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Public and Commercial Services Union news
National Gallery staff to strike for five days over sell-off
Public and Commercial Services Union
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 14:20

Workers at the National Gallery will strike for a week over plans to hand all visitor services to a private company.

Public and Commercial Services Union | Official News Release
National Gallery staff to strike for five days over sell-off
Department for Work and Pensions news
Benefit fraud clampdown as maximum penalty to be more than doubled
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 14:15

Plans to more than double the maximum administrative penalty that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution for benefit fraud are to be considered by Parliament today.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Benefit fraud clampdown as maximum penalty to be more than doubled
Welsh Government news
£10m boost for services to support older people in North Wales is easing pressure on the NHS – Mark Drakeford
Welsh Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 14:10

A £10m investment to help older people maintain their independence and avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital is helping to ease pressure on the NHS in North Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford said today (29 January).

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£10m boost for services to support older people in North Wales is easing pressure on the NHS – Mark Drakeford
EU News news
Promoting EU citizens' mobility
EU News
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 14:05

On 27 January 2015 the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Europeans Throughout The World (ETTW) jointly organised a conference entitled "Basic European Right to Free Movement Under Threat". 

EU News | Official News Release
Promoting EU citizens' mobility
Department of Health news
Progress in development of a new Ebola vaccine
Department of Health
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:56

Results from a trial of a new Ebola vaccine confirm it can progress to larger scale testing.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Progress in development of a new Ebola vaccine
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Welfare system ‘too important to be a political football’
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:40

Citizens Advice has called for radical changes to welfare to restore faith in a system which has become ‘a political football’.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Welfare system ‘too important to be a political football’
Scottish Government news
National Reserve applications open
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:38

The National Reserve is now open to applications, and farmers who were frozen out under the old Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) can now apply for Basic Payment Scheme entitlements by submitting an Allocation of Entitlements application form.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
National Reserve applications open
Think Tanks news
Thousands of children kicked out of school for drink and drugs, says CSJ
Think Tanks
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:35

There are more than 7,000 exclusions in schools in England each year for drugs or alcohol, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has said.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Thousands of children kicked out of school for drink and drugs, says CSJ
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - Public satisfaction with the NHS at second highest level ever, shows research for latest British Social Attitudes survey
Think Tanks
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:35

Public satisfaction with the way the National Health Service runs has risen to its second highest level ever, according to British Social Attitudes survey data for 2014 published by The King's Fund. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - Public satisfaction with the NHS at second highest level ever, shows research for latest British Social Attitudes survey
EU News news
EC launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union
EU News
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:25

The EC has kicked off its project to create a Capital Markets Union (CMU) for all 28 EU Member States with a first orientation debate at the College of Commissioners. 

EU News | Official News Release
EC launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union

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Department for Communities and Local Government news
Funding boost for councils putting communities back in control
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:20

Projects which help councils deliver more for less by working with local communities and neighbourhood groups awarded share of £2 million.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Funding boost for councils putting communities back in control
Care Quality Commission news
CQC announces John Milne as new dental adviser
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:15

The Care Quality Commission has appointed John Milne, a practising dentist in West Yorkshire and the current Chair of the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee, as Senior National Dental Adviser.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
CQC announces John Milne as new dental adviser
Welsh Government news
Minister welcomes progress in closing attainment gap
Welsh Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:10

New figures out yesterday show the Welsh Government is making good progress in closing the attainment gap between those pupils eligible for free school meals and those not.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister welcomes progress in closing attainment gap
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
HEFCE to support closer working between higher education and police
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 13:05

HEFCE is contributing to a new initiative to support more effective responses to cutting crime.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
HEFCE to support closer working between higher education and police
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Joint statement on Libya by the governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:46

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the attack on the Corinthia hotel in Libya.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Joint statement on Libya by the governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States
Food Standards Agency news
FSA launches ACT e-newsletter
Food Standards Agency
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:25

The FSA launched its Acting on Campylobacter Together (ACT) e-newsletter, yesterday.

 

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
FSA launches ACT e-newsletter
Ofcom news
Improving quality of service for consumers and businesses
Ofcom
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:20

Consumers are largely satisfied with their communications services, new research from Ofcom has found, but the quality of these services can still be improved.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Improving quality of service for consumers and businesses
Environment Agency news
Leicestershire pollution incident resolved
Environment Agency
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:20

Environmental damage to site of special scientific interest and fish stocks on the Grand Union Canal averted.

 

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Leicestershire pollution incident resolved
Department for Work and Pensions news
Avoid regional accent discrimination when recruiting
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:15

Employment Minister Esther McVey urges people not to hide their accents when looking for work.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Avoid regional accent discrimination when recruiting
Information Commissioner's Office news
What you need to know about ICO Privacy Seals
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:10

As we all await the outcome of the lengthy negotiations taking place in Europe over the reforms to our existing data protection laws, there is one section of the draft proposals that have been unanimously supported by member states. The reason for this pan-European consensus? Privacy seals.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
What you need to know about ICO Privacy Seals
Scottish Government news
Overseas export growth
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 12:05

The volume of manufactured goods sales to overseas markets grew by 1.8 per cent during the third quarter of 2014, according to figures published yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Overseas export growth
Environment Agency news
Company hands over almost £250,000 proceeds of crime
Environment Agency
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:54

Rory J Holbrook Limited was recently (27 Jan) ordered to pay £247,278 proceeds of crime by Norwich Crown Court for illegally tipping waste on land in Blofield, Norfolk.

 

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Company hands over almost £250,000 proceeds of crime
EU News news
EC reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism
EU News
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:32

The Commission has issued its analysis on the steps Romania has taken in the past twelve months in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption, under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). 

EU News | Official News Release
EC reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014 report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:25

The Public Accounts Committee publishes its report into financial sustainability of local authorities 2014.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014 report published
English Heritage news
ENGLISH HERITAGE ANNOUNCES LISTING OF POST-WAR OFFICE BUILDINGS
English Heritage
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:20

The work of leading modern architects is celebrated today with the listing of 14 of the finest post-war office buildings in England. This follows an English Heritage project to assess commercial buildings from 1964 to 1984.

English Heritage | Official News Release
ENGLISH HERITAGE ANNOUNCES LISTING OF POST-WAR OFFICE BUILDINGS
National Ombudsmen news
Ombudsman warns of the risk of determining capacity without proper assessment
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:15

Social workers are being reminded that capacity assessments made under the Mental Capacity Act must be recorded properly, after an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) found a man had been forced to live in a care home against his wishes and without sufficient evidence of going through the proper process.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Ombudsman warns of the risk of determining capacity without proper assessment
Department of Health news
Biosample centre opens to help researchers find new treatments
Department of Health
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:10

The £24 million National Biosample Centre will allow researchers to find treatments for conditions such as dementia and diabetes.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Biosample centre opens to help researchers find new treatments
Welsh Government news
New Children’s Commissioner for Wales announced
Welsh Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 11:05

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has yesterday announced the appointment of Professor Sally Holland as the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New Children’s Commissioner for Wales announced
Scottish Government news
Index of manufacturing exports for Scotland for the 3rd quarter of 2014
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 10:43

Scotland’s Chief Statistician yesterday announced the publication of the latest Index of Manufactured Exports for the third quarter of 2014.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Index of manufacturing exports for Scotland for the 3rd quarter of 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Capita announced as new owner of Constructionline
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 10:25

Capita is the successful bidder in the sale of Constructionline Business Minister Matthew Hancock announced yesterday (28 January 2015).

 

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Capita announced as new owner of Constructionline
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
London Photography Exhibition ‘Light Works’ Launches International Year of Light 2015
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 10:20

Images that define what we can see at the largest and smallest scales, including some that are normally invisible to the human eye, are just part of a new exhibition that opens in London this week before going on a national tour. The exhibition aims to open our eyes to the breadth ofincredible images taken from the world around us.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
London Photography Exhibition ‘Light Works’ Launches International Year of Light 2015
Cabinet Office news
Sir Ian Cheshire appointed as Government Lead Non-Executive
Cabinet Office
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 10:15

Sir Ian Cheshire will be the next Government Lead Non-Executive, the Prime Minister has announced. Sir Ian will replace Lord Browne.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Sir Ian Cheshire appointed as Government Lead Non-Executive
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
First NICE highly specialised technologies guidance recommends eculizumab (Soliris) for treating very rare life-threatening blood disorder
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 10:10

NICE has yesterday issued final guidance recommending eculizumab (Soliris, Alexion) for funding for treating atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS). The guidance is the first to be produced as part of NICE’s highly specialised technologies programme to evaluate treatments for very rare conditions.

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
First NICE highly specialised technologies guidance recommends eculizumab (Soliris) for treating very rare life-threatening blood disorder
EU News news
Money laundering: company owner lists to fight tax crime and terrorist financing
EU News
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 10:05

The ultimate owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, open both to the authorities and to people with a "legitimate interest", such as journalists, under a Parliament/Council deal endorsed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs and Civil Liberties committees on Tuesday.  New rules to make it easier to trace transfers of funds were also approved.

EU News | Official News Release
Money laundering: company owner lists to fight tax crime and terrorist financing
UK Trade & Investment  news
Grown in Britain Global Business Programme at Milan Expo 2015
UK Trade & Investment
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 09:25

Register your interest in taking part in the ‘GREAT Weeks’ sector events, the centrepiece of the Grown in Britain Business Programme in Milan.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Grown in Britain Global Business Programme at Milan Expo 2015
Home Office news
Home Secretary announces £10m Police Knowledge Fund
Home Office
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 09:20

Theresa May unveils scheme to enhance working between police and academia at international conference in London.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Secretary announces £10m Police Knowledge Fund
Office for National Statistics news
Families and Households, 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 09:15

In 2014 there were 18.6 million families in the UK. Of these, 12.5 million were married couple families. This is the most common family type in the UK.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Families and Households, 2014
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO reports on community healthcare providers’ data handling
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 09:10

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has yesterday published a report looking at how community healthcare providers approach data protection.

 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO reports on community healthcare providers’ data handling
Welsh Government news
Outstanding achievement of Wales U16s celebrated at the Senedd
Welsh Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 09:05

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, has praised the outstanding achievement of the Wales U16s football team at a special reception to celebrate their historic Victory Shield win.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Outstanding achievement of Wales U16s celebrated at the Senedd
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
World can cut carbon emissions and live well
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 08:10

Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
World can cut carbon emissions and live well
Monitor news
Future of specialist rehabilitation hospital protected for patients across England
Monitor
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 08:05

Patients needing rehabilitation services for complex long-term conditions will benefit as services have been secured at a leading specialist hospital in England.

Monitor | Official News Release
Future of specialist rehabilitation hospital protected for patients across England
EU News news
“Solidarity should not replace necessary decisions”, Schäuble tells MEPs
EU News
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 07:10

EU solidarity should not replace decisions that must be taken in countries suffering economic difficulties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in Tuesday’s special debate on the review of the economic governance framework. 

EU News | Official News Release
“Solidarity should not replace necessary decisions”, Schäuble tells MEPs
Scottish Government news
New tax agency “fully prepared”
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 07:05

Deputy First Minister John Swinney yesterday confirmed that Scotland’s new tax agency is ready to start operations from April 1st this year.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New tax agency “fully prepared”

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