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Scottish Government news
Striking gold from waste
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:30

Scotland’s remanufacturing sector could be entering a golden era with an innovative new research centre.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Striking gold from waste
Cabinet Office news
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Cabinet Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:25

An independent centre is being set up dedicated to making policy and services work for wellbeing.

 

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Baroness Anelay opens event to mark 150 years of International Humanitarian Law
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:20

The FCO yesterday co-hosted an event with the British Red Cross marking 150 years of Geneva Conventions and International Humanitarian Law.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Baroness Anelay opens event to mark 150 years of International Humanitarian Law
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
STFC receives Investors in People Gold award
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:15

STFC is celebrating after being awarded Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation. Investors in People provides a best practice people management standard, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People framework. Having achieved Silver accreditation in 2011, STFC is delighted to have achieved Gold accreditation following its latest IiP review.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
STFC receives Investors in People Gold award
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Last chance to keep rare 14th century Italian painting in the UK
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:10
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 12:05

This review of five major rail projects highlights lessons the Department for Transport should apply to current and future rail programmes.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Lessons from major rail infrastructure programmes

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Welsh Government news
Investment in new factory and equipment boosts turnover for packaging specialist
Welsh Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:35

Packaging specialist Sarpack’s future is all wrapped up as its turnover is set to increase by more than £2m next year after opening a second manufacturing facility.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Investment in new factory and equipment boosts turnover for packaging specialist
Economic and Social Research Council news
Charities need to trust volunteers’ expertise
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:25

Charities struggling to raise money for their cause should be making better use of their army of volunteers, according to research presented at the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Charities need to trust volunteers’ expertise
UK Trade & Investment  news
West country brands explore export opportunities in China
UK Trade & Investment
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:20

UKTI South West helps UK brands take their first steps into Chinese market through the GREAT British brands festival.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
West country brands explore export opportunities in China
HM Treasury news
Next step taken in stamping out international tax evasion
HM Treasury
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:15

51 jurisdictions across the globe sign agreement on the automatic exchange of tax information in an international clampdown on tax evasion.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Next step taken in stamping out international tax evasion
Office for National Statistics news
Working and Workless Households, 2014 - Statistical Bulletin
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:10

The percentage of households where no adults work was 15.9%, down 1.4 percentage points from a year earlier and the largest fall since comparable records began.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Working and Workless Households, 2014 - Statistical Bulletin
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Troubled Families programme turning 117,000 lives around
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 11:05
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Child sexual exploitation the new “social norm” in some areas
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:39

Child sexual exploitation is a ‘real and ongoing problem’ that has become a new social norm in some neighbourhoods of Greater Manchester, the Coffey Report concludes today.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Child sexual exploitation the new “social norm” in some areas
Scottish Government news
Employment increase
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:30

The number of workless households in Scotland has reduced by 38,000 over the last year, figures published yesterday revealed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Employment increase
Natural England news
Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published
Natural England
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:25

Initial findings of Natural England's hen harrier tracking programme 2007 to 2014.

Natural England | Official News Release
Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary statement on the death of President Sata of Zambia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:20

Foreign Secretary offers condolences to the people of Zambia following the death of President Sata.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary statement on the death of President Sata of Zambia
Ministry of Defence news
£1.5 billion UK military air traffic management deal
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:15

A MOD contract to update and sustain military air traffic management – expected to save the taxpayer up to £1 billion – has been agreed.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
£1.5 billion UK military air traffic management deal
Department for Education news
£2 million fund to tackle homophobic bullying in schools
Department for Education
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:10

Organisations urged to come forward with ideas to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

Department for Education | Official News Release
£2 million fund to tackle homophobic bullying in schools
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
House of Lords praises North West digital hub during visit to Daresbury
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 10:05

STFC’s Hartree Centre, the North West’s high performance computing hub, was praised by the House of Lords this week, as its Digital Skills Committee visited the Hartree team to learn more about the work they are doing to apply digital technologies to better support UK business.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
House of Lords praises North West digital hub during visit to Daresbury
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Reforming the UK border and immigration system: report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:25

Public Accounts Committee publishes its report into the UK border and immigration system as HC 584.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Reforming the UK border and immigration system: report published
Financial Conduct Authority news
Financial Conduct Authority consults on restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:20

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing to place new requirements that would apply when mutual society shares are sold to ordinary retail investors. The FCA is also consulting on plans to make permanent the temporary rules, announced in August 2014, which placed restrictions on the distribution of contingent convertible securities (CoCos).  

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Financial Conduct Authority consults on restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments
National Ombudsmen news
Failings in NHS and poor government complaint handling highlighted in new report by Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:15

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has published 161 summaries of investigations it carried out between April and June this year.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Failings in NHS and poor government complaint handling highlighted in new report by Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
EU News news
EC welcomes improved situation for clients of car rental companies
EU News
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:10

On 8 August, the European Commission made public a letter sent to the CEOs of six international car rental companies, asking them to end practices preventing consumers from accessing best available prices on the basis of their country of residence.  Three car rental companies were considered not to have responded sufficiently to the concerns raised by the Commission (EUROPCAR, HERTZ and AVIS). 

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes improved situation for clients of car rental companies
Welsh Government news
Finance Minister and Irish President celebrate success of the Ireland/Wales Co-operation programme
Welsh Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 09:05

Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt recently welcomed the Irish President Michael D Higgins to an INTERREG exhibition at Swansea University showcasing the benefits of the Ireland-Wales Co-operation programme.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Finance Minister and Irish President celebrate success of the Ireland/Wales Co-operation programme
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 08:10

An independent centre is being set up dedicated to making policy and services work for wellbeing.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Office for National Statistics news
Deaths Registered in England and Wales (Series DR), 2013
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 08:05

There were 506,790 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2013, a rise of 1.5% compared with 2012.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Deaths Registered in England and Wales (Series DR), 2013
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
“Significant weakening” of plans to manage flood risk from new development
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 07:10

Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee has written to Elizabeth Truss, the Environment Secretary, to express concerns about how the government now intends to encourage the use of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new development.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
“Significant weakening” of plans to manage flood risk from new development
Scottish Government news
Celebrate Scotland’s National Day on your doorstep this November
Scottish Government
Thursday 30 October 2014 @ 07:05

Pupils from Royal Mile Primary in Edinburgh today (Wednesday 29 October) accompanied Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop in launching St Andrew’s Day Out 2014, encouraging Scots and visitors to Scotland to take advantage of the wealth of events and offers available across November to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Celebrate Scotland’s National Day on your doorstep this November

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