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Welsh Government news
Ministers to highlight importance of digital inclusion at British-Irish Council on Isle of Man
Welsh Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 16:30

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, and Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, will today travel to the Isle of Man to participate in the 23rd British-Irish Council (BIC) Summit.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Ministers to highlight importance of digital inclusion at British-Irish Council on Isle of Man
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Councils should use valuable housing stock to build more homes
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 16:25

Councils should sell vacant buildings and reinvest the money to get the country building.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Councils should use valuable housing stock to build more homes
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Socitm in New Zealand
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 16:20

Socitm President Nick Roberts and Martin Ferguson, our Director of Policy and Research, attended the 2014 International ALGIM (Association of Local Government Information Management) Conference in Auckland earlier this week. Socitm is one of six sister organisations to ALGIM and Martin gave a presentation on 'Digital: Vision to Value'.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Socitm in New Zealand
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Multi-million pound fund to boost UK university spin-outs and research
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 16:15

Research from universities across the South of England could be commercialised and turned into successful businesses faster than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound project announced yesterday (November 26) by Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP.

 

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Multi-million pound fund to boost UK university spin-outs and research
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Winter weather: UK government response
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 16:10

The United Kingdom has one of the most capable forecasting and warning systems in the world but extreme weather events can still cause disruption over winter.

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Winter weather: UK government response
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Business still needs to do more on flexible working
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 16:05

As a YouGov poll reveals men as reluctant as women to ask employers for flexibility, the CBI is calling for more businesses to commit to a presumption in favour of flexible working and to introduce meaningful diversity policies. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Business still needs to do more on flexible working
Department for Transport news
Government launches maritime study to boost growth
Department for Transport
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 15:26

Study that will look at how to boost the UK’s maritime industry has been launched.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Government launches maritime study to boost growth
Welsh Government news
Minister reaffirms commitment to helping Wales’ most deprived communities as new statistics are released
Welsh Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 15:21

As the Welsh Government yesterday released statistics on deprivation across Wales, the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has set-out her continued commitment to supporting Wales’ most deprived communities.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister reaffirms commitment to helping Wales’ most deprived communities as new statistics are released
Cabinet Office news
Investment and Contract Readiness Fund helps social ventures win business worth £117 million
Cabinet Office
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 15:15

A world-leading business support fund has helped charities and social enterprises win investments and contracts worth £117 million.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Investment and Contract Readiness Fund helps social ventures win business worth £117 million
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE updates weight loss surgery criteria for people with type 2 diabetes
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 15:10

Obese people with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes should be assessed for weight loss surgery – it is good for patients and cost saving for the NHS.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE updates weight loss surgery criteria for people with type 2 diabetes
EU News news
EC welcomes General Court judgment confirming its inspection powers in the area of electronic searches
EU News
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 15:05

The EC welcomes the judgment of the EU General Court, dismissing an appeal by Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) and its subsidiary EP Investment Advisors (EPIA) against a €2.5 million fine the Commission imposed on them in 2012. 

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes General Court judgment confirming its inspection powers in the area of electronic searches
Welsh Government news
£1m investment in cutting edge technology boosts business for Consort Equipment Products
Welsh Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 14:25

£1m investment, backed by £385,000 from the Wales Economic Growth Fund, has already created thirteen new jobs and safeguarded a further 37 at its headquarters in Milford Haven.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£1m investment in cutting edge technology boosts business for Consort Equipment Products
Ofgem news
Overpayments on gas pre-payment meters: Ofgem response to Energy UK statement
Ofgem
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 14:19

Rachel Fletcher, senior partner for markets has commented on overpayments on gas pre-payment meters.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Overpayments on gas pre-payment meters: Ofgem response to Energy UK statement
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Policing the crimes of today with the methods of yesterday
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 14:15

“Although performing well in many respects, the police are falling behind the curve of rapidly changing criminality, policing the crimes of today with the methods of yesterday and insufficiently prepared for the crimes of the future”, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC) said as he published his annual assessment on the state of policing today.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Policing the crimes of today with the methods of yesterday
Met Office news
Winter weather: UK government response
Met Office
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 14:10

The United Kingdom has one of the most capable forecasting and warning systems in the world but extreme weather events can still cause disruption over winter.

 

Met Office | Official News Release
Winter weather: UK government response
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Ministers welcome public services improvement report
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 14:05

Ministers have welcomed a new independent report into how local public services can improve to put people first and keep Council Tax down.

 

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Ministers welcome public services improvement report
Welsh Government news
Deputy Minister addresses Basic Payment changes
Welsh Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 13:30

Rebecca Evans, the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, has written to Assembly Members to explain how the Welsh Government is preparing for the implementation of the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), in light of inaccurate reporting in some parts of the press.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Deputy Minister addresses Basic Payment changes
Collaborate news
Sir Bob Kerslake looks towards ‘The Future Public Servant’ at Collaborate event
Collaborate
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 13:25

Collaborate ignites new debate about 'The Future Public Servant' with high-level panel.

Collaborate | Official News Release
Sir Bob Kerslake looks towards ‘The Future Public Servant’ at Collaborate event
EU News news
EU launches Investment Offensive to boost jobs and growth
EU News
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 13:20

The European Commission has announced a €315 billion Investment Plan to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work.

EU News | Official News Release
EU launches Investment Offensive to boost jobs and growth
Home Office news
So-called ‘legal’ highs linked to deaths to be banned in UK.
Home Office
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 13:15

Two so-called ‘legal’ highs linked to deaths across Europe are set to be banned, the government announced yesterday.

 

Home Office | Official News Release
So-called ‘legal’ highs linked to deaths to be banned in UK.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Marking the National Lottery’s 20th anniversary
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 13:10

To mark the National Lottery’s 20th birthday we’re shining a spotlight on a range of amazing lottery funded projects around the country.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Marking the National Lottery’s 20th anniversary
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Four million ‘missing votes’ from young people could decide election, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 13:05

With polls suggesting that next year’s general election is too close to call, the TUC is today (Thursday) publishing new analysis showing that there are over four million ‘missing votes’ from people under the age of 35.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Four million ‘missing votes’ from young people could decide election, says TUC
Scottish Government news
Census 2011: Release 3L - Detailed characteristics on Housing and Accommodation in Scotland
Scottish Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 12:30

Statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website (http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk ) present further details on housing and accommodation (Release 3L), from national to local level.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Census 2011: Release 3L - Detailed characteristics on Housing and Accommodation in Scotland
Department for International Development news
UK Merlins deliver aid to continue Ebola effort
Department for International Development
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 12:25

Royal Navy helicopters have delivered essential materials to Northern Sierra Leone as the part of the UK’s ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola.

 

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK Merlins deliver aid to continue Ebola effort
Ministry of Defence news
Set in stone - Lest we forget
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 12:20

First member of the Royal Navy to receive the Victoria Cross during World War One to be remembered in Edinburgh.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Set in stone - Lest we forget
10 Downing Street news
Winter weather: UK government response
10 Downing Street
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 12:14

The United Kingdom has one of the most capable forecasting and warning systems in the world but extreme weather events can still cause disruption over winter.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Winter weather: UK government response
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
The bottom line for business: save energy, save money.
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 12:10

By reducing energy consumption by 1 per cent, big businesses could save over £250 million on their energy bills annually.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
The bottom line for business: save energy, save money.
National Archives news
New Memorandum of Understanding with Research Libraries UK
National Archives
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 12:05

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Research Libraries UK (RLUK) which sets out the role of both organisations and how we will work together in the future to achieve our goals.

National Archives | Official News Release
New Memorandum of Understanding with Research Libraries UK
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Data sharing progress enables technology to deliver says new briefing
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 11:25

Determinded efforts by public sector organisations to share sometimes sensitive data are delivering rewards in the form of better outcomes for citizens and improved efficiency and effectiveness for organisations.

 

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Data sharing progress enables technology to deliver says new briefing
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Services, September 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 11:15

The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 3.4% in September 2014 compared with September 2013. All of the four main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Services, September 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Number of private sector businesses at record high
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 11:10

Official figures show that the number of private sector businesses in the UK has reached 5 million for the first time.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Number of private sector businesses at record high
Welsh Government news
New figures show record high achievements for secondary school pupils in Wales
Welsh Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 11:05

Education Minister, Huw Lewis has welcomed finalised exam result statistics for 15 and 17 year olds, saying they demonstrate that performance and education standards in Wales are improving across the board.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New figures show record high achievements for secondary school pupils in Wales
Scottish Government news
Plans for Government
Scottish Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 10:30

People at the heart of proposals for the ‘most accessible Government ever’.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Plans for Government
EU News news
Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda
EU News
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 10:25

Eradicating poverty, fighting inequalities, protecting human rights, ensuring that health systems are sustainable and making gender equality a stand-alone goal are the key aims that the EU should seek to include in the post-2015 global development agenda, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday.

EU News | Official News Release
Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Final agreement on further powers for the Scottish Parliament
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 10:23

Lord Smith of Kelvin today unveiled the report of the Smith Commission at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The report was published ahead of the deadline of 30 November. 

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Final agreement on further powers for the Scottish Parliament
CESG news
IA Practitioners' Event - York Racecourse 2015
CESG
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 10:15

The IA Practitioners’ Event returns to York Racecourse on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March 2015 with an exciting new format, speakers and programme.

CESG | Official News Release
IA Practitioners' Event - York Racecourse 2015
Transport for London news
London hosts Quiet Cities
Transport for London
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 10:10

Quiet Cities is the world's first global summit on retiming freight deliveries.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
London hosts Quiet Cities
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Serious breaches found in spending by Social Enterprise North West
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 10:05

Department for Communities and Local Government issues demand notice to claw back £1.4 million of taxpayers’ money.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Serious breaches found in spending by Social Enterprise North West
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Vulnerable children and families in Somerset are not well served
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 09:25

Yesterday saw the outcome of Ofsted’s first multi-remit focused inspection carried out in the Somerset area.

 

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Vulnerable children and families in Somerset are not well served
10 Downing Street news
Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
10 Downing Street
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 09:20

Baron Hope of Craighead is appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2015.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Turkmenistan-UK Trade & Industry Council meeting in London
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 09:10

The Council is one of the main vehicles for deepening the trade relationship between Turkmenistan & the United Kingdom.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Turkmenistan-UK Trade & Industry Council meeting in London
Welsh Government news
Welsh poultry owners reminded of the need for heightened biosecurity
Welsh Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 09:05

Welsh poultry owners are being urged to follow good biosecurity practice to minimise the risk of their flocks coming into contact with wild birds following the recent outbreak of avian influenza on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh poultry owners reminded of the need for heightened biosecurity
Department for Education news
Thousands of school children to benefit from life-saving devices
Department for Education
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 08:10

Thousands of pupils will benefit from life-saving defibrillators in their schools, as the government announces it has negotiated a substantial discount on hundreds of the machines.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Thousands of school children to benefit from life-saving devices
Ministry of Defence news
UK Merlins deliver aid to continue Ebola effort
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 08:05

Royal Navy helicopters have delivered essential materials to Northern Sierra Leone as the part of the UK’s ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK Merlins deliver aid to continue Ebola effort
EU News news
Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency
EU News
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 07:10

The European Commission has given a boost to transparency by committing to publishing information about who meets its political leaders and senior officials and to providing greater access to documents relating to the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States. 

EU News | Official News Release
Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency
Scottish Government news
Funding for community renewable projects
Scottish Government
Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 07:05

Seventeen local energy projects from across Scotland have been awarded funding to support the development of green energy schemes, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Funding for community renewable projects

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