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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Simplifying the law of kidnapping and child abduction
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 16:25

The law relating to kidnapping, false imprisonment and child abduction is due for reform, according to the Law Commission.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Simplifying the law of kidnapping and child abduction
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK welcomes UN action to sanction Libyan terrorist groups
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 16:20

Foreign Secretary welcomes UN action taken to list two terrorist groups in Libya, underlining need to support UN-led mediation efforts.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK welcomes UN action to sanction Libyan terrorist groups
Office for National Statistics news
Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), November 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 16:15

There were 954,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a decrease of 12,000 from April to June 2014 and down 142,000 from a year earlier.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), November 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy efficiency in rural homes increases by almost 3000% in six months
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 16:09

People in rural areas living in draughty homes will be a lot cosier this winter thanks to government action.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Energy efficiency in rural homes increases by almost 3000% in six months
Home Office news
Home Office plans next stage of engagement with suppliers on ESN
Home Office
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 16:05

The Home Office yesterday announced it would be engaging with suppliers on detailed requirements for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN).

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Office plans next stage of engagement with suppliers on ESN
Welsh Government news
Cardiff’s children and young people cancer teams praised for their “fantastic work”
Welsh Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 15:30

Deputy Minister for Health Vaughan Gething has praised the “fantastic” work of the children and young people cancer teams based at the University Hospital of Wales yesterday (Wednesday 19th November).

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Cardiff’s children and young people cancer teams praised for their “fantastic work”
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Implementing reforms to civil legal aid
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 15:23

The MoJ is on track to make significant and quick reductions in its spending on civil legal aid. But it is less clear to what extent it has met its objective of targeting legal aid at those who need it most.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Implementing reforms to civil legal aid
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA opens consultation on consumer law advice for UK higher education providers
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 15:15

The CMA has yesterday opened a consultation on draft consumer law advice for UK higher education (HE) providers.

 

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA opens consultation on consumer law advice for UK higher education providers
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
LHCb observes two new baryon particles
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 15:10

Yesterday the collaboration for the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of two new particles in the baryon family.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
LHCb observes two new baryon particles
Department of Health news
Major investment in life sciences
Department of Health
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 15:05

New investment into life sciences announced alongside a review into how we develop medicines and medical technology.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Major investment in life sciences
FSCS news
Lower Iveagh Credit Union declared in default
FSCS
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 14:25

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is stepping in to protect nearly 440 members of Lower Iveagh Credit Union Limited (‘Lower Iveagh CU’) after it was wound up on 19 November 2014. The credit union is based near Belfast in Northern Ireland.

FSCS | Official News Release
Lower Iveagh Credit Union declared in default
Care Quality Commission news
Behind the headlines: Using information about general practices
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 14:20

The recent publication of first our ‘intelligent monitoring’ data of general practices generated a huge amount of interest from the public and from the media, with some claiming that we have stated that one in six surgeries are ‘failing’, and others criticising us for publishing this information at all.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Behind the headlines: Using information about general practices
Ofgem news
Ofgem makes it easier to compare supplier performance on resolving complaints
Ofgem
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 14:15

As of yesterday Ofgem will be publishing quarterly figures provided by energy suppliers showing how the six largest companies compare on resolving complaints. This will increase visibility of company performance.  

 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem makes it easier to compare supplier performance on resolving complaints
Insolvency Service news
Official Receiver to stop applying for release as trustee/liquidator
Insolvency Service
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 14:10

From 1 December 2014 the Official Receiver will no longer be applying for release as trustee or liquidator.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Official Receiver to stop applying for release as trustee/liquidator
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
The Lyon Declaration on access to information and development
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 14:05

Socitm has signed The Lyon Declaration in support of worldwide access to and the sharing of information to enable social development. The Declaration currently has over 400 signatories. It was drafted by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) with a number of strategic partners and was launched in summer 2014. 

 

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
The Lyon Declaration on access to information and development
Welsh Government news
Welsh Tax Powers - Purpose, Principles and Priorities published
Welsh Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 13:30

As Wales prepares for the devolution of tax and borrowing powers, the Finance and Government Business Minister has yesterday published a Welsh Government Treasury paper setting out its purpose, principles and priorities for the taxes to be devolved.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Tax Powers - Purpose, Principles and Priorities published
Skills Funding Agency news
Thousands inspired at The Skills Show 2014
Skills Funding Agency
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 13:25

The Skills Show provided inspiration and advice about future careers to almost 74,000 people at the NEC, Birmingham last week (13 to 15 November).

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
Thousands inspired at The Skills Show 2014
Met Office news
Volcanic ash - getting a clearer picture
Met Office
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 13:20

ZEUS, a device developed by the Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to improve our understanding of atmospheric volcanic ash distribution, has been fitted to a British Airways 747 aircraft.

Met Office | Official News Release
Volcanic ash - getting a clearer picture
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Parents talk about the benefits of sharing parental leave
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 13:15

Couples who have shared the care of their child in the first year after birth have had great experiences.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Parents talk about the benefits of sharing parental leave
National Ombudsmen news
Radical complaint handling drive initiated by leading health and social care organisations
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 13:10

Patients and service users have described their expectations for good complaint handling across health and social care in new research published today by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the Local Government Ombudsman and Healthwatch England.

 

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Radical complaint handling drive initiated by leading health and social care organisations
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary in Copenhagen to press for progress in Somalia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 13:05

Foreign Secretary urges Somalia’s leadership to resolve political differences and focus on security and stability.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary in Copenhagen to press for progress in Somalia
Care Quality Commission news
Information to be published soon on the use of cameras in care settings
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 12:30

Following our Public Board Meeting yesterday (Wednesday 19 November), it has been agreed in principle to publish information for providers, as well as for people who use services and their loved ones, about the use of covert or overt surveillance to monitor care.

 

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Information to be published soon on the use of cameras in care settings
National Crime Agency  news
£5m cocaine seizure at Yorkshire airfield
National Crime Agency
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 12:25

A pilot has been charged with conspiring to import class A drugs after 34 kilos of cocaine were seized at an airfield near Selby.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
£5m cocaine seizure at Yorkshire airfield
EU News news
The Court clarifies Member States’ obligations as regards respecting the limit values for nitrogen dioxide
EU News
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 12:19

When a Member State finds that the limit values cannot be respected before the deadline fixed by the Air Quality Directive and wishes to postpone that deadline for a maximum of five years, that Member State is required to make an application for the postponement of the deadline by drawing up an air quality plan demonstrating how those limits will be met before the new deadline.

 

EU News | Official News Release
The Court clarifies Member States’ obligations as regards respecting the limit values for nitrogen dioxide
Scottish Government news
Dairy Hub launch
Scottish Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 12:15

A one-stop shop offering Scotland’s dairy farmers information, advice and training has been officially launched by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Dairy Hub launch
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
New statistics show that gender pay gap has reduced to 19.1%
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 12:10

The gender pay gap has reduced further, according to new statistics released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
New statistics show that gender pay gap has reduced to 19.1%
Office for National Statistics news
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2014 Provisional Results
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 12:04

In April 2014 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £518, up 0.1% from £517 in 2013. This is the smallest annual growth since 1997, the first year for which ASHE data are available. Growth has been slower since the economic downturn, with the annual increase averaging around 1.4% per year between 2009 and 2014.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, 2014 Provisional Results
Department of Health news
Formal launch of MyNHS
Department of Health
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 11:25

New website will provide data on NHS performance and allow patients to compare care.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Formal launch of MyNHS
Welsh Government news
Welsh poultry owners urged to be vigilant to avian influenza
Welsh Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 11:15

Welsh poultry owners are being urged to be vigilant for signs of avian influenza following the outbreak in England.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh poultry owners urged to be vigilant to avian influenza
Department for Transport news
£5 million to support water rescue
Department for Transport
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 11:10

Transport Minister John Hayes yesterday (19 November 2014) announced £5 million funding to support the work of the life-saving charities that run rescue boats on rivers, lakes and other inland waterways.

 

Department for Transport | Official News Release
£5 million to support water rescue
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 11:05

Would you like to work in one of our world-leading science facilities? STFC is looking for engineers to deliver cutting-edge solutions to a range of exciting scientific challenges, in areas as diverse as supercomputing, neutron scattering and laser technology. 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition
Scottish Government news
Food Standards Scotland
Scottish Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:30

The Minister for Public Health yesterday announced the senior appointments to lead Food Standards Scotland.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Food Standards Scotland
Ordnance Survey - English news
Free digital mapping service for colleges
Ordnance Survey - English
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:25

Yesterday Ordnance Survey and Jisc – the charity that offers digital services and solutions to UK education and research – are set to release Digimap for Colleges. The secure, free and easy to use online mapping service supports further education (FE) institutions and staff, and aids students in their studies.

 

Ordnance Survey - English | Official News Release
Free digital mapping service for colleges
Homeless Link news
A missed opportunity to prevent youth homelessness
Homeless Link
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:25

Homeless Link calls for councils to take more action to address the high number of under 25s becoming homeless.

Homeless Link | Official News Release
A missed opportunity to prevent youth homelessness
Big Lottery Fund news
Reaching Communities delivers £22.8 million to 82 projects
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:20

As the National Lottery turns 20 this week, the Big Lottery Fund is awarding 82 projects in England a share of £22.8 million from its Reaching Communities programme to help communities and people most in need.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Reaching Communities delivers £22.8 million to 82 projects
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigation into 14 former and serving Staffordshire Police officers now complete
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:15

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into allegations against 14 former and serving Staffordshire Police officers is now complete, and the investigation report will be sent to the relevant police forces and police and crime commissioners in due course.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigation into 14 former and serving Staffordshire Police officers now complete
Ofcom news
Securing the future of digital terrestrial TV and mobile broadband
Ofcom
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:10

Ofcom has yesterday announced a decision to make valuable airwaves available for mobile broadband services, while securing the future of digital terrestrial TV.

 

Ofcom | Official News Release
Securing the future of digital terrestrial TV and mobile broadband
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
#BackClimateAction tweetathon
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 10:05

The UN, Microsoft and the WildlifeTrusts will be among a huge number of national and international organisations taking part in a global ‘tweetathon’ on climate change – and they want you to take part.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
#BackClimateAction tweetathon
Office for National Statistics news
Low Pay, April 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 09:25

Based on a new methodology which accounts for the apprentice National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate, there were 236,000 jobs with pay less than the NMW held by employees aged 16 and over in April 2014. This constituted 0.9% of UK employee jobs.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Low Pay, April 2014
Arts Council England news
We have launched Create: a new magazine championing the value of art and culture
Arts Council England
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 09:20

Recently we have published Create, a new journal looking at the value of arts and culture.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
We have launched Create: a new magazine championing the value of art and culture
National Audit Office Press Releases news
The Impact of Funding Reductions on Local Authorities
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 09:15

Local authorities have coped well with reductions in government funding, but some groups of authorities are showing clear signs of financial stress. 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
The Impact of Funding Reductions on Local Authorities
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Human rights resolution passed on DPRK
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 09:10

The UN General Assembly recently adopted a new resolution on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Human rights resolution passed on DPRK
Welsh Government news
Students’ award winning projects to join global showcase of innovative products at UK Investment Summit Wales 2014
Welsh Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 09:05

Creative, innovative and original award winning products developed by three Welsh students will take pride of place at this week’s UK Investment Summit Wales 2014 - highlighting the wealth of young talent in Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Students’ award winning projects to join global showcase of innovative products at UK Investment Summit Wales 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Deputy Prime Minister calls on businesses to revolutionise family friendly working
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 08:10

Nick Clegg is encouraging businesses to do more to support family friendly working as several major employers announce paternity packages for their staff.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Deputy Prime Minister calls on businesses to revolutionise family friendly working
Ministry of Defence news
Preferred bidder to run Defence Support Group announced
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 08:05

The MOD has yesterday announced the preferred bidder for the Defence Support Group’s land business as Babcock.

 

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Preferred bidder to run Defence Support Group announced
Information Commissioner's Office news
Scottish health board ordered to improve after people’s details left abandoned
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 07:09

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Grampian Health Board (NHS Grampian) to take action to make sure patients’ information is better protected. 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Scottish health board ordered to improve after people’s details left abandoned
Scottish Government news
Weekly earnings on the rise
Scottish Government
Thursday 20 November 2014 @ 07:05

Scotland has recorded the largest increase in median full-time weekly earnings across the UK over the year, according to figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Weekly earnings on the rise

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