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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA - Get that rocket out of your pocket and prevent injuries on Bonfire Night
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:40

Get that rocket out of your pocket and avoid spoiling the party with an accident on Bonfire Night by following the fireworks code, warns the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).  

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA - Get that rocket out of your pocket and prevent injuries on Bonfire Night
EU News news
Energy: EU invests €647 million in key energy infrastructure
EU News
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:30

Yesterday Member States agreed to allocate €647 million to support key priority infrastructure projects. The bulk of the support goes to gas projects in the Baltic region as well as in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

EU News | Official News Release
Energy: EU invests €647 million in key energy infrastructure
Department for Transport news
Rail minister celebrates 40 years of 16-25 railcard
Department for Transport
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:25

Claire Perry marks 40th anniversary of card that helps young people save on rail travel.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Rail minister celebrates 40 years of 16-25 railcard
Skills Funding Agency news
New Chief Executive for Skills Funding Agency
Skills Funding Agency
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:20

Skills Minister Nick Boles yesterday announced the permanent appointment of Peter Lauener as the Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
New Chief Executive for Skills Funding Agency
Wales Office news
National Citizen Service launches in Wales
Wales Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:15

Hundreds of young people from Rhondda, Cardiff, Swansea and Carmarthen are getting involved in a life-changing youth movement this autumn.

Wales Office | Official News Release
National Citizen Service launches in Wales
Economic and Social Research Council news
Energy biographies reveal the challenges of changing our habits
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:10

Asking people to tell their own energy use stories is providing more clues on how to reduce the UK’s energy demands, say researchers from Cardiff University. 

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Energy biographies reveal the challenges of changing our habits
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Government response to the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 16:05
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Urgent review of social work 'skills crisis' needed to help recruit quality social workers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:40

An urgent review of the ‘skills crisis' facing social work is needed to help recruit the quality social workers that 1.3 million vulnerable young people need to get into work as soon as possible.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Urgent review of social work 'skills crisis' needed to help recruit quality social workers
Home Office news
Drugs policy
Home Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:37

This written ministerial statement was laid on 30 October 2014 in the House of Commons by Norman Baker and in the House of Lords by Lords Bates of Banbaurgh.

Home Office | Official News Release
Drugs policy
Think Tanks news
IEA - Government spending would have to fall by 25% to meet debt target
Think Tanks
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:35

Government spending would have to fall by around a quarter to keep debts under control due to the pressures of an ageing population in the UK.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Government spending would have to fall by 25% to meet debt target
Ministry of Justice news
Voluntary sector at forefront of new fight against reoffending
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:32

A major step towards completing the government’s crucial rehabilitation reforms was taken yesterday, as the organisations that will play a key role in turning round the lives of offenders were announced.

 

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Voluntary sector at forefront of new fight against reoffending
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating police actions prior to death of man in Cardiff
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:25

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating police actions and decision-making prior to the death of man in Cardiff on 11 October 2014.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating police actions prior to death of man in Cardiff
Care Quality Commission news
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires immediate action to improve the standards of care provided by Irvine Care Limited
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:17

In a report published yesterday, CQC inspectors highlight repeated concerns following an inspection of Highground Care Home based in Wirral. The inspection was carried out in August 2014 as part of CQC’s scheduled inspection programme for 2014/2015.

 

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires immediate action to improve the standards of care provided by Irvine Care Limited
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
The UK is also profoundly concerned by Israel's recent settlement announcements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:15

Statement by Ambassador Lyall Grant of the UK Mission to the UN, to the Security Council meeting on the Situation in the Middle East.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
The UK is also profoundly concerned by Israel's recent settlement announcements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank
Scottish Government news
Wojtek the soldier bear remembered
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:10

External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a grant to a charity fundraising for a statue to remember Wojtek, the soldier bear.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Wojtek the soldier bear remembered
Department for Work and Pensions news
Number of children in workless households hits record low
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 15:05

The number of households where no one has a job has plummeted, new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Number of children in workless households hits record low
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - One in three careers fall short of expectations
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:40

One in three employees (33%) report that their career progression to date has failed to meet their expectations, according to the latest CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook survey. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - One in three careers fall short of expectations
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - Growing concern about staff morale as NHS performance slips
Think Tanks
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:35

Staff morale tops the list of concerns raised by NHS finance directors in The King's Fund's latest quarterly monitoring report.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - Growing concern about staff morale as NHS performance slips
Welsh Government news
Launch of Innovation Advisory Council for Wales
Welsh Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:30

The new Innovation Advisory Council for Wales - set up to advise the Welsh Government - officially launches this week when it holds its inaugural meeting on Friday October 31.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Launch of Innovation Advisory Council for Wales
Department for International Development news
UK Minister visits Somalia to promote the rights of women and girls
Department for International Development
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:19

Lynne Featherstone re-affirms strength of UK partnership with Somalia on visit to Mogadishu.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK Minister visits Somalia to promote the rights of women and girls
Think Tanks news
NIESR - Satisfied employees and higher productivity go together
Think Tanks
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:15

Workplaces with rising employee job satisfaction also experience improvements in workplace performance, while deteriorating employee job satisfaction is detrimental to workplace performance. This is according to new research out yesterday by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NIESR - Satisfied employees and higher productivity go together
EU News news
Colombia and Peru fulfil the criteria for visa-free access to the Schengen area
EU News
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:10

The EC has adopted two reports concluding that Colombia and Peru fulfil the relevant criteria, with a view to the negotiation of visa waiver agreements between each of these countries and the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
Colombia and Peru fulfil the criteria for visa-free access to the Schengen area
Scottish Government news
Islands working group meets
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 14:05

Issued on behalf of Shetland, Orkney and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councils

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Islands working group meets
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Biggest rise in energy complaints are about Scottish Power
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:40

Npower remains most complained about supplier but complaints about Scottish Power are climbing

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Biggest rise in energy complaints are about Scottish Power
Think Tanks news
CSJ welcomes reduction in the number of workless households
Think Tanks
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:35

The Centre for Social Justice has said today’s Office for National Statistics report showing there has been a fall in the number of workless households is welcome progress.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
CSJ welcomes reduction in the number of workless households
Scottish Government news
Bridging the past and future
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:30

First Minister announces £300k for Forth Bridges 3D digitalisation project.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bridging the past and future
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Staff cuts at army training ranges ‘could put lives at risk’, warns Unite
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:25

The lives of the public could be put at risk due to staff  ‘being cut to the bone’ at Britain’s military training ranges, Unite, the union, warned today (Thursday 30 October).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Staff cuts at army training ranges ‘could put lives at risk’, warns Unite
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New Chief Executive for Skills Funding Agency
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:20

Skills Minister Nick Boles yesterday announced the permanent appointment of Peter Lauener as the Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New Chief Executive for Skills Funding Agency
Care Quality Commission news
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) finds a lack of improvement made by a nursing home in St Helens
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:15

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), has yesterday, published a report detailing findings from an inspection of Adamstan House Nursing Home in St Helens, Merseyside. The inspection took place in September this year; as part of CQC’s scheduled inspection programme for 2014/2015.

 

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) finds a lack of improvement made by a nursing home in St Helens
EU News news
LED there be light Fiat Lux: Sistine Chapel illuminated as never before
EU News
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:10

Michelangelo’s wonderful paintings in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel are getting a second life thanks to a revolutionary new Light Emitting Diode (LED) system, funded by an EU research project called LED4ART.  The 7,000 diodes of the installation mean Michelangelo's frescoes can be seen as never before and the new system saves 60% on energy costs and emissions.

EU News | Official News Release
LED there be light Fiat Lux: Sistine Chapel illuminated as never before
Ministry of Defence news
UK warship seizes £10 million cocaine haul
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 13:05

A Royal Navy warship has seized cocaine with a wholesale value of £10 million from a yacht in the Caribbean.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK warship seizes £10 million cocaine haul
Scottish Government news
Striking gold from waste
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:30

Scotland’s remanufacturing sector could be entering a golden era with an innovative new research centre.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Striking gold from waste
Cabinet Office news
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Cabinet Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:25

An independent centre is being set up dedicated to making policy and services work for wellbeing.

 

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Baroness Anelay opens event to mark 150 years of International Humanitarian Law
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:20

The FCO yesterday co-hosted an event with the British Red Cross marking 150 years of Geneva Conventions and International Humanitarian Law.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Baroness Anelay opens event to mark 150 years of International Humanitarian Law
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
STFC receives Investors in People Gold award
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:15

STFC is celebrating after being awarded Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation. Investors in People provides a best practice people management standard, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People framework. Having achieved Silver accreditation in 2011, STFC is delighted to have achieved Gold accreditation following its latest IiP review.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
STFC receives Investors in People Gold award
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Last chance to keep rare 14th century Italian painting in the UK
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:10
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:05

This review of five major rail projects highlights lessons the Department for Transport should apply to current and future rail programmes.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes
Welsh Government news
Investment in new factory and equipment boosts turnover for packaging specialist
Welsh Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:35

Packaging specialist Sarpack’s future is all wrapped up as its turnover is set to increase by more than £2m next year after opening a second manufacturing facility.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Investment in new factory and equipment boosts turnover for packaging specialist
Economic and Social Research Council news
Charities need to trust volunteers’ expertise
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:25

Charities struggling to raise money for their cause should be making better use of their army of volunteers, according to research presented at the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Charities need to trust volunteers’ expertise
UK Trade & Investment  news
West country brands explore export opportunities in China
UK Trade & Investment
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:20

UKTI South West helps UK brands take their first steps into Chinese market through the GREAT British brands festival.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
West country brands explore export opportunities in China
HM Treasury news
Next step taken in stamping out international tax evasion
HM Treasury
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:15

51 jurisdictions across the globe sign agreement on the automatic exchange of tax information in an international clampdown on tax evasion.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Next step taken in stamping out international tax evasion
Office for National Statistics news
Working and Workless Households, 2014 - Statistical Bulletin
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:10

The percentage of households where no adults work was 15.9%, down 1.4 percentage points from a year earlier and the largest fall since comparable records began.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Working and Workless Households, 2014 - Statistical Bulletin
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Troubled Families programme turning 117,000 lives around
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:05
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Child sexual exploitation the new “social norm” in some areas
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:39

Child sexual exploitation is a ‘real and ongoing problem’ that has become a new social norm in some neighbourhoods of Greater Manchester, the Coffey Report concludes today.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Child sexual exploitation the new “social norm” in some areas
Scottish Government news
Employment increase
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:30

The number of workless households in Scotland has reduced by 38,000 over the last year, figures published yesterday revealed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Employment increase
Natural England news
Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published
Natural England
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:25

Initial findings of Natural England's hen harrier tracking programme 2007 to 2014.

Natural England | Official News Release
Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary statement on the death of President Sata of Zambia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:20

Foreign Secretary offers condolences to the people of Zambia following the death of President Sata.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary statement on the death of President Sata of Zambia
Ministry of Defence news
£1.5 billion UK military air traffic management deal
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:15

A MOD contract to update and sustain military air traffic management – expected to save the taxpayer up to £1 billion – has been agreed.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
£1.5 billion UK military air traffic management deal
Department for Education news
£2 million fund to tackle homophobic bullying in schools
Department for Education
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:10

Organisations urged to come forward with ideas to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

Department for Education | Official News Release
£2 million fund to tackle homophobic bullying in schools
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
House of Lords praises North West digital hub during visit to Daresbury
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:05

STFC’s Hartree Centre, the North West’s high performance computing hub, was praised by the House of Lords this week, as its Digital Skills Committee visited the Hartree team to learn more about the work they are doing to apply digital technologies to better support UK business.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
House of Lords praises North West digital hub during visit to Daresbury
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Reforming the UK border and immigration system: report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:25

Public Accounts Committee publishes its report into the UK border and immigration system as HC 584.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Reforming the UK border and immigration system: report published
Financial Conduct Authority news
Financial Conduct Authority consults on restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:20

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing to place new requirements that would apply when mutual society shares are sold to ordinary retail investors. The FCA is also consulting on plans to make permanent the temporary rules, announced in August 2014, which placed restrictions on the distribution of contingent convertible securities (CoCos).  

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Financial Conduct Authority consults on restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments
National Ombudsmen news
Failings in NHS and poor government complaint handling highlighted in new report by Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:15

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has published 161 summaries of investigations it carried out between April and June this year.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Failings in NHS and poor government complaint handling highlighted in new report by Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
EU News news
EC welcomes improved situation for clients of car rental companies
EU News
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:10

On 8 August, the European Commission made public a letter sent to the CEOs of six international car rental companies, asking them to end practices preventing consumers from accessing best available prices on the basis of their country of residence.  Three car rental companies were considered not to have responded sufficiently to the concerns raised by the Commission (EUROPCAR, HERTZ and AVIS). 

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes improved situation for clients of car rental companies
Welsh Government news
Finance Minister and Irish President celebrate success of the Ireland/Wales Co-operation programme
Welsh Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:05

Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt recently welcomed the Irish President Michael D Higgins to an INTERREG exhibition at Swansea University showcasing the benefits of the Ireland-Wales Co-operation programme.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Finance Minister and Irish President celebrate success of the Ireland/Wales Co-operation programme
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 08:10

An independent centre is being set up dedicated to making policy and services work for wellbeing.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Office for National Statistics news
Deaths Registered in England and Wales (Series DR), 2013
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 08:05

There were 506,790 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2013, a rise of 1.5% compared with 2012.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Deaths Registered in England and Wales (Series DR), 2013
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
“Significant weakening” of plans to manage flood risk from new development
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 07:10

Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee has written to Elizabeth Truss, the Environment Secretary, to express concerns about how the government now intends to encourage the use of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new development.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
“Significant weakening” of plans to manage flood risk from new development
Scottish Government news
Celebrate Scotland’s National Day on your doorstep this November
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 07:05

Pupils from Royal Mile Primary in Edinburgh today (Wednesday 29 October) accompanied Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop in launching St Andrew’s Day Out 2014, encouraging Scots and visitors to Scotland to take advantage of the wealth of events and offers available across November to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Celebrate Scotland’s National Day on your doorstep this November

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