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Scottish Government news
50 Scottish businesses received support on China trade mission
Scottish Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 16:37

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's innovation trade mission to China helped support more than 50 Scottish businesses, it was confirmed yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
50 Scottish businesses received support on China trade mission
HM Treasury news
Public Sector Efficiency Challenge launched
HM Treasury
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 16:25

Chancellor and Chief Secretary invite the ideas from the public sector on doing more while saving public money ahead of the Spending Review.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Public Sector Efficiency Challenge launched
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Appeal for witnesses following death of 17 year old boy in the River Lea
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 16:20

The IPCC is independently investigating the Metropolitan Police Service's response to an incident in which a 17 year old boy died in the River Lea on the evening of Wednesday 29 July 2015.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Appeal for witnesses following death of 17 year old boy in the River Lea
Wales Office news
Wales Office Minister to visit National Eisteddfod
Wales Office
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 16:15

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns will join the thousands of visitors heading to Montgomeryshire this week to celebrate the Welsh language, culture and the arts at the National Eisteddfod of Wales (1-8 August 2015).

Wales Office | Official News Release
Wales Office Minister to visit National Eisteddfod
Department for Transport news
Transport Minister chairs summit to support hauliers, businesses and people of Kent
Department for Transport
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 16:10

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visited Maidstone in Kent recently, 31 July 2015, where he held a meeting with Kent County Council, Kent Police and Highways England to urgently examine measures to alleviate the impact of disruption in Calais on local residents.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Transport Minister chairs summit to support hauliers, businesses and people of Kent
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
Successfully sniffing Comet 67P
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 16:05

Preliminary scientific observations of Comet 67P show Philae’s UK-built onboard lab functioned successfully.

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Successfully sniffing Comet 67P
EU News news
EU funding to strengthen security sector and support socio-economic & regional development in Tunisia
EU News
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 15:25

The EU adopted the first part of its annual assistance package in favour of Tunisia for a total amount of €116.8m.  It aims to strengthen the security sector and to support socio-economic & regional development.

EU News | Official News Release
EU funding to strengthen security sector and support socio-economic & regional development in Tunisia
Homeless Link news
Another increase in London rough sleeping underpins need for urgent response to support people off the streets
Homeless Link
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 15:20

Data released recently (Friday 31st July 2015) from the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) database shows that between 1 April and 30 June 2015, 2,755 people were recorded as sleeping rough on the streets of London, an 11% increase on the same period in 2014. Of this number, 1,447 were new to the streets, a 14% increase on the previous year.

Homeless Link | Official News Release
Another increase in London rough sleeping underpins need for urgent response to support people off the streets
BCS news
BCS signs Science Council's Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
BCS
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 15:15

BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT took on the challenge of improving diversity within the UK science community. By signing up to the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, we publicly committed to delivering a workforce that is more representative of those it serves.

BCS | Official News Release
BCS signs Science Council's Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Information Commissioner's Office news
Insurers using subject access requests to see medical information
Information Commissioner's Office
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 15:10

The Information Commissioner has been considering the emerging practice of insurance companies obtaining medical records by using patients’ subject access rights.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Insurers using subject access requests to see medical information
Scottish Government news
FM calls for action over Calais
Scottish Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 15:05

First Minister writes to PM urging action to be taken over Calais crisis.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
FM calls for action over Calais
Scottish Government news
Say cheese!
Scottish Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 14:48

Protected Food Name application to launch at Aboyne Games.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Say cheese!
Transport for London news
Search begins to find London’s top transport designs
Transport for London
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 14:25

Transport for London (TfL) and the London Transport Museum are asking the public to vote for their ultimate London transport design.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Search begins to find London’s top transport designs
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Minister Grant Shapps welcomes action to tackle wildlife crime
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 14:20

On Thursday, the United Nations took a significant step in the fight against poaching by passing its first resolution to combat wildlife crime.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Minister Grant Shapps welcomes action to tackle wildlife crime
Ministry of Defence news
UK Government offers support to narrow down the search for MH370
Ministry of Defence
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 14:15

The UK has offered expertise from Government hydrographers and oceanographers.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK Government offers support to narrow down the search for MH370
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
British Library building receives highest listed status
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 14:10

Iconic and world-famous library is among 8 UK libraries to receive listed status.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
British Library building receives highest listed status
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Growth steady but exports drag - SME trends
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 14:05

Growth among smaller and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers remained positive in the three months to July, but exports dragged down overall performance, according the latest CBI SME Trends Survey.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Growth steady but exports drag - SME trends
Scottish Government news
Vaccination programme begins
Scottish Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 13:42

The MenACWY vaccine has been introduced for 14-18 year olds recently.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Vaccination programme begins
HM Treasury news
Major new review to radically improve access to financial advice launched
HM Treasury
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 13:25

City Minister, Harriett Baldwin launches a major new review looking at how financial advice could work better for consumers.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Major new review to radically improve access to financial advice launched
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Official response to provisional CMA report
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 13:20

The Government has yesterday laid out its response to the Competition and Markets Authority Provisional Findings on the state of the UK energy market.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Official response to provisional CMA report
Competition & Markets Authority news
Press release: CMA updates guidance on unfair contract terms
Competition & Markets Authority
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 13:15

Consumer-facing businesses are being offered help complying with consumer law as the CMA publishes new guidance on unfair contract terms.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Press release: CMA updates guidance on unfair contract terms
Sport England news
Sports technology competition now open for entries
Sport England
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 13:10

The Sports Technology Awards, in association with Sport England, is launching the first UK-based Hackathon for sports technology.

Sport England | Official News Release
Sports technology competition now open for entries
EU News news
Spring 2015 Standard Eurobarometer : Citizens see immigration as top challenge for EU to tackle
EU News
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 13:05

Citizens see immigration as the major challenge facing the EU currently according to the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey published.

EU News | Official News Release
Spring 2015 Standard Eurobarometer : Citizens see immigration as top challenge for EU to tackle
Ministry of Defence news
VJ Day 70: The Second World War in Burma
Ministry of Defence
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 12:25

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day), Dr Peter Johnston, the Collections Content Manager at the National Army Museum, explores the Burma campaign that helped to deliver victory for Britain and her allies in the Second World War.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
VJ Day 70: The Second World War in Burma
Department for Education news
Free school applications: updated guidance
Department for Education
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 12:20

The Department for Education has updated guidance on the free school application process for groups wishing to open from September 2016.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Free school applications: updated guidance
Wales Office news
Wales Office Minister welcomes Modern Slavery Act 2015
Wales Office
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 12:15

Alun Cairns "There is no place for slavery in this day and age and this Government is doing all it can to eradicate these crimes completely"

Wales Office | Official News Release
Wales Office Minister welcomes Modern Slavery Act 2015
HM Revenue and Customs news
HMRC win Accelerated Payments Challenge
HM Revenue and Customs
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 12:10

A challenge in the High Court to the legality of Accelerated Payment Notices has been comprehensively rejected.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
HMRC win Accelerated Payments Challenge
Department for Communities and Local Government news
£3 million to fund child sexual exploitation outreach service in Rotherham
Department for Communities and Local Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 12:10

Children and young people in South Yorkshire who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited will receive more support thanks to a new £3.1 million injection of funding.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
£3 million to fund child sexual exploitation outreach service in Rotherham
Scottish Government news
Scotland’s Adoption Register
Scottish Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 12:05

New management has been appointed to run Scotland’s Adoption Register following the closure of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF).

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland’s Adoption Register
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
BBC Charter Review inquiry launched
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 11:25

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee announces an inquiry into the BBC Charter Review, following the publication of the Government's Green Paper which has started the formal process of public debate over the position of the BBC beyond 2016.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
BBC Charter Review inquiry launched
Care Quality Commission news
Supporting people who speak out about patient safety
Care Quality Commission
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 11:20

Last week's board meeting included discussion around our role hosting the new independent National Speak Up Guardian.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Supporting people who speak out about patient safety
Natural England news
Green bridges: safer travel for wildlife
Natural England
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 11:15

Natural England reports that bridges built across roads and railways to allow wildlife movement can stop species from becoming isolated and reduce the number of traffic accidents.

Natural England | Official News Release
Green bridges: safer travel for wildlife
FDA news
Government's proposal to cap public sector redundancy schemes
FDA
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 11:10

Dave Penman, General Secretary of the FDA has recently commented on the government's announcement of a consultation to cap public sector redundancy schemes.

FDA | Official News Release
Government's proposal to cap public sector redundancy schemes
Welsh Government news
Chief Medical Officer calls on young people to have MenACWY vaccine
Welsh Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 11:05

Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey is calling on young people to have the meningitis ACWY vaccine, which is being introduced in Wales as of today (Monday).

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Chief Medical Officer calls on young people to have MenACWY vaccine
NHS England news
Birth Tank event makes a splash for the Maternity Review – Baroness Julia Cumberlege
NHS England
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 10:25

As we move into August, I wanted to take a moment to look at the progress theMaternity Review has made in July.

NHS England | Official News Release
Birth Tank event makes a splash for the Maternity Review – Baroness Julia Cumberlege
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister comments on Israeli settler terror attack in West Bank
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 10:20

Tobias Ellwood condemns West Bank settler terror attack which led to the death of a Palestinian infant.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister comments on Israeli settler terror attack in West Bank
UK Trade & Investment news
Thinking of exporting to Iran when sanctions are lifted?
UK Trade & Investment
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 10:15

Take part in our survey and help UKTI develop support services for UK companies looking to do business in Iran when sanctions are lifted.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Thinking of exporting to Iran when sanctions are lifted?
HM Treasury news
Next step to capping public sector redundancy payments
HM Treasury
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 10:10

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands announces a consultation on capping redundancy exit payments for public sector workers.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Next step to capping public sector redundancy payments
Scottish Government news
First Minister builds links with Hong Kong
Scottish Government
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 10:05

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently met Hong Kong's Chief Secretary Carrie Lam to discuss opportunities for economic collaboration between Hong Kong and Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First Minister builds links with Hong Kong
Home Office news
Modern slavery offenders face life in jail as Modern Slavery Act comes into force.
Home Office
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 09:25

Criminals convicted of human trafficking and modern slavery face being sentenced to life in prison from recently (Friday 31 July).

Home Office | Official News Release
Modern slavery offenders face life in jail as Modern Slavery Act comes into force.
Big Lottery Fund news
£3.5 million Lottery boost for families across Northern Ireland
Big Lottery Fund
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 09:20

A project working with families with children with autism and physical disabilities across Northern Ireland is sharing in funding worth almost £3.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund’s Supporting Families programme.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
£3.5 million Lottery boost for families across Northern Ireland
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, April to June 2015
Office for National Statistics
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 09:15

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.5% in the 12 months to June 2015.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, April to June 2015
Financial Conduct Authority news
Christopher Woolard appointed to the FCA Board
Financial Conduct Authority
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 09:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced the appointment of Director of Strategy and Competition, Christopher Woolard, to its Board.

 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Christopher Woolard appointed to the FCA Board
Monitor news
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust investigated over finances
Monitor
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 09:05

Monitor is investigating Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust over finances and the impact of the introduction of a new ‘e-hospital’ IT system.

Monitor | Official News Release
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust investigated over finances
Department of Health news
NHS England Chair appointed
Department of Health
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 08:10

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant has been re-appointed as Chair of NHS England from 31 October 2015 for 3 years.

Department of Health | Official News Release
NHS England Chair appointed
techUK news
techUK to respond to Ofcom consultation on 'A framework for spectrum sharing'
techUK
Monday 03 August 2015 @ 08:05

Ofcom has recently announced a new consultation on 'A framework for spectrum sharing'. The consultation closes on 2 October.

 

techUK | Official News Release
techUK to respond to Ofcom consultation on 'A framework for spectrum sharing'

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