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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - Statement on situation in Yemen
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:40
Scottish Government news
Comment on Discretionary Housing Payments
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:33

Discretionary Housing Payments in Scotland: 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2014, published today, shows that councils made just over 118,000 awards of Discretionary Housing Payments, with a total value of more than £50 million.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Comment on Discretionary Housing Payments
10 Downing Street news
PM meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, 25 May 2015
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:25

Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a working dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, at Chequers.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, 25 May 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Signing of new law in Russia which could hamper work of NGOs
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:20
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Union members receive more training compared to non-members, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:15

A new TUC report published recently (Friday) shows that workers who are trade union members are much more likely to receive job-related training compared to workers who don’t belong to a union.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Union members receive more training compared to non-members, says TUC
EU News news
European Union water policy to be assessed in Riga
EU News
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:10

With an aim to foster a coherent European Union's (EU) inland and marine waters policy in all the Member States, on 26 - 27 May, under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, informal meeting of Water and Marine Directors of the EU is being held in Riga.

EU News | Official News Release
European Union water policy to be assessed in Riga
National Ombudsmen news
Durham council told to review staff misconduct procedure following ombudsman’s investigation.
National Ombudsmen
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 16:05

Durham County Council has been asked by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) to review the way it deals with staff misconduct complaints after a man claimed he was ‘gazumped’ by a building control officer following an official site visit.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Durham council told to review staff misconduct procedure following ombudsman’s investigation.
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils call for Queen's speech to include outright ban on legal highs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 15:40

An outright ban on legal highs should be included in the next Queen's Speech to avert the growing number of deaths and increasing harm linked to psychoactive substances, councils leaders have said.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils call for Queen's speech to include outright ban on legal highs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Action needed to reduce disability employment gap, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 15:25

A new TUC report Disability and employment, published recently (Friday) looks at the experiences of disabled people in the labour market and finds that they are still at a significant disadvantage compared to other workers.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Action needed to reduce disability employment gap, says TUC
Home Office news
Home Office minister visits Missing People charity ahead of International Missing Children’s Day
Home Office
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 15:20

The minister toured the offices and learnt about the Child Rescue Alert System, a crucial tool in helping locate missing people.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Office minister visits Missing People charity ahead of International Missing Children’s Day
EU News news
Guidelines for use of ICT in learning process to be presented at conference in Riga
EU News
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 15:15

On 27-28 May, Riga will host the International Conference on ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning (ICT4IAL). The conference will present guidelines developed over the past two years for the use of ICT in the learning process making the information more accessible, including for people with special needs. 

EU News | Official News Release
Guidelines for use of ICT in learning process to be presented at conference in Riga
techUK news
Cyber research suppliers sought by MOD's Dstl
techUK
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 15:10

The MOD's Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is looking for industry and academia research partners in the field of cyber.

techUK | Official News Release
Cyber research suppliers sought by MOD's Dstl
Scottish Government news
Over £50 million committed to support housing costs for those in financial hardship
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 15:05

During 2014/15, local authorities (LAs) in Scotland made just over 118,000 awards under the Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme, with a total value of over £50 million granted through to 31st March 2015.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Over £50 million committed to support housing costs for those in financial hardship
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation responds to Monitor's 2014/15 report on the Performance of the NHS Foundation Trust sector
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 14:40
Scottish Government news
Emergency Department Weekly Activity and Waiting Times in Scotland
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 14:33

Today sees the latest publication of weekly Accident and Emergency (A&E) statistics. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Emergency Department Weekly Activity and Waiting Times in Scotland
Food Standards Agency news
FSA completes review of animal welfare standards in slaughterhouses
Food Standards Agency
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 14:25

The Food Standards Agency has completed a programme of unannounced inspections of all slaughterhouses in Britain, to ensure that the businesses are meeting their obligations on animal welfare standards and that FSA teams are checking their controls appropriately.

 

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
FSA completes review of animal welfare standards in slaughterhouses
National Crime Agency news
Taxidermy haul seized as man arrested over illegal import
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 14:20

National Crime Agency officers investigating the alleged importation of endangered animals have arrested a man and seized a haul of taxidermy animals, including monkey skulls and bones, reptiles, a tiger head and stuffed birds of prey in Devon.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Taxidermy haul seized as man arrested over illegal import
Welsh Government news
Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated says Deputy Minister
Welsh Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 14:10

Anyone failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted, wherever possible, Deputy Minister for Food and Farming, Rebecca Evans, has said.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated says Deputy Minister
EU News news
International conference to discuss preservation of biodiversity
EU News
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 14:05

On 26 - 27 May, 2015 an international conference, ‘EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – implementation’, is being held in Riga. During the conference representatives from EU Member States and non-governmental organisations will discuss the preservation of biodiversity.

EU News | Official News Release
International conference to discuss preservation of biodiversity
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - HR professionals to play a key role in Singapore’s public sector transformation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:40
Think Tanks news
IEA - An Alternative Queen’s Speech
Think Tanks
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:35

The IEA compile key policies to encourage deregulation, competition and growth

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - An Alternative Queen’s Speech
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Osborne’s economic failure leaves borrowing for 2014/15 £50bn higher than planned
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:25

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on the publication recently (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics of the latest public sector borrowing figures, which show that the updated deficit for 2014/15 of £87.7bn was £50bn larger than planned in 2010 because of the failure of the Chancellor’s economic strategy.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Osborne’s economic failure leaves borrowing for 2014/15 £50bn higher than planned
EU News news
‘Amber – the Baltic Jewel’ exhibition on display in London
EU News
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:20

On Wednesday 27 May, the Amber – the Baltic Jewel exhibition will open at the Goldsmiths' Centre in London. The exhibition will feature amber jewellery, photographs and textile art.

EU News | Official News Release
‘Amber – the Baltic Jewel’ exhibition on display in London
Monitor news
Foundation trusts face challenging year as pressures mount
Monitor
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:15

NHS foundation trusts are treating more urgently ill people than ever before, according to Monitor.

Monitor | Official News Release
Foundation trusts face challenging year as pressures mount
HM Treasury news
Government ends six figure exit payouts
HM Treasury
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:10

Redundancy payments for public sector workers will be capped as part of the Enterprise Bill in the Queen’s Speech.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government ends six figure exit payouts
Scottish Government news
FM sets out Scottish partnership for growth
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 13:05

Major firms give their backing to Scottish Business Pledge.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
FM sets out Scottish partnership for growth
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - People still facing daily money worries and concerns about future finances
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:40
Think Tanks news
IFS - Benefit cuts: where might they come from?
Think Tanks
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:35

The Conservative Party manifesto confirmed a long-discussed commitment to find a further £12bn of cuts to the annual social security budget, and to do this by 2017–18. That’s a £11.8bn cut in today’s prices (as all subsequent figures in this observation will be). 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Benefit cuts: where might they come from?
Scottish Government news
Scottish Business Pledge
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:30

Partnership to promote fair and sustainable business practice to Scotland’s companies.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Business Pledge
Department for International Development news
Justine Greening: One year on from Ebola reaching Sierra Leone
Department for International Development
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:25

A statement from the International Development Secretary, 12 months on from the first confirmed Ebola case in the country.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Justine Greening: One year on from Ebola reaching Sierra Leone
10 Downing Street news
PM call with President Putin, 25 May 2015
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:20

Prime Minister David Cameron spoke with President Putin about Syria and Ukraine.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM call with President Putin, 25 May 2015
Welsh Government news
Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture – Carwyn Jones
Welsh Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:10

The Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture, First Minister Carwyn Jones said recently as he offered his best wishes for a successful festival as the Eisteddfod kicks off in Caerphilly.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Urdd Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of our language and culture – Carwyn Jones
FDA news
Politicians are more than aware that civil servants may become collateral damage when they choose to leak documents, says FDA General Secretary
FDA
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:10

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has commented on the outcome of the official enquiry by the Cabinet Office into the leak of a controversial memo and former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael’s subsequent admission that he was responsible for the leak.

FDA | Official News Release
Politicians are more than aware that civil servants may become collateral damage when they choose to leak documents, says FDA General Secretary
EU News news
Travel packages: green light from Coreper to update rules
EU News
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 12:05

On 22 May 2015 the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Council (Coreper) endorsed the terms of an agreement between the Latvian presidency and European Parliament representatives on the reform of the Travel Package Directive. The Competitiveness Council will be invited to confirm the political agreement at its meeting on 28 May.

EU News | Official News Release
Travel packages: green light from Coreper to update rules
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
E.ON has responded to the needs of prepay customers, says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:40

E.ON has responded to the needs of prepayment customers with a Smart prepay option that offers alternative ways to top up and the same monthly prices that direct debit customers pay, following Citizens Advice’s Fair Play for Prepay campaign.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
E.ON has responded to the needs of prepay customers, says Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
IEA - New report debunks myth that Thatcher deregulated financial services
Think Tanks
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:35
Land Registry news
April 2015 Transaction Data
Land Registry
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:25

The data published here provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in April 2015.

Land Registry | Official News Release
April 2015 Transaction Data
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Five reasons for staying in a reformed EU
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:20

We’re not saying the UK couldn’t survive outside the EU, but the question is whether it would thrive.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Five reasons for staying in a reformed EU
Ofgem news
Ofgem announces review of markets data
Ofgem
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:15

We are reviewing the information we collect and publish so we can provide greater transparency about the market to inform the energy debate. 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem announces review of markets data
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:10

FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood MP comments on the conclusion of the Ninth NPT Review Conference on 22 May 2015 which ended without a consensus outcome.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference 2015
Scottish Government news
Further £3 million announced to tackle sectarianism
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 11:05

Funding will support communities to reduce and prevent sectarianism in Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Further £3 million announced to tackle sectarianism
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
UK plays key role in Gravitational Wave Detector launch
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 10:21

A major research project to find evidence of the existence of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time, was officially launched this week. The first direct detection of gravitational waves will open a new window to the otherwise invisible ‘dark’ side of the Universe and mark the beginning of an entirely new form of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
UK plays key role in Gravitational Wave Detector launch
Department for Education news
New measures to end delay for children awaiting adoption
Department for Education
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 10:15

Next week’s Queen’s Speech to outline further improvements to the adoption system.

Department for Education | Official News Release
New measures to end delay for children awaiting adoption
National Crime Agency news
Husband and wife fraudsters told to pay up or face jail
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 10:10

A couple from Barton in Ormskirk have been given 6 months to hand over £100,000 of criminal gains or face prison sentences.
 


National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Husband and wife fraudsters told to pay up or face jail
Cabinet Office news
Scotland Office memorandum leak: Cabinet Office inquiry statement
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 10:05

This statement follows the completion of an inquiry into a leaked Scotland Office memorandum.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Scotland Office memorandum leak: Cabinet Office inquiry statement
Scottish Government news
UK must take action on refugees
Scottish Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 09:20

Letter to UK Immigration Minister on crisis in the Mediterranean.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
UK must take action on refugees
10 Downing Street news
PM meeting with President-elect Buhari of Nigeria, 23 May 2015
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 09:15

Prime Minister David Cameron spoke with President-elect Buhari of Nigeria about the challenges facing Nigeria.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM meeting with President-elect Buhari of Nigeria, 23 May 2015
Welsh Government news
Official opening of Wales’ newest seafront restaurant
Welsh Government
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 09:10

The successful Anglesey based restaurant company – Dylan’s - has opened its second restaurant in north Wales at the iconic Moranedd Building in Criccieth.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Official opening of Wales’ newest seafront restaurant
EU News news
How the EU is supporting Ukraine
EU News
Tuesday 26 May 2015 @ 09:05

The EU, together with its Member States, has since last year delivered unprecedented levels of support to help Ukraine in its efforts for launching this renewed reform process. The EU is both currently & since the country's independence the biggest international donor to Ukraine.

EU News | Official News Release
How the EU is supporting Ukraine

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