of the UK Mission to the UN, at the Security Council Debate on Kosovo.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
"Kosovo’s progress is now undeniable."
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
New protection for horses as fly-grazing act comes into force
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 12:10

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses came into force yesterday, improving horse welfare standards across the country.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
New protection for horses as fly-grazing act comes into force
Ofcom news
Ofcom outlines next steps for spectrum auction
Ofcom
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 12:05

Ofcom has yesterday published an update on plans to release valuable new airwaves that could be used to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband services.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom outlines next steps for spectrum auction
Big Lottery Fund news
890 projects across England celebrate £7.8 million Lottery funding
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 11:15

Yesterday 890 projects across England are sharing in £7,780,882 million from the Big Lottery Fund. Each of these projects represents a vibrant community using Lottery funding to make a big difference to their local area.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
890 projects across England celebrate £7.8 million Lottery funding
Scottish Government news
Fund to strengthen communities
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 11:10

26 community-led organisations to receive investment for local regeneration.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Fund to strengthen communities
EU News news
Adoption of additional Rural Development Programmes to boost the EU farming sector
EU News
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 11:05

The EC has approved a further 24 Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) aimed at improving the competitiveness of the EU farming sector, caring for the countryside & climate, and strengthening the economic & social fabric of rural communities in the period until 2020. 

EU News | Official News Release
Adoption of additional Rural Development Programmes to boost the EU farming sector
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - One month on from first Nepal earthquake, malnutrition a growing threat for children
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 10:40

One month after the first of two major earthquakes hit Nepal, an estimated 70,000 children under five need urgent nutrition support so as to prevent a deterioration of children’s nutrition status - according to Unicef.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - One month on from first Nepal earthquake, malnutrition a growing threat for children
techUK news
Industry leaders support techUK's public sector priorities for new government
techUK
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 10:25

Industry leaders support the publication of techUK’s public sector priorities for the new government.

techUK | Official News Release
Industry leaders support techUK's public sector priorities for new government
Innovate UK news
Tech City start-up wins £2 million investment
Innovate UK
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 10:20

A business supported by Innovate UK that uses online technology to match small businesses with potential finance is set to treble in size.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Tech City start-up wins £2 million investment
NHS England news
Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: May 2015
NHS England
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 10:15

This month we are updating readers on the progress of the Liaison and Diversion programme. The 10 wave 1 schemes have completed their first year of testing the new national service specification and the second wave of schemes have commenced operation – a major milestone for the programme.

NHS England | Official News Release
Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: May 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
BIS appoints Professor Dafforn as Chief Scientific Adviser
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 10:10

Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed BIS’s Chief Scientific Adviser.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
BIS appoints Professor Dafforn as Chief Scientific Adviser
Scottish Government news
Scottish Agricultural Wages Board
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 10:05

Views are being sought on the future of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Agricultural Wages Board
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to IPPR apprenticeships research
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 09:40

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has conducted new research on apprenticeships. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to IPPR apprenticeships research
NHS England news
In touch: Issue 4
NHS England
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 09:25

All of us can help improve the NHS by giving feedback after visiting the dentist, a GP practice, or when we use local hospitals, community services and mental health services.

NHS England | Official News Release
In touch: Issue 4
Financial Conduct Authority news
The FCA has yesterday published Decision Notices in respect of three former members of Keydata’s senior management: Stewart Ford, Mark Owen and Peter Johnson
Financial Conduct Authority
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 09:20

The FCA has yesterday published Decision Notices in respect of three former members of Keydata’s senior management: Stewart Ford (former chief executive), Mark Owen (former sales director) and Peter Johnson (former compliance officer).

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
The FCA has yesterday published Decision Notices in respect of three former members of Keydata’s senior management: Stewart Ford, Mark Owen and Peter Johnson
Ofgem news
Ofgem statement on prepayment meters installed under warrant
Ofgem
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 09:15

Suppliers should be doing all they can to support customers struggling to pay. This includes the provision of energy efficiency advice, signposting to social support and setting any outstanding debt repayments on the meter at an affordable level taking into consideration the customers' financial circumstances. Customers struggling with debt should talk to their supplier as soon as possible.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem statement on prepayment meters installed under warrant
Welsh Government news
Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
Welsh Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 09:05

One of the world’ s leading experts in compound semiconductors (CS) has been appointed to lead a new research laboratory at Cardiff University with the power to turn the city into a global hub for CS research and exploitation.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Cardiff appoints leading US compound semiconductor expert with Welsh Government support
Transport for London news
TfL protects Taxi & Private Hire trade - combating illegal activity
Transport for London
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 08:10

TfL announces early results of Operation Neon, launched to clamp down on illegal minicab activity.

Transport for London | Official News Release
TfL protects Taxi & Private Hire trade - combating illegal activity
Scottish Government news
Delays in leaving hospital reduce
Scottish Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 08:05

The number of people delayed from leaving hospital has reduced over the past quarter, with figures now at the lowest level for almost two years, official figures released yesterday show.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Delays in leaving hospital reduce
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 27 May 2015 @ 07:10

Communities Secretary Greg Clark to announce landmark changes to spread home ownership to millions.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home

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