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Ministry of Defence news
Harmonising airworthiness article
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 16:25

Air Vice-Marshal Martin Clark, Director (Technical), MAA, reviews recent progress in harmonising military airworthiness.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Harmonising airworthiness article
Sport England news
Investing £5bn – how has it made a difference to you?
Sport England
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 16:20

We’re on the cusp of reaching a major milestone – our five billionth pound invested in supporting grassroots sports across England in the last 20 years – and we want to hear your stories of how that money has made a difference to you.

 

Sport England | Official News Release
Investing £5bn – how has it made a difference to you?
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Baroness Anelay addresses Human Rights Council in Geneva
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 16:15

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay's intervention at the Human Rights Council in Geneva covered human rights, sexual violence in conflict, modern slavery, Syria and Libya yesterday.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Baroness Anelay addresses Human Rights Council in Geneva
UK Trade & Investment news
Deals announced in Shanghai kick start drive for £150 million boost for UK
UK Trade & Investment
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 16:09

Partnerships between UK and China in film, TV, healthcare and tourism have been announced at the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai taking place 2 to 4 March 2015.

 

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Deals announced in Shanghai kick start drive for £150 million boost for UK
EU News news
Traffic offenders traceable across the EU
EU News
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 16:05

Rules for sharing information on traffic offences committed by drivers of foreign vehicles will apply to all EU countries from 2017.

EU News | Official News Release
Traffic offenders traceable across the EU
National Ombudsmen news
Man dies of blood clot following GPs failures
National Ombudsmen
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:52

A man died because of a blood clot in a vein after two GPs in Yorkshire failed to adequately assess him, an investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman found.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Man dies of blood clot following GPs failures
Scottish Government news
New build completions fall back from peak in previous quarter
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:47

A total of 3,316 new build homes were completed in Scotland between July and September 2014. This is down from the 4,620 completed in the previous quarter (April to June 2014) which had been the highest figure since the end of 2009.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New build completions fall back from peak in previous quarter
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Majority of businesses agree councils should be able to set business rates locally
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:40

More than two-thirds of UK businesses agree that councils should be able to set business rates locally in discussion with local businesses, a national poll revealed yesterday.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Majority of businesses agree councils should be able to set business rates locally
Think Tanks news
Policy Exchange - The police and the courts are turning a blind eye to property crime, warns Labour Mayoral candidate
Think Tanks
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:35

Three quarters of all crime committed is property crime yet victims have little faith in the criminal justice system, says Rt Hon David Lammy MP

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Policy Exchange - The police and the courts are turning a blind eye to property crime, warns Labour Mayoral candidate
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Industry backs government’s spaceport plans
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:32

A spaceport consultation outcome has been published, paving the way to make UK commercial spaceflight operations a reality.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Industry backs government’s spaceport plans

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CESG news
Certification of IA industry consultancy is changing
CESG
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:20

CESG is changing the way it certifies IA industry consultancy with plans to introduce a new cyber security consultancy scheme to replace the current CLAS scheme. 

CESG | Official News Release
Certification of IA industry consultancy is changing
10 Downing Street news
PM unveils tough new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:15

The Prime Minister will announce new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation at a landmark Downing Street summit.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM unveils tough new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Outsourcing public services is damaging for staff and service users, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:10

The outsourcing of public services provision to private providers has a detrimental impact on the workforce and a knock-on effect on the quality of care, says a new TUC report published today (Tuesday).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Outsourcing public services is damaging for staff and service users, says TUC
HM Treasury news
Financial services sector in Bristol hailed by Economic Secretary
HM Treasury
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 15:05

Economic Secretary hails Bristol’s financial services sector and takes part in Life Skills session at local school.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Financial services sector in Bristol hailed by Economic Secretary
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Council accepts findings of Bullfinch serious case review
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:56

Oxfordshire County Council accepts the findings of the serious case review into child sexual exploitation and apologises that the multi-agency child protection system failed to prevent horrific abuse of six girls.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Council accepts findings of Bullfinch serious case review
Welsh Government news
Further superfast broadband for Wrexham Industrial Estate
Welsh Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:52

Access to superfast broadband on Wrexham Industrial Estate is to be expanded as part of the Welsh Government’s Superfast Infill Project, which is bringing fast fibre broadband to areas not currently covered by Superfast Cymru or commercial roll-out.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Further superfast broadband for Wrexham Industrial Estate
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Price comparison websites must include deals from the whole market
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:40

Citizens Advice has recently called on Ofgem to make price comparison websites automatically show all of the deals available on the market.  

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Price comparison websites must include deals from the whole market
Think Tanks news
JRF RESPONSE TO PROPOSALS TO REDUCE THE BENEFIT CAP
Think Tanks
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:35

Helen Barnard Policy and Research Manager at JRF responds to Conservative plans to lower the benefits cap to £23,000

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF RESPONSE TO PROPOSALS TO REDUCE THE BENEFIT CAP
NHS England news
NHS Code4Health programme will improve digital literacy for clinicians
NHS England
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:25

NHS England is supporting frontline staff and healthcare professionals to develop apps and other digital tools to become the centrepiece of an unprecedented initiative to harness the information revolution and make a real difference to patient care.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS Code4Health programme will improve digital literacy for clinicians
EU News news
New GMO rules get final Council approval
EU News
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:20

New EU rules allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory were formally adopted by the Council on 2 March 2015.  They will enter into force 20 days following their publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
New GMO rules get final Council approval
Scottish Government news
Emergency Department Weekly Activity and Waiting Times in Scotland: Week Ending 22nd February 2015
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:15

On the 17th February the Chief Statistician confirmed that weekly Accident and Emergency (A&E) statistics would be published each Tuesday from the 3rd March onwards. This was to ensure that the public can have access to accurate, high quality and timely statistics.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Emergency Department Weekly Activity and Waiting Times in Scotland: Week Ending 22nd February 2015
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Deals announced in Shanghai kick start drive for £150 million boost for UK
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:10

Partnerships between UK and China in film, TV, healthcare and tourism have been announced at the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Deals announced in Shanghai kick start drive for £150 million boost for UK
Innovate UK news
Micro SMEs: advice and support from business leaders
Innovate UK
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 14:05

UK micro SMEs in sustainability will get a rare chance to access expert advice on getting innovative ideas to mainstream markets this June.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Micro SMEs: advice and support from business leaders
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Serious Case Review into Child Sexual Exploitation in Oxfordshire: from the experiences of Children A, B, C, D, E, and F
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:52

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) has today (03 March 2015) published the independent serious case review (SCR) it commissioned in 2012 into the services provided to the victims of the seven men, convicted in 2013, of 59 offences of child sexual exploitation. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Serious Case Review into Child Sexual Exploitation in Oxfordshire: from the experiences of Children A, B, C, D, E, and F
Scottish Government news
Bid to develop empty properties
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:46

Towns will be able to bid for new funding to help them find ways to develop empty and underused properties in their areas, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bid to develop empty properties
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Citizens Advice responds to Royal Mail price changes
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:40

As Royal Mail announces the latest changes to prices for stamps, parcels and Redirection service, Citizens Advice has expressed concern that prices have once again risen above inflation. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Citizens Advice responds to Royal Mail price changes
Think Tanks news
CIVITAS - Costs of EU membership should be fully audited prior to UK renegotiation
Think Tanks
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:35

Senior MP Brian Binley writes that full membership is "too costly" and unnecessary

Think Tanks | Official News Release
CIVITAS - Costs of EU membership should be fully audited prior to UK renegotiation
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Help for small firms by stopping procurement red-tape
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:25

The government has unveiled plans to reduce the costly gold-plating of procurement in local government.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Help for small firms by stopping procurement red-tape
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI welcomes reform of Executive Departments
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:20

CBI responds to the First Minister’s statement on the reform of Executive Departments in Northern Ireland.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI welcomes reform of Executive Departments
Care Quality Commission news
New agreement with Monitor to deliver better patient care
Care Quality Commission
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:15

The Care Quality Commission and Monitor have agreed to strengthen information sharing for the benefit of patients and to more effectively deliver their role.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
New agreement with Monitor to deliver better patient care
Home Office news
Sham marriage clampdown represents biggest shake-up in a generation
Home Office
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:10

The latest clampdown on sham marriages means that, from 2 March, the notice period for marriage and civil partnership will be extended from 15 days to 28 days.

Home Office | Official News Release
Sham marriage clampdown represents biggest shake-up in a generation
EU News news
How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets?
EU News
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 13:05

The Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the European Council in June 2010, aims at establishing a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.

EU News | Official News Release
How is the European Union progressing towards its Europe 2020 targets?
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC finds good take-up of new auditor reporting requirements
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:51

Take-up of new requirements for extended auditor’s reports has been positive; many auditors have made quite radical changes that go beyond the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) new requirements, first announced in 2013. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC finds good take-up of new auditor reporting requirements
Welsh Government news
Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
Welsh Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:43

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews will today lead the debate in the National Assembly for Wales as Assembly Members vote on the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Assembly to vote on landmark Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
Think Tanks news
Almost 150 addicts to every rehab bed in England, warns CSJ
Think Tanks
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:35

Effective addiction treatment remains preserve of the wealthy and lucky few, says Centre for Social Justice launching its manifesto for 2015

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Almost 150 addicts to every rehab bed in England, warns CSJ
Ministry of Defence news
Industry backs government’s spaceport plans
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:33

A spaceport consultation outcome has been published, paving the way to make UK commercial spaceflight operations a reality.

 

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Industry backs government’s spaceport plans
Transport for London news
Celebrating a century of creative women
Transport for London
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:25

A series of historical transport posters created by women are now on display at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Celebrating a century of creative women
Innovate UK news
£4 million funding to enhance user experience in retail
Innovate UK
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:20

Knowing your customer is one of the best ways to improve products and services, and increase sales and profits.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
£4 million funding to enhance user experience in retail
National Crime Agency  news
Law enforcement nationwide helping people and businesses to guard against cyber crime
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:15

The NCA and police, together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, are this week carrying out a range of activity to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime.

 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Law enforcement nationwide helping people and businesses to guard against cyber crime
Department for Education news
Record number of children adopted by LGBT families
Department for Education
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:10

Minister thanks lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community for ‘selfless dedication’ to vulnerable children.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Record number of children adopted by LGBT families
Scottish Government news
£70 million for first time buyers
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 12:05

£70 million will be invested in a scheme to help eligible first-time buyers on low to moderate incomes buy a home, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£70 million for first time buyers
Scottish Government news
Bank fines to help Fire Service families
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:53

Fire Service Family Support Trust to benefit from £200,000 funding.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bank fines to help Fire Service families
EU News news
Leading by Example: EDPS Strategy 2015-2019
EU News
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:47

The new European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has unveiled his Strategy for 2015-2019 to senior representatives of the EU institutions. 

EU News | Official News Release
Leading by Example: EDPS Strategy 2015-2019
Department for Transport news
New powers to tackle drug driving
Department for Transport
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:25

A new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers came in to effect yesterday in England and Wales.

 

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New powers to tackle drug driving
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA consults on redress in competition cases
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:19

The CMA has yesterday opened a consultation on draft guidance on its power to approve redress schemes offered in competition cases.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA consults on redress in competition cases
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Education Committee Backs Greater Access to STEM in Schools
Northern Ireland Assembly
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:15

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education brought forward a plenary motion yesterday calling on the Education Minister to support the full implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects on the Northern Ireland curriculum.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Education Committee Backs Greater Access to STEM in Schools
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA publishes final rules for charges in workplace pension schemes
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has yesterday confirmed final rules which will require firms operating workplace pension schemes to implement a charge cap for default funds used for automatic enrolment.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA publishes final rules for charges in workplace pension schemes
Welsh Government news
Bill a chance to provide the Wales We Want for our future generations
Welsh Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 11:05

The Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant has yesterday welcomed a report looking at how a pioneering Welsh Government Bill can best set the platform for a Wales fit for future generations.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Bill a chance to provide the Wales We Want for our future generations
Scottish Government news
National roll-out for sign language interpreting service
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 10:38

A nationwide roll-out of a new online interpreting service will allow deaf people across Scotland to use sign language to contact public sector services.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
National roll-out for sign language interpreting service
HM Treasury news
Infrastructure package for the south-west announced by Danny Alexander
HM Treasury
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 10:25

South-west infrastructure package will see the government focusing on improving the region’s road, rail and businesses.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Infrastructure package for the south-west announced by Danny Alexander
Monitor news
Local people get a greater say in healthcare as Monitor authorises 2 new foundation trusts
Monitor
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 10:20

Over 2 and a half million people across England will have a greater say in the running of healthcare services in hospital and in their communities.

Monitor | Official News Release
Local people get a greater say in healthcare as Monitor authorises 2 new foundation trusts
Arts Council England news
Museums economic impact report published as we announce £17.5 million of new investment in English museums
Arts Council England
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 10:15

108 organisations have been successful in the latest round of the Museum resilience fund, on the day we publish a report which finds English museums contribute £1.45 billion to the national economy. 

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Museums economic impact report published as we announce £17.5 million of new investment in English museums
UK Trade & Investment news
UK and Mexico celebrate closer economic and academic ties during Mexico State Visit
UK Trade & Investment
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 10:10

Trade between the UK and Mexico is enjoying double-digit growth, with bilateral trade in 2013 at £3.3 billion, up by 15% compared to 2012.

 

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
UK and Mexico celebrate closer economic and academic ties during Mexico State Visit
Transport for London news
Safer lorry designs unveiled
Transport for London
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 09:25

New, safer designs for construction vehicles were on show last week as part of efforts to improve road safety and better protect cyclists and pedestrians.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Safer lorry designs unveiled
BCS news
BCS publishes comprehensive introduction to agile principles
BCS
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 09:20

Agile practice has transformed the way organisations carry out business and respond to change. To be successful, an agile mindset needs to be adopted throughout an organisation, not just within the IT team, according to the latest book to be published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

 

BCS | Official News Release
BCS publishes comprehensive introduction to agile principles
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Government rejects diesel tax increases but will consider emission zones
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 09:15

The Government has rejected the Committee's recommendation to rebalance taxes on diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution, but will consider whether a national network of low emission zones could be included as part of its Air Quality plans due to be submitted to the European Commission at the end of this year.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Government rejects diesel tax increases but will consider emission zones
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA and DWP publish call for evidence on transaction costs
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 09:10

A joint call for evidence on the disclosure of transaction cost information for workplace pension schemes has been published.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA and DWP publish call for evidence on transaction costs
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government and GPC Wales agree new GP contract for Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 09:05

A new two-year contract to cut out more red tape from GPs’ workloads in Wales has been agreed by the Welsh Government and GPC Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government and GPC Wales agree new GP contract for Wales
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
UK and Mexico celebrate closer economic and academic ties during Mexico State Visit
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 08:10

Trade between the UK and Mexico is enjoying double-digit growth, with bilateral trade in 2013 at £3.3 billion, up by 15% compared to 2012.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
UK and Mexico celebrate closer economic and academic ties during Mexico State Visit
Ministry of Defence news
Army medic receives Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 08:05

Corporal Ben Spittle, of the Royal Army Medical Corps Army Reserve, has been recognised in the latest Operational Awards and Honours.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Army medic receives Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Have your say about the future of policing
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 07:10

On Thursday 5 March 2015, HMIC will hold a debate with a group of experts from across the police service to examine the fundamental aspects of how policing is organised and resourced.

 

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Have your say about the future of policing
Scottish Government news
Liquor Licensing Statistics 2013-14
Scottish Government
Tuesday 03 March 2015 @ 07:05

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has yesterday released Liquor licensing statistics Scotland 2013-14. This is being released as a web table showing information on premises and personal licences in force, applications, reviews/proceedings as well as numbers of licensing standards officers employed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Liquor Licensing Statistics 2013-14

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