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Office for National Statistics news
Chapter 1 – Overview of violent crime and sexual offences
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:48

Violent crime covers a wide spectrum of offences. Between the year ending December 1995 and the year ending March 2015 surveys, the number of CSEW violent crime incidents has fallen from 3.8 million to 1.3 million. However, there was no significant change in the number of violent incidents between the year ending March 2014 and the year ending March 2015.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Chapter 1 – Overview of violent crime and sexual offences
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA Responds to CLG Committee on Right to Buy Extension
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:40

Cllr Peter Box, Housing spokesman at the Local Government Association responds to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on Housing Associations and Right to Buy.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA Responds to CLG Committee on Right to Buy Extension
Think Tanks news
IPPR - Small charities face double whammy of cash cuts and rising demand
Think Tanks
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:35

Public bodies must do more to help small and medium-sized charities and prevent a wave of charity closures, a new IPPR North report published yesterday urges.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - Small charities face double whammy of cash cuts and rising demand
Environment Agency news
Land owners in Lancashire are consulted about land drainage.
Environment Agency
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:25

The Environment Agency is working with in West Lancashire to help landowners explore alternative arrangements for future land drainage.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Land owners in Lancashire are consulted about land drainage.
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Committee expresses concerns over funding of Right to Buy
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:20

The Communities & Local Government (CLG) Committee expresses concerns over funding of Right to Buy in its report.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Committee expresses concerns over funding of Right to Buy
EU News news
EC extends the application date for the MiFID II package by one year
EU News
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:15

The EC has proposed a one year extension to the entry into application of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID II.

EU News | Official News Release
EC extends the application date for the MiFID II package by one year
HM Treasury news
Government takes aim at pension freedom barriers
HM Treasury
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:10

People looking to access their pension pot under the new pension freedoms will benefit from easier transfers and more information.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government takes aim at pension freedom barriers
Scottish Government news
Tail docking consultation
Scottish Government
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 12:05

Views sought on possible exemption for working dogs.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Tail docking consultation

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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - More UK employees in a workplace pension but employers are feeling the pinch
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:40

Two-thirds of UK workers are now saving through a workplace pension scheme, thanks to automatic pension enrolment, but seven in ten employers are feeling the impact in cost terms. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - More UK employees in a workplace pension but employers are feeling the pinch
EU News news
EU and NATO increase information sharing on cyber incidents
EU News
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:39

The EU and NATO have signed a Technical Arrangement between the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) and the Computer Emergency Response Team – European Union (CERT-EU).

EU News | Official News Release
EU and NATO increase information sharing on cyber incidents
Think Tanks news
Policy Exchange - James Cracknell argues for a tax on sugary drinks
Think Tanks
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:35

New think tank paper lists a series of ideas to prevent the rise of obesity and promote physical activity

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Policy Exchange - James Cracknell argues for a tax on sugary drinks
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Review of Tidal Lagoons
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:25

Yesterday, Wednesday 10 February the Government announced an independent review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Review of Tidal Lagoons
UK Trade & Investment news
Lord Maude resignation letter and PM's response
UK Trade & Investment
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:20

Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to Lord Maude following his resignation – read their letters.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Lord Maude resignation letter and PM's response
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE publishes new guidance to improve care for people with incurable blood cancer
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:15

The best way to diagnose, treat and monitor myeloma – a type of blood cancer – has been set out in guidance published yesterday by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE publishes new guidance to improve care for people with incurable blood cancer
Crown Commercial Service news
Procurement training for schools
Crown Commercial Service
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:10

The Crown Commercial Service and Department for Education have launched a series of free to access procurement training modules for schools.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
Procurement training for schools
Welsh Government news
Timber offers new opportunities for Welsh construction industry
Welsh Government
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 11:05

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart will highlight the economic and environmental benefits of using Welsh timber in the construction industry at a conference in Cardiff next month.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Timber offers new opportunities for Welsh construction industry
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Consumers need clarity over pension advice requirements
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:40

Greater clarity around advice requirements is needed for consumers looking to access their pension, says Citizens Advice.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Consumers need clarity over pension advice requirements
Think Tanks news
Work Foundation - Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions, warns The Work Foundation
Think Tanks
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:35

The rising tide of people with long-term conditions threatens to overwhelm Britain’s economy and the NHS, according to a new report published today by leading think tank, Lancaster University’s Work Foundation.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Work Foundation - Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions, warns The Work Foundation
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Production, December 2015
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:25

Total production output is estimated to have decreased by 0.5% between Quarter 3 (July to Sep) 2015 and Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2015. This decrease was larger than the forecasted decrease of 0.2% contained within the Gross Domestic Product: Preliminary Estimate, Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2015.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Production, December 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary statement on meeting the leader of the Syrian Higher Negotiations Committee
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:20

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond maintains support for peace talks and a political transition in Syria.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary statement on meeting the leader of the Syrian Higher Negotiations Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Committee Publishes Report on the Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:15

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education has published its Report on the Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill. 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Committee Publishes Report on the Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Call for Farming Recovery Fund applications
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:10

Flood affected farmers are urged to submit applications as soon as possible before the 1 April deadline.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Call for Farming Recovery Fund applications
Scottish Government news
A modern health workforce
Scottish Government
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 10:05

First Minister sets out £27m to equip Scottish NHS for the future.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
A modern health workforce
techUK news
Proposal for a public private partnership on responsible mineral sourcing
techUK
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 09:25

As negotiations on conflict minerals continue, could an initiative that is being explored in the side-lines be the factor that makes a real difference?

techUK | Official News Release
Proposal for a public private partnership on responsible mineral sourcing
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA publishes latest remedy review decisions
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 09:20

The CMA has published its latest batch of final decisions on whether to remove or retain remedies resulting from 10 past merger investigations.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA publishes latest remedy review decisions
National Crime Agency news
Merseyside fugitive arrested in Belgium
National Crime Agency
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 09:15

Suspected drug trafficker Scott Hughes who featured in the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign has been arrested in Belgium.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Merseyside fugitive arrested in Belgium
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating allegation of false disclosure at GMP employment tribunal
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 09:10

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating an allegation that false information was disclosed by Greater Manchester Police during an employment tribunal for one of its officers.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating allegation of false disclosure at GMP employment tribunal
Welsh Government news
Your chance to make a noise about Welsh music
Welsh Government
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 09:05

Yet to discover the joy of Welsh language music? 12 February provides a chance for us to put that right!

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Your chance to make a noise about Welsh music
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Heseltine launches panel of experts to kick-start estates regeneration
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 08:10

A panel will look at how the layout of estates can be best used to deliver more quality homes that people can buy and rent.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Heseltine launches panel of experts to kick-start estates regeneration
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Training New Teachers
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 08:05

The government needs to do more to demonstrate how new arrangements for training new teachers are improving the quality of teaching in classrooms.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Training New Teachers
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Colleges continue to improve retention while recruiting strongly from disadvantaged backgrounds
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 07:10

A report on higher education performance indicators highlights that further education colleges (FECs) continue to achieve higher proportions of entrants from backgrounds where people have traditionally not participated in higher education (known as low-participation neighbourhoods), when compared with higher education institutions (HEIs).

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Colleges continue to improve retention while recruiting strongly from disadvantaged backgrounds
Scottish Government news
Employee savings schemes
Scottish Government
Thursday 11 February 2016 @ 07:05

Payroll deduction programmes should be offered by all employers.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Employee savings schemes

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