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Department for Transport news
New high speed rail college to be in Birmingham and Doncaster
Department for Transport
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 15:20

The home of the new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New high speed rail college to be in Birmingham and Doncaster
Ministry of Defence news
Defence Secretary announces plans to better recognise reserves
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 15:15

The Defence Secretary has today announced his intention for new recognition of the contribution reservists make to our armed forces.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Defence Secretary announces plans to better recognise reserves
EU News news
Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015
EU News
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 15:10

Extra funds should be added to the EU’s 2015 budget for growth and jobs policies, education, including the EU's Erasmus+ student mobility programme, and EU humanitarian and support work in war-stricken zones, said the Budgets Committee in votes on Monday and Tuesday. 

EU News | Official News Release
Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Above inflation rise for National Minimum Wage
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 15:05

More than 1 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Above inflation rise for National Minimum Wage
Welsh Government news
Tourism Awards extended as Wales enjoys Indian Summer
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 14:30

The deadline for the National Tourism Awards for Wales has been extended as tourism businesses request more time to deal with an unexpected prolonged peak season.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Tourism Awards extended as Wales enjoys Indian Summer
Insolvency Service news
Ex-Rangers chairman Craig Whyte disqualified as a director for 15 years
Insolvency Service
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 14:25

Craig Whyte, the ex-director of the former The Rangers Football Club plc in Scotland, has been disqualified as a director for the maximum tariff of 15 years, for failing to avoid conflict of interest in the running of the club, following proceedings brought by the Insolvency Service.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Ex-Rangers chairman Craig Whyte disqualified as a director for 15 years
Care Quality Commission news
"New inspection regime will drive up standards and promote improvement", says Chief Inspector of General Practice
Care Quality Commission
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 14:20

Commenting on a pre-recorded interview with Sky News, Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, said: "Where practices give cause for concern the main priority is for those practices to improve and the new special measures regime is designed to direct practices to improvement and give them time to improve."

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
"New inspection regime will drive up standards and promote improvement", says Chief Inspector of General Practice

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Scottish Government news
Forced marriage legislation
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 14:15

As of yesterday (30 September) it will be a criminal offence to force someone into marriage in Scotland as new legislation is enacted.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Forced marriage legislation
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 14:10

The conference aims to get countries and other international donors to pledge beds, medical staff and money to help end Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Further substantial increases needed to national minimum wage, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 14:05

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on the new national minimum wage (NMW) rates that come into force today (Wednesday).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Further substantial increases needed to national minimum wage, says TUC
Welsh Government news
Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 13:30

Presenting the ‘Priorities for Wales’ Draft Budget, Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance & Government Business, yesterday announced £425m of extra funding to the Welsh NHS in this year and next, in order to deliver high quality, sustainable health services.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
Department for Education news
35 new free schools providing more than 22,000 places announced
Department for Education
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 13:25

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has yesterday approved 35 new free school applications, creating more than 22,000 additional school places for children across England.

 

Department for Education | Official News Release
35 new free schools providing more than 22,000 places announced
Scottish Government news
Scotland’s NHS treats more patients
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 13:20

More older people are being supported to stay at home, avoiding unnecessary emergency hospital stays.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland’s NHS treats more patients
Department of Health news
Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference
Department of Health
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 13:15

The conference aims to get countries and other international donors to pledge beds, medical staff and money to help end Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference
Ministry of Defence news
RAF conducts first air strikes of Iraq mission
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 13:10

This action is part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi government.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
RAF conducts first air strikes of Iraq mission
EU News news
Credit rating agencies: Commission adopts Regulatory Technical Standards to implement stricter new rules
EU News
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 13:05

The European Commission has adopted three Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) needed to implement key provisions of the Regulation on Credit Rating Agencies.

EU News | Official News Release
Credit rating agencies: Commission adopts Regulatory Technical Standards to implement stricter new rules
Office for National Statistics news
Consumer Trends, Q2 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 12:25

In Q2 2014, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.6% (£1.5 billion).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Consumer Trends, Q2 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Major reform of intellectual property comes into force
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 12:20

New measures that will modernise the intellectual property framework come into force today 1 October 2014.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Major reform of intellectual property comes into force
Wales Office news
Above inflation rise for National Minimum Wage
Wales Office
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 12:15

More than 100,000 of Wales’s lowest paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage rates come into force across Britain.

Wales Office | Official News Release
Above inflation rise for National Minimum Wage
10 Downing Street news
Kennedy Memorial Trust appointments
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 12:10

The Prime Minister has appointed Stephanie Flanders and Professor Fiona Macpherson as Trustees of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Kennedy Memorial Trust appointments
Ministry of Justice news
Inheritance laws simplified
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 12:05

New laws simplifying what happens when someone dies without leaving a will come into effect today, Wednesday 1 October 2014.

 

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Inheritance laws simplified
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - Ceredigion Council has developed a corporate performance culture which is helping to drive the necessary improvements to its services
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 11:40
Ofcom news
Ageas fined for making abandoned calls
Ofcom
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 11:25

Ageas Retail Limited, a specialist insurer to the over 50s, has today been fined by Ofcom for making abandoned calls.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ageas fined for making abandoned calls
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Commission appoints new members to its Disability Committee
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 11:20

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has appointed seven new members to its Disability Committee to steer its crucial work to tackle discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Commission appoints new members to its Disability Committee
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE recommends the Elecsys troponin T high-sensitive assay and the ARCHITECT STAT high-sensitivity troponin I assay for faster assessment of heart attacks
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 11:15

New diagnostics guidance from NICE recommends 2 new high-sensitivity troponin tests - the Elecsys troponin T high-sensitive assay (Roche Diagnostics) and the ARCHITECT STAT high-sensitivity troponin I assay (Abbott Diagnostics) - to help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks.

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE recommends the Elecsys troponin T high-sensitive assay and the ARCHITECT STAT high-sensitivity troponin I assay for faster assessment of heart attacks
Department for International Development news
Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference
Department for International Development
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 11:10

The conference aims to get countries and other international donors to pledge beds, medical staff and money to help end Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone conference
Welsh Government news
Clam’s Cakes has the recipe for success as it heads for £1m turnover
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 11:05

Clam’s Cakes – which operates in a niche market supplying hand made cakes to independent outlets throughout the UK – is on target to hit the £1m turnover mark this year following a move into larger premises in Ebbw Vale.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Clam’s Cakes has the recipe for success as it heads for £1m turnover
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 10:40

British businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries are among the first UK firms committing to responsible forest trade to help end deforestation around the world with a shift to 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction
EU News news
Second Ministerial Conference of the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online
EU News
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 10:25

The Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online has been up and running since 2012. Concrete goals have been set and additional countries have joined forces, but the fight to eradicate the online exploitation of children is far from complete.

EU News | Official News Release
Second Ministerial Conference of the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Annual procurement survey results
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 10:20

HEFCE has received the results of the most recent Efficiency Measurement Model survey, through which universities report on the efficiencies achieved through improved procurement methods.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Annual procurement survey results
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Nursing and Midwifery Council ‘freeze the fee’ cheque cutting protest
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 10:15

A ‘freeze the fee’ cheque cutting protest will meet members of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), as they gather to decide whether to increase the registration fee by 20 per cent today (Wednesday 1 October).

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Nursing and Midwifery Council ‘freeze the fee’ cheque cutting protest
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Prime Minister appoints Lord King as Trustee of National Gallery
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 10:10

Lord King of Lothbury, KG, GBE, FBA appointed as a Trustee of the National Gallery for the 5 years to 21 September 2019.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Prime Minister appoints Lord King as Trustee of National Gallery
Scottish Government news
Housing Minister welcomes continued fall in homelessness
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 10:05

Number of homeless people and those applying for homelessness assistance falls.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Housing Minister welcomes continued fall in homelessness
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA welcomes new road safety manager to its lifesaving team
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 09:40

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has welcomed a new road safety manager for England to its team who will help deliver the charity’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries.  

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA welcomes new road safety manager to its lifesaving team
Innovate UK news
Success story - The SwiftKey to business success
Innovate UK
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 09:25

One of the key challenges for innovators is turning their bright idea into a commercially viable product. Early grant funding and support from Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, helped two friends build a working prototype of their touchscreen keyboard app that predicts what users will write.

 

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Success story - The SwiftKey to business success
Big Lottery Fund news
Lottery backing to improve mental health peer support
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 09:20

Big Lottery Fund has awarded over £3.2 million to the mental health charity Mind to pilot a new approach to delivering high quality peer support within the mental health sector in England.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Lottery backing to improve mental health peer support
Office for National Statistics news
National Accounts and Balance of Payments changes: New data consistent with Blue and Pink Books published
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 09:15

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has yesterday released new National Accounts and Balance of Payments data, consistent with the 2014 Blue and Pink Books, up to Q2 2014.

 

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
National Accounts and Balance of Payments changes: New data consistent with Blue and Pink Books published
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK Minister welcomes start of Libya peace talks.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 09:10

Tobias Ellwood MP, Minister for North Africa, welcomes UN-led peace talks and underlines need for ceasefire and start of political dialogue in Libya.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK Minister welcomes start of Libya peace talks.
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government and Welsh Liberal Democrats: Joint Statement on Two-Year Budget agreement
Welsh Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 09:05

With a focus on supporting children and young people and early intervention, the Welsh Government and the Welsh Liberal Democrats have yesterday reached a ground-breaking multi-million pound two-year agreement to ensure stability for the people of Wales in these challenging financial times.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government and Welsh Liberal Democrats: Joint Statement on Two-Year Budget agreement
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Cost of tackling obesity set to rise by tens of millions for councils
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 08:40

The cost to council taxpayers of tackling obesity is set to rise by tens of millions of pounds in just one year, according to new figures released by local government leaders.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Cost of tackling obesity set to rise by tens of millions for councils
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Cost of tackling obesity set to rise by tens of millions for councils
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 08:40

The cost to council taxpayers of tackling obesity is set to rise by tens of millions of pounds in just one year, according to new figures released by local government leaders.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Cost of tackling obesity set to rise by tens of millions for councils
Department for Communities and Local Government news
New Right to Build areas at forefront of helping aspiring self-builders
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 08:10

Eleven areas across the country to benefit from the government-backed opportunity, under plans announced by Brandon Lewis.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
New Right to Build areas at forefront of helping aspiring self-builders
Ministry of Defence news
Army's eye-in-the-sky takes flight in Afghanistan
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 08:05

The British Army's next generation of unmanned air system (UAS), Watchkeeper, is now fully operational in Afghanistan.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Army's eye-in-the-sky takes flight in Afghanistan
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD publishes new study on migration and the UK labour market
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 07:40

Report finds growing businesses are engaging migrant labour for their experience and commitment, but also more likely to offer job entry opportunities in their local communities

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD publishes new study on migration and the UK labour market
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
British Transport Police custody – generally positive
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 07:10

Practice varied across British Transport Police custody suites, but overall detainees were properly cared for, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
British Transport Police custody – generally positive
Scottish Government news
Help for vulnerable Scots
Scottish Government
Wednesday 01 October 2014 @ 07:05

More than half a million low income households in Scotland continue to be protected from UK Government cuts to Council Tax Benefit, Finance Secretary John Swinney said yesterday.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Help for vulnerable Scots

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