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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Steady roll out of Universal Credit needed
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 16:40

Citizens Advice has said that the priorities in delivering Universal Credit must be to provide strong protection for the individuals involved, and providing additional support for parents receiving the new benefit.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Steady roll out of Universal Credit needed
EU News news
Clean fuels for transport: Member States now obliged to ensure minimum coverage of refuelling points for EU-wide mobility
EU News
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 16:25

New EU rules have been adopted to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use, including a common plug for recharging electric vehicles.  Member States must set and make public their targets and present their national policy frameworks by end-2016.

EU News | Official News Release
Clean fuels for transport: Member States now obliged to ensure minimum coverage of refuelling points for EU-wide mobility
Office for National Statistics news
Quarterly National Accounts, Q2 2014
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 16:19

To meet updates to international standards, estimates in this bulletin have moved from the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95) to the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Quarterly National Accounts, Q2 2014
Department for Work and Pensions news
Plans announced for accelerated rollout of Universal Credit after success in north west
Department for Work and Pensions
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 16:15

DWP announce that Universal Credit will be rolled out to all Jobcentres and local authorities across the country from early next year.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Plans announced for accelerated rollout of Universal Credit after success in north west
Scottish Government news
£4.5 million for social rented sector
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 16:10
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC appeals for witnesses to incident on St Leonards Road, Northampton
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 16:05

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is appealing for witnesses to two incidents at a shop on St Leonards Road, Northampton on Thursday 25 September.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC appeals for witnesses to incident on St Leonards Road, Northampton

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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Payday lenders slow to improve practices
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:40

Just 1 in 5 people struggling to repay a payday loan had the interest frozen and only a quarter thought the lender treated them sympathetically, finds Citizens Advice.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Payday lenders slow to improve practices
Scottish Government news
Third hybrid ferry to be built
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:30

Scotland’s third hybrid ferry will be built at Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) on the River Clyde, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday.
 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Third hybrid ferry to be built
National Crime Agency  news
NCA Human Trafficking Report reveals 22% rise in potential victims
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:25

The National Crime Agency has published the third annual Strategic Assessment of the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking in 2013.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
NCA Human Trafficking Report reveals 22% rise in potential victims
Department for International Development news
UK boosts emergency aid for people displaced by conflict in Central African Republic
Department for International Development
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:20

The new £7 million package of funding will allow the World Food Programme (WFP), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and UNHCR to increase the life-saving humanitarian assistance they offer to refugees from CAR who have fled to Cameroon and Chad.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK boosts emergency aid for people displaced by conflict in Central African Republic
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary welcomes inauguration of new President of Afghanistan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:15

The Foreign Secretary welcomes the new Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, inaugurated yesterday, 29 September.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary welcomes inauguration of new President of Afghanistan
Welsh Government news
Open for Business – and cut business rates bill by half
Welsh Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:10

Businesses throughout Wales are being urged to take advantage of a rates relief scheme that could cut their rates bill by half – and help bring empty properties back into use.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Open for Business – and cut business rates bill by half
EU News news
Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation
EU News
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 15:05

Yesterday the EU adopted legislation that will tackle the rapidly growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The Regulation is a crucial step towards achieving the EU's 2020 biodiversity targets, while also delivering on a commitment under the Convention on Biological Diversity to establish rules to address the threats posed by these species.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission welcomes the Council's adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Unreliable broadband is costing small firms
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:40

More than half of small businesses who use internet would lose money, business or not be able to trade at all if they did not have a reliable internet connection, finds Citizens Advice.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Unreliable broadband is costing small firms
Think Tanks news
RUSI Supports the EU’s Cocaine Route Programme
Think Tanks
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:35

The Royal United Services Institute is engaged in a major programme of work to support EU action on drug trafficking and organised crime in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
RUSI Supports the EU’s Cocaine Route Programme
Scottish Government news
Household waste recycling
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:30

Richard Lochhead welcomes progress but calls for further action.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Household waste recycling
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Socitm announces nine regional workshops to disseminate learning on ICT implications of health & social care reform
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:25

Socitm is to deliver nine one day workshops across the UK this Autumn to disseminate learning about the information and technology implications of health and social care reforms that will come into effect from April next year.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Socitm announces nine regional workshops to disseminate learning on ICT implications of health & social care reform
Ministry of Defence news
Military men help injured comrades swing back into action
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:20

US and UK golfing volunteers win Points of Light awards as Europe wins the Ryder Cup.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Military men help injured comrades swing back into action
Department for Education news
Record number of children adopted
Department for Education
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:15

Records have been broken today with more than 5,000 children placed in loving, stable homes in the last 12 months - an increase of 26%.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Record number of children adopted
Office for National Statistics news
Balance of Payments, Q2 2014
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:10

The Balance of Payments Q2 2014 statistical bulletin is the first time that ONS presents the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position using the new definitions and methods set out in the Balance of Payments Manual sixth edition (BPM6). Information on the changes and impact can be found in Annex A. Data in this release are consistent with the Pink Book 2014, due to be published on 31 October 2014.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Balance of Payments, Q2 2014
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Lord Bates completes his 1,000 mile #walk4peace
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 14:05

Yesterday, Lord Michael Bates completed his walk from London to Berlin, to raise vital funds for the medical care of child victims of war.

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Lord Bates completes his 1,000 mile #walk4peace
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Suppliers risk treating customer complaints with disdain
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:40

Citizens Advice has said suppliers risk customers thinking their complaints are treated with disdain as new research from Ofgem finds that half of people who complained about their energy supplier were unhappy with how their complaint was resolved.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Suppliers risk treating customer complaints with disdain
Think Tanks news
IEA - Osborne serious about deficit reduction
Think Tanks
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:35

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, commented on George Osborne’s speech

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Osborne serious about deficit reduction
Scottish Government news
Council Tax Reduction for over half a million Scots
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:30
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
South Yorkshire Police inspected on child protection
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:25

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has today published an inspection report into the child protection work carried out by South Yorkshire Police, following an inspection in May 2014. This is part of a rolling programme of child protection inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
South Yorkshire Police inspected on child protection
Met Office news
A record-breaking September
Met Office
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:20

Early Met Office figures show this is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country.

Met Office | Official News Release
A record-breaking September
Cabinet Office news
Full-time government trade union representatives: number falls to single figures
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:15

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced there are now fewer than 10 full-time trade union representatives in government departments.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Full-time government trade union representatives: number falls to single figures
Welsh Government news
Details of the review of governance of designated landscapes published
Welsh Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:10

Professor Terry Marsden, Director of Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute, will chair the independent panel which will carry out the review of the governance arrangements for Wales’ designated landscapes, Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Natural Resources has announced.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Details of the review of governance of designated landscapes published
EU News news
Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors
EU News
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 13:05

The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors as required by the regulations on biocidal and plant protection products. 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 12:40
Department for Transport news
Passengers to benefit from investment in Nottingham to Lincoln rail service
Department for Transport
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 12:25

A package of improvements to improve rail services for thousands of passengers commuting between Nottingham, Newark and Lincoln.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Passengers to benefit from investment in Nottingham to Lincoln rail service
CESG news
Government mandates new cyber security standard for suppliers to improve cyber security in its supply chain
CESG
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 12:20

On 26 September 2014 the Government announced that from 1 October all suppliers must comply with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for some government contracts.

CESG | Official News Release
Government mandates new cyber security standard for suppliers to improve cyber security in its supply chain
Office for National Statistics news
Business Investment, Q2 2014 Revised Results
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 12:15

The estimates in this release are short-term indicators of investment in assets (gross fixed capital formation (GFCF)).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Business Investment, Q2 2014 Revised Results
EU News news
Disclosure of non-financial information: Europe’s largest companies to be more transparent on social and environmental issues
EU News
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 12:10

The European Commission welcomed yesterday's adoption by the Council of the Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by large companies and groups. Companies concerned will disclose information on policies, risks and outcomes as regards environmental matters, social and employee-related aspects, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and bribery issues, and diversity on boards of directors.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Disclosure of non-financial information: Europe’s largest companies to be more transparent on social and environmental issues
Scottish Government news
Household waste recycling
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 12:05

Richard Lochhead welcomes progress but calls for further action.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Household waste recycling
Arts Council England news
Bristol conference leads national change in perception of learning disabled artists
Arts Council England
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 11:25

The second in a trio of national conferences encouraging debate around learning disabled arts practice takes place in Bristol on 14 October. Creative Minds is led by learning disabled artists and performers and aims to challenge perceptions of their work.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Bristol conference leads national change in perception of learning disabled artists
Ofgem news
Comparison sites now the main way savvy shoppers switch
Ofgem
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 11:20

More consumers than ever are using comparison sites to shop around for their gas and electricity. Recent research from Ofgem  shows that 31% of switchers used a comparison service to make the change last time, up from 26% in 2013.  

Ofgem | Official News Release
Comparison sites now the main way savvy shoppers switch
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Move to make UK global centre for sharing economy
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 11:15
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 11:10

Yesterday, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, blowed out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. The UK is being represented by His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG and the Chief Executive of STFC Professor John Womersley.

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office monitoring events in Hong Kong
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 11:05

UK expresses concern about the situation in Hong Kong and encourages all parties to engage in constructive discussion.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Office monitoring events in Hong Kong
HM Revenue and Customs news
HMRC digital strategy: 2014
HM Revenue and Customs
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 10:25

HMRC's latest digital strategy sets out a refreshed and comprehensive vision, reflecting our activities in the last year and our ambition for the next few years.

 

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
HMRC digital strategy: 2014
FSCS news
Information for Catalyst claimants who invested through a Standard Life SIPP
FSCS
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 10:20

FSCS is continuing to work with Standard Life to ensure that Standard Life SIPP members with eligible claims against Catalyst are not subject to any adverse tax liabilities. This may occur if FSCS makes recoveries in relation to their claims and pays those recoveries directly to the members.

FSCS | Official News Release
Information for Catalyst claimants who invested through a Standard Life SIPP
Ministry of Justice news
Offenders get ‘through-the-gate’ support for drug and alcohol problems
Ministry of Justice
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 10:15

A new Abstinence and Recovery Centre in Manchester will provide support to offenders affected by substance misuse issues, aiming to reduce reoffending.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Offenders get ‘through-the-gate’ support for drug and alcohol problems
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Westmorland flag flies in the heart of government
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 10:10

Westmorland flag flies outside the Department for Communities and Local Government to celebrate the important role of historic counties.

 

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Westmorland flag flies in the heart of government
Scottish Government news
Bovine TB consultation
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 10:05

A 12-week-long public consultation has been launched on proposals for new controls to address incidences of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in specific non-bovine animals including llamas, sheep and farmed deer.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bovine TB consultation
Transport for London news
Contactless journeys reach one million
Transport for London
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 09:25

More than a million journeys have been made using contactless payment since it was launched on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Contactless journeys reach one million
Homeless Link news
Introducing Be The Change
Homeless Link
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 09:20

Too many organisations and professionals lack the time and resources to innovate, grow and put their expertise into practice. Lindsay Henderson introduces a new network across the North East and Cumbria, designed to change that.

Homeless Link | Official News Release
Introducing Be The Change
National Crime Agency  news
Cocaine yacht investigation - NCA arrests third man
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 09:15

A man wanted in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle around a tonne of cocaine on a yacht has been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Cocaine yacht investigation - NCA arrests third man
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC finds shortcomings in how Gwent Police handled contact with Caroline Parry prior to her murder
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 09:10

Improvements need to be made to the way Gwent Police handle stalking and harassment cases according to a report published yesterday by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC finds shortcomings in how Gwent Police handled contact with Caroline Parry prior to her murder
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 09:05

A new clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air, ensuring they receive the best life-saving care, will be operational in Wales from April 2015, Deputy Minister for Health Vaughan Gething announced yesterday.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Culture Secretary makes appointments to Treasure Valuation Committee
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 08:10

Harry Bain, Jim Brown and Marian Campbell are new Members, and Professor Lord Renfrew and Peter Clayton have been reappointed as Chairman and Member respectively.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Culture Secretary makes appointments to Treasure Valuation Committee
Met Office news
Met Office scientist at Cold Comfort
Met Office
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 08:05

Met Office explains the latest research into the forces behind extreme weather to delegates at a winter road industry conference.

Met Office | Official News Release
Met Office scientist at Cold Comfort
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Globe Theatre on Tour Presented Hamlet in Astana, Kazakhstan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 07:10

Speech given by Dr Carolyn Browne, British Ambassador to Kazakhstan, on 27 September at the Shabyt Palace of Arts. This is an English transcript of the speech, delivered in three languages: Kazakh, Russian and English.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Globe Theatre on Tour Presented Hamlet in Astana, Kazakhstan
Scottish Government news
Billions to be invested by Scottish Water
Scottish Government
Tuesday 30 September 2014 @ 07:05

A £3.5 billion investment by Scottish Water will ensure it continues to provide one of the best value for money water services in the UK, Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Billions to be invested by Scottish Water

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