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HM Treasury news
Bankers in Britain will be held to tougher standards from March 2016
HM Treasury
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 12:25

City Minister announces that new tougher rules for Britain’s bankers will come into force on 7 March 2016.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Bankers in Britain will be held to tougher standards from March 2016
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE consults on draft guidance recommending ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) for treating chronic hepatitis C
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 12:15

In a draft guidance published yesterday healthcare guidance body NICE has recommended ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni, Gilead Sciences) as a treatment option for some adults with genotype 1 or 4 chronic hepatitis C.

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE consults on draft guidance recommending ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) for treating chronic hepatitis C
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
A strategy to end cold homes for good
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 12:10

Yesterday’s new Fuel poverty strategy sets out a revolutionary approach to identifying and targeting England’s energy inefficient homes.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
A strategy to end cold homes for good
Scottish Government news
NHS staff numbers rise to record levels
Scottish Government
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 12:05

The number of staff working in Scotland’s NHS has risen to a record high, figures published yesterday show.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
NHS staff numbers rise to record levels
Scottish Government news
Growing Scotland’s Economy – Scotland aims to join Europe’s best
Scottish Government
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:52

The First Minister yesterday set out the Scottish Government’s Economic strategy which will combine work to boost economic growth and increase competitiveness with a drive to tackle inequality.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Growing Scotland’s Economy – Scotland aims to join Europe’s best

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Environment Agency news
Enforcement action taken to remove unregistered vessels
Environment Agency
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:38

Boaters are reminded to renew their registration before 1 April 2015 or risk their vessel being removed from Environment Agency waterways.

 

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Enforcement action taken to remove unregistered vessels
UK Trade & Investment news
Landmark deal secures future of British film in China
UK Trade & Investment
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:25

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the ratification of a landmark film co-production treaty between the UK and China at the GREAT Festival of Creativity.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Landmark deal secures future of British film in China
EU News news
EC opens in-depth investigation into Cargill and ADM's proposed industrial chocolate merger
EU News
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:20

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of the industrial chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland ("ADM") by Cargill is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both US-based companies supply industrial chocolate as well as fat-based coatings and fillings.

EU News | Official News Release
EC opens in-depth investigation into Cargill and ADM's proposed industrial chocolate merger
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Next National Security Strategy must provide a truly strategic framework
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:15

The next National Security Strategy (NSS) must engage with changing threats and prepare for the challenges of the next five years, says Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Chair of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS).

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Next National Security Strategy must provide a truly strategic framework
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Small firms in profit bounce back to pre-2008 levels
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:10

Small Business Survey shows small businesses have increased their turnover, expanded workforces and reported profits over the last 12 months.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Small firms in profit bounce back to pre-2008 levels
Welsh Government news
New series of Grandpa in My Pocket made entirely in Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 11:05

The latest two series of the globally successful children’s TV series ‘Grandpa in My Pocket’, starring James Bolam, have been completed for CBeebies by Cardiff based Shrinking Cap Productions with support from the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New series of Grandpa in My Pocket made entirely in Wales
Insolvency Service news
More transparency for fees charged in insolvency
Insolvency Service
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:53

Insolvency practitioners will be required to provide upfront estimates of the cost of working on insolvency cases, ending the uncertainty of unlimited hourly charges, Business Minister Jo Swinson announced yesterday.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
More transparency for fees charged in insolvency
Scottish Government news
Youth employment funding
Scottish Government
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:48

Scotland’s 32 local authorities will split £6.5 million from the Scottish Government to take forward a variety of programmes that will support young people towards a job.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Youth employment funding
Department of Health news
Investigation report into Morecambe Bay published
Department of Health
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:38

Independent investigation into maternity and neonatal services at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust published today.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Investigation report into Morecambe Bay published
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC issues findings from investigation into Devon & Cornwall Police contact with man prior to body being found
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:25

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has yesterday issued its findings from an investigation into how Devon & Cornwall Police interacted with Valan Pitts (also known as Chang Somers) prior to his body being discovered in Paignton, Devon in 2012. 

 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC issues findings from investigation into Devon & Cornwall Police contact with man prior to body being found
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Help firms get finance for future growth, CBI urges next government
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:20

The CBI is urging the next government to ‘mind the gap’ in the financial services sector’s ability to help unleash new long-term growth capital to support dynamic medium-sized businesses. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Help firms get finance for future growth, CBI urges next government
Department for Work and Pensions news
Invitation to observe the March meeting of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
Department for Work and Pensions
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:15

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) invites stakeholders to observe their next full meeting in London on Thursday 19 March 2015.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Invitation to observe the March meeting of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Committee Launches Report on its Inquiry into Wind Energy
Northern Ireland Assembly
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:10

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment yesterday launched its report on its Inquiry into Wind Energy. The Committee initiated the Inquiry in response to local groups who were concerned about the impact on rural dwellers of the increasing number of wind turbines in the countryside.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Committee Launches Report on its Inquiry into Wind Energy
EU News news
Integrating the RPAS in the European sky
EU News
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 10:05

High level conference on remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) will set the tone for the policy promoting further steps in evolving the aviation industry and move towards safe integration of RPAS in the European air traffic.  The conference will take place on 5 - 6 March in Riga.

EU News | Official News Release
Integrating the RPAS in the European sky
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - Children seized from South Sudan school not released yet
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 09:40

Scores of children seized by armed men from a village in northern South Sudan two weeks ago remain forcibly recruited as child soldiers, despite intensive efforts to locate and free them.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - Children seized from South Sudan school not released yet
BCS news
BCS issues interoperability guideline for health and care providers
BCS
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 09:20

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has yesterday launched an Interoperability Guideline for health and care providers. The guideline, produced by BCS Health, a community of health informatics experts, aims to provide guidance to groups of health and care providers on how to set about sharing patient records so that the appropriate information is available to clinicians at the point of care delivery.

 

BCS | Official News Release
BCS issues interoperability guideline for health and care providers
Office for National Statistics news
Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies, Q4 2014
Office for National Statistics
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 09:15

2014 saw total domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies fall to the lowest numbers recorded since 1987, when ONS first published overall total M&A figures.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Mergers and Acquisitions Involving UK Companies, Q4 2014
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Senegal and to Cape Verde
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 09:10

George Hodgson has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Senegal and to Cape Verde
Welsh Government news
New plan to tackle rare diseases in Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 09:05

Wales’ first ever plan to tackle rare diseases was yesterday launched by Deputy Minister for Health Vaughan Gething.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New plan to tackle rare diseases in Wales
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Size does matter when it comes to children's cycles, says RoSPA
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 08:40

Buy the right-sized bicycle for your child is the message from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) on day two of its second national Family Safety Week.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Size does matter when it comes to children's cycles, says RoSPA
Think Tanks news
IEA - Shadow Monetary Policy Committee votes six/three to hold Bank Rate in March
Think Tanks
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 08:35
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Landmark deal secures future of British film in China
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 08:10

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the ratification of a landmark film co-production treaty between the UK and China at the GREAT Festival of Creativity.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Landmark deal secures future of British film in China
Ministry of Defence news
Ministry of Defence announces preferred bidder for Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 08:05

Solent Gateway chosen as preferred bidder to manage and develop commercial potential of Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Ministry of Defence announces preferred bidder for Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA survey shows the country must do more to protect cyclists
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 07:40

Almost 70 per cent of people in Britain would support greater cycling route provisions in their local area, new statistics show.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA survey shows the country must do more to protect cyclists
Think Tanks news
IEA - The housing crisis necessitates green belt reform
Think Tanks
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 07:35
EU News news
eCall: emergency call system in road accidents
EU News
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 07:10

The Council adopted on 2 March 2015 its position on type-approval requirements for fitting eCall devices in new motor vehicles.  The EU-wide eCall system is designed to speed up emergency services in road accidents. New vehicles will have to be fitted with wireless devices to trigger automatically a distress signal to the 112 emergency call number.

EU News | Official News Release
eCall: emergency call system in road accidents
Scottish Government news
Commitment to driving up performance
Scottish Government
Wednesday 04 March 2015 @ 07:05

Health Secretary Shona Robison has reinforced the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving unscheduled care and delays in discharge from hospital as new figures are published.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Commitment to driving up performance

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