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Office for National Statistics news
Business Investment, Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014 Revised Results
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 17:10

The estimates in this release are short-term indicators of investment in assets, such as dwellings, transport equipment, machinery, buildings and intangible assets. This release covers not only business investment, but asset breakdowns of total gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), of which business investment is a component

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Business Investment, Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014 Revised Results
Scottish Government news
Cancer waiting times fall
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 17:05

Waiting times for cancer treatment continue to improve, figures released today show.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Cancer waiting times fall
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils set out employment and skills devolution offer
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:40

It found the low skilled will lose out the most as 9.2 million people will chase only 3.7 million lower-skilled jobs, with similar consequences for people with intermediate skills. A shortage of higher skilled people will also damage growth.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils set out employment and skills devolution offer
Scottish Government news
Emergency Department Weekly Activity and Waiting Times in Scotland: Week Ending 22nd March 2015
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:37
Electoral Commission news
Exclusive Gogglebox partnership for Electoral Commission latest ad campaign
Electoral Commission
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:25

The Electoral Commission and Channel 4 recently announced an exclusive ad campaign starring the young cast of Gogglebox, Channel 4’s Friday night hit series. The bespoke 30 second ad launched on Friday 27 March 2015 during an ad break in Gogglebox from 9pm.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Exclusive Gogglebox partnership for Electoral Commission latest ad campaign
Ministry of Defence news
UK works with France to defeat threat of underwater mines
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:20

The MOD and its French counterpart have committed more than £17m to design a new system to improve how the Royal Navy tackles underwater mines.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK works with France to defeat threat of underwater mines
Cabinet Office news
Further progress made on open standards
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:15

A number of departments are now starting to publish in open formats and major software providers are improving their support.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Further progress made on open standards
Skills Funding Agency news
‘Find an apprenticeship’ service live from May
Skills Funding Agency
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:10

New ‘Find an apprenticeship’ system will be National Apprenticeship Service’s sole search facility for apprenticeship vacancies from May.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
‘Find an apprenticeship’ service live from May
techUK news
Consumer Rights Act & Digital Content
techUK
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 16:05

The Act introduces a range of new rights for consumers including replacement rights for faulty digital content.

techUK | Official News Release
Consumer Rights Act & Digital Content
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Three-quarters of MPs support the protection of adult social care funding
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:45

Three-quarters of MPs agree that adult social care funding from government should be protected in a similar way to the NHS for the next five years.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Three-quarters of MPs support the protection of adult social care funding
Welsh Government news
University and Hospital show Minister how Invest to Save is helping them deliver more efficient services
Welsh Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:38

The Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt today (31 March) visits Cardiff Metropolitan University and Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr to see how the Invest to Save scheme is helping public service organisations across Wales deliver services more efficiently.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
University and Hospital show Minister how Invest to Save is helping them deliver more efficient services
Think Tanks news
Policy Exchange - British troops can’t win if human rights law replaces Geneva Conventions on the battlefield
Think Tanks
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:35

Report calls for Britain to suspend the ECHR during periods of future conflicts - and for the Geneva Conventions to be the standard that guides the UK military in combat situations

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Policy Exchange - British troops can’t win if human rights law replaces Geneva Conventions on the battlefield
Office for National Statistics news
Balance of Payments, Quarter 4 and Annual 2014
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:25

The United Kingdom’s (UK) current account deficit was £25.3 billion in Quarter 4 2014, down from a revised deficit of £27.7 billion in Quarter 3 2014. The deficit in Quarter 4 2014 equated to 5.6% of GDP at current market prices, down from 6.1% in Quarter 3 2014

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Balance of Payments, Quarter 4 and Annual 2014
EU News news
Factsheet on EU security measures in civil airliners
EU News
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:20

What are the current rules on the minimum crew members required in the cockpit?     

EU News | Official News Release
Factsheet on EU security measures in civil airliners
Scottish Government news
Bird of prey crime maps
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:15

The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland has decreased from 23 in 2013 to 19 in 2014, according to the latest bird of prey crime maps published today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bird of prey crime maps
Department for Education news
Nick Gibb: the importance of phonics
Department for Education
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:10

School Reform Minister Nick Gibb addresses the Reading Reform Foundation Conference recently.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Nick Gibb: the importance of phonics
Innovate UK news
Government cash boost for software developers
Innovate UK
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 15:05

The government has invested nearly £500,000 to support small software developers to produce new and innovative ways to use data to tackle health and social care problems through the Midata Programme.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Government cash boost for software developers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Pre-pay energy customers get a second rate service, says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:40
Scottish Government news
Decline in homelessness
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:37

The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland is falling, according to official statistics published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Decline in homelessness
Think Tanks news
IFS - Would Labour increase taxes by over £3,000 for every working household?
Think Tanks
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:35

The Conservative Party have claimed that under Labour there would be a £3,028 tax rise for every working household. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Would Labour increase taxes by over £3,000 for every working household?
Food Standards Agency news
Extension to the UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published
Food Standards Agency
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:25

The UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan (MANCP) has been extended to the end of March 2016. The Food Standards Agency has recently published the updated version of the MANCP.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Extension to the UK Multi-Annual National Control Plan published
Office for National Statistics news
Quarterly National Accounts, Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:20

UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.6% between Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2014 and Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014, revised up 0.1 percentage points from the previous estimate of GDP published 26 February 2015.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Quarterly National Accounts, Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014
Insolvency Service news
Undrawn pension entitlements: Summary of guidance for insolvency practitioners and debt advisors.
Insolvency Service
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:15

This news item gives a summary of guidance which has been issued to official receivers and DRO intermediaries on how to deal with undrawn pension entitlements in the light of the decision in Horton v Henry [2014] EWHC 4209 (Ch).

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Undrawn pension entitlements: Summary of guidance for insolvency practitioners and debt advisors.
Home Office news
Appeal filter completes reform of extradition arrangements
Home Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:10

A change in law which will stop people frustrating the extradition process by ensuring only genuine appeals are heard will come into effect next month.

Home Office | Official News Release
Appeal filter completes reform of extradition arrangements
Department for Transport news
£7.6 million for local transport in rural and isolated areas
Department for Transport
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 14:05

New funding to allow communities to deliver better transport projects in rural and isolated areas.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
£7.6 million for local transport in rural and isolated areas
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Workers struggling at ‘sharp end’ of insecure jobs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:40

Irregular hours from flexible work and zero hour contracts leave some workers anxiously facing eviction, afraid to speak out about their employment rights for fear of losing their work, or with debts piling up, new research by Citizens Advice finds.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Workers struggling at ‘sharp end’ of insecure jobs
Think Tanks news
IFG - We need to rewrite the political rulebook
Think Tanks
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:35

As Parliament is dissolved and we face the prospect of another hung parliament, the Institute for Government learns the lessons of coalition, calls on overseas experience – and advocates reform

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - We need to rewrite the political rulebook
HM Treasury news
Burnley Hospital allocated £15.6 million by government
HM Treasury
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:25

Government agrees in principle to allocate £15.6 million to refurbish Burnley General Hospital.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Burnley Hospital allocated £15.6 million by government
Scottish Government news
Reconviction Statistics 2012-13
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:20

The latest reconviction statistics, published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that during the past decade there has been a decrease in the proportion of offenders being reconvicted, and a decrease in the number of times that offenders are reconvicted. This has largely been driven by decreases in reconvictions of offenders aged under 25.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Reconviction Statistics 2012-13
Department of Health news
Safer care for patients
Department of Health
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:15

The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015 that aims to improve safety and quality of care has received Royal Assent.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Safer care for patients
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
New and updated social care forms and guidance
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:09

Ofsted documents for social care registration and inspection of adoption support agencies, children's homes and boarding and residential schools.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
New and updated social care forms and guidance
English Heritage news
NEW ERA FOR ENGLAND'S HERITAGE
English Heritage
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 13:05

The restoration of one of London’s greatest Art Deco mansions and a £52m conservation programme for many of the country’s most important historic siteswere among the highlights announced as the two successor bodies to English Heritage set out their plans for the years ahead.

English Heritage | Official News Release
NEW ERA FOR ENGLAND'S HERITAGE
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
It's time to ban rip-off letting agency fees, says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:40

Letting agents’ fees should be banned to protect tenants in the private rental sector, a new Citizens Advice report has urged.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
It's time to ban rip-off letting agency fees, says Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
CIVITAS - Whitehall must wake up to the dangers of asset-stripping. The government need not intervene directly, but should give public companies the chance to defend themselves
Think Tanks
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:35

Britain should introduce US-style anti-takeover legislation to help combat the continued decline of manufacturing, a new paper published by the cross-party think tank Civitas argues.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
CIVITAS - Whitehall must wake up to the dangers of asset-stripping. The government need not intervene directly, but should give public companies the chance to defend themselves
Information Commissioner's Office news
Serious Fraud Office fined after evidence from BAE Systems ‘bribery’ investigation wrongly disclosed
Information Commissioner's Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:25

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Serious Fraud Office £180,000 after a witness in a serious fraud, bribery and corruption investigation was mistakenly sent evidence relating to 64 other people involved in the case.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Serious Fraud Office fined after evidence from BAE Systems ‘bribery’ investigation wrongly disclosed
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government cash boost for software developers
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:20

The government has invested nearly £500,000 to support small software developers to produce new and innovative ways to use data.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government cash boost for software developers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Good workplace practices can spot and resolve mental health issues, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:15

A new report published yesterday (Monday) by the TUC, Good practice in workplace mental health, says workers have been experiencing a significant increase in stress, which in some cases has led to mental ill health, as a result of the impact of austerity on their work and home lives.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Good workplace practices can spot and resolve mental health issues, says TUC
Financial Conduct Authority news
Complaints on banking and credit cards up as total complaints fall by 7%
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:10

The latest complaints data published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) shows financial services firms received 2,183,540 new complaints (including those related to PPI) between July and December 2014. Overall complaints decreased by 7% compared to the previous six months and by 12% from the same period last year.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Complaints on banking and credit cards up as total complaints fall by 7%
Scottish Government news
Rural funding schemes live
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 12:05

Forestry Grant Scheme and Agri-Environment Climate Scheme open for applications.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Rural funding schemes live
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Inspection in Home Affairs and Justice report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:25

There is a risk that the independence of the inspectorates is undermined by the current arrangements for appointing Chief Inspectors and setting their budgets according to the Public Accounts Committee's report published Monday 30 March 2015.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Inspection in Home Affairs and Justice report published
EU News news
EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites
EU News
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:20

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit.  The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.

EU News | Official News Release
EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites
Natural England news
National Nature Reserves: spring into life on England’s best wildlife sites
Natural England
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:15

As buds burst open around us, it’s a great time to go outdoors and enjoy our beautiful English springtime.

Natural England | Official News Release
National Nature Reserves: spring into life on England’s best wildlife sites
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Joint UK and US statement on the Nigerian elections
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:10

Foreign Secretary and US Secretary of State joint statement on the Nigerian elections.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Joint UK and US statement on the Nigerian elections
Welsh Government news
Applications open for further members of Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
Welsh Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 11:05

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, and the interim Chair of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board, Robin Jones, are inviting industry representatives to join the shadow Board.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Applications open for further members of Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
Scottish Government news
People power
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:32

Go ahead for 14 projects to tackle inequalities in Edinburgh.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
People power
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Wendy Williams appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:25

The Home Secretary has announced the appointment of Wendy Williams as HM Inspector of Constabulary.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Wendy Williams appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary
Ofcom news
Ofcom updates guidance on protecting children in programmes
Ofcom
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:20

Ofcom has yesterday issued new guidance to broadcasters to ensure they protect the welfare of children taking part in TV and radio programmes.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom updates guidance on protecting children in programmes
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Better bin buying would save £70 million every year, says report
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:15

Councils can make sensible savings by joining forces to buy refuse trucks and wheelie bins, according to a new report.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Better bin buying would save £70 million every year, says report
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Socitm briefing: ICT and the demand management response to funding cuts
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:10

What is the role of the ICT function in supporting an approach to delivering local public services that is focused on managing demand, rather that reducing supply in response to cuts in funding?

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Socitm briefing: ICT and the demand management response to funding cuts
HM Treasury news
Government to withdraw remaining legal challenges to ECB location policy
HM Treasury
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 10:05

Government to withdraw remaining legal challenges to ECB location policy

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government to withdraw remaining legal challenges to ECB location policy
techUK news
British entrepreneurs invited on space mission
techUK
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:25

Entrepreneurs in the UK’s space industry are being given the chance to win a place on a trade mission to the USA thanks to the UK’s innovation experts,Innovate UK.

techUK | Official News Release
British entrepreneurs invited on space mission
Competition & Markets Authority news
News story: CMA grants permission for electricity distribution network price controls appeals
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:20

The CMA has granted permission to (i) Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited and Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc; and (ii) British Gas Trading Limited (BGT) to appeal against Ofgem’s RIIO-ED1 price control decision for electricity distribution companies.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
News story: CMA grants permission for electricity distribution network price controls appeals
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Constitutional reform should be scrutinised by a dedicated committee
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:15

MPs publish report on the work of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee during the 2010 Parliament.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Constitutional reform should be scrutinised by a dedicated committee
Financial Conduct Authority news
Kenneth Carver fined £35,212 for insider dealing
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has yesterday fined Kenneth Carver £35,212 for insider dealing.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Kenneth Carver fined £35,212 for insider dealing
Welsh Government news
Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 09:05

Young people in Wales have continued to find high-quality work opportunities through Jobs Growth Wales (JGW), the Welsh Government’s youth unemployment programme.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
Innovate UK news
Long-term growth: innovation’s role in economic success
Innovate UK
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 08:10

Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues for a 'mission oriented' approach to investment in innovation at the heart of economic policy.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Long-term growth: innovation’s role in economic success
EU News news
EECB & Bank of England announce measures to enhance financial stability
EU News
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 08:05

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) are today announcing a series of measures aimed at enhancing financial stability in relation to centrally cleared markets within the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
EECB & Bank of England announce measures to enhance financial stability
Home Office news
Operators ready for introduction of exit checks
Home Office
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 07:10

The Government is working closely with ports and carriers for the introduction of exit checks at the border from 8 April.

Home Office | Official News Release
Operators ready for introduction of exit checks
Scottish Government news
Paying back to communities
Scottish Government
Tuesday 31 March 2015 @ 07:05

Over 1.8 million hours of unpaid work was undertaken by offenders in Scotland last year as punishment for their offences.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Paying back to communities

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