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Big Lottery Fund news
New Muir of Ord community hub receives £1.1 million Lottery award
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:20

Plans to build a new community hub in Muir of Ord, near Inverness, have received a £1.1 million Big Lottery Fund boost, announced yesterday.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
New Muir of Ord community hub receives £1.1 million Lottery award
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:15

Many small and medium-sized businesses ignore or underestimate the threat online fraud poses to their profitability, cashflow and reputation.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE draft guidance recommends rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent blood clots in people who have had a heart attack
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:10

In draft guidance published yesterday for consultation, NICE has recommended rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer Healthcare) as an option for preventing blood clots in people who have had a heart attack as a result of a blockage or narrowing in one of the blood vessels in the heart.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE draft guidance recommends rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent blood clots in people who have had a heart attack
EU News news
ECB launches public consultation on draft Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:05

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published a draft regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information for public consultation. This draft regulation lays down the requirements regarding reporting on supervisory financial information to be submitted to national competent authorities (NCAs) and the ECB by supervised banks.

 

EU News | Official News Release
ECB launches public consultation on draft Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information
Department for International Development news
£5 million for agricultural innovation
Department for International Development
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:30

Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5 million of funding from government and industry.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
£5 million for agricultural innovation
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
The role of universities in city and local growth
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:25

HEFCE welcomes the final report of the City Growth Commission (Note 1), including its specific analysis of the role of universities (Note 2).

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
The role of universities in city and local growth

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Welsh Government news
Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:20

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, yesterday called for a transformational approach to the way in which library services in Wales are delivered as he received the report of the Expert Review into Public Libraries.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister
Department for Education news
Schools figures reveal impact of government's plan for education
Department for Education
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:15

Free school applications break record and number of sponsored academies tops 1,000 since 2010.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Schools figures reveal impact of government's plan for education
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:10

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Communities and Local Government during 2013-14.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Middle East: We urge all parties to make difficult choices required for meaningful progress
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:05

Statement by Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, to the UNSC Open Debate on the Middle East.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Middle East: We urge all parties to make difficult choices required for meaningful progress
Ofgem news
Savvy students can now take control of their energy bills
Ofgem
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:30

Latest data from Ofgem’s 2014 Consumer Engagement survey shows that a shocking three quarters of bill paying tenants admit they've never switched energy or gas supplier in order to try and save their hard earned cash (77% for electricity and 74% for gas). 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Savvy students can now take control of their energy bills
Welsh Government news
Regeneration is central to tackling poverty and encouraging economic growth, says Minister at national summit
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:30

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, will speak of the central role regeneration plays in tackling poverty at a national summit later today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Regeneration is central to tackling poverty and encouraging economic growth, says Minister at national summit
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Commission intervenes in new case about Government decision to reduce support for disabled people
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:25

The Equality and Human Rights Commission gave expert legal advice to the High Court yesterday (22 October 2014) when it intervenes in a Judicial Review of the Government's fresh decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) for disabled people.

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Commission intervenes in new case about Government decision to reduce support for disabled people
Ministry of Justice news
New laws to support Good Samaritans move forward
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:20

Law changes designed to support Good Samaritans and community heroes recently moved a step forward.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
New laws to support Good Samaritans move forward
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating care given by Humberside Police to man with serious injuries
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:15

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the care and treatment given to a man while in custody in Hull who had sustained serious leg injuries in an incident prior to being detained.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating care given by Humberside Police to man with serious injuries
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Social housing tenancy fraud still a problem, says Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:10

A report on social housing tenancy fraud, issued yesterday by the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee, has found that the Department for Social Development (DSD) has failed to get to grips with the issue.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Social housing tenancy fraud still a problem, says Committee
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy UK conference
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:05

Speech by Energy Secretary Edward Davey to the Energy UK Conference.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Energy UK conference
Scottish Government news
Scottish insolvency statistics released
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:30

Official statistics released by the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) for the second quarter of 2014-15, continue to show a general decline in personal bankruptcies since 2008-09.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish insolvency statistics released
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary meets General John Allen
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:25

Foreign Secretary meets General Allen to discuss the international coalition’s response to the threat of ISIL.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary meets General John Allen
Office for National Statistics news
UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:20

Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing from the UK are wide of the mark, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Geodiversity Charter for England launched
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:15

Vision unveiled for geodiversity to be recognised as an integral part of our environment, economy and heritage.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Geodiversity Charter for England launched
HM Revenue and Customs news
Tax avoidance demands top £250m
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:10

HM Revenue and Customs has sent notices to tax avoidance scheme users to pay over £250 million of disputed tax under the Accelerated Payments regime introduced in this year’s Finance Act.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Tax avoidance demands top £250m
EU News news
EU values must be respected in Hungary and in all other member states, MEPs say
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:05

Concerns about perceived threats to democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary were raised by MEPs in a debate with the Italian Presidency of the Council, represented by Benedetto Della Vedova, and Commissioner Martine Reicherts on Tuesday.

EU News | Official News Release
EU values must be respected in Hungary and in all other member states, MEPs say
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Committee calls for increased cooperation between tourism bodies
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:25

Welsh Affairs Committee publish report on International representation and promotion of Wales by UK bodies on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Committee calls for increased cooperation between tourism bodies
Big Lottery Fund news
Glasgow mum welcomes Lottery win for outdoor play
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:20

A young Glasgow mother of five has been speaking about the importance of outdoor play in keeping children on the ‘straight and narrow’ as PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid - announces plans to expand its ‘Lets Play’ project. 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Glasgow mum welcomes Lottery win for outdoor play
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Managing and removing foreign national offenders
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:15

The Home Office has made slower progress than expected in managing foreign national offenders, despite increased resources and tougher powers.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Managing and removing foreign national offenders
EU News news
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:10

The European Commission has recently adopted a delegated act and a draft proposal for a Council implementing act to calculate the contributions of banks to the national resolution funds and to the Single Resolution Fund respectively.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds
Welsh Government news
Stay safe online! Minister launches new E-Safety Tools & Resources
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:05

Education Minister, Huw Lewis was at the Ty Gwyn Special School in Cardiff yesterday to encourage young people to stay safe online.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Stay safe online! Minister launches new E-Safety Tools & Resources
Department of Health news
New support for public sector workers
Department of Health
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 08:10

Nick Clegg sets out new measures to help support public sector workers, including new initiatives for teachers and emergency staff.

 

Department of Health | Official News Release
New support for public sector workers
Ministry of Defence news
A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 08:05

The 32 UK-funded vehicles are on their way to Sierra Leone where they will transport staff, medicines and equipment to help defeat Ebola.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar
Innovate UK news
Recycled aluminium innovation
Innovate UK
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 07:10

Continuing its support of cutting edge technology, Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminium alloy, which means that up to 50% of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminium.  

 

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Recycled aluminium innovation
Scottish Government news
Manufactured export sales grow
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 07:05

The volume of manufactured goods sales to overseas markets grew by 2.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2014, according to figures published yesterday.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Manufactured export sales grow

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