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HM Treasury news
Tax changes coming into effect 1 April 2015
HM Treasury
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 16:25

Tax changes have come into effect today (Wednesday 1 April 2015).

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Tax changes coming into effect 1 April 2015
Welsh Government news
Deputy Minister announces consultation on revised BPS options
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 16:20

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans yesterday launched a consultation on new proposals for the CAP Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Deputy Minister announces consultation on revised BPS options
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO launches investigation into firms sharing sensitive data
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 16:15

The ICO has confirmed it has launched an investigation into allegations about firms sharing sensitive personal data, including pension details.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO launches investigation into firms sharing sensitive data
NHS England news
Wheelchair users boosted by Change Day – Nigel Acheson
NHS England
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 16:10

More than a million people in England use wheelchairs – opening opportunities that other people take for granted such as access to education, work, sport and other leisure activities with friends and family.

NHS England | Official News Release
Wheelchair users boosted by Change Day – Nigel Acheson
Scottish Government news
Supporting children in care
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 16:05

Changes to provide more support for young people in care commences.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Supporting children in care
Welsh Government news
New guidance to help communities take ownership of local assets
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 15:25

New guidance to help communities across Wales take ownership of local assets and services at threat of closure was yesterday launched by Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New guidance to help communities take ownership of local assets
Office for National Statistics news
Labour Productivity, Q4 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 15:19

UK labour productivity as measured by output per hour fell by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter. In 2014 as a whole, labour productivity was little changed from 2013, and slightly lower than in 2007, prior to the economic downturn.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Labour Productivity, Q4 2014
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency news
DVSA opening hours: Easter 2015
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 15:15

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) driving test centres and customer support will close at times over Easter.

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency | Official News Release
DVSA opening hours: Easter 2015
Scottish Government news
Mixed trends for housing development decisions
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 15:10

In quarter three (October to December) of 2014/15 there were 1,539 decisions made on local housing developments. The overall average decision time of 13.9 weeks was the quickest average decision time over the past eleven quarters.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Mixed trends for housing development decisions
EU News news
EU funds experts: Every invested euro should bring about highest possible added value
EU News
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 15:05

On 31 March, an informal meeting of Directors General responsible for Cohesion Policy took place in Riga under the Latvian Presidency. During the meeting experts discussed the most important pre-conditions for achieving the Cohesion Policy goals, in particular, enhanced use of financial instruments and the building of administrative capacity.

EU News | Official News Release
EU funds experts: Every invested euro should bring about highest possible added value
HM Revenue and Customs news
Tax changes coming into effect 1 April 2015
HM Revenue and Customs
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 14:25

Tax changes have come into effect today (Wednesday 1 April 2015).

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Tax changes coming into effect 1 April 2015
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Helping local public services ‘open up digital’
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 14:20

Against a backdrop of more, possibly greater, budget cuts for local public services, this event will explore the role of ‘digital’ in the way local authorities, the NHS, and third sector bodies respond. 

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Helping local public services ‘open up digital’
techUK news
Sherry Coutu's 'Scale-up Report' goes from strength to strength
techUK
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 14:15

Independent 'Scale-up Report' by techUK Board member Sherry Coutu CBE receives endorsement from industry, academia and politicians.

techUK | Official News Release
Sherry Coutu's 'Scale-up Report' goes from strength to strength
Monitor news
The pre-election period: what it means for Monitor
Monitor
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 14:10

Monitor's communications during the pre-election period.

Monitor | Official News Release
The pre-election period: what it means for Monitor
Scottish Government news
Smoke-free hospital grounds
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 14:05

From today, all hospital grounds in Scotland will be smoke-free, meaning patients, visitors and staff are asked to leave the grounds before they light up.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Smoke-free hospital grounds
Office for National Statistics news
Economic Well-being, Quarter 4 (October to December) 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 13:25

In Q4 2014, gross domestic product (GDP) per head increased 0.5% compared to Q3 2014 but remains 1.2% below pre-economic downturn levels. This was a slightly slower growth rate than the 0.6% quarterly increase seen in GDP

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Economic Well-being, Quarter 4 (October to December) 2014
Welsh Government news
New freedoms for Welsh councils to improve housing and build new homes
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 13:20

The Welsh Government has brokered an historic agreement with the UK Treasury which will result in greater investment in Wales’ council housing.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New freedoms for Welsh councils to improve housing and build new homes
EU News news
Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting
EU News
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 13:15

A draft EU law to make the benchmarks used to price EU citizens’ mortgages, loans and bonds more trustworthy was backed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The text aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, by curbing conflicts of interest like those that led to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rigging scandals of recent years.

EU News | Official News Release
Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting
Care Quality Commission news
CQC inspectors publish reports on 72 more GP practices
Care Quality Commission
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 13:10

The Care Quality Commission has published a further 72 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
CQC inspectors publish reports on 72 more GP practices
Scottish Government news
First Scottish taxes in 300 years
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 13:05

The first new national Scottish taxes introduced by a Scottish Parliament in more than 300 years are being collected from today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First Scottish taxes in 300 years
Electoral Commission news
The dating register: MySingleFriend.com gears up to get daters voting as Electoral Commission reveals a quarter of UK singles aren’t registered to vote
Electoral Commission
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 12:25

When it comes to our friends’ love lives, everyone has an opinion (and they’re not afraid to share it). However, it seems British singles are much less likely to have their say in the general election, as Electoral Commission research indicates that as many as one in four UK singles aren’t registered to vote.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
The dating register: MySingleFriend.com gears up to get daters voting as Electoral Commission reveals a quarter of UK singles aren’t registered to vote
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Protecting the UK from cyber-attack
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 12:20

Dstl is working to tackle the threat of cyber-attack against the UK.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Protecting the UK from cyber-attack
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Teaching: academia’s most undervalued asset?
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 12:15

UK engineering academics believe that the quality of their teaching has little value on their careers, according to a report published yesterday by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Teaching: academia’s most undervalued asset?
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating alleged failures by Avon and Somerset Constabulary in connection to the death of Paul Retallick
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 12:10

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is independently investigating alleged failures by Avon and Somerset Constabulary before and after the death of a 35-year old man from Yeovil.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating alleged failures by Avon and Somerset Constabulary in connection to the death of Paul Retallick
Scottish Government news
Independent Living Fund Appointment
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 12:05

The first Chief Executive of the new Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILF Scotland) has been appointed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Independent Living Fund Appointment
Scottish Government news
New debt law comes into force
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 11:32

New legislation comes into force today (Wednesday, April 1) which sees Scotland introduce one of the most modern systems of debt advice and debt management in the world.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New debt law comes into force
EU News news
Fair trials: MEPs beef up draft EU law on presumption of innocence
EU News
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 11:25

Draft EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is fully respected in member states were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs inserted amendments to prevent statements by public authorities that might suggest a suspect is guilty before a final conviction, ensure that the burden of proof stays with the prosecution and guarantee the rights to remain silent, not to incriminate oneself and to be present at trial.

EU News | Official News Release
Fair trials: MEPs beef up draft EU law on presumption of innocence
NHS England news
Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: March 2015
NHS England
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 11:15

Welcome to March’s Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Bulletin, bringing you L&D news and updates together in one place. Key steps of the L&D pathway are the identification, assessment and referral of service users into treatment and support services provided by partner organisations. 

NHS England | Official News Release
Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: March 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Change of Governor of Montserrat
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 11:10

Ms Elizabeth Carriere has been appointed Governor of Montserrat in succession to Mr Adrian Davis.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Change of Governor of Montserrat
Welsh Government news
Appointment to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 11:05

Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews AM has appointed the current Vice Chair of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRP) to the position of Chair. 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Appointment to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Scottish Government news
Record number of people treated
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 10:33

The NHS in Scotland treated more people than ever before between October to December 2014.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Record number of people treated
English Heritage news
FIRST CHIEF OF THE SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (MI6) HONOURED WITH BLUE PLAQUE
English Heritage
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 10:25

Sir Mansfield Cumming, the first Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former London home and office. The current Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, Alex Younger, unveiled the blue plaque to his predecessor.

English Heritage | Official News Release
FIRST CHIEF OF THE SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (MI6) HONOURED WITH BLUE PLAQUE
techUK news
techUK presents to the e-Infrastructure Leadership Council
techUK
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 10:20

techUK invited to speak at e-Infrastructure Leadership Council on big data analytics and cloud.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK presents to the e-Infrastructure Leadership Council
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Services, January 2015
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 10:10

The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 3.2% in January 2015 compared with January 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Services, January 2015
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO launches investigation into firms sharing sensitive data
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 10:05

The ICO has confirmed it has launched an investigation into allegations about firms sharing sensitive personal data, including pension details.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO launches investigation into firms sharing sensitive data
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF - Nearly 3,000 seizures of illegal wildlife products made by UK Border Force
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 09:40
Transport for London news
All aboard the new kids zone
Transport for London
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 09:25

It's all possible if you are under seven and take a trip to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

Transport for London | Official News Release
All aboard the new kids zone
Care Quality Commission news
CQC decision to suspend London GP’s registration upheld by Tribunal
Care Quality Commission
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 09:20

Tribunal says CQC action protected people from risk of harm The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suspended a London-based GP’s registration following serious concerns about patient safety at the practice.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
CQC decision to suspend London GP’s registration upheld by Tribunal
NHS England news
A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings
NHS England
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 09:15

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer England, looks ahead to tomorrow’s launch of the revised professional Code for nurses and midwives.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
A Code, not an enigma – Jane Cummings
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
The Cameroon Women’s Scholarship Award- 3rd Edition
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 09:10

Six young women officially inducted into the Cameroon Women’s Scholarship family.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
The Cameroon Women’s Scholarship Award- 3rd Edition
Welsh Government news
Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 09:05

Princes Gate Spring Water is investing £5.5m in a major expansion project with support from the Welsh Government that will double staff numbers and more than triple production volumes.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
YEMEN: Work for children continues, UNICEF says
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 08:40
HM Treasury news
Appointment of new Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury
HM Treasury
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 08:10

New appointment will be responsible for advancing the government’s tax and welfare strategy.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Appointment of new Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury
Office for National Statistics news
Consumer Trends, Q4 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 08:05

In Q4 2014 (Oct–Dec 2014), household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.6% (£1.6 billion).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Consumer Trends, Q4 2014
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA - Lifesaver scoops 175,000th health and safety gong
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 07:40

A lifesaver who provides support to heroic volunteers has scooped the 175,000th NEBOSH health and safety gong after studying with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA - Lifesaver scoops 175,000th health and safety gong
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 07:05

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating allegations that Adam Simmonds, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, breached the Data Protection Act by disclosing information relating to a criminal investigation to third parties and committed an offence of misconduct in public office. 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Scottish Government news
A&E Performance
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 April 2015 @ 07:05

More than nine out of 10 people were seen within four hours at Scotland’s core A&E sites during the week ending March 22.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
A&E Performance

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