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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI: UK will stand stronger with China from inside the EU
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:30

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey at the CBI’s annual Chinese New Year Dinner, the CBI’s President urged the strengthening of economic ties between the UK and China, and said that the Sino-British relationship will be stronger if the UK remains in the European Union.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI: UK will stand stronger with China from inside the EU
Welsh Government news
Wrexham-based company awarded €270,000 of EU funds
Welsh Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:27

Finance Minister Jane Hutt has welcomed the news that specialist head safety-wear manufacturer, Charles Owen & Co., has been awarded €273,000 of EU funds from the European Commission to work on a ground-breaking project alongside EU partners to help reduce injuries and fatalities in sport.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Wrexham-based company awarded €270,000 of EU funds
Think Tanks news
NIESR: FOI response shows PM’s focus on migrants’ benefits misguided
Think Tanks
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:25

Yesterday the government finally released some but not all of the data Jonathan Portes requested on EU migrants.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NIESR: FOI response shows PM’s focus on migrants’ benefits misguided
Economic and Social Research Council news
Flooding and resilience: the role of children and young people
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:20

Severe flooding is now an expected feature of life in many parts of the UK and is the country’s most serious ‘natural’ hazard with more than five million properties at risk.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Flooding and resilience: the role of children and young people
NHS England news
NHS England call for 2016 Healthcare Science Award nominations
NHS England
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:15

Are you and your team working on the cutting-edge science that is delivering the NHS of the future? Have you created an award winning health device or introduced a new innovation that benefits  patients and radically changes diagnosis or management?  NHS England is calling on the healthcare science community to put forward nominations for this year’s annual Healthcare Science Awards.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS England call for 2016 Healthcare Science Award nominations
EU News news
EU pledges more than €3bn for Syrians in 2016 at the London conference
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:10

The EU and its Member States pledged today more than €3bn to assist the Syrian people inside Syria as well as refugees and the communities hosting them in the neighbouring countries for the year 2016.

EU News | Official News Release
EU pledges more than €3bn for Syrians in 2016 at the London conference
Scottish Government news
Family Nurse Partnership
Scottish Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 16:05

More babies born to young mothers will have a healthier start to life as the Scottish Government’s Family Nurse Partnership expands.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Family Nurse Partnership
techUK news
Big Data meets the US’s Biggest Sports event of the year
techUK
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 15:25

Big Data is expected to play a significant role where you might not expect it to...in the Super Bowl this weekend.

techUK | Official News Release
Big Data meets the US’s Biggest Sports event of the year
EU News news
EU islands: call for action to overcome permanent handicaps
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 15:20

MEPs urge the EC to take concrete steps to address the permanent handicaps that EU islands face and make full use of their potential, in a resolution voted on Thursday.  The text also stresses the unique difficulties that southern insular regions face due to the increased migration flows and asks that special tax regimes should continue.

EU News | Official News Release
EU islands: call for action to overcome permanent handicaps
Home Office news
Home Secretary: Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay
Home Office
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 15:15

Theresa May discusses the achievements of PCCs and how their role could develop in the future.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Secretary: Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC: Naming & shaming of minimum wage cheats must continue
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 15:10

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on today’s (Friday) government publication of a list “naming and shaming” 92 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC: Naming & shaming of minimum wage cheats must continue
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project Shining Example Says Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 15:05

The Assembly Committee for Social Development yesterday visited the Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project (SSRP) in west Belfast.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Stewartstown Road Regeneration Project Shining Example Says Committee
EU News news
MEPs call for urgent action to protect religious minorities against ISIS
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 14:42

MEPs urge the international community to take urgent action to counter the systematic mass murder of religious minorities by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh, in a resolution voted on Thursday. 

EU News | Official News Release
MEPs call for urgent action to protect religious minorities against ISIS
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
100 years of defence operations at Porton Down
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 14:25

The War Department Experimental Ground in Porton Down was established in 1916, making 2016 the centenary year for the site.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
100 years of defence operations at Porton Down
EU News news
EU must maintain its aid to Libya, say MEPs
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 14:20

Economic disintegration and violence in Libya are worsening its fragility and enabling extremist organisations to flourish there, warned MEPs in Wednesday’s debate.  MEPs urge the EU and international community to be ready to support Libyans’ efforts to implement the Libyan Political Agreement.

EU News | Official News Release
EU must maintain its aid to Libya, say MEPs
Ofgem news
Ofgem grants licence for Transmission Capital Partners to own link to Westermost Rough Windfarm
Ofgem
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 14:15

Ofgem has granted a licence to Transmission Capital Partners to own and operate the £156.7m high voltage link to the Westermost Rough windfarm.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem grants licence for Transmission Capital Partners to own link to Westermost Rough Windfarm
Cabinet Office news
Nominations open for Social Investment Awards
Cabinet Office
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 14:10

The Social Investment Awards, supported by NatWest, celebrate the businesses and people who are helping to solve problems in society.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Nominations open for Social Investment Awards
Scottish Government news
Swinney: "Billions in potential cuts are no 'molehill'."
Scottish Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 14:05
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to launch of inquiry into children's social care
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 13:40

Cllr Roy Perry responds to the launch of an inquiry into local authority run children's social care by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to launch of inquiry into children's social care
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC: Investors use new votes to show concern over boardroom pay
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 13:25

The TUC is today (Friday) publishing its latest report on fund manager voting. The survey looks at the voting records of fund managers, pension funds and proxy voting agencies in 2014.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC: Investors use new votes to show concern over boardroom pay
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed, February 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 13:20

Employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed, February 2016
EU News news
Human rights: Crimean Tatars, Mohammed Ramadan, missing publishers in Hong Kong
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 13:10

Parliament condemns the unprecedented levels of human rights abuses perpetrated against Crimean Tatars, calls on the Bahrain to grant Mohammed Ramadan a royal pardon or to commute his death sentence, and for the immediate safe release of the five missing book publishers in Hong Kong, in three resolutions voted on Thursday.

EU News | Official News Release
Human rights: Crimean Tatars, Mohammed Ramadan, missing publishers in Hong Kong
Transport for London news
LOVE IS IN THE AIR LINE
Transport for London
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 13:05

With flower stalls across the capital flushed with red petals and gift shops reminding us of the colour difference between roses and violets, it can only mean that Valentine's Day is fast approaching.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
LOVE IS IN THE AIR LINE
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Shifting business priorities create significant opportunities for HR
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:40

As innovation officially becomes a top business strategy, HR needs to think creatively and adapt its ways of working

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Shifting business priorities create significant opportunities for HR
EU News news
CJEU: Anti-dumping duty on imports of certain leather footwear originating is partially invalid
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:33

Regulation imposing an anti-dumping duty on imports into the EU of certain leather footwear originating in China & Vietnam is partially invalid.  The Council and the EC did not comply with certain procedural rules when the regulation was adopted.

EU News | Official News Release
CJEU: Anti-dumping duty on imports of certain leather footwear originating is partially invalid
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Boost for aspiring self-builders
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:25

Self-builders will find it easier to kick-start dreams of building a home with the launch of new registers to support builders find plots.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Boost for aspiring self-builders
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Publication of the Poppi Worthington report
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:20

There have been a number of questions asked about when we (IPCC) will publish the investigation report.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Publication of the Poppi Worthington report
Met Office news
Met Office announces new five year partnership with easyJet
Met Office
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:15

Met Office meteorologists provide on-site weather information for the easyJet network.

Met Office | Official News Release
Met Office announces new five year partnership with easyJet
10 Downing Street news
UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region
10 Downing Street
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:10

The UK will invest an extra £1.2bn international aid in Syria and the region to help fund education, create jobs and humanitarian protection.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
UK to invest an extra £1.2 billion supporting Syria and the region
Scottish Government news
First commitment to recycling charter
Scottish Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 12:05

Scottish Government welcomes first council to sign up to new consistent approach to recycling.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First commitment to recycling charter
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Rise in block contracts risks patient choice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:40
EU News news
Germany and the Netherlands step up their military cooperation
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:32

Germany will become joint user of the largest and newest ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy, the logistical support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman. Yesterday, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and her German colleague Ursula von der Leyen signed two agreements on far-reaching cooperation measures.

EU News | Official News Release
Germany and the Netherlands step up their military cooperation
HM Treasury news
Help to Buy: ISAs opened every 30 seconds across UK
HM Treasury
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:25

250,000 first time buyers have opened a Help to Buy: ISA since launch.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Help to Buy: ISAs opened every 30 seconds across UK
Department for Transport news
Two companies shortlisted to compete for the next South Western rail franchise
Department for Transport
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:20

First South Western Trains Ltd and Stagecoach South West Ltd have been shortlisted to run the South Western rail franchise in June 2017.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Two companies shortlisted to compete for the next South Western rail franchise
Electoral Commission news
Electoral Commission calls on Governments to approve electoral law reform project
Electoral Commission
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:10

The Electoral Commission is urging the UK and Scottish Governments to swiftly approve the continuation of a project to reform UK electoral law, as the Law Commissions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland yesterday published their final recommendations to modernise and simplify the current legislation.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Electoral Commission calls on Governments to approve electoral law reform project
Welsh Government news
Call for UK Government to protect vulnerable tenants
Welsh Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 11:05

Communities Minister Lesley Griffiths has called on the UK Government to protect vulnerable tenants in supported housing from planned changes to housing benefit.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Call for UK Government to protect vulnerable tenants
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - Natural Resources Wales well-placed to continue delivering intended benefits
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 10:40

The adoption of a sound and well-structured approach to establishing the environmental body Natural Resources Wales means it now has a solid platform for continuing to realise the intended benefits of its creation and for tackling the future challenges it will face. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Wales Audit Office - Natural Resources Wales well-placed to continue delivering intended benefits
Innovate UK news
New website hosts wealth of data on energy efficient buildings
Innovate UK
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 10:25

The Digital Catapult has created the Building Data Exchange to stimulate innovation and help constructors build more efficient properties.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
New website hosts wealth of data on energy efficient buildings
Department for Education news
Publication of reformed GCSE and A level content for 2017
Department for Education
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 10:20

Statement given yesterday by Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb about GCSE, AS and A level subject content for teaching from September 2017.

 

Department for Education | Official News Release
Publication of reformed GCSE and A level content for 2017
Ministry of Defence news
Badgers go nuts for special fence gates on the defence estate
Ministry of Defence
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 10:15

Peanut butter is being used to guide badgers through special gates in a fence surrounding new native woodland planted near Edinburgh by the Woodland Trust Scotland.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Badgers go nuts for special fence gates on the defence estate
EU News news
MEPs urge EC to table a new gender equality strategy
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 10:10

The EC must table a communication on a new strategy for gender equality and women’s rights 2016-2020 as soon as possible and deliver on its political commitments, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. 

EU News | Official News Release
MEPs urge EC to table a new gender equality strategy
Scottish Government news
Tackling Female Genital Mutilation
Scottish Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 10:05

A new Scottish Government action plan will ensure healthcare workers, teachers and other professionals are better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Tackling Female Genital Mutilation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to survey of subsidised bus services by the Campaign for Better Transport
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 09:40

Cllr Peter Box, LGA Transport spokesman, responds to a survey by the Campaign for Better Transport about subsidised bus services.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to survey of subsidised bus services by the Campaign for Better Transport
Transport for London news
TUBE STRIKE TRAVEL ADVICE FOR CUSTOMERS AND ROAD USERS
Transport for London
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 09:25

Tube services will run but many stations may open late, close early, or may not open at all.

Transport for London | Official News Release
TUBE STRIKE TRAVEL ADVICE FOR CUSTOMERS AND ROAD USERS
Home Office news
Immigration Health Surcharge extends to Australia and New Zealand
Home Office
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 09:20

The Immigration Health Surcharge will be extended to Australian and New Zealand nationals, it was announced yesterday (Thursday 4 February).

Home Office | Official News Release
Immigration Health Surcharge extends to Australia and New Zealand
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Focused inspection of Academies Enterprise Trust
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 09:15

Ofsted yesterday (4 February 2016) published the outcome letter of the focused inspection of academies in Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Focused inspection of Academies Enterprise Trust
EU News news
Reactions to Tusk's “UK in EU” proposal dominate pre-summit debate
EU News
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 09:10

Social benefits for migrant workers in the UK, honesty versus populism and how to ensure respect for different countries' views on EU integration were the key issues raised by Parliament's political group leaders in Wednesday’s debate, with a view to the UK’s forthcoming EU membership referendum.  

EU News | Official News Release
Reactions to Tusk's “UK in EU” proposal dominate pre-summit debate
Welsh Government news
Health Minister visits new Briton Ferry health centre
Welsh Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 09:05

Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford yesterday visited the brand new Briton Ferry Health Centre to see the range of services available to people in the area.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Health Minister visits new Briton Ferry health centre
NHS England news
Market Engagement launched: Improving GPs’ Access to Mental Health Support
NHS England
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 08:05

NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden & GEM CSU) is carrying out a market engagement exercise on behalf of NHS England for the provision of services aimed at Improving GPs’ Access to Mental Health Support. They’d like to hear back from potential providers by 24 February.

NHS England | Official News Release
Market Engagement launched: Improving GPs’ Access to Mental Health Support
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Nottinghamshire Police is making some progress on how it protects children, but there are still important areas for improvement
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 07:10

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has yesterday published a follow-up report on the child protection work carried out by Nottinghamshire Police.

 

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Nottinghamshire Police is making some progress on how it protects children, but there are still important areas for improvement
Scottish Government news
HGV trial to start on Forth Road Bridge
Scottish Government
Friday 05 February 2016 @ 07:05

Phased reintroduction of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) to the Forth Road Bridge is due to begin tonight.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
HGV trial to start on Forth Road Bridge

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