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Scottish Government news
Households encouraged to think renewable
Scottish Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 16:25

New tool to help thousands save money off their bills.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Households encouraged to think renewable
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government’s Nest scheme helps another 5,000 people in fuel poverty with their energy bills
Welsh Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 16:20

The Welsh Government’s fuel poverty scheme, Nest, provided free home energy improvements to nearly 5,000 homes last year, and helped householders  save an average of £475 per household.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government’s Nest scheme helps another 5,000 people in fuel poverty with their energy bills
Financial Conduct Authority news
Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority consult on proposals to improve responsibility and accountability in the banking sector
Financial Conduct Authority
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 16:15

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have today published two joint consultation papers aimed at improving individual responsibility and accountability in the banking sector.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority consult on proposals to improve responsibility and accountability in the banking sector
Department for Transport news
Vehicle tax changes
Department for Transport
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 16:10

Updates and advice on abolition of the vehicle tax disc.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Vehicle tax changes
Ordnance Survey - English news
New Ordnance Survey mapping service launched for UK resilience professionals
Ordnance Survey - English
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 16:05

A new online mapping service has been launched as part of the Cabinet Office Resilience Direct multi-agency tool.

Ordnance Survey - English | Official News Release
New Ordnance Survey mapping service launched for UK resilience professionals
Department of Health news
Hepatitis C annual report: progress made, but much more to do
Department of Health
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 15:20

New figures from PHE reveal hospital admissions, liver transplants and deaths from hepatitis C (HCV) have all risen in the UK.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Hepatitis C annual report: progress made, but much more to do
Highways Agency news
Kendal Calling fans advised to plan journeys
Highways Agency
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 15:15

Music lovers heading to Cumbria’s popular Kendal Calling event near Penrith at the weekend are being urged to plan their journeys and heed official directions to the music festival site at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe.

Highways Agency | Official News Release
Kendal Calling fans advised to plan journeys
Environment Agency news
£4.5 million flood defence repair work well underway
Environment Agency
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 15:10

A £4.5 million programme of work is well under way to repair flood defences in Midlands damaged by high tides and river levels during winter.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
£4.5 million flood defence repair work well underway
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
UK Government fast tracks driverless cars
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 15:05

Vince Cable has announced 2 new measures that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
UK Government fast tracks driverless cars
Scottish Government news
Funding for Gaza
Scottish Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 14:25

Minister for External Affairs announces £500,000 support for humanitarian response.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Funding for Gaza
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Planning for unconventional oil and gas
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 14:20

Written ministerial statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on planning for unconventional oil and gas.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Planning for unconventional oil and gas
Department for International Development news
Extra UK aid to get food into Gaza
Department for International Development
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 14:15

The UK has announced £3 million in new funding so the World Food Programme can get emergency food to more than 300,000 people in Gaza.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Extra UK aid to get food into Gaza
HM Revenue and Customs news
HMRC clocks up another win over NT Advisors
HM Revenue and Customs
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 14:10

HMRC has secured its eighth consecutive tribunal win against tax avoidance schemes run by NT Advisors.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
HMRC clocks up another win over NT Advisors
Department for Transport news
UK Government fast tracks driverless cars
Department for Transport
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 14:05

Vince Cable has announced 2 new measures that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
UK Government fast tracks driverless cars
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF - Comment on new onshore licensing round
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 13:35

Commenting on the opening of a new onshore licensing round for oil and gas exploration in the UK [1], WWF warned that the threat of climate change means that most fossil fuels need to be left in the ground.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF - Comment on new onshore licensing round
EU News news
Interim assessment on the implementation of the EASO Operating Plan for Greece
EU News
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 13:25

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published an interim assessment on the implementation of the EASO operating plan for Greece. 

EU News | Official News Release
Interim assessment on the implementation of the EASO Operating Plan for Greece
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
'Right to be forgotten' is misguided in principle and unworkable in practice, say Lords
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 13:15

A recent judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) leads to results which are misguided in principle and unworkable in practice, says the House of Lords EU Home Affairs, Health and Education Sub-Committee in its report.  

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
'Right to be forgotten' is misguided in principle and unworkable in practice, say Lords
Ofgem news
Powering electricity networks for the future
Ofgem
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 13:10

We have today set out our proposed price control settlements for five of the six companies that run Britain’s local electricity network, which transports energy into homes and businesses.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Powering electricity networks for the future
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Prime Minister announces 20,000th Start Up Loan
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 13:05

20,000 Start Up Loans have been awarded, offering a total of more than £100 million to entrepreneurs in the UK.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Prime Minister announces 20,000th Start Up Loan
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 12:35

The Executive Directors of UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action, as they met severely malnourished children and their mothers affected by the conflict in the world's newest country.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
‘Calculator’ shows how renewable heating adds up
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 12:20

Households can now get a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system, thanks to a new online service.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
‘Calculator’ shows how renewable heating adds up
Ministry of Defence news
Duke raises morale with Afghanistan visit
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 12:15

Personnel in Camp Bastion and Kandahar Airfield receive morale boosting visit from His Royal Highness Duke of York.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Duke raises morale with Afghanistan visit
Department for Communities and Local Government news
New fund will speed up work on thousands of new homes
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 12:10

A new £3 million fund will be available to councils across the country to get work started on new housing sites.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
New fund will speed up work on thousands of new homes
10 Downing Street news
Prime Minister announces 20,000th Start Up Loan
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 12:05

20,000 Start Up Loans have been awarded, offering a total of more than £100 million to entrepreneurs in the UK.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Prime Minister announces 20,000th Start Up Loan
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Short and long term contracts have their place in the NHS
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 11:35

NHS Confederation chief operating officer Matt Tee responding to shadow health secretary Andy Burnham's comments on 'privatisation' of the health service.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Short and long term contracts have their place in the NHS
HM Revenue and Customs news
Extra time for tax credits renewals
HM Revenue and Customs
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 11:25

HMRC is giving tax credit customers an extra week to renew their tax credits claim – if they have not already done so. This is in response to industrial action taking place this week.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Extra time for tax credits renewals
Big Lottery Fund news
Final Celebrate awards leave games legacy for Scottish communities
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 11:20
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigates incident in Haywards Heath after man dies following contact with police – witness appeal launched
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 11:15

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into an incident attended by police in Haywards Heath on Saturday night following which a man later died in hospital

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigates incident in Haywards Heath after man dies following contact with police – witness appeal launched
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
20,000th start up loan as scheme passes £100 million for entrepreneurs
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 11:10

The Start Up Loans Company has now offered more than £100 million to entrepreneurs wanting to set up their own business.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
20,000th start up loan as scheme passes £100 million for entrepreneurs
Home Office news
New immigration measures announced
Home Office
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 11:05

A new crackdown on the abuse of student visas was announced yesterday – as further measures of the Immigration Act came into force.

Home Office | Official News Release
New immigration measures announced
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Independent sector is integral part of modern health service
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 10:35

NHS Partners Network chief executive David Hare, responded to shadow health secretary Andy Burnham's comments on 'privatisation' of the health service.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Independent sector is integral part of modern health service
EU News news
ECB publishes legal act relating to targeted longer-term refinancing operations
EU News
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 10:25

The European Central Bank (ECB) is publishing a legal act that has been adopted this week relating to the targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTROs).  The TLTROs are designed to enhance the functioning of the monetary policy transmission mechanism by supporting lending to the real economy.

EU News | Official News Release
ECB publishes legal act relating to targeted longer-term refinancing operations
Transport for London news
Safer Lorries Scheme Consultation
Transport for London
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 10:15

Mayor, TfL and London Councils launch consultation on UK's first "Safer Lorries Scheme"

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Safer Lorries Scheme Consultation
10 Downing Street news
MH17: PM meets families
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 10:10

Readout following the Prime Minister’s COBR meeting, and his meeting with the families of those who lost loved ones in the MH17 disaster.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
MH17: PM meets families
Ministry of Defence news
World-class line up to close Invictus Games
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 10:05

Performers take to the stage for closing concert of international sporting event for injured service personnel

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
World-class line up to close Invictus Games
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:40
Think Tanks news
Work Foundation - GDP passes 2008 peak but growth will be lower in 2015
Think Tanks
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:35

Geraint Johnes, director at Lancaster University’s Work Foundation commented on recent GDP figures,

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Work Foundation - GDP passes 2008 peak but growth will be lower in 2015
HM Treasury news
Digital by default: HMRC pioneering the way in digital public services
HM Treasury
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:25

David Gauke opens pioneering HMRC digital delivery centre as over a quarter of a million more customers renew their tax credits online this year.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Digital by default: HMRC pioneering the way in digital public services
Home Office news
Home Office rewards police innovation with £50 million
Home Office
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:20

All forces in England and Wales benefit from Police Innovation Fund

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Office rewards police innovation with £50 million
English Heritage news
A Digital Window into the Past
English Heritage
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:15

Technology is being used to bring one of Northumberland's historic houses to life in an exciting new visitor experience.

English Heritage | Official News Release
A Digital Window into the Past
Insolvency Service news
Official statistics on insolvencies in England and Wales for the period April to June 2014
Insolvency Service
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:10

Official statistics on insolvencies in England and Wales for the period April to June 2014 were published yesterday (29 July 2014) by the Insolvency Service.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Official statistics on insolvencies in England and Wales for the period April to June 2014
National Archives news
New Chief Executive for The National Archives
National Archives
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 09:05

Jeff James takes up the position of Chief Executive and Keeper, The National Archives

National Archives | Official News Release
New Chief Executive for The National Archives
Think Tanks news
RUSI - Independent Surveillance Review Issues Call for Evidence
Think Tanks
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 08:35

Following its first meeting, the Independent Surveillance Review (ISR) is now inviting written submissions from a range of organisations and individuals to inform the panel.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
RUSI - Independent Surveillance Review Issues Call for Evidence
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils respond to Government fracking announcement
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 08:35

Cllr Mike Jones, Chair of the Local Government Association's Environment and Housing Board responded to yesterday's government announcement on fracking

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils respond to Government fracking announcement
Scottish Government news
Troops and veterans will remember together
Scottish Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 08:10

Scotland’s Drumhead Service to feature forces, veterans and cadets.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Troops and veterans will remember together
HM Revenue and Customs news
Digital by default: HMRC pioneering the way in digital public services
HM Revenue and Customs
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 08:05

David Gauke opens pioneering HMRC digital delivery centre as over a quarter of a million more customers renew their tax credits online this year.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Digital by default: HMRC pioneering the way in digital public services
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - 'Community heroes' should receive council tax discounts
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 07:40

Council tax discounts should be given to the thousands of 'community heroes' who improve life in their areas by giving up their time to do things like help run local libraries, museums and leisure centres, local authority leaders say.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - 'Community heroes' should receive council tax discounts
Think Tanks news
NEF - Better Courts take time - but they’re worth it
Think Tanks
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 07:35

It will come as no surprise to family lawyers that from 2007 to 2013 a third of all care proceedings cases involved mothers who had been through the process before.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NEF - Better Courts take time - but they’re worth it
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government support will accelerate job creation in Wrexham
Welsh Government
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 07:10

Avox Limited, which plans to double its workforce in Wrexham by the end of 2016, will be creating seventy new jobs ahead of schedule with support from the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government support will accelerate job creation in Wrexham
Food Standards Agency news
Country of origin of foods study published
Food Standards Agency
Wednesday 30 July 2014 @ 07:05

The FSA has published the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Country of origin of foods study published

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