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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI - Economic update 21 November 2014
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 16:25

Retail sales volumes increased by 0.8% in October, faster than consensus expectations (0.3%).

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI - Economic update 21 November 2014
Sport England news
Shortlist announced for Daily Mirror and Sport England Pride of Sport Awards
Sport England
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 16:20

The shortlist has been announced for the Daily Mirror and Sport England Pride of Sport Awards, celebrating elite performers, unsung local heroes, and those who volunteer and devote their free time to sport across England.

 

Sport England | Official News Release
Shortlist announced for Daily Mirror and Sport England Pride of Sport Awards
Natural England news
Record breeding season for rare wetland birds in Somerset
Natural England
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 16:15

The bearded tit, one of the UK’s rarest and fussiest birds is on the increase at a Somerset nature reserve.

Natural England | Official News Release
Record breeding season for rare wetland birds in Somerset
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Minister signs £190 million Tees Valley Growth Deal
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 16:10

Funding to provide major boost to Tees Valley economy by creating 1,000 jobs, building up to 1,500 homes and strenghening transport links.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Minister signs £190 million Tees Valley Growth Deal
Ofgem news
Be An Energy Shopper launches an online quiz to encourage better energy shopping
Ofgem
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 16:05

Yesterday, Be An Energy Shopper launched an online quiz in conjunction with media publishing house Time Inc. The quiz aims to get people thinking about how they can apply their shopping personality to looking for a better gas and electricity tariff. Its featured in the online websites of Marie Claire, Look and Woman & Home magazines.

 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Be An Energy Shopper launches an online quiz to encourage better energy shopping
Welsh Government news
£8.1million for Airbus announced by First Minister
Welsh Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 15:32

Speaking at Wales’ major UK Investment Summit, First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced the continued support for Airbus in Broughton with an £8.1million package of funding for training.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£8.1million for Airbus announced by First Minister
UK Trade & Investment  news
Mosimann’s announced as official UK Pavilion 2015 food and drink partner
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 15:25

Globally renowned food business Mosimann’s will run the bar and restaurant at the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Mosimann’s announced as official UK Pavilion 2015 food and drink partner
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Committee Hears From Rural Community On Anti-Poverty And Social Inclusion
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 15:21

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development held a special event yesterday (Thursday 20 November 2014) to gather views and ideas from rural dwellers and representatives on its current review of the Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion Programme. 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Committee Hears From Rural Community On Anti-Poverty And Social Inclusion
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Ambassador's speech at trade mission's reception in Chile
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 15:17

Ambassador Fiona Clouder delivered a speech to welcome members of the Construction Equipment Association who visited Chile.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Ambassador's speech at trade mission's reception in Chile
Public and Commercial Services Union news
Legal aid cuts are failing families and adding costs
Public and Commercial Services Union
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 15:10

Concerns raised by PCS that legal aid cuts would add costs to our justice system and wider public sector are supported by government auditors.

 

Public and Commercial Services Union | Official News Release
Legal aid cuts are failing families and adding costs
Department of Health news
More than 340,000 healthcare workers take up flu vaccine
Department of Health
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 15:05

Latest vaccination figures reveal that 36.8% of frontline healthcare workers had influenza vaccinations in September and October 2014.

Department of Health | Official News Release
More than 340,000 healthcare workers take up flu vaccine
Wales Office news
PM announces rail package to electrify Valley Lines and boost Welsh economy
Wales Office
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 14:25

The Prime Minister David Cameron is announcing an ambitious rail package that will give a massive boost to the Welsh economy.

Wales Office | Official News Release
PM announces rail package to electrify Valley Lines and boost Welsh economy
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Acas Council members reappointed
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 14:19

Employment Relations Minister announces the reappointment of 3 members to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Council.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Acas Council members reappointed
Monitor news
Monitor launches investigation into Royal Berkshire Hospital
Monitor
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 14:15

The healthcare regulator is investigating Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust because of concerns about aspects of its performance.

Monitor | Official News Release
Monitor launches investigation into Royal Berkshire Hospital
Care Quality Commission news
NHS trusts that provide mental health services to be inspected according to risk
Care Quality Commission
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 14:10

Yesterday (Thursday 20 November) and for the first time, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published information on every NHS trusts that provide mental health services in England to show the public how it decides which services it will inspect next and what it will focus on.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
NHS trusts that provide mental health services to be inspected according to risk
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Specialist services for trans people at risk from hate crime must not be lost to cuts, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 14:05

Yesterday (Thursday), on Transgender Day of Remembrance, the TUC was calling for an end to violence against trans people and for specialist support services for trans people to be protected from government spending cuts.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Specialist services for trans people at risk from hate crime must not be lost to cuts, says TUC
Department for Communities and Local Government news
700,000 new homes under this government
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 13:29

There are now 700,000 more homes in England than in 2009, with the number of empty homes at a 10-year low.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
700,000 new homes under this government
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Ofsted announces new plans for inspection of children's homes
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 13:25

Ofsted has yesterday announced proposals for a tough new inspection framework to improve standards in children’s homes. The plans will put the experiences and outcomes of the most vulnerable children in our society at the heart of how homes are regulated and inspected.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Ofsted announces new plans for inspection of children's homes
Transport for London news
Tube breaks Olympic record for passenger numbers
Transport for London
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 13:20

Transport for London (TfL) revealed yesterday that Friday 14 November 2014 was the busiest day on the Tube in its history.  

Transport for London | Official News Release
Tube breaks Olympic record for passenger numbers
Big Lottery Fund news
Lottery funding to tackle honour abuse head on
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 13:15

A unique project supporting victims of honour abuse within Edinburgh’s black and minority ethnic communities, today  receives £786,814 from the Big Lottery Fund.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Lottery funding to tackle honour abuse head on
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE welcomes Government’s innovation review
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 13:10

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has welcomed the announcement of a review to consider patient access to new medicines and other technologies. The Innovative Medicines and MedTech Review will consider how to speed up patient access to cost-effective and innovative medicines, devices and diagnositcs.

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE welcomes Government’s innovation review
EU News news
Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in trucks cartel
EU News
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 13:05

The European Commission has informed a number of heavy and medium duty truck producers that it suspects them of having participated in a cartel in breach of EU antitrust rules. The sending of a statement of objections does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation.

EU News | Official News Release
Antitrust: Commission sends statement of objections to suspected participants in trucks cartel
Department for Education news
New figures show sharp fall in number of young people NEET
Department for Education
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 12:25

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) for 2014's summer months returned to levels not seen since 2007.

 

Department for Education | Official News Release
New figures show sharp fall in number of young people NEET
Welsh Government news
£1.1bn EU investment for Wales gets green light from European Commission
Welsh Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 12:20

Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has announced the European Commission’s approval of the new £1.1 billion European Regional Development Fund programmes to help boost the Welsh economy and create jobs in Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£1.1bn EU investment for Wales gets green light from European Commission
Innovate UK news
Life-saving treatments one step closer
Innovate UK
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 12:15

Over £30 million in funding for cutting-edge treatments and technologies with the potential to save lives.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Life-saving treatments one step closer
Office for National Statistics news
Retail Sales, October 2014
Office for National Statistics
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 12:10

Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, in October 2014, the quantity bought in the retail industry increased by 4.3% compared with October 2013, this is the nineteenth period of consecutive year-on-year growth.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Retail Sales, October 2014
Cabinet Office news
Govnet Cyber Security Summit 2014: Francis Maude
Cabinet Office
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 12:05

The Minister for Cabinet Office gave the keynote speech on government and business sharing information to combat cyber security threats recently (19 November 2014).

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Govnet Cyber Security Summit 2014: Francis Maude
Welsh Government news
Health Minister praises Bridgend laboratory for keeping patients safe
Welsh Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 11:30

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has praised the work of a Bridgend-based laboratory which plays a crucial role in making sure the Welsh NHS has access to the safest medical devices.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Health Minister praises Bridgend laboratory for keeping patients safe
10 Downing Street news
Privy Council appointments: November 2014
10 Downing Street
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 11:20

The Queen has approved new appointments to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Privy Council appointments: November 2014
Scottish Government news
New crackdown on domestic abuse
Scottish Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 11:15

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has welcomed the imminent introduction of a landmark pilot scheme that allows women and men to access information on their new partners’ offending history.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New crackdown on domestic abuse
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
UK pledges to help hardest hit by climate change
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 11:10

The UK has committed up to £720 million to the Green Climate Fund, joining other major economies to help developing countries adapt to climate change and go low-carbon.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
UK pledges to help hardest hit by climate change
National Ombudsmen news
Radical complaint handling drive initiated by leading health and social care organisations
National Ombudsmen
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 11:05

Patients and service users have described their expectations for good complaint handling across health and social care in new research published yesterday by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the Local Government Ombudsman and Healthwatch England.

 

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Radical complaint handling drive initiated by leading health and social care organisations
Department for Transport news
Safeguarding consultation on proposed route of Crossrail 2
Department for Transport
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 10:25

Ten week consultation on protecting land for potential Crossrail 2 development.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Safeguarding consultation on proposed route of Crossrail 2
Ordnance Survey - English news
Free digital mapping service for colleges
Ordnance Survey - English
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 10:25

Yesterday Ordnance Survey and Jisc – the charity that offers digital services and solutions to UK education and research – are set to release Digimap for Colleges. The secure, free and easy to use online mapping service supports further education (FE) institutions and staff, and aids students in their studies.

 

Ordnance Survey - English | Official News Release
Free digital mapping service for colleges
Ministry of Justice news
Cautions at lowest level for 30 years as sentences increase
Ministry of Justice
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 10:20

Cautions are at their lowest level for 30 years and criminals are going to prison for longer than ever before, new Ministry of Justice figures have revealed yesterday.

 

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Cautions at lowest level for 30 years as sentences increase
CESG news
CESG and APM Group launch new scheme to assure high quality cyber security training
CESG
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 10:15

CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, in partnership with APM Group, has yesterday launched the CESG Certified Training (CCT) scheme to assure high quality cyber security training in the UK.

CESG | Official News Release
CESG and APM Group launch new scheme to assure high quality cyber security training
Office for National Statistics news
Business Enterprise Research and Development, 2013
Office for National Statistics
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 10:10

In 2013, total expenditure on Research and Development (R&D) performed in UK businesses, in current prices, increased by 8% to £18.4 billion compared with 2012. In constant prices, R&D expenditure increased by 6% compared with 2012.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Business Enterprise Research and Development, 2013
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA fines RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank Ltd £42 million for IT failures
Financial Conduct Authority
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 10:05

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has yesterday fined the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, (“RBS”) National Westminster Bank Plc (“NatWest”) and Ulster Bank Ltd (“Ulster Bank”) (the “Banks”) £42 million for IT failures which occurred in June 2012 and meant that the Banks’ customers could not access banking services.    

 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA fines RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank Ltd £42 million for IT failures
Transport for London news
Stay safe on the roads
Transport for London
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 09:25

This week young Londoners are being asked to 'look out for each other' as part of Road Safety Week.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Stay safe on the roads
Big Lottery Fund news
South West community wins £1000 in enterprise film competition
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 09:20

The Onion Collective, a community enterprise with plans to build an amazing harbourside community gallery, studio, workshop and café hub in Watchet, Somerset has won the first prize of £1000 in the Power to Change film competition.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
South West community wins £1000 in enterprise film competition
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 2013-14
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 09:15

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs during 2013-14.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 2013-14
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister condemns terrorist attack in Erbil
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 09:10

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns terrorist attack in Erbil and offers continued UK support to the Iraqi people.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister condemns terrorist attack in Erbil
Welsh Government news
First Minister announces 1,100 investment jobs for Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 09:05

On the eve of the UK Investment Summit Wales 2014 at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, the First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced six new investment projects that are receiving Welsh Government support to create more than 1,100 new, high quality jobs for Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
First Minister announces 1,100 investment jobs for Wales
Ministry of Defence news
€1 billion contract to develop cutting-edge radar for Typhoon
Ministry of Defence
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 09:03

The £800 million contract for the development of a new electronic radar system for the Eurofighter Typhoon has been signed in Scotland.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
€1 billion contract to develop cutting-edge radar for Typhoon
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA - Supporting health professionals who work with children and young people
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 08:40

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is delighted to be supporting the Department of Health’s “Week of Action”, which is focusing on the work of health professionals in supporting families to give children and young people aged 0-19 the best start in life.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA - Supporting health professionals who work with children and young people
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New figures show sharp fall in number of young people NEET
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 08:10

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) for 2014's summer months returned to levels not seen since 2007.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New figures show sharp fall in number of young people NEET
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA response to Ofsted report on child sexual exploitation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 07:40

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board responded to Ofsted's report ‘The Sexual Exploitation Of Children: It Could Happen Here, Couldn't It?'.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA response to Ofsted report on child sexual exploitation
Think Tanks news
IEA - Reforming student loans will result in greater value for money
Think Tanks
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 07:35
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
PEEL 2014 consultation response
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 07:10

HMIC has published the response to points raised about the PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) 2014 assessments during our consultation.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
PEEL 2014 consultation response
Scottish Government news
Mental health investment
Scottish Government
Friday 21 November 2014 @ 07:05

Mental health services will receive a £15 million funding boost over the next three years, Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson announced yesterday.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Mental health investment

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