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LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils comment on schools plans
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 16:40

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board responded to the announcement of a Schools Bill in yesterday’s Queen's Speech, which will include legislation on turning coasting and failing schools into academies.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils comment on schools plans
NHS England news
Focus falls on future of NHS111
NHS England
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 16:25

More than 200 delegates are expected to attend the NHS111 Focus on Futures conference in Manchester today.

NHS England | Official News Release
Focus falls on future of NHS111
techUK news
techUK responds to the 2015 Queen’s Speech
techUK
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 16:20

Comment from Antony Walker, deputy CEO of techUK, on new legislation.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK responds to the 2015 Queen’s Speech
EU News news
Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action
EU News
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 16:15

The Commission has proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond. 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action
Scottish Government news
John Swinney comments on voting age
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 16:10

Lowering the voting age for Scottish Parliament and local government elections will give young people a voice on matters that affect them, Deputy First Minister John Swinney will say today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
John Swinney comments on voting age
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
International Conference on Urban Heath (ICUH) 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 16:05

British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson's speech at the closing of the 12th International Conference on Urban Health in Bangladesh.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
International Conference on Urban Heath (ICUH) 2015

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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - Superfast Cymru Making Reasonable Progress
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 15:40

The Auditor General says that the Welsh Government’s procurement and management of the Superfast Cymru contract has been generally effective

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Wales Audit Office - Superfast Cymru Making Reasonable Progress
Ministry of Defence news
UK and US military test Lightning II jets at sea
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 15:25

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel are at sea onboard USS WASP for the latest F-35B Lightning II fast jet trials.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK and US military test Lightning II jets at sea
EU News news
Budgets MEPs welcome draft budget for 2016 - Committee on Budgets
EU News
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 15:20

Budgets MEPs welcomed next year's "restricted" but well focused draft budget presented by Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday immediately after it was approved by the Commission.

EU News | Official News Release
Budgets MEPs welcome draft budget for 2016 - Committee on Budgets
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Committee to Raise Network Issues With O2
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 15:15

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment has agreed that it will write to leading mobile phone provider O2 to seek reassurance that network problems affecting thousands of customers over the bank holiday weekend will not be repeated. Representatives from O2 have also been asked to brief the Committee on what caused the issue and what steps the company has taken to resolve the problem and reassure customers.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Committee to Raise Network Issues With O2
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA consults on GTCR proposed undertaking
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 15:10

The CMA is consulting on a proposed undertaking in lieu of a reference in relation to GTCR’s acquisition of Gorkana Group.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA consults on GTCR proposed undertaking
Scottish Government news
Record-breaking employment numbers
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 15:05

Lowest ever number of 16 to 19 year olds not in education, employment or training.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Record-breaking employment numbers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
May the LifeForce Be With You in new RoSPA volunteer scheme
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:40

An army of volunteers is being enlisted to work with the most vulnerable Birmingham families to reduce the risk of death and injury in their homes.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
May the LifeForce Be With You in new RoSPA volunteer scheme
Scottish Government news
First Minister on Queen’s speech
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:38

UK Govt priorities fail to recognise “dramatically” changed Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
First Minister on Queen’s speech
Think Tanks news
IEA - Government must continue to focus on the deficit
Think Tanks
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:35
Office for National Statistics news
Business Investment, Quarter 1 (January to March) 2015 Provisional Results
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:25

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 one component.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Business Investment, Quarter 1 (January to March) 2015 Provisional Results
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy trends and prices statistical release: 28 May 2015
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:20

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 28 May 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Energy trends and prices statistical release: 28 May 2015
NHS England news
Patient safety alert – risk of death or severe harm due to inadvertent injection of skin preparation solution.
NHS England
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:15

A Patient Safety Alert has been issued by NHS England to raise awareness of the risk of death or severe harm due to inadvertent injection of skin preparation solution.

NHS England | Official News Release
Patient safety alert – risk of death or severe harm due to inadvertent injection of skin preparation solution.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Social Business Conference in Bangladesh
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:10

British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson's speech at Social Business Conference.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Social Business Conference in Bangladesh
Welsh Government news
European approval for new Wales RDP
Welsh Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 14:05

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans yesterday welcomed news that the European Commission has formally approved Wales’s new Rural Development Programme (RDP).

Welsh Government | Official News Release
European approval for new Wales RDP
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Funding and responsibility for tackling fuel poverty in England should be devolved to councils
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:40

As the latest fuel poverty statistics are published, Citizens Advice is calling for programmes to help the fuel poor in England to be delivered by local authorities rather than energy suppliers.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Funding and responsibility for tackling fuel poverty in England should be devolved to councils
Think Tanks news
IFG - Statement in response to the Queen's Speech, May 2015
Think Tanks
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:35

Peter Riddell, Director of the Institute for Government, responded to the Queen’s Speech.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - Statement in response to the Queen's Speech, May 2015
techUK news
UK boards miss 25% target for women directors
techUK
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:25

Many of the UK's largest listed companies still have boards where women make-up less than a quarter of the directors.

techUK | Official News Release
UK boards miss 25% target for women directors
Ministry of Defence news
Armed Forces Day: one month to go
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:20

There is one month to go until Armed Forces Day 2015 and plans are well advanced for the upcoming events across the country.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Armed Forces Day: one month to go
Homeless Link news
Welfare change could place more young people at risk of homelessness
Homeless Link
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:15

Homeless Link have respond to the key points in yesterday's Queen's speech. 

 

Homeless Link | Official News Release
Welfare change could place more young people at risk of homelessness
Scottish Government news
Farm funding applications
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:10

Scotland’s Single Application Form (SAF) submission tally is set to reach the halfway point this week, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has revealed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Farm funding applications
EU News news
European Commission makes progress on Agenda on Migration
EU News
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 13:05

Two weeks after presenting the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission is adopting the first proposals of its comprehensive approach to improving the management of migration.

EU News | Official News Release
European Commission makes progress on Agenda on Migration
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Queen's Speech indicates a greater focus on improving productivity but we must look beyond the numbers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:40

Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, welcomes the Government’s commitment to achieve full employment but urges both Government and businesses to look beyond the numbers and consider the quality and productivity of jobs: 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Queen's Speech indicates a greater focus on improving productivity but we must look beyond the numbers
Think Tanks news
JRF responds to the Queen's Speech
Think Tanks
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:35

Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, reponded to the Queen’ Speech.:

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF responds to the Queen's Speech
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Committee Review to Focus on Better Regulation for Farmers
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:25

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has yesterday launched an Inquiry into ‘Better Regulation’. The Committee will examine the current regulatory framework within the agricultural industry and seek ways to reduce the administrative and regulatory burden on farmers.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Committee Review to Focus on Better Regulation for Farmers
Care Quality Commission news
NHS trust inspections for October 2015 announced
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:20

We have announced the eight acute, community and mental health providers that we will inspect in October 2015, as part of our comprehensive programme.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
NHS trust inspections for October 2015 announced
Wales Office news
Household income increases in Wales
Wales Office
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:15

Stephen Crabb: "Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money they earn is at the heart of our plan to support hard-working families."

Wales Office | Official News Release
Household income increases in Wales
EU News news
EC prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe
EU News
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:10

The College of Commissioners has held an orientation debate on measures to make corporate taxation fairer, more growth-friendly and transparent. It was agreed that a new EU approach to corporate taxation is needed to successfully address tax abuse, ensure sustainable revenues and foster a better business environment in the internal market.

EU News | Official News Release
EC prepares an Action Plan for fairer and more growth-friendly tax systems in Europe
Scottish Government news
Scotland “punching above economic weight”
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 12:05

Scotland has recorded a third successive year as the UK’s most successful inward investment magnet outside London in terms of the number of investment projects secured, according to the latest annual EY attractiveness survey.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland “punching above economic weight”
Scottish Government news
Help for Bute dairy farmers
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 11:33

Scottish Government confirms additional support for dairy farmers.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Help for Bute dairy farmers
Ordnance Survey - English news
ORDNANCE SURVEY BECOMES A STRATEGIC MEMBER OF THE OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM
Ordnance Survey - English
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 11:25

Ordnance Survey (OS) is pleased to announce that it has raised its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership level to become the first Strategic Member outside of the USA.

Ordnance Survey - English | Official News Release
ORDNANCE SURVEY BECOMES A STRATEGIC MEMBER OF THE OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM
Welsh Government news
Badger vaccination underway in IAA
Welsh Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 11:20

The fourth year of the Welsh Government's five year badger vaccination project has begun in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in west Wales, Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans has announced.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Badger vaccination underway in IAA
FDA news
Redundancy payment cap will have far wider impact than just so-called ‘fat cats’, says FDA
FDA
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 11:15

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has commented on the Governments intent to cap redundancy payments for public sector workers following the announcement in the Queen's Speech.

FDA | Official News Release
Redundancy payment cap will have far wider impact than just so-called ‘fat cats’, says FDA
Transport for London news
Let TfL take you for a walk
Transport for London
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 11:10

Forty-one free TfL guided walks are taking place this Saturday and Sunday to coincide with the end of National Walking Month.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Let TfL take you for a walk
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA consults on updated guidance for ‘sunset clauses’
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 11:05

The CMA is consulting on updated guidance on the use of ‘sunset clauses’ in market investigations.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA consults on updated guidance for ‘sunset clauses’
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC outlines investigation involving former MPS Commissioner Lord Stevens
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 10:25

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether there was a failure of top rank or very senior police officers including, but not limited to, the former Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) commissioner Lord (John) Stevens to provide full, frank and truthful information on the issue of corruption to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry in 1998.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC outlines investigation involving former MPS Commissioner Lord Stevens
Wales Office news
Welsh Secretary: Queen’s Speech boosts engines of growth and rewards hard work
Wales Office
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 10:20

Stephen Crabb yesterday (27 May) said the Queen’s Speech will strengthen Wales’ place within the UK and put working people centre-stage.

Wales Office | Official News Release
Welsh Secretary: Queen’s Speech boosts engines of growth and rewards hard work
Ofcom news
Half of UK homes turn to tablets - in just five years
Ofcom
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 10:15

The tablet computer has established itself as a must-have device in just five years with more than half of UK homes now owning one.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Half of UK homes turn to tablets - in just five years
Scottish Government news
New record for Scottish food exports
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 10:10

Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday (Wednesday 27 May) announced that Scottish food exports have surpassed the £1.1 billion mark for the first time, with total food and drink exports valued at £5.1 billion in 2014.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New record for Scottish food exports
EU News news
EU and Switzerland sign historic tax transparency agreement
EU News
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 10:05

The EU and Switzerland have signed a historic new tax transparency agreement, which will significantly improve the fight against tax evasion.  Under the agreement, both sides will automatically exchange information on the financial accounts of each other's residents from 2018. 

EU News | Official News Release
EU and Switzerland sign historic tax transparency agreement
Transport for London news
Crackdown on touting in the capital
Transport for London
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 09:25

TfL'S latest enforcement action to stamp out illegal minicab and taxi activity has resulted in around 330 private hire drivers reported for failing to comply with regulations.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Crackdown on touting in the capital
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Cleveland police custody – generally positive
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 09:20

Police custody in Cleveland was generally positive, but needed to make some further improvements, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Yesterday they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Cleveland police custody – generally positive
Office for National Statistics news
Regional Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI), 1997 to 2013
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 09:15

Figures quoted in this statistical bulletin are at current prices, which include the effects of price changes (inflation).

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Regional Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI), 1997 to 2013
Met Office news
Awards for Met Office staff at the Royal Meteorological Society ceremony
Met Office
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 09:10

Six Met Office staff were honoured at this year's Royal Meteorological Society awards.

Met Office | Official News Release
Awards for Met Office staff at the Royal Meteorological Society ceremony
Welsh Government news
Cardiff cyber security specialist opens office in Australia to meet growing international demand for its services
Welsh Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 09:05

An IT consultancy that specialises in providing cyber security solutions to businesses and governments has opened an office in Australia and expanding operations in Cardiff to meet the growing international demand for its services.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Cardiff cyber security specialist opens office in Australia to meet growing international demand for its services
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Update on investigation involving MPS Commander and others following Mark Ellison QC review
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 08:09

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the conduct of Metropolitan Police (MPS) Commander Richard Walton (then an acting Detective Inspector) and former MPS officers Robert Lambert and Colin Black is ongoing. Mr Lambert and Mr Black were a Detective Inspector and Commander at the time.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Update on investigation involving MPS Commander and others following Mark Ellison QC review
techUK news
The role of big data and cloud computing in the EU's DSM is assured
techUK
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 08:05

The European Commission has published the long awaited Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy.

techUK | Official News Release
The role of big data and cloud computing in the EU's DSM is assured
EU News news
EU budget: backlog of unpaid bills on the way of phasing out
EU News
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 07:10

The Council on 26 May 2015 participated in a meeting with the European Parliament and the Commission to discuss the issue of the outstanding bills in the EU budget.

EU News | Official News Release
EU budget: backlog of unpaid bills on the way of phasing out
Scottish Government news
Benefits of the Living Wage
Scottish Government
Thursday 28 May 2015 @ 07:05

Reduced absenteeism and better staff retention highlighted by new report.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Benefits of the Living Wage

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