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Office of the Secretary of State for Wales news
Wales starts 2017 with year-on-year increase in employment level
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 16:25

Employment levels at the beginning of 2017 are higher than they were at the beginning of 2016.

Office of the Secretary of State for Wales | Official News Release
Wales starts 2017 with year-on-year increase in employment level
EU News news
Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament
EU News
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 16:20

Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT) won Parliament’s presidential election with 351 votes in a final face-off with Gianni Pittella (S&D, IT), who secured 282 votes.

EU News | Official News Release
Antonio Tajani elected new President of the European Parliament
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Minister for the Middle East visits Iran
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 16:15

Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East, has arrived in Iran today (Wednesday 18 January), for a day of discussions on a range of bilateral and regional issues, including consular cases.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Minister for the Middle East visits Iran
ESPO news
ESPO Corporate Update – Winter 2017
ESPO
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 16:13

Welcome to our quarterly newsletter for government, local authorities, and the wider public sector. 

ESPO | Official News Release
ESPO Corporate Update – Winter 2017
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
RAL Space Chief Scientist Recognised in Annual Awards for Astronomy and Geophysics
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 16:10

A number of STFC supported researchers have been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
RAL Space Chief Scientist Recognised in Annual Awards for Astronomy and Geophysics
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC to host Southern Rail talks
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 16:05

Talks aimed at ending the dispute between train drivers’ union ASLEF and Southern Rail are to be held at TUC Congress House as of today (Wednesday).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC to host Southern Rail talks
techUK news
Global Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Entrepreneurship
techUK
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 15:25

On Friday 13th January techUK members heard from the UK’s first Cyber Envoy to the United States Andy Williams.

 

techUK | Official News Release
Global Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Entrepreneurship
Information Commissioner's Office news
Information Commissioner talks GDPR and accountability in latest speech
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 15:20
Scottish Government news
GDP statistics
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 15:15

Scottish GDP grew by 0.2% during the third quarter of 2016, according to statistics announced today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
GDP statistics
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Launch of open competition to deliver fundraising training for small, local charities
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 15:10

DCMS seeks provider(s) to deliver subsidised fundraising training to help small, local charities and community groups fundraise more effectively.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Launch of open competition to deliver fundraising training for small, local charities
EU News news
MAR guidelines on commodity derivatives now available in all EU languages
EU News
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 15:05

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued the official translations of its final guidelines on commodity derivatives under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).

EU News | Official News Release
MAR guidelines on commodity derivatives now available in all EU languages
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits India
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 14:25

Boris Johnson will visit New Delhi and Kolkata (18–19 January 2017) in his first official visit to India as Foreign Secretary.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits India
Scottish Government news
Scottish economy grows 0.2%
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 14:20

Scottish GDP grew by 0.2% during the third quarter of 2016, according to statistics announced today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish economy grows 0.2%
AXELOS news
Herding Cats with PRINCE2®
AXELOS
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 14:15

Blog posted by: Tom - PRINCE2 Project Manager, 17 January 2017.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Herding Cats with PRINCE2®
Welsh Government news
Education Secretary on fact-finding mission to Finland
Welsh Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 14:10

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams is in Finland on a fact-finding mission to learn more about the country’s highly regarded education system (Weds 18th Jan).

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Education Secretary on fact-finding mission to Finland
EU News news
EU and US publish TTIP state of play assessment
EU News
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 13:20

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman have published a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013.

EU News | Official News Release
EU and US publish TTIP state of play assessment
National Crime Agency news
Ferry workers smuggled cocaine on route from Rotterdam to Hull
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 13:15

Two former ferry workers have been found guilty of smuggling class A drugs into the UK from the Netherlands.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Ferry workers smuggled cocaine on route from Rotterdam to Hull
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
"We are beginning a difficult year for the Middle East...peace for many in the region is but a distant memory."
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 13:10

Statement given yesterday by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
"We are beginning a difficult year for the Middle East...peace for many in the region is but a distant memory."
Scottish Government news
Yousaf calls for further devolution Network Rail
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 13:05

Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, will today call for basic decisions about the functions of Scotland’s railways to be taken here in Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Yousaf calls for further devolution Network Rail
Scottish Government news
Scottish Parliament welcomes Scottish Government paper
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 13:05

Following the vote in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the Scottish Government’s proposals on Scotland’s place in Europe - and supporting the call for the UK to remain in the Single Market,

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Parliament welcomes Scottish Government paper
Think Tanks news
NIESR Researchers react to Theresa May’s Brexit speech
Think Tanks
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 12:20

Senior members of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research offered their reactions following the PM’s speech on Brexit.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NIESR Researchers react to Theresa May’s Brexit speech
National Crime Agency news
Trader jailed for illegal monkey business
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 12:15

A ‘prolific’ trader in illegal animal specimens who sold pickled lizards and monkey heads on eBay has been jailed following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Trader jailed for illegal monkey business
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Grant-making powers return to Tower Hamlets
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 12:10

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed the start of a ‘phased return’ of powers to Tower Hamlets council.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Grant-making powers return to Tower Hamlets
Scottish Government news
Tackling domestic abuse and sexual crimes
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 12:05

Record number of convictions for sexual crimes last year.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Tackling domestic abuse and sexual crimes
EU News news
Mid-career reviews key to longer and healthier working lives
EU News
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 11:25

Eurofound's new report Changing places: Mid-career review and internal mobility shows that timely mid-career reviews can improve an employee's working life, boost their added value to their employer, and help to address Europe's long-term demographic ageing challenge.

EU News | Official News Release
Mid-career reviews key to longer and healthier working lives
Department for Education news
Industry professionals to lead technical education panels
Department for Education
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 11:20

The Department for Education is seeking experienced industry professionals to help shape the future technical education system.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Industry professionals to lead technical education panels
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Digital Economy Bill requires more detail of online pornography age verification plan
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 11:15

The House of Lords Constitution Committee yesterday published a report on the Digital Economy Bill.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Digital Economy Bill requires more detail of online pornography age verification plan
FDA news
Invest in the civil service to deliver successful Brexit and domestic reform, says FDA
FDA
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 11:10

Invest in the civil service to deliver successful Brexit and domestic reform, says FDA.

FDA | Official News Release
Invest in the civil service to deliver successful Brexit and domestic reform, says FDA
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI: 'Pressure is now on to deliver these objectives'
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 11:05
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unicef - UN joint statement on Syria
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 10:40

While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from humanitarian aid across the country.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Unicef - UN joint statement on Syria
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
HEFCE to invest £10.7 million per year for university museums, galleries and collections
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 10:20

HEFCE will fund 33 higher education museums, galleries and collections which provide a unique and significant contribution to research and scholarship.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
HEFCE to invest £10.7 million per year for university museums, galleries and collections
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Thousands of UK small businesses saved an average of £4,500 each in 2015 thanks to government changes to auditing rules
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 10:10
Scottish Government news
A sporting chance
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 10:05

Further funding announced to encourage Scots to take part in physical activity.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
A sporting chance
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF - Businesses unite in a bid to make the UK economy "fit for the future" by backing sustainable development
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 09:40

Over 80 major businesses have united to call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the UK and overseas.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF - Businesses unite in a bid to make the UK economy "fit for the future" by backing sustainable development
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA takes first criminal action against an individual acting as unlicensed consumer credit lender
Financial Conduct Authority
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 09:20

Mr Dharam Prakash Gopee yesterday, 17 January 2017, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with offences under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA takes first criminal action against an individual acting as unlicensed consumer credit lender
techUK news
techUK responds to speech from Prime Minister Theresa May
techUK
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 09:15

“UK tech needs a smooth and orderly Brexit in order to power the new era of Global Britain”

 

techUK | Official News Release
techUK responds to speech from Prime Minister Theresa May
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO fines Bognor Regis firm which made nuisance calls to the elderly
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 09:10

A Bognor Regis firm broke the law because it called people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO fines Bognor Regis firm which made nuisance calls to the elderly
Welsh Government news
Minister praises innovative youth sport project
Welsh Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 09:05

Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has visited an innovative project in Cardiff, that provides young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with opportunities to enjoy a range of sports activities.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister praises innovative youth sport project
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Government backs Homelessness Bill with £48 million for councils
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 08:10

Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Government backs Homelessness Bill with £48 million for councils
Scottish Government news
Review of health & care public holiday services
Scottish Government
Wednesday 18 January 2017 @ 08:05

The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Review of health & care public holiday services

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