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Cabinet Office news
New funding and powers to tackle abuse in the charity sector
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 17:19

David Cameron announced new funding for the Charity Commission to tackle abuse, including extremist activity, in the charity sector.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New funding and powers to tackle abuse in the charity sector
Department of Health news
Extra accident and emergency doctors recruited
Department of Health
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 17:15

260 more A&E doctors than last year have been recruited following an NHS recruitment drive.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Extra accident and emergency doctors recruited
Big Lottery Fund news
More quality time for dads and their children as Edinburgh charity expands
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 17:10

An Edinburgh based charity, providing some vital bonding time for dads and their children is set to expand, thanks to a Big Lottery Fund award of £287,096 announced today.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
More quality time for dads and their children as Edinburgh charity expands
Ministry of Defence news
More UK troops deploy to Sierra Leone
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 17:05

Around 150 British Army personnel left RAF Brize Norton this morning to add to the significant UK efforts to tackle Ebola.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
More UK troops deploy to Sierra Leone
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government responds to Daily Mail claims on Welsh NHS
Welsh Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 16:30

The Welsh Government has responded to the latest claims made in today’s Daily Mail regarding the Welsh NHS.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government responds to Daily Mail claims on Welsh NHS
Scottish Government news
Index of manufacturing exports for Scotland for the 2nd quarter of 2014
Scottish Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 16:30

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today announced the publication of the latest Index of Manufactured Exports for the second quarter of 2014.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Index of manufacturing exports for Scotland for the 2nd quarter of 2014
Ofgem news
Power cuts: a guide for consumers
Ofgem
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 16:25

Severe weather is currently forecast across Great Britain. Electricity distribution companies, who own and operate the local networks, are making preparations ahead of this weather.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Power cuts: a guide for consumers
EU News news
Antitrust: Commission settles RBS-JPMorgan cartel in derivatives based on Swiss franc LIBOR; imposes € 61.6 million fine on JPMorgan
EU News
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 16:20

The European Commission has found that two international banks, RBS and JP Morgan, participated in an illegal bilateral cartel aimed at influencing the Swiss franc Libor benchmark interest rate between March 2008 and July 2009. 

EU News | Official News Release
Antitrust: Commission settles RBS-JPMorgan cartel in derivatives based on Swiss franc LIBOR; imposes € 61.6 million fine on JPMorgan
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Boost for agricultural innovations in Wales from UK Government fund
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 16:10

Three organisations in Wales will benefit from a share of £5 million of funding from the UK Government

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Boost for agricultural innovations in Wales from UK Government fund
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Encouraging greater diversity in governing bodies
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 16:05

HEFCE’s January 2013 grant letter from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills highlighted the lack of diversity among institutional governing bodies, and the relatively low proportions of women, people from a black or minority ethnic group and disabled people in senior management positions in the higher education sector.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Encouraging greater diversity in governing bodies
Department for Work and Pensions news
Universal Credit: transforming the welfare state
Department for Work and Pensions
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:35

People are doing more to find work as Universal Credit begins to help people move into work more quickly.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Universal Credit: transforming the welfare state
Scottish Government news
Youth unemployment at six year low
Scottish Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:30

The number of young people unemployed in Scotland is at the lowest level for six years, figures published today reveal.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Youth unemployment at six year low
Care Quality Commission news
Better access to safe places in health-based settings for people experiencing a mental health crisis is crucial, urges CQC
Care Quality Commission
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:25

The Care Quality Commission has called for urgent action to continue to improve access to and the operation of health-based places of safety for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Better access to safe places in health-based settings for people experiencing a mental health crisis is crucial, urges CQC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI comments on Michael Moore's report on Europe
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:20

The CBI  commented on a report by Michael Moore, the former Scottish Secretary, called Doing Business Across Europe: A New Engagement, which was commissioned for the Government by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI comments on Michael Moore's report on Europe
Department for Education news
New support for public sector workers
Department for Education
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:15

Nick Clegg sets out new measures to help support public sector workers, including new initiatives for teachers and emergency staff.

Department for Education | Official News Release
New support for public sector workers
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
England risks missing recycling targets, warn MPs
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:10

The Government must act to increase recycling rates across England by 2020, say MPs today in a report of an inquiry triggered by Defra’s decision to step back from areas of waste management.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
England risks missing recycling targets, warn MPs
EU News news
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Honeywell and DuPont regarding cooperation on new refrigerant used in car air conditioning systems
EU News
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 15:05

The European Commission has informed Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) of its preliminary view that the cooperation they entered into in 2010, based on several agreements on the production of a new refrigerant for use in car air-conditioning systems (R-1234yf), may have limited its availability and technical development, in breach of EU antitrust rules. The sending of a statement of objections does not prejudge the final outcome of the investigation.

EU News | Official News Release
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Honeywell and DuPont regarding cooperation on new refrigerant used in car air conditioning systems
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government sets out its priorities for tackling climate change
Welsh Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 14:30

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant has yesterday set out the Welsh Government’s refreshed approach to climate change in Wales.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government sets out its priorities for tackling climate change
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Government sets up experts group to forge stronger links between supporters and professional football clubs
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 14:25

Supporters Direct, Government and football authorities all represented on group that will look at removing barriers to community-owned clubs and improving fan engagement.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Government sets up experts group to forge stronger links between supporters and professional football clubs
10 Downing Street news
New funding and powers to tackle abuse in the charity sector
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 14:15

David Cameron announced new funding for the Charity Commission to tackle abuse, including extremist activity, in the charity sector.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
New funding and powers to tackle abuse in the charity sector
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Socitm launches policy briefing to inform local digital debate in run up to election
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 14:10

Designed to inform debate in the run up to the next election, Socitm has launched a policy briefing on how local digital public services can best be delivered. 

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Socitm launches policy briefing to inform local digital debate in run up to election
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Smarter buying could save fire service millions
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 14:05

The fire and rescue service could save millions by improving the way it sources and purchases firefighting clothing and equipment.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Smarter buying could save fire service millions
Scottish Government news
Bankruptcies at lowest level in over six years
Scottish Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 13:30

The number of individual Scots made bankrupt is now at its lowest level since April 2008.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bankruptcies at lowest level in over six years
EU News news
Civil liberties MEPs vote on their preferences for EU data protection watchdog
EU News
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 13:05

Mr Giovanni Buttarelli was voted top candidate for the post of European Data Protection Supervisor by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday after three and a half hours of hearings on Monday evening. 

EU News | Official News Release
Civil liberties MEPs vote on their preferences for EU data protection watchdog
Scottish Government news
The art of charity
Scottish Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 12:30

An original artwork by Peter Howson which graced the First Minister’s 2013 charity Christmas card depicting the legend of Artaban is to be sold at a special auction event at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Thursday 30thOctober.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
The art of charity
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
The centre of government report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 12:25

Public Accounts Committee publishes The centre of government report HC 107, Session 2014-15.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
The centre of government report published
Innovate UK news
Success story - Preserving life at the margins
Innovate UK
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 12:20

Finding a ‘universal formula' that  keeps human organs and tissue stable and viable outside the body has been an elusive goal for over a century - despite the potentially life-saving benefits for patients requiring transplants and in medical research.  

 

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Success story - Preserving life at the margins
National Crime Agency  news
NCA seeks new cyber crime fighters to join elite team
National Crime Agency
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 12:15

The National Crime Agency has announced new opportunities for technical specialists and trained investigators to join the fight against some of the world’s most significant cyber criminals. 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
NCA seeks new cyber crime fighters to join elite team
Department for International Development news
Justine Greening and British Army medics fly to Sierra Leone
Department for International Development
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 12:10

International Development Secretary Justine Greening will depart from RAF Brize Norton yesterday [Tuesday 21 October] for Sierra Leone with around a hundred soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps as part of the UK’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

 

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Justine Greening and British Army medics fly to Sierra Leone
Welsh Government news
Consultation into Public Service Staff Commission opens
Welsh Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 12:05

Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews AM is putting workforce matters at the centre of the public service reform agenda by opening a consultation on the remit of a staff commission.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Consultation into Public Service Staff Commission opens
EU News news
Gas talks: Negotiations to be continued next week
EU News
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11:30

At yesterday's gas talks in Brussels, Vice-President Günther H. Oettinger, built on his Berlin proposals and presented ways to secure gas supplies to Europe and the Ukraine during the winter season.

EU News | Official News Release
Gas talks: Negotiations to be continued next week
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Terms of Reference for the Review of Television Licence
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11:25

Secretary of State, Sajid Javid publishes the Terms of Reference for the Review of Television Licence.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Terms of Reference for the Review of Television Licence
Transport for London news
War poems Underground
Transport for London
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11:20

Poems on the Underground has launched a new selection of verses commemorating the centenary of the First World War, exploring the themes of brotherhood and reconciliation.

Transport for London | Official News Release
War poems Underground
Land Registry news
September 2014 Transaction Data
Land Registry
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11:15

The data published on this page provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in September 2014.

Land Registry | Official News Release
September 2014 Transaction Data
Ministry of Justice news
Vulnerable girls to be protected from FGM
Ministry of Justice
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11:10

Vulnerable girls will be helped by new laws to tackle the scourge of female genital mutilation (FGM) which have been put forward recently (20 October 2014), Justice Minister Mike Penning has announced.

 

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Vulnerable girls to be protected from FGM
Cabinet Office news
Top 10 online-enabled frauds hitting British wallets to the tune of £670 million, with high emotional cost
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 11:05

51% of Britons have experienced an online crime: 'Don’t be a victim’ is theme for Get Safe Online Week 2014.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Top 10 online-enabled frauds hitting British wallets to the tune of £670 million, with high emotional cost
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Ensuring inclusive design in our public spaces
Department for Communities and Local Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 10:30

Stephen Williams met with key professional bodies, challenging them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Ensuring inclusive design in our public spaces
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office hosts Anti Slavery Day event
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 10:25

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay and Home Office Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime, Karen Bradley, mark Anti Slavery Day.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Office hosts Anti Slavery Day event
Scottish Government news
Salmon on the menu in Chile
Scottish Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 10:20

Scotland will be well represented this week at one of the world’s most important aquaculture events. 
 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Salmon on the menu in Chile
10 Downing Street news
Diwali 2014: David Cameron's reception speech
10 Downing Street
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 10:15

The Prime Minister welcomed British Hindus and Jains to a Downing Street reception to mark Diwali.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Diwali 2014: David Cameron's reception speech
National Archives news
Children to tell Tommies tales in our First World War competition
National Archives
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 10:10

We are launching Telling Tommies' tales, a competition open to primary school-aged children across the UK to discover and interpret some of the records in our First World War collection. 

National Archives | Official News Release
Children to tell Tommies tales in our First World War competition
EU News news
Speeding up development of Ebola treatments and vaccines
EU News
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 10:05

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) encourages developers of treatments or vaccines against Ebola to apply for orphan designation. Medicines with recognised orphan status have access to a range of incentives to stimulate development and facilitate placing on the market. This includes free scientific advice from EMA, fee waivers and 10 years ofmarket exclusivity once the medicine is authorised.

EU News | Official News Release
Speeding up development of Ebola treatments and vaccines
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Update on IPCC investigation into South Wales Police response prior to the death of Lisa Moller
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 09:25

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has served eight South Wales Police (SWP) officers with misconduct notices as part of its ongoing investigation into contact with Lisa Moller before her death.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Update on IPCC investigation into South Wales Police response prior to the death of Lisa Moller
Big Lottery Fund news
Young ambassadors to support young Scots with eating disorders
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 09:20

A unique support service helping hundreds of young Scots affected by an eating disorder is one of ten projects (21 OCT) yesterday shared over £496,000 from the Young Start fund.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Young ambassadors to support young Scots with eating disorders
Office for National Statistics news
Public Sector Finances, September 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 09:15

This statistical bulletin includes corrections to the previously published central government net cash requirement (CGNCR) for the period December 2012 to April 2014. These corrections were pre-announced on 15 October 2014. The largest correction is a reduction in CGNCR in March 2013 of £11.9 billion.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Public Sector Finances, September 2014
EU News news
Employment: Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion
EU News
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 09:10

More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.

EU News | Official News Release
Employment: Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion
Welsh Government news
LA promotion to attract more US TV and film production to Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 09:05

The drive to attract more high-end international film and TV drama production to Wales gets a boost this week with a major promotion in Los Angeles during UK Film and TV Week.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
LA promotion to attract more US TV and film production to Wales
Department for Work and Pensions news
Campaign says no compromise in crackdown on benefit fraud
Department for Work and Pensions
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 08:10

We've launched a major advertising campaign targeted at nearly 50 towns and cities across the country.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Campaign says no compromise in crackdown on benefit fraud
Ministry of Defence news
Surveillance missions over Syria confirmed
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 08:05

The Defence Secretary has announced that UK Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft will fly surveillance missions over Syria.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Surveillance missions over Syria confirmed
Home Office news
Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Panel members appointed
Home Office
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 07:10

The Panel will consider whether public bodies and non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children.

Home Office | Official News Release
Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: Panel members appointed
Scottish Government news
Thousands of businesses secure public sector contracts
Scottish Government
Wednesday 22 October 2014 @ 07:05

The number of public sector contract awards being won by Scottish companies through the Public Contracts Scotland portal has more than doubled from 6,000 to over 12,000 in two years, thanks to measures to simplify procurement processes.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Thousands of businesses secure public sector contracts

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