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Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Dragons' Den style pitches yield three new inquiries
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:51

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is launching an inquiry into the use of algorithms in public and business decision making following a Dragons' Den-style 'My Science inquiry' pitch process where members of the public propose areas to be examined by MPs, in a new democratic experiment.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Dragons' Den style pitches yield three new inquiries
AXELOS news
Why problem management in an agile environment is key in 2017
AXELOS
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:49

Blog posted by: Barry Corless, Business Development Director (Best Practice) at Global Knowledge and Chairman of the ITSMF UK Problem Management SIG, 27 February 2017.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Why problem management in an agile environment is key in 2017
Welsh Government news
Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
Welsh Government
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:42

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones is travelling to America today to meet with political representatives and business leaders in Washington and New York.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Our special relationship must boost trade and remove barriers - First Minister’s message ahead of United States visit
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
The Patients Association responds to breaking news that the Government is providing additional funds to extend CQC role to oversee care funding
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:40

Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of The Patients Association, said: “Last week’s emerging reports of additional money for social care and a new role for the Care Quality Commission are promising, but may not be enough.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
The Patients Association responds to breaking news that the Government is providing additional funds to extend CQC role to oversee care funding
Think Tanks news
IPPR - Government must act to prepare for post-referendum changes
Think Tanks
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:35

Phoebe Griffith, IPPR’s associate director for migration, integration and communities, commented on the long-term immigration statistics from the ONS

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - Government must act to prepare for post-referendum changes
EU News news
A decade of human rights protection: The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights turns 10
EU News
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:20

mark its 10th anniversary, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights is hosting a discussion to take stock of the human rights successes in the EU over the last decade and at the same time consider the enormous challenges before us. 

EU News | Official News Release
A decade of human rights protection: The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights turns 10
Department for International Development news
Minister Wharton reinforces UK support for refugees in Uganda
Department for International Development
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 14:05

International Development Minister James Wharton reaffirms UK support for refugees in Uganda as Africa’s largest refugee hosting nation.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Minister Wharton reinforces UK support for refugees in Uganda

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Children’s Commissioner news
Children's Commissioner welcomes findings that 75% of people think impact of sexting and pornography should be taught in schools
Children’s Commissioner
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:42

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England has today welcomed findings that 75% of people think impact of sexting and pornography should be taught in schools.

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
Children's Commissioner welcomes findings that 75% of people think impact of sexting and pornography should be taught in schools
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Ofcom’s plan to cut bills for landline customers a ‘positive move’
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:40

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced plans today to reduce the bills of BT landline customers, who are often elderly and vulnerable, by at least £5.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Ofcom’s plan to cut bills for landline customers a ‘positive move’
Think Tanks news
IFG - Northen Ireland election briefing
Think Tanks
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:35

The Institute for Government has recently published a paper outlining everything you need to know before the people of Northern Ireland go to the polls.

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - Northen Ireland election briefing
Scottish Government news
International Council of Education Advisers
Scottish Government
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:25

Challenge to government ‘essential’ if reforms are to be robust - DFM.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
International Council of Education Advisers
EU News news
EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2017
EU News
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:20

The EU will remain actively engaged at the UN Human Rights Council and the Third Committee of the General Assembly to defend and promote the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of human rights.

EU News | Official News Release
EU adopts conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2017
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI reaction to the McGregor-Smith review on ethnic diversity in the workplace
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:15

CBI have responded to the recommendations of Ruby McGregor-Smith's indepedent review into ethnic diversity in the workplace.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI reaction to the McGregor-Smith review on ethnic diversity in the workplace
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Increase in BME workplace progression could give UK economy a £24bn boost – Baroness McGregor-Smith Review finds
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:10
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Investigation into the Parole Board
National Audit Office Press Releases
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 13:05

The Osborn ruling in October 2013 had an immediate impact on the demand for oral hearings conducted by the Parole Board.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Investigation into the Parole Board
Scottish Government news
Boost for aquaculture industry
Scottish Government
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:47

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday attended the first meeting of a landmark leadership group to oversee the future of Scotland’s aquaculture industry.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Boost for aquaculture industry
Department for International Trade news
Liam Fox speech welcoming Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, to the London Stock Exchange
Department for International Trade
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:41
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:40

Almost half of over 55s believe they will work past retirement age, but three quarters of employees don’t think employers are doing enough to support older workers

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - Community health and wellbeing charities win GSK IMPACT Awards for excellence
Think Tanks
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:35

Ten charities from across the UK have won a prestigious national award for improving health and wellbeing in their communities.

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - Community health and wellbeing charities win GSK IMPACT Awards for excellence
Ofcom news
BT’s landline-only customers set for cheaper bills
Ofcom
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:25

More than two million people who buy only a landline telephone service from BT would see their monthly bills cut by at least £5 per month, under plans announced by Ofcom today.

Ofcom | Official News Release
BT’s landline-only customers set for cheaper bills
EU News news
Agreement to extend EU programme on financial reporting and auditing
EU News
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:20

The Maltese Presidency and European Parliament representatives reached a provisional agreement on extending the EU's funding to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).

EU News | Official News Release
Agreement to extend EU programme on financial reporting and auditing
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC responds to Climate-related Financial Disclosures Task Force Report Consultation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 12:05

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has responded to the phase II consultation from the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC responds to Climate-related Financial Disclosures Task Force Report Consultation
National Cyber Security Centre news
More than 5,000 teenage girls ready for national cyber skills challenge
National Cyber Security Centre
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:53

Almost 1,500 teams of girls have registered their interest in a competition to find the best and brightest candidates to protect the UK from future cyber attacks.

National Cyber Security Centre | Official News Release
More than 5,000 teenage girls ready for national cyber skills challenge
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:51

UK astronomers have found that stars are ripped apart by supermassive black holes 100 times more often than was previously thought.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies
EU News news
Important safety information on chemicals still missing
EU News
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:47

Substances of potential concern were targeted by ECHA’s compliance checks in 2016. Most of the evaluated registration dossiers had data gaps and need updating. The annual evaluation report covers evaluation activities and other measures to improve data quality. It also has recommendations for registrants.

EU News | Official News Release
Important safety information on chemicals still missing
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA echoes Education Committee in calling for councils to set up Multi-Academy Trusts
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:40

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responded to the report by the House of Commons Education Committee that calls on Ministers to allow local authorities with a track record of strong educational performance to set-up their own Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA echoes Education Committee in calling for councils to set up Multi-Academy Trusts
Think Tanks news
IFG - New report reveals pressure on public services
Think Tanks
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:35

The UK faces a combination of failing public services and breached spending controls unless urgent action is taken, warns a new report.

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - New report reveals pressure on public services
EU News news
Cities taking action, learning from each other to adapt to climate change
EU News
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:15

Despite budgetary challenges, cities and towns across Europe are taking action to put in place measures that will help them adapt to the impacts of climate change. A new EEA report highlights the opportunities open to municipalities to share best practices to help alleviate the negative effects of climate change.

EU News | Official News Release
Cities taking action, learning from each other to adapt to climate change
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
MPs concerned about performance of multi-academy trusts
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:15

Significant concerns about the performance, accountability and expansion of multi-academy trusts (MATs) are raised by the House of Commons Education Committee in its report. The Committee calls on Ministers to allow local authorities with a track record of strong educational performance to set-up their own MATs.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
MPs concerned about performance of multi-academy trusts
HM Treasury news
Efficiency Review to drive productive public services
HM Treasury
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:10

The Efficiency Review will take a strategic look at how government delivers services across the whole public sector, looking for opportunities to make improvements and drive value for money.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Efficiency Review to drive productive public services
Ministry of Defence news
Submarines to support economic and community growth
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 11:05

Millions of pounds of investment in HMNB Clyde is set to bring jobs, transport, leisure and business growth opportunities to Helensburgh, with an agreement signed yesterday (February 27) between the UK Government, Royal Navy and Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Submarines to support economic and community growth
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office commitment to diversity and equality receives external recognition
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:40
Think Tanks news
IFS - FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 years without additional funding
Think Tanks
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:35

School funding is in the headlines again as the government tries to rationalise the current system. 

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 years without additional funding
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
First Innovation Fund challenge event - presentation slides
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:25

The first Innovation Fund challenge was launched at the Accelerator networking event on 23 February 2017.

 

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
First Innovation Fund challenge event - presentation slides
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
MHRA - ‘Regulator ready’ stem cell lines now available for clinical development
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:20

The UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is releasing its first stem cell lines suitable for development into novel cell-based medicines to researchers wishing to bring new and innovative therapies to clinical trial.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
MHRA - ‘Regulator ready’ stem cell lines now available for clinical development
Department for Education news
Final building blocks in place for Institute for Apprenticeships
Department for Education
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:15
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Response to comments by Police Federation concerning Draft Post Incident Procedure guidelines
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:10

Following publication of guidance on how evidence should be gathered in the immediate period after the death or serious injury of a member of the public following contact with the police there has been considerable comment on the possible impact seperation of officers could have. 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Response to comments by Police Federation concerning Draft Post Incident Procedure guidelines
Scottish Government news
Policing 2026
Scottish Government
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 10:10

New strategy for Scotland’s police service welcomed.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Policing 2026
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Failure to pay national minimum wage undermines people’s financial security, says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:40

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of national minimum wage after new research reveals that people are unsure about what deductions employers can legally take from their wages.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Failure to pay national minimum wage undermines people’s financial security, says Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
IPPR - Bedford shows way to integration for British towns
Think Tanks
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:35

Study by thinktank IPPR shows rest of Britain has much to learn from how Bedford has handled immigration

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - Bedford shows way to integration for British towns
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
High court rules young asylum seekers must be housed properly
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:25

Following the High Court verdict in the case ‘S v Borough of Croydon’, which found that young asylum seekers claiming asylum as children should be treated as such and housed in child appropriate accommodation until the completion of a legal age assessment,

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
High court rules young asylum seekers must be housed properly
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency news
One month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:20

DVLA is reminding motorists that there is just one month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from 1 April 2017.

 

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency | Official News Release
One month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force
Welsh Government news
Nearly £14 million for improvements to Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E department
Welsh Government
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:15

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has approved £13.89 million funding for improvements to emergency and urgent care services at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Nearly £14 million for improvements to Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E department
techUK news
Health Start-ups and SMEs sought for DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Support
techUK
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:10

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is looking for start-ups and SMEs to join its second programme cohort later this year.

 

techUK | Official News Release
Health Start-ups and SMEs sought for DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Support
Scottish Government news
Extra drive on roads maintenance
Scottish Government
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 09:05
Charity Commission news
Charity Commission to hold public meeting in York
Charity Commission
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 08:15

Trustees, charities and charity advisers are invited to attend on 30 March 2017.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Charity Commission to hold public meeting in York
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
UK food takes centre stage at world's largest annual trade show
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 08:10

Minister Eustice attends Gulfood 2017 to promote UK world-class offer and strengthen trade relationships.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
UK food takes centre stage at world's largest annual trade show
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Improvement - Supporting safer care for full-term babies
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 08:05

A resource alert has been issued to support NHS providers to reduce harm leading to avoidable admissions of full-term babies.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Improvement - Supporting safer care for full-term babies
techUK news
techUK recognised alongside members in the 2017 Big Data 100
techUK
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 07:15

We would like to congratulate members of techUK that have been honoured in the DataIQ Big Data 100. techUK's Head of Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI Sue Daley was also recognised for the second year as a key influencer in driving forward the UK Data alongside the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denhan, CEO of the DMA, and CEO of the Open Data Initiative Jeni Tennison.

 

techUK | Official News Release
techUK recognised alongside members in the 2017 Big Data 100
NHS England news
Collaboration is key to the diabetes model of care – Dr Partha Kar
NHS England
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 07:10

It’s fascinating to see how NHS England is tackling the challenges of diabetes care.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
Collaboration is key to the diabetes model of care – Dr Partha Kar
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation - Holocaust memorial designs exhibition in Parliament
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 @ 07:05

Visit the exhibition of shortlisted designs for the National Holocaust Memorial at Parliament's Westminster Hall from 27 February to 6 March.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation - Holocaust memorial designs exhibition in Parliament

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