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Solicitors Regulation Authority news
Client protection discussion paper: still time to comment
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Friday 04 September 2015 @ 00:00

There is still time to comment on the Solicitors Regulation Authority's discussion paper dealing with client financial protection issues.

Solicitors Regulation Authority | Official News Release
Client protection discussion paper: still time to comment

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Scottish Government news
Food businesses expand by 25 per cent
Scottish Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 16:48

Food Secretary applauds entrepreneurs for driving forward Scotland’s ever growing food and drink industry.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Food businesses expand by 25 per cent
Ofcom news
Ofcom appoints a new member to the Advisory Committee for Wales
Ofcom
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 16:25

Ofcom today announced the appointment of Karen Lewis as a new member to the Advisory Committee for Wales. Karen Lewis now works as a freelance independent researcher and consultant after retiring from the University of South Wales where she became Director of a research centre in the faculty of creative industries.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom appoints a new member to the Advisory Committee for Wales
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA completes upload of all OFT cases
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 16:20

The Competition and Markets Authority has completed the upload of the archived Office of Fair Trading cases to its case finder.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA completes upload of all OFT cases
Ministry of Defence news
RFA Lyme Bay arrives in Dominica to provide humanitarian relief
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 16:15

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay arrived in Dominica this morning to begin immediate relief efforts following the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Erika.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
RFA Lyme Bay arrives in Dominica to provide humanitarian relief
EU News news
EU regions: strengthen cross-border cooperation and improve mobility to boost local economies
EU News
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 16:10

Leaders from Europe's cities and regions met in Luxembourg and called on the EU to step-up its efforts to strengthen cross-border cooperation and improve mobility, especially among less connected regions. 

EU News | Official News Release
EU regions: strengthen cross-border cooperation and improve mobility to boost local economies
National Crime Agency news
International agencies target underground steroid laboratories
National Crime Agency
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 16:05

At least nineteen underground drug labs (UGLs) have been closed down so far in an ongoing global operation.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
International agencies target underground steroid laboratories
Department of Health news
Health Secretary outlines vision for use of technology across NHS
Department of Health
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 15:25

Patients will be able to access and interact with their GP record online within 12 months, Jeremy Hunt announced yesterday.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Health Secretary outlines vision for use of technology across NHS
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Minimum wage increase must be backed by pay bargaining and job security rights, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 15:20

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on research published today (Thursday) by the Resolution Foundation, which finds that just over three million workers will have a direct pay improvement from the new minimum wage supplement

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Minimum wage increase must be backed by pay bargaining and job security rights, says TUC
Big Lottery Fund news
LGBT support group for teenagers welcomes Lottery funding
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 15:15

A Cardiff teenager that had struggled with making his sexual orientation public is delighted with the news that Lottery money will be used to support young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in Wales.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
LGBT support group for teenagers welcomes Lottery funding
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority news
NDA Chief Executive’s focus on safety
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 15:10

Safety is the first, second and third priority at all sites, the NDA’s Chief Executive John Clarke told a recent training seminar in Caithness.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority | Official News Release
NDA Chief Executive’s focus on safety
Home Office news
Vehicle valeting company director banned for employing illegal workers
Home Office
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 15:05

Phillip Atsu Tsegah, the sole registered director of Oval Vehicle Valeting Company Limited, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years for causing the company to employ two workers who did not have the right to work in the UK.

Home Office | Official News Release
Vehicle valeting company director banned for employing illegal workers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Three in ten female workers set to benefit from new ‘National Living Wage’
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:53

Three in every ten (29 per cent) female employees in the country are set to receive pay rises as a result of the new ‘National Living Wage’, according to a new report published today (Thursday) by independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Three in ten female workers set to benefit from new ‘National Living Wage’
Scottish Government news
Volume and Value of Fish Landings Increase in 2014
Scottish Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:42

Statistics published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show that the value of fish landed by Scottish vessels in 2014 increased by 18 per cent in real terms from 2013. The quantity of fish landed increased by 31 per cent from 2013.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Volume and Value of Fish Landings Increase in 2014
EU News news
EIB backs £100m Southern Water investment
EU News
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:25

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has agreed to provide £100m to improve water supply and waste water treatment in the Southern Water region.

EU News | Official News Release
EIB backs £100m Southern Water investment
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Baroness Anelay visits Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:20

FCO Minister attended Bled Strategic Forum & visited Bosnia-Herzegovina to champion UK-supported progress and urge further political reform.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Baroness Anelay visits Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Department for International Development news
RFA Lyme Bay arrives in Dominica to provide humanitarian relief
Department for International Development
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:10

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay arrived in Dominica this morning to begin immediate relief efforts following the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Erika.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
RFA Lyme Bay arrives in Dominica to provide humanitarian relief
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Communication with academy auditors 2015
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:10

The Comptroller and Auditor General is the appointed auditor of the Department for Education and Education Funding Agency under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Communication with academy auditors 2015
Wales Office news
UK Government demonstrates support for vital South Wales industries
Wales Office
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 14:05

Welsh Secretary and Business Minister see how significant defence investment supports Welsh manufacturing industry and helps creates jobs.

Wales Office | Official News Release
UK Government demonstrates support for vital South Wales industries
Scottish Government news
Celebrating science
Scottish Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 13:43

Experiments and scientific demonstrations will be hosted at 16 festivals thanks to Scottish Government funding, the Science Minister announced today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Celebrating science
Office for National Statistics news
Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales, 2014 registrations
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 13:25

There were 3,346 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2014, the highest since comparable records began in 1993.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales, 2014 registrations
Information Commissioner's Office news
Questions raised over children’s websites and apps
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 13:20

An international project looking at websites and apps used by children has raised concerns over the personal information collected.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Questions raised over children’s websites and apps
Northern Ireland Assembly news
School Uniform Cost is a Burden on Local Parents Says Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 13:15

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education yesterday noted its concern on new research highlighting the spiralling cost to parents of school uniforms.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
School Uniform Cost is a Burden on Local Parents Says Committee
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Residents across England win share of £25 million to warm their homes
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 13:10

More than 7,000 households across England benefit from £25 million worth of government funding to tackle fuel poverty and keep bills low.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Residents across England win share of £25 million to warm their homes
Insolvency Service news
Vehicle valeting company director banned for employing illegal workers
Insolvency Service
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 13:05

Phillip Atsu Tsegah, the sole registered director of Oval Vehicle Valeting Company Limited, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years for causing the company to employ two workers who did not have the right to work in the UK.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Vehicle valeting company director banned for employing illegal workers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Gordon Brown confirms he will give evidence at the Devolution All-Party Parliamentary group next week
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:40

Former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, has agreed to provide his uniquely qualified views on the question of devolution when he gives evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution in the UK next week.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Gordon Brown confirms he will give evidence at the Devolution All-Party Parliamentary group next week
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Scotland should build on its global strength to grow - CBI President
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:37
Think Tanks news
IEA - Drinkers subsidise non-drinkers by £6.5bn each year
Think Tanks
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:35

New IEA paper dispels the myth that drinkers are a burden on the taxpayer

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Drinkers subsidise non-drinkers by £6.5bn each year
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA consults on draft water mergers guidance
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:25

The CMA has yesterday opened a consultation on the draft of its new guidance covering the water mergers regime.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA consults on draft water mergers guidance
HM Treasury news
65 Degrees North team praised by Chancellor
HM Treasury
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:20

British veterans welcomed to No11 to celebrate the world’s first ever unsupported crossing of the Greenland icecap by an amputee.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
65 Degrees North team praised by Chancellor
NHS England news
Manchester health and social care devolution will attract economic growth
NHS England
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:15

A new health and social care system is key to Greater Manchester’s devolution strategy.

NHS England | Official News Release
Manchester health and social care devolution will attract economic growth
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
UK Government demonstrates support for vital South Wales industries
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:10

Welsh Secretary and Business Minister see how significant defence investment supports Welsh manufacturing industry and helps creates jobs.

 

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
UK Government demonstrates support for vital South Wales industries
Scottish Government news
Growing film and TV production
Scottish Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 12:05

New Production Growth Fund to encourage producers to base major projects in Scotland.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Growing film and TV production
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Future-focused HR: Network, learn and get the edge at the CIPD’s Annual Conference and Exhibition
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:40

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced the programme for its 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central on 4 – 5 November. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Future-focused HR: Network, learn and get the edge at the CIPD’s Annual Conference and Exhibition
Think Tanks news
IEA - Zero-hours contract figures are not a cause for concern
Think Tanks
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:35

The rise of zero-hours contracts is neither surprising nor important

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Zero-hours contract figures are not a cause for concern
Transport for London news
Safety award for London Trams
Transport for London
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:25

London Trams has gained an award for measures taken to improve safety and security for customers.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Safety award for London Trams
EU News news
EMCDDA celebrates 20 years of monitoring
EU News
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:20

This year, the EMCDDA commemorates 20 years of monitoring the drugs problem in Europe.

EU News | Official News Release
EMCDDA celebrates 20 years of monitoring
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE publishes draft guidance on the assessment and management of motor neurone disease
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:15
10 Downing Street news
Bishop of Newcastle: Christine Hardman
10 Downing Street
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:10

The Venerable Christine Hardman is appointed as Her Majesty's Bishop in the diocese of Newcastle.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Bishop of Newcastle: Christine Hardman
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government assists Fox 21 Television Studios to revive ‘sleeping Dragon’ Studios
Welsh Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 11:05

The Welsh Government has scored another major success for the TV and film industry in Wales by assisting Fox 21 Television Studios to secure the lease for the long-time vacant Dragon Studios at Pencoed.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government assists Fox 21 Television Studios to revive ‘sleeping Dragon’ Studios
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Second hand cars and mobile phones biggest consumer problems
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:40

Second-hand cars from independent dealers and mobile phones are the most common issues consumers complained about in the last twelve months, Citizens Advice finds.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Second hand cars and mobile phones biggest consumer problems
Think Tanks news
Northern Powerhouse offers business the greatest growth opportunity since Victorian era
Think Tanks
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:35

The north could have growth aspirations on a scale not seen since the Victorian era of municipal development, according to a new IPPR North report – but only if key investments in the region are made in the upcoming Spending Review and beyond.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Northern Powerhouse offers business the greatest growth opportunity since Victorian era
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Smart meters roll-out: sharing the UK’s capabilities
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:25

Transcript of the speech by British Deputy High Commissioner Bengaluru, Ian Felton at smart meters workshop in Bengaluru, recently, 1 September 2015.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Smart meters roll-out: sharing the UK’s capabilities
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC begins independent investigation into police shooting in Dunmow, Essex
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:20

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an independent investigation after a man was shot and injured by armed police in Dunmow, Essex recently (Tuesday).

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC begins independent investigation into police shooting in Dunmow, Essex
Office for National Statistics news
Zero-hours contract in main job now reported by 744,000 people
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:15

There were 744,000 people on a zero-hours contract in their main job, as reported to the Labour Force Survey for April-June 2015. This is 2.4% of all people in employment.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Zero-hours contract in main job now reported by 744,000 people
Department for International Development news
The Youth Summit: how you can get involved
Department for International Development
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:10

4 ways to get involved with the Youth Summit and have your voice heard on the global issues that matter to you.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
The Youth Summit: how you can get involved
Scottish Government news
Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers
Scottish Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 10:05

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) has agreed, following the annual meeting of the Wages Board on August 26, 2015, proposed increase in minimum wage rates that will come into effect as from October 1, 2015.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers
techUK news
NHS England Announces Support for techUK’s Interoperability Charter at Expo
techUK
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 09:25
Competition & Markets Authority news
Accountants advised on helping clients to keep it legal
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 09:20

The CMA has yesterday published information that will help accountants inform their clients of the importance of complying with competition law.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Accountants advised on helping clients to keep it legal
NHS England news
Young people want control over consent, confidentiality and comment
NHS England
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 09:15

Rowan Munson and Amy Frounks, members of the NHS Youth Forum, share details of the latest campaign they plan to launch at Expo 2015.

NHS England | Official News Release
Young people want control over consent, confidentiality and comment
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Gloucestershire police custody – recent move to single suite had led to improvements, but further work needed
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 09:10

Police custody in Gloucestershire had improved and the facilities were excellent but some areas required attention, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Gloucestershire police custody – recent move to single suite had led to improvements, but further work needed
Welsh Government news
Busy six months for Llandrindod Wells Town Champion
Welsh Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 09:05

Youth entrepreneurship activity, promotion of cycling heritage and a branding exercise are some of the highlights of a busy first six months for the Llandrindod Wells Town Champion.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Busy six months for Llandrindod Wells Town Champion
Department for Work and Pensions news
Work, health and disability
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 08:10

A speech on work, health and disability at an event hosted by Reform and Barclays recently.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Work, health and disability
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE draft guidance conditionally recommends elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for treatment of very rare life-limiting genetic disorder
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 08:05

In further draft guidance as part of its Highly Specialised Technologies Programme, NICE has provisionally recommended Elosulfase alfa (Vimizin, BioMarin Pharma) for the treatment of a very rare inherited lysosomal storage disease, if specific conditions are met.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE draft guidance conditionally recommends elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for treatment of very rare life-limiting genetic disorder
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs news
Registers: authoritative lists you can trust
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 07:10

We’ve mentioned registers a few times on this blog, most recently in relation to the work of the Land Registry building on the steel thread, the brilliant new Companies House public beta, and their importance for building platforms.

Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs | Official News Release
Registers: authoritative lists you can trust
Scottish Government news
Help for thousands of homebuyers in Scotland
Scottish Government
Thursday 03 September 2015 @ 07:05

The Scottish Government will spend £195 million over the next three years on a new shared equity scheme to help around 6,500 households buy a new-build home.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Help for thousands of homebuyers in Scotland

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