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Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Green Growth Group Ministers' statement – next steps on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 16:25
National Crime Agency  news
Gunman convicted of shooting at NCA officer
National Crime Agency
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 16:20

A man who opened fire at a north London pool hall before turning his gun on officers from the National Crime Agency has yesterday been convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Gunman convicted of shooting at NCA officer
EU News news
Creditors must prove that they have fulfilled their pre-contractual obligations to provide information and to check the creditworthiness of borrowers
EU News
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 16:15

The principle of effectiveness would be compromised if the burden of proving the non-performance of the creditor’s obligations lay with the consumer.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Creditors must prove that they have fulfilled their pre-contractual obligations to provide information and to check the creditworthiness of borrowers
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA clears NHS hospitals merger
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 16:10

The CMA today cleared the proposed merger of Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA clears NHS hospitals merger
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
PM unites with business in call for ambitious EU-US trade deal
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 16:05

The PM discussed free trade between the European Union and the United States with European business leaders at a CBI event in Brussels.

 

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
PM unites with business in call for ambitious EU-US trade deal
Ofgem news
Ofgem publishes report on suppliers’ social obligations in 2013
Ofgem
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 15:25

Ofgem has published its latest report on how suppliers managed debt and disconnection in 2013. It shows that the total number of customer accounts in debt rose in 2013, but the average amount owed was similar to that in 2012.

 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem publishes report on suppliers’ social obligations in 2013
FSCS news
Taxpayers and industry benefit from £1.36bn FSCS Icesave recovery
FSCS
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 15:20

Taxpayers and financial services firms are better off today thanks to a £1.36bn recovery achieved by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). FSCS has been working hard with the UK government to get money back from the estate of Landsbanki (LBI) for the failure of Icesave in 2008. The news comes after a payment to FSCS and UK government.

FSCS | Official News Release
Taxpayers and industry benefit from £1.36bn FSCS Icesave recovery
Scottish Government news
Scottish economy to benefit from multimillion European investment
Scottish Government
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 15:15

More than €1.9bn is to be invested into Scotland’s low carbon economy, digital infrastructure and initiatives to tackle poverty by the European Commission.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish economy to benefit from multimillion European investment
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Update on the IPCC’s investigation into Essex Police’s handling of child abuse intelligence
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 15:10

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has outlined the terms of reference for its investigation into the actions Essex Police took in response to information provided by the National Crime Agency (NCA) which led to the force’s contact with Martin Goldberg prior to his death.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Update on the IPCC’s investigation into Essex Police’s handling of child abuse intelligence
Cabinet Office news
New Bill to see women bishops in the Lords as soon as possible
Cabinet Office
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 15:05

The government yesterday introduced the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill in the House of Commons which, if passed, will see women bishops into the House of Lords faster than planned.

 

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New Bill to see women bishops in the Lords as soon as possible
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
The local impact of business
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 14:32

81% of people trust ‘local businesses’ compared with 57% who trust business as a whole.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
The local impact of business
Department for Education news
430 primary schools win in the Pupil Premium Awards 2015
Department for Education
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 14:25

Schools Minister David Laws announces key stage 2 qualifiers alongside infant and key stage 3 finalists in the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards.

Department for Education | Official News Release
430 primary schools win in the Pupil Premium Awards 2015
Wales Office news
More than 17,000 people in Wales find jobs thanks to UK Government's Work Programme
Wales Office
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 14:20

More than 17,000 people in Wales have escaped long term unemployment and found lasting work thanks to the UK government backed Work Programme.

Wales Office | Official News Release
More than 17,000 people in Wales find jobs thanks to UK Government's Work Programme
Home Office news
Government to create new domestic abuse offence
Home Office
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 14:10

Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.

Home Office | Official News Release
Government to create new domestic abuse offence
Ofcom news
Consultation on pay TV regulation
Ofcom
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 14:04

Ofcom has today published a consultation as part of its review of the pay TV ‘wholesale must-offer’ remedy.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Consultation on pay TV regulation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Government must clamp down on abuse of minimum wage for apprentices
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:30

In response to the publication yesterday (Thursday) of the government’s Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014, the TUC is calling on ministers to take tougher action on employers who break minimum wage rules.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Government must clamp down on abuse of minimum wage for apprentices
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Involvement in offending makes girls more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, say inspectors
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:25

Youth offending teams and staff in secure establishments were working hard with girls who commit criminal offences to reduce reoffending and reduce the risk the girls posed.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Involvement in offending makes girls more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, say inspectors
Welsh Government news
Extra funding for out-of-school childcare
Welsh Government
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:20

Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has today announced £400,000 to provide out-of-school childcare for families across Wales. 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Extra funding for out-of-school childcare
EU News news
Human rights: democratic opposition in Venezuela; arrests of activists in Sudan and Mauritania
EU News
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:15

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Venzuelan authorities to withdraw "unfounded" charges against the opposition leader; condemning the arrest of human rights activist Dr Amin Mekki Medani in Sudan; and demanding the immediate release of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid in Mauritania.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Human rights: democratic opposition in Venezuela; arrests of activists in Sudan and Mauritania
10 Downing Street news
PM unites with business in call for ambitious EU-US trade deal
10 Downing Street
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:15

The PM discussed free trade between the European Union and the United States with European business leaders at a CBI event in Brussels.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM unites with business in call for ambitious EU-US trade deal
Office for National Statistics news
UK Manufacturers' Sales by Product (PRODCOM), 2013 Intermediate Results
Office for National Statistics
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:10

The intermediate estimate of the value of UK manufacturers’ product sales in 2013 was £354.5 billion, a 3.7% increase on the final 2012 estimate of £ 342.0 billion.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
UK Manufacturers' Sales by Product (PRODCOM), 2013 Intermediate Results
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
New measures to strengthen bovine TB strategy
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 13:05
EU News news
European Parliament approves EU-Georgia association deal
EU News
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 12:44

The European Parliament gave its green light to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement on Thursday. The deal will establish deep political association and economic integration between the EU and Georgia, including the progressive opening up of their respective markets.

 

EU News | Official News Release
European Parliament approves EU-Georgia association deal
HM Treasury news
Government makes recommendations to strengthen financial regulators’ enforcement decisions
HM Treasury
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 12:25

Recommendations published to ensure financial regulators continue to make fair, transparent and efficient enforcement decisions.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government makes recommendations to strengthen financial regulators’ enforcement decisions
Scottish Government news
Largest harvest in 20 years
Scottish Government
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 12:20

Scotland’s 2014 cereal harvest is likely to be the largest in 20 years, with an estimated production of more than three million tonnes of cereals.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Largest harvest in 20 years
Department for Work and Pensions news
Work Programme contributes to record employment
Department for Work and Pensions
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 12:15

The Work Programme has contributed to bringing the number of long-term unemployed people down to the lowest it has been for 5 years.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Work Programme contributes to record employment
Office for National Statistics news
Retail Sales, November 2014
Office for National Statistics
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 12:10

Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry continued to show growth for the 20th consecutive month. In November 2014, the quantity bought increased by 6.4% compared with November 2013. This was the highest year-on-year increase since May 2004 when it grew by 6.9%.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Retail Sales, November 2014
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Parents urged to consider devastating consequences of child abduction
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 12:05

The FCO and Reunite call on parents not to leave their child ‘caught in the middle’

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Parents urged to consider devastating consequences of child abduction
Department for Education news
New data shows 1.3 million more infants eating free school meals
Department for Education
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 11:25

Official figures revealed yesterday show that 1.3 million more children are now eating a healthy lunch since the policy launched in September.

 

Department for Education | Official News Release
New data shows 1.3 million more infants eating free school meals
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Assembly Committee calls for assurance measures on Executive's Budget 2015-16
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 11:20

The Committee for Finance and Personnel has yesterday launched its report on the Northern Ireland Executive’s proposed budget for 2015-16. The report, which the Committee co-ordinates on behalf of all the Assembly scrutiny committees, identifies specific actions that the Executive could take when implementing the 2015-16 budget.
 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Assembly Committee calls for assurance measures on Executive's Budget 2015-16
Innovate UK news
Small business growth: new support on offer
Innovate UK
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 11:15

Small businesses awarded Innovate UK funding will now be connected to business support to help them to grow faster.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Small business growth: new support on offer
Ofgem news
Ofgem publishes Forward Work Programme and Corporate Strategy
Ofgem
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 11:10

We have published our Forward Work Programme for 2015-16. It sets out our planned work for the next twelve months including our priorities for consumer policy, transmission and distribution, markets and competition, and sustainable development.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem publishes Forward Work Programme and Corporate Strategy
Financial Conduct Authority news
Debt management firm Harrington Brooks to pay redress to 4,500 customers, says FCA
Financial Conduct Authority
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 11:05

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that debt management firm Harrington Brooks will voluntarily pay over £185,000 in redress to over 4,500 customers after communications from the firm to creditors on customers’ behalf were delayed.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Debt management firm Harrington Brooks to pay redress to 4,500 customers, says FCA
Scottish Government news
Census 2011: details on Transport in Scotland
Scottish Government
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 10:30

The statistics published yesterday by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website (http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk ) present further details on transport (Release 3M), from national to local level.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Census 2011: details on Transport in Scotland
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Child sexual abuse witnesses and victims let down by justice system
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 10:25

Video recorded interview evidence from child abuse witnesses and victims needs to be a better standard for criminal trial, according to inspectors in a joint report published yesterday.

 

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Child sexual abuse witnesses and victims let down by justice system
National Crime Agency  news
NCA begins two-stage investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham
National Crime Agency
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 10:20

Officers from the National Crime Agency have begun operating in South Yorkshire to deliver the first stage of an independent investigation into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham, requested by South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
NCA begins two-stage investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Government secures landmark deal for UK mobile phone users
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 10:15

Consumers and businesses set to benefit from guaranteed £5bn investment into UK’s mobile infrastructure.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Government secures landmark deal for UK mobile phone users
Transport for London news
Tackling bogus Congestion Charge websites
Transport for London
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 10:10

Transport for London (TfL) has announced it will be making a number of changes to the way that people can pay for the Congestion Charge, following a six week public consultation held earlier this year.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Tackling bogus Congestion Charge websites
EU News news
European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood
EU News
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 10:05

The European Parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks, which should be advanced", it says in a resolution passed on Wednesday. 

EU News | Official News Release
European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood
UK Trade & Investment  news
Innovative sculpture flies into Saudi Arabia
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 09:25

With help from UKTI, 2 Farnham based artists are shipping four 12m high sculptures to Saudi Arabia to feature in the country’s busiest airport.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Innovative sculpture flies into Saudi Arabia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Final reports in review of EU Balance of Competences published
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 09:20

The Government published the last 7 reports in UK’s review of EU Balance of Competences today.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Final reports in review of EU Balance of Competences published
Office for National Statistics news
Regional Gross Value Added (Production Approach), December 2014
Office for National Statistics
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 09:14

In 2012, of the NUTS1 regions, London had the largest annual increase in real GVA, at 2.4%, followed by the South East at 2.1%. Wales had the largest annual decrease at -2.8%.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Regional Gross Value Added (Production Approach), December 2014
Insolvency Service news
Switched off: connected companies that duped gas engineers
Insolvency Service
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 09:09

Combined Maintenance Services Ltd and One Stop Safety Maintenance UK Ltd, associated companies, which persuaded numerous gas engineers to pay advance fees in return for the future provision of work, have been wound up by the High Court in Manchester.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Switched off: connected companies that duped gas engineers
Welsh Government news
Discount Card Helps Service Personnel get more for their money this Christmas
Welsh Government
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 09:05

Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews is encouraging more people in Wales to sign up to a discount card offering service personnel savings on a range of goods and services this Christmas and New Year.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Discount Card Helps Service Personnel get more for their money this Christmas
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government plan to fight corruption unveiled
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 08:10

A wide-ranging and ambitious programme to boost the UK’s ability to tackle corruption at home and abroad was announced by the government yesterday.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government plan to fight corruption unveiled
Ministry of Defence news
Lord Levene hails ‘sea change’ in defence reform
Ministry of Defence
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 08:05

An independent reviewer has praised the “fundamental transformation” that the Ministry of Defence has undergone in the last 4 years.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Lord Levene hails ‘sea change’ in defence reform
EU News news
MEPs urge EU to step up efforts to help steel industry out of the crisis
EU News
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 07:10

The EU should step up its efforts to help the steel industry out of the crisis, MEPs say in a non-binding resolution voted on Wednesday. They ask the European Commission to ensure that trade deals improve steel export conditions and check that EU competition and state aid rules do not lead to unfairness between EU countries. 

EU News | Official News Release
MEPs urge EU to step up efforts to help steel industry out of the crisis
Scottish Government news
Gold standard for Scottish research
Scottish Government
Friday 19 December 2014 @ 07:05

77 per cent of research in Scottish institutions has been graded as world-leading or internationally excellent according to a new UK report.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Gold standard for Scottish research

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