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Welsh Government news
Superfast Cymru gives Cardigan social enterprise the X-factor
Welsh Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:30

Cardigan social enterprise 4CG has been given the X-factor after switching to superfast broadband thanks to the Superfast Cymru programme.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Superfast Cymru gives Cardigan social enterprise the X-factor
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Responding to British Social Attitudes findings
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:27

​Rob Webster, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, responded to The British Social Attitudes survey findings published by The King's Fund.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Responding to British Social Attitudes findings
Ministry of Defence news
£200 million funding boost for UK industry carrying out Successor submarine design
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:26

The MOD has today announced a £201 million package to support further design work for the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear submarines.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
£200 million funding boost for UK industry carrying out Successor submarine design
EU News news
Greece and western Balkans need more support in migration crisis
EU News
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:25

Speaking in Amsterdam on Saturday at an informal meeting with the foreign ministers of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia, foreign minister Bert Koenders argued that Greece needed more support for its fellow EU member states to deal effectively with the migration crisis.

EU News | Official News Release
Greece and western Balkans need more support in migration crisis
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
North Korea Ambassador summoned over missile technology launch
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:20

Hugo Swire summoned the North Korean Ambassador following a launch using ballistic missile technology on 7 February.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
North Korea Ambassador summoned over missile technology launch
Scottish Government news
All Refugees in Scotland Receiving English Language Training
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:15

All adult refugees who have arrived in Scotland under the Syrian Resettlement Programme are receiving English language training, Humza Yousaf confirmed today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
All Refugees in Scotland Receiving English Language Training
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Greg Clark confirms historic 4-year settlement for local government
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:10

Historic settlement for town halls - councils to have greater financial freedom - funding adult social care a key priority.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Greg Clark confirms historic 4-year settlement for local government
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC comments on leaked ministerial letter calling for Trade Union Bill concessions
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 16:05

A leaked ministerial letter made public yesterday (Monday) has revealed that ministers expect the House of Lords to defeat "flagship" parts of the Trade Union Bill.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC comments on leaked ministerial letter calling for Trade Union Bill concessions
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association - Rise in Agency Nurses Risks Patient Safety
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:40

The Patients Association is concerned about the impact that inadequate levels of staffing and the excessive cost of agency staff is having on patient safety. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association - Rise in Agency Nurses Risks Patient Safety
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Focused inspection of E-ACT academies
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:37

Ofsted today (9 February) publishes the outcome letter of the focused inspection of academies in E-ACT.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Focused inspection of E-ACT academies
Think Tanks news
JRF - Responding to the Annual Poverty lecture speech
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:35

Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation responded to the Annual Poverty lecture speech.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF - Responding to the Annual Poverty lecture speech
Department for Transport news
New funding for south west rail study
Department for Transport
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:28

Funding for a study into improvements to railway infrastructure between London and Devon and Cornwall announced.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New funding for south west rail study
techUK news
Smart grid technology can help UK tackle carbon emissions
techUK
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:25

Recent study highlights significant contribution smart grid technology can make to UK carbon reductions, postponing network investments and keeping customers’ energy...

techUK | Official News Release
Smart grid technology can help UK tackle carbon emissions
EU News news
Many European families still at risk of poverty, despite economic growth
EU News
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:20

Despite a return to economic growth, lone-parent families and large families with three or more dependent children face significant difficulties throughout Europe. 

EU News | Official News Release
Many European families still at risk of poverty, despite economic growth
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
EU Alcohol Strategy report debated
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:15

The House of Lords debate the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee’s report into the European Union Alcohol Strategy on Wednesday 10 February at 3.45pm.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
EU Alcohol Strategy report debated
Department for International Development news
Justine Greening statement to Parliament on Syria
Department for International Development
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:10

International Development Secretary update to the House of Commons on the London Syria conference and the UK's response to the Syria crisis.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Justine Greening statement to Parliament on Syria
Scottish Government news
Consultation on opt-out system
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 15:05

The Government intends to take forward a consultation on further methods to increase organ donation and transplantation, including developing a workable soft opt-out system, Public Health Minister Maureen Watt said yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Consultation on opt-out system
Welsh Government news
Major expansion as Llanrwst firm embarks on £1.3m investment that will create 40 new jobs
Welsh Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:52

Work is underway on a major new £1.3m headquarters for Llanrwst based GM Jones Ltd that will create 40 new jobs and safeguard a further 46 with support from the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Major expansion as Llanrwst firm embarks on £1.3m investment that will create 40 new jobs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Lord Carter review can help control costs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:40

Rob Webster, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation welcomes Lord Carter's final report as a valued contribution to efforts to reduce hospital costs.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Lord Carter review can help control costs
EU News news
EC welcomes landmark deal on CO2 standard for aircraft emissions
EU News
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:37

The EC welcomes the agreement reached yesterday within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the first ever-global standard to cap CO2 emissions from aircraft.

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes landmark deal on CO2 standard for aircraft emissions
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - British public's satisfaction with the NHS falls by five percentage points
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:35

The British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey for 2015 reports a five percentage point fall in satisfaction with the National Health Service compared to 2014, data published today by The King's Fund shows.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - British public's satisfaction with the NHS falls by five percentage points
Scottish Government news
Wild Fisheries consultation
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:20

Everyone with an interest in the future of wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve their conservation and management.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Wild Fisheries consultation
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE issues draft guidance on alirocumab for lipid disorder
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:15

NICE has published draft guidance not recommending alirocumab (Praluent, Sanofi/Regeneron) as an option for people with high cholesterol (primary hypercholesterolaemia - heterozygous-familial and non-familial) and mixed dyslipidaemia.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE issues draft guidance on alirocumab for lipid disorder
CESG news
Planned changes to CESG's charging model
CESG
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:15

Part of a number of initiatives aimed at achieving better focus on HMG's national security policies.

CESG | Official News Release
Planned changes to CESG's charging model
Environment Agency news
Company fined for illegal waste offences
Environment Agency
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:10

A South Devon company has been ordered to pay £15,760.10 in fines and costs for storing waste including hazardous asbestos roof tiles at an unlicensed site.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Company fined for illegal waste offences
Think Tanks news
NIESR: Facts can beat fiction in the immigration debate
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 14:05

Today NIESR publishes a new report which argues that the immigration debate could be ‘detoxified’ through use of some simple facts and statistics.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NIESR: Facts can beat fiction in the immigration debate
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD joins forces with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to tackle cyber security in the workplace
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 13:40

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, joined the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, at an event last week to officially launch a new e-learning tool to help the HR profession tackle cyber threats in the workplace. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD joins forces with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to tackle cyber security in the workplace
Home Office news
Restricting the use of police cells for those experiencing a mental health crisis
Home Office
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 13:25

Banning the use of police cells as a place of safety for under 18s and ensuring they are only used for adults in exceptional circumstances.

Home Office | Official News Release
Restricting the use of police cells for those experiencing a mental health crisis
Scottish Government news
Work underway on £4m oil and gas testing facility
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 13:20

Minister for Business Fergus Ewing has broken ground on a new £4million testing facility created by oil and gas supply chain firm Sonomatic in Aberdeen. 
 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Work underway on £4m oil and gas testing facility
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Final local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 13:15

Statement by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the final local government finance settlement for 2016 to 2017.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Final local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017
techUK news
New initiative enables new build homes to have superfast broadband connectivity
techUK
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 13:10

Agreement between UK Government, BT Openreach and the Home Builders Federation aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to new build properties in the UK.

techUK | Official News Release
New initiative enables new build homes to have superfast broadband connectivity
EU News news
Equal work ‘equals’ equal pay in the same place
EU News
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 13:05

In Europe, we can’t afford to have some more equal than others. Income should be like an incontestable maths expression. Equal work ‘equals’ equal pay in the same place.

EU News | Official News Release
Equal work ‘equals’ equal pay in the same place
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - npower latest supplier to cut gas bills
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:40

Citizens Advice has responded to news that npower has announced a 5.2% cut to its standard gas tariff for residential customers effective from Monday 28 March 2016.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - npower latest supplier to cut gas bills
Think Tanks news
IEA - Flat-rate pensions ‘tax relief’ would be devoid of any economic rationale
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:35

Calls to overhaul pension tax relief by introducing a flat-rate of tax relief are misguided. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Flat-rate pensions ‘tax relief’ would be devoid of any economic rationale
HM Revenue and Customs news
Taxman seizes more than £2 billion from tax avoidance scheme users
HM Revenue and Customs
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:25

Over £2 billion has been collected from users of tax avoidance schemes as a result of new government measures to collect disputed tax upfront.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Taxman seizes more than £2 billion from tax avoidance scheme users
Cabinet Office news
Minister thanks York’s community organisations for help during floods
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:20

Rob Wilson visited York to meet and thank volunteers and charities who are helping to rebuild the community after the Christmas floods.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Minister thanks York’s community organisations for help during floods
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI: Update global tax law for the 21st century and beyond
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:15

CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn wrote to the Financial Times highlighting the need for new tax rules agreed in the OECD to be implemented consistently in the UK to make the system fit for the 21st century and beyond.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI: Update global tax law for the 21st century and beyond
Department of Health news
Review of information technology in NHS
Department of Health
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:10

Review will look at ways to improve NHS IT, including electronic health records, to achieve a paper free health and care system by 2020.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Review of information technology in NHS
Scottish Government news
Supporting people towards jobs
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 12:05

At least 11,650 training places will be supported by the Employability Fund in 2016/2017, the Scottish Government has confirmed yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Supporting people towards jobs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association welcomes the findings of the Carter Review
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:40

The Patients Association welcomes the recommendations of the Carter Review which calls for greater transparency within the NHS to improve patient care and help drive down costs. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association welcomes the findings of the Carter Review
Think Tanks news
CSJ calls for bold new measure of poverty
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:35

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has called for a far-reaching overhaul of the existing poverty measures.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
CSJ calls for bold new measure of poverty
UK Trade & Investment news
Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide
UK Trade & Investment
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:25

The growing financial services sector in Yorkshire is to be promoted as the next ideal investment destination to foreign firms.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide
EU News news
Safer Internet Day - 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015
EU News
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:23

In the EU, the proportion of internet users having experienced certain common security issues over the internet – such as viruses affecting devices, abuse of personal information, financial losses or children accessing inappropriate websites – stood at 25% in 2015.   

EU News | Official News Release
Safer Internet Day - 1 out of 4 internet users in the EU experienced security related problems in 2015
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA merger team looks for new recruits
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:20

The CMA is on the lookout for talented individuals to join its merger team by recruiting for Principal Case Officer and Case Officer roles.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA merger team looks for new recruits
Sport England news
Swim Dem Crew win big at BEDSA awards
Sport England
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:15

Swim Dem Crew was among the big winners on a star-studded night at the annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.

Sport England | Official News Release
Swim Dem Crew win big at BEDSA awards
Department for Work and Pensions news
Universal Credit reaches 20 more jobcentres this week
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:10

Universal Credit is now available in 623 jobcentres, helping over a quarter of a million people to find work faster and earn more.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Universal Credit reaches 20 more jobcentres this week
Welsh Government news
Minister visits school taking a creative approach to numeracy
Welsh Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 11:05

Education Minister Huw Lewis yesterday (Monday 8 February) visited a Tonteg special school that is adopting a creative approach to learning by taking numeracy out of the classroom.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister visits school taking a creative approach to numeracy
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Response to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:40

Councillor Izzi Seccombe, the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing spokesperson, responds to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Response to Lord Carter's report on delayed discharges
Think Tanks news
IFS - Boxed in by his own rule, Mr Osborne has to pull off a precarious balancing act
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:35

The IFS Green Budget 2016, produced in association with ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation with analysis from Oxford Economics, was published yesterday.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Boxed in by his own rule, Mr Osborne has to pull off a precarious balancing act
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
West Midlands PC charged with sexual assault and misconduct offences
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:25

A serving West Midlands Police officer is due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday, 12 February, charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of misconduct in a public office following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
West Midlands PC charged with sexual assault and misconduct offences
Department of Health news
Female genital mutilation prevention week of action
Department of Health
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:20

Dedicated FGM prevention week aims to raise awareness of ongoing need to protect girls and women from this harmful and illegal practice.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Female genital mutilation prevention week of action
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Speaker announces "Assembly Women's Week"
Northern Ireland Assembly
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:15

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mitchel McLaughlin, MLA, yesterday announced that he will host the first “Assembly Women’s Week” beginning on Monday 7th March.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Speaker announces "Assembly Women's Week"
10 Downing Street news
PM calls for rethink of treatment of pregnant women in prison
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:10

Treatment of pregnant women and female prisoners with babies to be reformed including tagging, problem-solving courts and alternative resettlement units.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM calls for rethink of treatment of pregnant women in prison
Scottish Government news
Vulnerable hit by housing benefit cuts
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 10:05

Urgent clarification needed on supported housing proposals.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Vulnerable hit by housing benefit cuts
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Thousands of older people at the mercy of care home price rises
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:40

As many as 22,000 older people living in care homes in England get only a week’s warning that their care costs will rise, a new report from Citizens Advice finds.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Thousands of older people at the mercy of care home price rises
Think Tanks news
IEA welcomes the end of state-funded lobbying
Think Tanks
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:35

The government last week announced that charities, quangos and pressure groups in receipt of government grants will be prohibited from using these funds to engage in political lobbying. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA welcomes the end of state-funded lobbying
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Raft of pressures on local authorities has increased diversity of ICT-enabled service transformation approaches
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:25

The raft of pressures on local authorities - social, economic, technological and political - has increased the diversity of approaches to ICT-enabled service transformation.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Raft of pressures on local authorities has increased diversity of ICT-enabled service transformation approaches
Cabinet Office news
Government announces new clause to be inserted into grant agreements
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:20

Organisations receiving government grants will be banned from using these taxpayer funds to lobby government and Parliament.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Government announces new clause to be inserted into grant agreements
Office for National Statistics news
The Office for National Statistics partners with WGSN Instock to develop data accuracy
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:15

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and global trend forecaster WGSN yesterday announced a partnership aimed at developing the collection of information used to calculate the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
The Office for National Statistics partners with WGSN Instock to develop data accuracy
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary’s Lunar New Year message
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:10

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, wishes a happy Lunar New Year to those celebrating around the world.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary’s Lunar New Year message
Welsh Government news
Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
Welsh Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 09:05

New plans to establish an eye care service for pupils and students at special schools in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 08:10

The growing financial services sector in Yorkshire is to be promoted as the next ideal investment destination to foreign firms.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide
Ministry of Justice news
PM calls for rethink of treatment of pregnant women in prison
Ministry of Justice
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 08:05

Treatment of pregnant women and female prisoners with babies to be reformed including tagging, problem-solving courts and alternative resettlement units.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
PM calls for rethink of treatment of pregnant women in prison
Homeless Link news
Help us make Housing First a viable accommodation option in England - join the movement now
Homeless Link
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 07:10

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Housing First England; a collaborative project aimed at improving the lives of people experiencing entrenched or repeat homelessness.

Homeless Link | Official News Release
Help us make Housing First a viable accommodation option in England - join the movement now
Scottish Government news
Drive to attract more junior doctors
Scottish Government
Tuesday 09 February 2016 @ 07:05

A recruitment drive to attract more junior doctors to live and work in Scotland has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Drive to attract more junior doctors

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