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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Government must resolve long-term problems for UK coal industry, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 17:15

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has responded to yesterday’s (Thursday) announcement on the future of the UK Coal mines.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Government must resolve long-term problems for UK coal industry, says TUC
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and EU
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 17:10

The report welcomes the Review as an ambitious piece of work, but criticises the Government for a failure to draw the 32 reports completed in the Review together in a final analysis; to promote the Review effectively; and for a lack of clarity on its true costs.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and EU
Scottish Government news
£590,000 for Ayr Gaiety
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 17:05

Long term plans to restore Ayr Gaiety will take a step forward thanks to a significant funding boost, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£590,000 for Ayr Gaiety
EU News news
European backing for 11 new schools in North West England
EU News
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:48

More than seven thousand children across the North West will benefit from new schools to be constructed with significant financial support from the European Investment Bank.  The eleven new build schools will be built on existing school sites in Blackpool, Wigan, Birkenhead, Chester, Manchester and Stockport. 

EU News | Official News Release
European backing for 11 new schools in North West England
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Poor Government case for a £50 billion investment in HS2
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:48

The Government has not made a convincing case for HS2. It must do so before Parliament passes the Bill to enable the construction of the first stage of the railway to begin. This is the conclusion of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Select Committee, in a report published recently.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Poor Government case for a £50 billion investment in HS2
Scottish Government news
Improvements to PSO air routes
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:33

The next contract to run the Public Service Obligation (PSO) air routes from Glasgow to Campbeltown, Tiree and Barra will contain significant service improvements, Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay has announced.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Improvements to PSO air routes
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Future financial challenges for higher education
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:24

A review of university and college finances published by HEFCE concludes that the higher education sector in England was in sound overall financial health in 2013-14.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Future financial challenges for higher education
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Communities and Local Government Committee reports experiences over 2010-15 Parliament
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:23

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has published its final report of the 2010-15 Parliament, looking back at its work since 2010 and looking ahead to the next Parliament.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Communities and Local Government Committee reports experiences over 2010-15 Parliament
Department for Education news
PhD graduates offered up to £40,000 to work in the classroom
Department for Education
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:20

Applications are open for the 2-year Researchers in Schools training programme for PhD graduates.

Department for Education | Official News Release
PhD graduates offered up to £40,000 to work in the classroom
Ordnance Survey - English news
ORDNANCE SURVEY REACHES OPEN DATA MILESTONE
Ordnance Survey - English
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:16

The number of times OS OpenData has been downloaded since its April 2010 launch has now exceeded the one million mark.

Ordnance Survey - English | Official News Release
ORDNANCE SURVEY REACHES OPEN DATA MILESTONE
Ministry of Defence news
UK support to help thousands more victims of Cyclone Pam
Ministry of Defence
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:10

Further UK funds allocated to support organisations working in Vanuatu.

 

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK support to help thousands more victims of Cyclone Pam
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
UK and Norway: Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 16:05

The joint statement was issued by the British and Norwegian Prime Ministers on the North Sea Network (NSN) electricity interconnector.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
UK and Norway: Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity

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Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Evidence-based approach must be at heart of TTIP debate
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:53

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could bring significant benefits to the UK but the debate on the agreement is marked by ‘dog-whistle’ politics on each side, says a report from the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Evidence-based approach must be at heart of TTIP debate
Ministry of Justice news
Prisons seeking National Autistic Society help to improve support for prisoners
Ministry of Justice
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:33

The Ministry of Justice has taken a significant step to improve the rehabilitation support for prisoners with autism.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Prisons seeking National Autistic Society help to improve support for prisoners
Cabinet Office news
Government announces refreshed Talent Action Plan
Cabinet Office
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:25

New measures announced to help under-represented and disadvantaged groups succeed in the civil service.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Government announces refreshed Talent Action Plan
HM Revenue and Customs news
New fraud, error and debt measures will save taxpayer £2.6 billion a year
HM Revenue and Customs
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:20

A government report published yesterday sets out how new measures to tackle fraud and error will save the taxpayer £2.6 billion a year.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
New fraud, error and debt measures will save taxpayer £2.6 billion a year
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Ensure maximum return to good causes from society lotteries
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:17

In a report published Wednesday 25 March 2015, Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee says regulation of society lotteries should be changed to lift the burden on smaller lotteries and new lotteries starting up.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Ensure maximum return to good causes from society lotteries
Skills Funding Agency news
Vince Cable announces successful partners delivering £20m adult skills project to help mental health
Skills Funding Agency
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:15

The SFA has notified 62 Community learning providers they will receive a contract to pilot adult education courses.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
Vince Cable announces successful partners delivering £20m adult skills project to help mental health
EU News news
EC refers the UK to Court over poor waste water collection and treatment
EU News
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:10

The European Commission is referring the United Kingdom to Court over its failure to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in 17 agglomerations. In the EU, Member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water, as untreated water poses risks to human health, inland waters and the marine environment.

 

EU News | Official News Release
EC refers the UK to Court over poor waste water collection and treatment
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Pensions reform dogma exposes more savers to rip-off risk, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 15:05

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady commented on the publication yesterday (Thursday) of the final Retirement income market study report from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which warns that the government’s pensions reforms may expose savers to risks

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Pensions reform dogma exposes more savers to rip-off risk, says TUC
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Responding to austerity progress report: Gwent Police
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:48

In Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge, July 2014, HMIC judged Gwent as requiring improvement. 

 

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Responding to austerity progress report: Gwent Police
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Questions MoD must answer in planning next defence review (SDSR)
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:33

It is essential that an entirely fresh National Security Strategy (NSS) is created before consideration begins on the next SDSR according to the Defence Committee's report published Wednesday 25 March 2015.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Questions MoD must answer in planning next defence review (SDSR)
Information Commissioner's Office news
The Supreme Court’s judgment on Prince Charles’ letters – seven questions and answers
Information Commissioner's Office
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:25

The Supreme Court yesterday issued its ruling in a 10 year battle to get letters written by Prince Charles to ministers released to the public under the Freedom of Information Act.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
The Supreme Court’s judgment on Prince Charles’ letters – seven questions and answers
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Get people moving to improve nation's health
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:22

In a report published recently, looking at the impact of physical activity and diet on people’s health, the Health Committee concludes that there needs to be far greater emphasis on the benefits of physical activity and that this is independent of issues such as obesity.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Get people moving to improve nation's health
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Boost for firms as Small Business Act becomes law
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:20
Ofgem news
Ofgem encourages gas network companies to do more to tackle fuel poverty
Ofgem
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:15

Ofgem is calling on network companies to connect more customers to the gas grid, where it is the cheapest option for fuel poor consumers. This will help tackle fuel poverty, as gas consistently remains one of the least expensive sources of energy. 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem encourages gas network companies to do more to tackle fuel poverty
Economic and Social Research Council news
New research centres and large grants announced for 2015
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:10

The Economic and Social Research Council has announced over £24 million of funding for new centres and a large grant to build capacity in vital interdisciplinary research over the next five years.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
New research centres and large grants announced for 2015
Department for International Development news
UK support to help thousands more victims of Cyclone Pam
Department for International Development
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:05
AXELOS news
Essex County Council shows how improved IT Service Management can help local government overcome budget challenges
AXELOS
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 14:03

A focus on improving and refining IT Service Management (ITSM) through the adoption and adaption of ITIL® is helping local authorities to meet objectives despite continued financial pressures. A new case study, presented by AXELOS Global Best Practice, outlines how Essex County Council used ITIL to improve services while reducing costs.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Essex County Council shows how improved IT Service Management can help local government overcome budget challenges
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
On-the-runs scheme "questionably unlawful" and "distorted legal process"
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:48

In a major report published recently, the House of Commons' Northern Ireland Affairs Committee says the administrative scheme of "comfort letters" sent to "on-the-runs" (OTRs) should never have taken place in the manner in which it was developed and run, and its existence has distorted the process of justice.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
On-the-runs scheme "questionably unlawful" and "distorted legal process"
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC launch new Charter for International LGBT Solidarity
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:42

The TUC is today (Friday) launching a new Charter for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Solidarity.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC launch new Charter for International LGBT Solidarity
Department for Work and Pensions news
New fraud, error and debt measures will save taxpayer £2.6 billion a year
Department for Work and Pensions
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:25

A government report published yesterday sets out how new measures to tackle fraud and error will save the taxpayer £2.6 billion a year.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
New fraud, error and debt measures will save taxpayer £2.6 billion a year
Scottish Government news
Mixed news for farm incomes
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:20

The average incomes of Scottish farm businesses changed little between the 2012 and 2013 cropping years, with a fall of two per cent (£600) overall to an estimated £31,000. However, changes have been more marked across farming sectors.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Mixed news for farm incomes
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Women Offenders: Follow-up report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:17

In a report following up its previous work on women offenders, the Justice Committee concludes that positive steps are being made in meeting the needs of women offenders, including improving the support available to help them take responsibility and improve their lives, and says it is important that this is sustained by the next Government.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Women Offenders: Follow-up report published
10 Downing Street news
UK and Norway: Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity
10 Downing Street
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:15

The joint statement was issued by the British and Norwegian Prime Ministers on the North Sea Network (NSN) electricity interconnector.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
UK and Norway: Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
New era for Local CIO Council
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:10

Socitm welcomes two new appointees to the Local CIO Council (LCIOC): Chair Dylan Roberts (CIO - Leeds City Council) and Vice-chair Noelle Godfrey (Programme Director - Connecting Cambridgeshire and Head of Digital Infrastructure - Cambridgeshire County Council).

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
New era for Local CIO Council
EU News news
Latvian Presidency supports Earth Hour
EU News
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 13:05

On Saturday 28 March from 20:30 to 21:30 (local time according to time zone) the world will come together for Earth Hour during which individuals and organisations will have the opportunity to take a stand for an environmentally friendly lifestyle by symbolically switching off lights.  

EU News | Official News Release
Latvian Presidency supports Earth Hour
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Defra needs strong leadership and expertise to support UK environment and farming
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:44

MPs are concerned that the hollowing out of Defra has left the core Department less effective in persuading decision-makers in other government departments and Brussels to follow its agenda. Firm Ministerial leadership and sufficient in-house expertise is needed at the heart of Defra to ensure it can deliver its priorities effectively.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Defra needs strong leadership and expertise to support UK environment and farming
Ministry of Defence news
New recognition for Reserve and Regular military service
Ministry of Defence
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:28

Reserve forces will be rewarded for their commitment with a new post nominal award, while regulars may receive a new Long Service medal.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
New recognition for Reserve and Regular military service
Wales Office news
Wrexham construction contract signed
Wales Office
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:25

Construction work on a new prison in North Wales is set to be stepped up after the contract to build it was officially signed.

 

Wales Office | Official News Release
Wrexham construction contract signed
HM Treasury news
Banks agree protocol on branch closures
HM Treasury
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:20

High street banks, consumer groups and the government have signed up to an industry-wide agreement to minimise the impact of branch closures.

 

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Banks agree protocol on branch closures
Ofcom news
Ofcom announces priorities for 2015/16
Ofcom
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:15

Ofcom yesterday published its 2015/16 Annual Plan, outlining its strategy and work programme for the next financial year.

 

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom announces priorities for 2015/16
Department for Education news
Number of pupils regularly missing school falls to lowest level
Department for Education
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:10

New school attendance statistics show the number of persistent absentees is down by nearly 200,000 since 2010.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Number of pupils regularly missing school falls to lowest level
Scottish Government news
New Chair appointed to the Board of Scottish Water
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:10

The Deputy First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, John Swinney recently announced the appointment of Lady Susan Rice to succeed Ronnie Mercer as the new Chair of the Board of Scottish Water from June 1, 2015

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New Chair appointed to the Board of Scottish Water
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Report on the UK's opt-in Protocol published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:08

The House of Lords EU Committee has recently published a report urging the Government to abandon its unilateral approach to EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Report on the UK's opt-in Protocol published
Scottish Government news
People power
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 12:05

Projects as diverse as money advice, healthy eating clubs and grow your own gardens will receive funding to tackle poverty and inequalities.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
People power
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 11:25

Ms Judith Gough has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Ukraine.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Better intelligence and more strategic input needed in MOD decision making
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 11:20

Decision-making in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has become clearer in recent years but more needs to be done to improve the quality of information and strategic debate, and to allow disagreement in the system. “Decision Making in Defence Policy” is the Defence Select Committee's last report of this Parliament.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Better intelligence and more strategic input needed in MOD decision making
National Crime Agency news
NCA Director Trevor Pearce retires from law enforcement
National Crime Agency
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 11:15

NCA Director Trevor Pearce announced yesterday that he is to retire from the National Crime Agency.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
NCA Director Trevor Pearce retires from law enforcement
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Council Tax freeze has kept bills down for hardworking people
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 11:10

Average Council Tax bills in England have fallen in real-terms over the last five years, with almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of town halls taking up the government’s Council Tax freeze offer in 2015-16, Eric Pickles announced yesterday.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Council Tax freeze has kept bills down for hardworking people
Welsh Government news
Council Tax in Wales is significantly lower than in England
Welsh Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 11:05

Council Tax in Wales remains significantly lower than in England according to new figures published yesterday.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Council Tax in Wales is significantly lower than in England
Scottish Government news
Ferry fare cuts
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 10:33

Price reduction for remaining Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services routes.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Ferry fare cuts
HM Treasury news
£500k to help armed forces personnel access credit union services
HM Treasury
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 10:25

Government to provide £500,000 to help armed forces personnel access credit union services.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
£500k to help armed forces personnel access credit union services
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Whole of Government Accounts 2013-14
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 10:20

HM Treasury is improving the content of the Whole of Government Accounts, which shows the overall financial position of the UK public sector, and the document has been produced faster than ever.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Whole of Government Accounts 2013-14
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
The heat is on to ensure warmer, healthy homes for everyone
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 10:15
Office for National Statistics news
National Accounts changes: improvement to deflation of investment in software
Office for National Statistics
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 10:10

ONS has yesterday published an article setting out details of improvements to the deflation of investment in software in the UK National Accounts, which will be implemented in the 2015 Blue Book.

 

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
National Accounts changes: improvement to deflation of investment in software
EU News news
Presidency ready to negotiate with European Parliament on Market Stability Reserve
EU News
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 10:05

The Latvian Presidency has a mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal for a decision concerning the establishment and operation of a market stability reserve.

EU News | Official News Release
Presidency ready to negotiate with European Parliament on Market Stability Reserve
Transport for London news
Games-style communication for Road Modernisation Plan works
Transport for London
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 09:25

We have unveiled a 'Games-style' approach to keeping London's traffic flowing.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Games-style communication for Road Modernisation Plan works
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
UK's tourism industry needs stronger support in government
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 09:15

Reductions in VAT and Air Passenger Duty would offer better value for tourists. Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes report saying the central role of tourism in the economic activity and life of the country is not given sufficient recognition.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
UK's tourism industry needs stronger support in government
Insolvency Service news
3 directors disqualified for 24 years for breach of disqualification and failing to pay the Crown
Insolvency Service
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 09:10

Three directors of marketing service companies, Glenn Andrew Delaney, Robert John Shillaker and Gareth Donald Onions, have been disqualified for a combined total of 24 years for causing or allowing the companies to trade to the detriment of HM Revenue & Customs, including not paying taxes due.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
3 directors disqualified for 24 years for breach of disqualification and failing to pay the Crown
Care Quality Commission news
CQC inspectors publish reports on 43 more GP practices
Care Quality Commission
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 09:10

The Care Quality Commission has published a further 43 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected under its new approach.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
CQC inspectors publish reports on 43 more GP practices
Welsh Government news
Minister makes the case for innovative investment at major Infrastructure Financing event in Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 09:05

The Welsh Government’s investment in major infrastructure projects is driving economic growth, improving people’s skills and creating employment opportunities, the Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt said recently as she set out the Government’s £1.9 billion pipeline of innovative infrastructure investment.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister makes the case for innovative investment at major Infrastructure Financing event in Wales
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA response to CMS Committee report on tourism
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 08:40

Cllr Ian Stephens, Chair of the Local Government Association's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responded to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee report on tourism.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA response to CMS Committee report on tourism
Think Tanks news
RUSI - RLMH News - Marking the centenary of the First World War: Gallipoli
Think Tanks
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 08:35

The RUSI Library will be marking the centenary of the major events of the First World War by displaying items from our collections in the Library. The first of these events is Gallipoli.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
RUSI - RLMH News - Marking the centenary of the First World War: Gallipoli
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Banks agree protocol on branch closures
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 08:10

High street banks, consumer groups and the government have signed up to an industry-wide agreement to minimise the impact of branch closures.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Banks agree protocol on branch closures
Ministry of Justice news
Wrexham construction contract signed
Ministry of Justice
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 08:05

Construction work on a new prison in North Wales is set to be stepped up after the contract to build it was officially signed.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Wrexham construction contract signed
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA response to RSPH league table of 'unhealthiest' high streets
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 07:40

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chair of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responded to a Royal Society for Public Health league table of "unhealthiest" high streets.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA response to RSPH league table of 'unhealthiest' high streets
Think Tanks news
IFS - School spending per pupil in England protected to date; cuts of 7% or more possible in next parliament
Think Tanks
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 07:35

Overall current, or day-to-day, school spending in England has been remarkably well protected under the coalition government. Between 2010–11 and 2014–15, there has been a 0.6% real-terms increase in current spending per pupil, though capital spending has been cut by over one third in real-terms. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - School spending per pupil in England protected to date; cuts of 7% or more possible in next parliament
EU News news
Tax competition should be fair and transparent, says Parliament
EU News
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 07:10

Tackling tax evasion should be a top EU priority. EU countries and the European Commission should play a leading role in discussing how to fight tax fraud and aggressive tax planning in the OECD and other relevant fora, says Parliament in its resolution on tax, voted on Wednesday.

EU News | Official News Release
Tax competition should be fair and transparent, says Parliament
Scottish Government news
Scottish Fiscal Commission consultation
Scottish Government
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 07:05

Plan for Scottish Fiscal Commission to be given statutory powers.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Fiscal Commission consultation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unite welcomes call for public inquiry into construction industry ‘blacklisting’
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 27 March 2015 @ 00:09

The ‘damning’ report  by the Scottish Affairs Committee (SAC) calling for a public inquiry into construction industry ‘blacklisting’ echoes the call by Unite, the union, for such a wide-scale hearing.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Unite welcomes call for public inquiry into construction industry ‘blacklisting’

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