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Think Tanks news
IFG - We need to rewrite the political rulebook
Think Tanks
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:35

As Parliament is dissolved and we face the prospect of another hung parliament, the Institute for Government learns the lessons of coalition, calls on overseas experience – and advocates reform

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - We need to rewrite the political rulebook
Scottish Government news
Reconviction Statistics 2012-13
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:20

The latest reconviction statistics, published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that during the past decade there has been a decrease in the proportion of offenders being reconvicted, and a decrease in the number of times that offenders are reconvicted. This has largely been driven by decreases in reconvictions of offenders aged under 25.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Reconviction Statistics 2012-13
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
New and updated social care forms and guidance
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:09

Ofsted documents for social care registration and inspection of adoption support agencies, children's homes and boarding and residential schools.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
New and updated social care forms and guidance
English Heritage news
NEW ERA FOR ENGLAND'S HERITAGE
English Heritage
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:05

The restoration of one of London’s greatest Art Deco mansions and a £52m conservation programme for many of the country’s most important historic siteswere among the highlights announced as the two successor bodies to English Heritage set out their plans for the years ahead.

English Heritage | Official News Release
NEW ERA FOR ENGLAND'S HERITAGE
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
It's time to ban rip-off letting agency fees, says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:40

Letting agents’ fees should be banned to protect tenants in the private rental sector, a new Citizens Advice report has urged.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
It's time to ban rip-off letting agency fees, says Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
CIVITAS - Whitehall must wake up to the dangers of asset-stripping. The government need not intervene directly, but should give public companies the chance to defend themselves
Think Tanks
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:35

Britain should introduce US-style anti-takeover legislation to help combat the continued decline of manufacturing, a new paper published by the cross-party think tank Civitas argues.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
CIVITAS - Whitehall must wake up to the dangers of asset-stripping. The government need not intervene directly, but should give public companies the chance to defend themselves

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Information Commissioner's Office news
Serious Fraud Office fined after evidence from BAE Systems ‘bribery’ investigation wrongly disclosed
Information Commissioner's Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:25

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Serious Fraud Office £180,000 after a witness in a serious fraud, bribery and corruption investigation was mistakenly sent evidence relating to 64 other people involved in the case.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Serious Fraud Office fined after evidence from BAE Systems ‘bribery’ investigation wrongly disclosed
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government cash boost for software developers
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:20

The government has invested nearly £500,000 to support small software developers to produce new and innovative ways to use data.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government cash boost for software developers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Good workplace practices can spot and resolve mental health issues, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:15

A new report published yesterday (Monday) by the TUC, Good practice in workplace mental health, says workers have been experiencing a significant increase in stress, which in some cases has led to mental ill health, as a result of the impact of austerity on their work and home lives.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Good workplace practices can spot and resolve mental health issues, says TUC
Financial Conduct Authority news
Complaints on banking and credit cards up as total complaints fall by 7%
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:10

The latest complaints data published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) shows financial services firms received 2,183,540 new complaints (including those related to PPI) between July and December 2014. Overall complaints decreased by 7% compared to the previous six months and by 12% from the same period last year.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Complaints on banking and credit cards up as total complaints fall by 7%
Scottish Government news
Rural funding schemes live
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:05

Forestry Grant Scheme and Agri-Environment Climate Scheme open for applications.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Rural funding schemes live
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Inspection in Home Affairs and Justice report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:25

There is a risk that the independence of the inspectorates is undermined by the current arrangements for appointing Chief Inspectors and setting their budgets according to the Public Accounts Committee's report published Monday 30 March 2015.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Inspection in Home Affairs and Justice report published
EU News news
EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites
EU News
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:20

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit.  The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.

EU News | Official News Release
EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites
Natural England news
National Nature Reserves: spring into life on England’s best wildlife sites
Natural England
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:15

As buds burst open around us, it’s a great time to go outdoors and enjoy our beautiful English springtime.

Natural England | Official News Release
National Nature Reserves: spring into life on England’s best wildlife sites
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Joint UK and US statement on the Nigerian elections
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:10

Foreign Secretary and US Secretary of State joint statement on the Nigerian elections.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Joint UK and US statement on the Nigerian elections
Welsh Government news
Applications open for further members of Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
Welsh Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:05

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, and the interim Chair of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board, Robin Jones, are inviting industry representatives to join the shadow Board.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Applications open for further members of Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
Scottish Government news
People power
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:32

Go ahead for 14 projects to tackle inequalities in Edinburgh.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
People power
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Wendy Williams appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:25

The Home Secretary has announced the appointment of Wendy Williams as HM Inspector of Constabulary.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Wendy Williams appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary
Ofcom news
Ofcom updates guidance on protecting children in programmes
Ofcom
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:20

Ofcom has yesterday issued new guidance to broadcasters to ensure they protect the welfare of children taking part in TV and radio programmes.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom updates guidance on protecting children in programmes
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Better bin buying would save £70 million every year, says report
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:15

Councils can make sensible savings by joining forces to buy refuse trucks and wheelie bins, according to a new report.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Better bin buying would save £70 million every year, says report
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Socitm briefing: ICT and the demand management response to funding cuts
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:10

What is the role of the ICT function in supporting an approach to delivering local public services that is focused on managing demand, rather that reducing supply in response to cuts in funding?

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Socitm briefing: ICT and the demand management response to funding cuts
HM Treasury news
Government to withdraw remaining legal challenges to ECB location policy
HM Treasury
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:05

Government to withdraw remaining legal challenges to ECB location policy

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government to withdraw remaining legal challenges to ECB location policy
techUK news
British entrepreneurs invited on space mission
techUK
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:25

Entrepreneurs in the UK’s space industry are being given the chance to win a place on a trade mission to the USA thanks to the UK’s innovation experts,Innovate UK.

techUK | Official News Release
British entrepreneurs invited on space mission
Competition & Markets Authority news
News story: CMA grants permission for electricity distribution network price controls appeals
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:20

The CMA has granted permission to (i) Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited and Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc; and (ii) British Gas Trading Limited (BGT) to appeal against Ofgem’s RIIO-ED1 price control decision for electricity distribution companies.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
News story: CMA grants permission for electricity distribution network price controls appeals
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Constitutional reform should be scrutinised by a dedicated committee
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:15

MPs publish report on the work of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee during the 2010 Parliament.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Constitutional reform should be scrutinised by a dedicated committee
Financial Conduct Authority news
Kenneth Carver fined £35,212 for insider dealing
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has yesterday fined Kenneth Carver £35,212 for insider dealing.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Kenneth Carver fined £35,212 for insider dealing
Welsh Government news
Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:05

Young people in Wales have continued to find high-quality work opportunities through Jobs Growth Wales (JGW), the Welsh Government’s youth unemployment programme.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
Innovate UK news
Long-term growth: innovation’s role in economic success
Innovate UK
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 08:10

Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues for a 'mission oriented' approach to investment in innovation at the heart of economic policy.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Long-term growth: innovation’s role in economic success
EU News news
EECB & Bank of England announce measures to enhance financial stability
EU News
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 08:05

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) are today announcing a series of measures aimed at enhancing financial stability in relation to centrally cleared markets within the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
EECB & Bank of England announce measures to enhance financial stability
Home Office news
Operators ready for introduction of exit checks
Home Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 07:10

The Government is working closely with ports and carriers for the introduction of exit checks at the border from 8 April.

Home Office | Official News Release
Operators ready for introduction of exit checks
Scottish Government news
Paying back to communities
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 07:05

Over 1.8 million hours of unpaid work was undertaken by offenders in Scotland last year as punishment for their offences.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Paying back to communities

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