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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Violence kills one child every five minutes, warns Unicef UK
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:40
Welsh Government news
CGI to bring 620 jobs to Bridgend thanks to Welsh Government Support
Welsh Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:30

First Minister, Carwyn Jones and Economy Minister, Edwina Hart have yesterday welcomed 620 new jobs which are being created in Bridgend by CGI, the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world, with Welsh Government support.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
CGI to bring 620 jobs to Bridgend thanks to Welsh Government Support
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary welcomes EU progress on Ebola, but more to do
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:25

Foreign Secretary welcomes EU commitment to do more on Ebola, including care guarantee to Ebola Responders.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary welcomes EU progress on Ebola, but more to do
Home Office news
Gang-related violence being tackled by youth workers in A&E units
Home Office
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:20

The Crime Prevention Minister has praised a pioneering project that places youth workers in hospital A&E units to tackle gang-related violence.

Home Office | Official News Release
Gang-related violence being tackled by youth workers in A&E units
Wales Office news
Winner of this year's Fast Growth 50 Awards exemplifies innovation at its best
Wales Office
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:14

Hydro Industries overall winner of 16th annual awards attended by Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb in Cardiff.

Wales Office | Official News Release
Winner of this year's Fast Growth 50 Awards exemplifies innovation at its best
EU News news
Commission assesses progress by Turkey in visa dialogue
EU News
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:10

Yesterday the Commission presented its first report on progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements set in its visa liberalisation roadmap.

EU News | Official News Release
Commission assesses progress by Turkey in visa dialogue
Scottish Government news
It’s time to get ready for winter
Scottish Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 16:05

Two consecutive relatively mild winters appear to have made people in Scotland less worried about severe weather incidents, according to new research published today.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
It’s time to get ready for winter
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA - In search of solutions to the healthcare crisis - can accident prevention save the NHS?
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:40

The President of the College of Emergency Medicine will delivered an annual safety lecture yesterday, setting out how accident prevention can relieve the pressure on A&E.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA - In search of solutions to the healthcare crisis - can accident prevention save the NHS?
Scottish Government news
Help for 100,000 households
Scottish Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:30

More than 100,000 vulnerable households, including 32,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Help for 100,000 households
National Ombudsmen news
Ombudsman Service to ‘radically’ change in modernisation drive
National Ombudsmen
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:25

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has embarked on the second stage of its modernisation drive to radically change the service it provides to people with complaints about the NHS in England and UK government departments and their agencies, such as the Child Maintenance Service and the DVLA.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Ombudsman Service to ‘radically’ change in modernisation drive
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Cable: industrial strategy driving the recovery
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:20

Vince Cable announces new funding to address skills shortages and build on the success of the UK’s automotive industry.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Cable: industrial strategy driving the recovery
Ministry of Justice news
Internet trolls to face 2 years in prison
Ministry of Justice
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:15

Internet trolls who target people with abusive or offensive material online will face up to 2 years in prison.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Internet trolls to face 2 years in prison
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI responds to President Barroso speech on Europe
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:05

The CBI responded to a speech by President Barroso on Britain’s place within the European Union.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI responds to President Barroso speech on Europe
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Evaluating impact assessment in the REF
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 15:05

An evaluation of the assessment process for impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is now under way.

 

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Evaluating impact assessment in the REF
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association - “NHS watchdog to probe complaints about needless deaths as it warns of 'appalling' failures to investigate”
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 14:40

Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association welcomes this, but calls for clarification on the accountability of the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman and asks the following questions – are their investigations fit for purpose; do they have staff with the right skills and expertise to investigate?  

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association - “NHS watchdog to probe complaints about needless deaths as it warns of 'appalling' failures to investigate”
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
UK food and drink exports reach a record 150 countries worldwide
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 14:25

Yorkshire ice to Sweden and cheese to Madagascar are among the British food and drink products being exported around the globe.

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
UK food and drink exports reach a record 150 countries worldwide
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary welcomes further EU sanctions on Syria
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 14:20

Foreign Secretary welcomes EU’s agreement on further Syria sanctions on Assad supporters.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary welcomes further EU sanctions on Syria
National Crime Agency  news
Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m recovered at UK ports
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 14:15

A nationwide multi-agency operation has disrupted organised crime groups responsible for exporting high-value stolen vehicles.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Stolen vehicles worth £1.2m recovered at UK ports
EU News news
EU and China settle the telecoms case at the Joint Committee
EU News
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 14:05

Intensive discussions between the European Commission and the Chinese government were concluded by an amicable settlement on the trade defence investigation into Chinese telecoms. 

EU News | Official News Release
EU and China settle the telecoms case at the Joint Committee
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government responds to Daily Mail claims on Welsh NHS
Welsh Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 14:05

The Welsh Government has responded to claims made in yesterday’s Daily Mail regarding the Welsh NHS.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government responds to Daily Mail claims on Welsh NHS
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Cold weather plan for England 2014
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:40

With winter soon upon us, find out how cold weather could affect you, and those around you. Public Health England with the LGA and NHS England has published this year's cold weather plan.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Cold weather plan for England 2014
EU News news
Debate on EU countries' economic policy performance
EU News
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:30

Parliament will hold a debate on Tuesday morning with the Italian Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Finance, Mr Della Vedova and Commissioner Katainen on EU countries' progress in implementing the 2014 priorities for economic policy coordination under the European Semester.

EU News | Official News Release
Debate on EU countries' economic policy performance
Food Standards Agency news
GACS open meeting
Food Standards Agency
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:25

The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its 14th meeting, which will be held in London on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

 

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
GACS open meeting
Big Lottery Fund news
Lottery brings curtains up on lives under street lights
Big Lottery Fund
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:20

Today’s Reaching Communities funding from the Big Lottery Fund will enable Streetwise Opera to grow its successful programme of workshops and support activities for people who have experienced homelessness and support them into independent lives. It is one of 45 projects to share in over £14 million this month.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Lottery brings curtains up on lives under street lights
UK Trade & Investment  news
UK food and drink exports reach a record 150 countries worldwide
UK Trade & Investment
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:15

Yorkshire ice to Sweden and cheese to Madagascar are among the British food and drink products being exported around the globe.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
UK food and drink exports reach a record 150 countries worldwide
Competition & Markets Authority news
Workshops on the market for commercial use of public information
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:10

A reminder about the November workshops on the current state of public sector information (PSI) related markets.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Workshops on the market for commercial use of public information
Scottish Government news
Ebola equipment donation
Scottish Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 13:05

The Scottish Government is donating £300,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies to help fight the spread of Ebola in the affected countries of west Africa.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Ebola equipment donation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Comparison sites must be up front about the cheapest deals
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:40

With energy prices up by a third since 2010, it's more important than ever that consumers can find the best deal. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Comparison sites must be up front about the cheapest deals
Think Tanks news
Work Foundation - New policy unit says Government must reassess its strategy to achieve real improvements in health and wellbeing in the workplace
Think Tanks
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:35

• New Health at Work Policy Unit launched by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation 
• Numerous barriers remain in the implementation of health and wellbeing policies 
• First paper finds companies are continuing to neglect the strong business case 
• Government must empower businesses by considering new and alternative policy options such as tax incentives, a levy system, or local budget pooling 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Work Foundation - New policy unit says Government must reassess its strategy to achieve real improvements in health and wellbeing in the workplace
Ofgem news
Statement on price comparison services
Ofgem
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:25

Price comparison websites are a good place to start when you’re shopping around for energy deals. Consumers value these services, and we believe they can help make the energy market more competitive.  

Ofgem | Official News Release
Statement on price comparison services
EU News news
ECB and EBA step up cooperation to make retail payments safer
EU News
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:20

The European Banking Authority (EBA) and European Central Bank (ECB) are stepping up their cooperation to increase the security of retail payments. 

EU News | Official News Release
ECB and EBA step up cooperation to make retail payments safer
Public and Commercial Services Union news
Passenger safety could be at risk if CAA medical services outsourced
Public and Commercial Services Union
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:15

Airline passenger safety could be put at risk as the industry's regulator plans to either scrap of sell off its medical services.

Public and Commercial Services Union | Official News Release
Passenger safety could be at risk if CAA medical services outsourced
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Expanding our Industrial Strategy for a better future for Britain
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:10
Welsh Government news
Minister launches Tenneco-Walker’s second factory in the Heads of the Valleys which will create 220 jobs
Welsh Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 12:05

Tenneco-Walker’s second factory in the Heads of the Valleys - which is to create 220 jobs – has been officially opened by Economy Minister Edwina Hart.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister launches Tenneco-Walker’s second factory in the Heads of the Valleys which will create 220 jobs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Government announces Citizens Advice to deliver new pensions guidance
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:40

Citizens Advice will deliver the new face to face pensions guidance, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced last week.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Government announces Citizens Advice to deliver new pensions guidance
Think Tanks news
CIVITAS - Police spend more time mass vetting the public than monitoring known sex offenders and suspects
Think Tanks
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:35

• Coalition has failed to scale back criminal records checks as promised, report reveals

• Costs have continued to rise, to £212m a year, as bureaucracy continues to grow

• Almost 4m checks last year, including more than 800,000 volunteers, FOI figures show

Think Tanks | Official News Release
CIVITAS - Police spend more time mass vetting the public than monitoring known sex offenders and suspects
EU News news
Opening: Schulz warns against attempts to disrupt Northern Ireland peace process
EU News
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:30

All sides in the Northern Ireland peace process should refrain from “dangerous mutual provocation” urged European Parliament President Martin Schulz in his opening address at its October session.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Opening: Schulz warns against attempts to disrupt Northern Ireland peace process
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Government backs 'Great British tradition' of Bonfire Night
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:25

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles recently (19 October 2014) celebrated the important role Bonfire Night plays in bringing Britain together across colour, class and creed as he published a common sense community guideto bonfires and fireworks to mark the longevity of Parliamentary democracy and the British Monarchy.

 

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Government backs 'Great British tradition' of Bonfire Night
Scottish Government news
Second wildlife crime report
Scottish Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:20

Levels of wildlife crime in Scotland have remained static in the last 5 years according to a report published yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Second wildlife crime report
Innovate UK news
Funding competition Building UK’s leadership in aerospace technology
Innovate UK
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:15

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) working in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Innovate UK is to invest up to £25m in collaborative research and development that supports the delivery of the priorities set out in the joint industry and Government industrial strategy for aerospace.    

 

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Funding competition Building UK’s leadership in aerospace technology
Consumer Council for Water news
Use water and energy more wisely to plug into valuable savings
Consumer Council for Water
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:10

SMALL changes could add up to valuable savings on consumers’ energy and water bills, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) which is supporting the Big Energy Saving Week (October 20-24).

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Use water and energy more wisely to plug into valuable savings
Ministry of Justice news
Children's relationship with separated parents to be emphasised by new law
Ministry of Justice
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 11:05

The importance of children having relationships with each parent following family breakdown will be reinforced by a new law from next week.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Children's relationship with separated parents to be emphasised by new law
Scottish Government news
Scottish Welfare Fund helps over 100,000 households
Scottish Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 10:58

Over 100,000 households have been helped by the Scottish Welfare Fund, since the scheme began in April 2013. During its first 15 months of operation, over £38 million has been allocated, providing a safety net to households in a disaster or emergency and helping people set up home or stay in the community rather than being in care.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Welfare Fund helps over 100,000 households
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
EU Carbon Market Reform needed to improve efficiency
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 10:25

The Government is backing stronger reforms to make the EU Emissions Trading System work more efficiently and stimulate investment in low-carbon technologies, it was announced yesterday.

 

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
EU Carbon Market Reform needed to improve efficiency
National Crime Agency  news
Ikea meetings led to capture of money laundering syndicate
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 10:20

Five members of a money laundering syndicate who used the car park of an Ikea store to carry out illicit cash handovers have been jailed.

 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Ikea meetings led to capture of money laundering syndicate
Big Lottery Fund news
Funding boost for Scottish families
Big Lottery Fund
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 10:15

Children and families across Scotland are yesterday celebrated a share of £146,392 from the Communities and Families fund, an initiative supported by the Scottish Government and Big Lottery Fund.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Funding boost for Scottish families
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
More than 300 ICT leaders set to attend Socitm Annual Conference 21-22 October, Manchester
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 10:10

Hundreds of local authority IT professionals will gather Socitm's Annual Conference to hear the Government Digital Service’s Deputy Director spell out his views on digital transformation.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
More than 300 ICT leaders set to attend Socitm Annual Conference 21-22 October, Manchester
HM Treasury news
Crucial step towards fiscal devolution
HM Treasury
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 10:05

The UK Treasury and Secretary of State for Wales have met with the Welsh Government in a landmark step towards greater fiscal devolution.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Crucial step towards fiscal devolution
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Committee seeks debate on accommodation for young people in care
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 09:25

The Education Committee seeks a debate in the House of Commons on the Government’s response to its report about care options for looked-after children over 16 years old.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Committee seeks debate on accommodation for young people in care
Cabinet Office news
State of the Nation 2014 Report published
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 09:20

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published its second annual State of the Nation 2014 Report.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
State of the Nation 2014 Report published
National Ombudsmen news
Statement on our systemic investigation into quality of NHS investigations of avoidable harm
National Ombudsmen
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 09:15

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Julie Mellor has commented on systemic investigation into quality of NHS investigations of avoidable harm.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Statement on our systemic investigation into quality of NHS investigations of avoidable harm
FSCS news
Ballymacarrett Credit Union payments in the post
FSCS
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 09:10

Payments have now been made to some 1,000 members of Ballymacarrett Credit Union ('Ballymacarrett CU'), the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) says.
 

FSCS | Official News Release
Ballymacarrett Credit Union payments in the post
Welsh Government news
Operational hours at St Athan Airfield extended
Welsh Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 09:05

The Welsh Government is upgrading services at St Athan Aerospace Business Park – part of the St Athan-Cardiff Airport Enterprise Zone - and extending the operation of the airfield to seven days a week to meet the growing needs of commercial businesses.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Operational hours at St Athan Airfield extended
Department for Transport news
Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars
Department for Transport
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 08:10

Sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles continue to rapidly increase, with a record number of people taking advantage of government grants.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars
UK Trade & Investment  news
Firms receiving government export support increases by 50%
UK Trade & Investment
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 08:05

The number of businesses receiving export support has increased by 50% in the last financial year.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Firms receiving government export support increases by 50%
HM Revenue and Customs news
Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported
HM Revenue and Customs
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 07:10

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported to the taxman over the last six months.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported
Scottish Government news
It's in the bag
Scottish Government
Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 07:05

Scotland aims to slash its huge consumption of single-use carrier bag through the introduction of a minimum 5p charge on every bag dispensed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
It's in the bag

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