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Ministry of Justice news
Prison governor empowerment and accountability
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:53

Written Ministerial Statement made by The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Prison governor empowerment and accountability
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Air Quality Grant programme
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:30

Successful local authorities will be awarded a share of £3.7m under this year’s Air Quality Grant scheme.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Air Quality Grant programme
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF - Over 50 businesses unite to call on the government to put the environment first
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:28

Over 50 businesses including Skanska, Heathrow, Thames Water and Carillion came together this week to devise a future where the value of nature is at the heart of business strategy and all Government policy decisions. 

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF - Over 50 businesses unite to call on the government to put the environment first
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary hosts high-level foreign policy talks with South Korea
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:25

Foreign Secretary yesterday hosted high-level foreign policy talks with South Korea.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary hosts high-level foreign policy talks with South Korea
Home Office news
Home Secretary appoints Cressida Dick as next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Home Office
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:20

The Home Secretary has yesterday announced that Cressida Dick will be the next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Secretary appoints Cressida Dick as next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Children’s Commissioner news
Anne Longfield comments on Victim Commissioner's review into treatment of young crime victims by criminal justice agencies
Children’s Commissioner
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:18

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England has commenting on the Victim Commissioner's review into the treatment of children and young victims of crime by criminal justice agencies

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
Anne Longfield comments on Victim Commissioner's review into treatment of young crime victims by criminal justice agencies
National Crime Agency news
Two arrested after NCA raid on Hounslow freight warehouse
National Crime Agency
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:15

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of importing cocaine after a National Crime Agency raid on a freight warehouse near Heathrow Airport.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Two arrested after NCA raid on Hounslow freight warehouse
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Statement in debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 16:10

Sajid Javid outlines measures set out in the Local Government Finance Settlement and discusses the current business rates revaluation.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Statement in debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement
techUK news
Open Banking - public access websites for developers
techUK
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:48

News on where developers can get information on API standards.

techUK | Official News Release
Open Banking - public access websites for developers
Natural England news
Protection extended for mid Cornwall’s wildlife-rich landscape
Natural England
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:47

Protection for rare birds and butterflies across mid Cornwall has increased.

Natural England | Official News Release
Protection extended for mid Cornwall’s wildlife-rich landscape
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Fundraising Regulator releases consent and data guidance
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:42

The Fundraising Regulator has recently released it’s guidance titled Personal Information and Fundraising: Consent, Purpose and Transparency, aimed at helping charities better understand their responsibilities in relation to donor consent, data protection and legitimate interests.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Fundraising Regulator releases consent and data guidance
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to new safety advice for fire-risk tumble dryers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:40

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to new safety advice issued by Whirlpool on faulty tumble dryers awaiting repair.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to new safety advice for fire-risk tumble dryers
Children’s Commissioner news
Anne Longfield comments on production of new child abuse and neglect guidelines by NICE
Children’s Commissioner
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:33

Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield has commented on the production of new child abuse and neglect guidelines by NICE

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
Anne Longfield comments on production of new child abuse and neglect guidelines by NICE
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:20

Greg Clark, Margot James and Jane Ellison held a retail roundtable with a number of the UK’s top retail companies to discuss the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers
Scottish Government news
New scholarship set up in honour of Gordon Aikman
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:15

A new £25,000 scholarship to support improvements in motor neurone disease (MND) care is to be set up in honour of Scottish campaigner, Gordon Aikman.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New scholarship set up in honour of Gordon Aikman
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA and OSC sign Co-operation Agreement to support innovative businesses
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:10

Under a new Co-operation Agreement (Agreement), innovative FinTech businesses in Ontario and the United Kingdom will be able to seek support from their financial regulators as they seek to operate in the other’s market.

 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA and OSC sign Co-operation Agreement to support innovative businesses
Department for Transport news
UK government funds City of Derry air link
Department for Transport
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 15:05

Government announces £3.8 million for a Londonderry to London air route to begin at the end of March.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
UK government funds City of Derry air link
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Citizens Advice responds to British Gas annual results
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:40

Profits for British Gas’ owner Centrica have risen by 4% to £1.515bn over 12 months, whilst profits from British Gas’ residential energy supply business fell 11% last year to £553m.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Citizens Advice responds to British Gas annual results
Welsh Government news
Right to Buy suspended in Flintshire
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:37

The Right to Buy will be suspended for five years in Flintshire to ensure social housing is available for those who need it, First Minister Carwyn Jones announced yesterday.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Right to Buy suspended in Flintshire
Cabinet Office news
Pioneering property programme drives efficiency savings across the public sector
Cabinet Office
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:25

One Public Estate programme raises over £25 million in capital receipts and delivers £7.7 million in running cost savings since its inception.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Pioneering property programme drives efficiency savings across the public sector
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Environment Secretary announces bridging payments for Basic Payment Scheme 2016
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:20
Ministry of Justice news
Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss unveils landmark Prisons and Courts Bill
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:15

The Prisons and Courts Bill paves the way for the biggest overhaul of prisons in a generation and delivery of a world-class court system.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss unveils landmark Prisons and Courts Bill
Scottish Government news
Social Security consultation
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:13

Social security as a human right will be enshrined in the foundation and functions of Scotland’s new social security agency.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Social Security consultation
EU News news
Paradigm shift in the car industry
EU News
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:10

In its information report, The automotive industry on the brink of a new paradigm?, the EESC expects the GEAR 2030 High Level Groups and project teams to draw up an ambitious long-term industrial policy roadmap.

EU News | Official News Release
Paradigm shift in the car industry
National Archives news
OUTing the Past 2017: A resounding success
National Archives
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 14:05

On Saturday 11 February, we were proud to host an OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival event, exploring LGBTQ+ history that can be found in our collection and beyond.

National Archives | Official News Release
OUTing the Past 2017: A resounding success
National Crime Agency news
Firearms and ammunition seized from Birmingham property
National Crime Agency
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 13:45

Two men have been charged with firearms offences after they were arrested on suspicion of importing illegal firearms and explosives into the UK.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Firearms and ammunition seized from Birmingham property
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to NCB report on disabled children with complex needs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 13:40

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board responds to a report by the National Children's Bureau on the increased number of disabled children with complex needs.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to NCB report on disabled children with complex needs
Scottish Government news
sportscotland hits 50/50
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 13:34

sportscotland is the latest public body to achieve gender equality on its board following the appointment of five new members.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
sportscotland hits 50/50
HM Treasury news
Communities Secretary confirms funding certainty for councils
HM Treasury
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 13:20

Government confirms councils will receive more than £200 billion in government funding over 4 years.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Communities Secretary confirms funding certainty for councils
Department for Exiting the European Union news
Walker praises Britain’s booming fashion industry
Department for Exiting the European Union
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 13:10

Robin Walker, Minister at the Department for Exiting the EU, visited London Fashion Week to highlight the government’s commitment to a "booming industry".

Department for Exiting the European Union | Official News Release
Walker praises Britain’s booming fashion industry
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC: Annual decline of 1.5% in business investment requires response in budget
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 13:06

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on new figures published yesterday (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show annual business investment fell by 1.5% in 2016 – the  first annual decline since the recession.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC: Annual decline of 1.5% in business investment requires response in budget
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF comments on the Environmental Audit Committee's report
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 12:40

WWF Climate Change Specialist James Beard commented on the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report The Airports Commission Report Follow-up: Carbon emissions, air quality and noise

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF comments on the Environmental Audit Committee's report
EU News news
EU welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
EU News
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 12:38

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) – the most significant multilateral trade deal concluded since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1995 – has entered into force.

EU News | Official News Release
EU welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Ofsted launches new social care common inspection framework
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 12:25
Ministry of Defence news
MOD signs £146 million contract to upgrade RAF’s long-range missile
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 12:15

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin yesterday announced a £146 million contract with MBDA to regenerate an air-launched missile, alongside her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
MOD signs £146 million contract to upgrade RAF’s long-range missile
Big Lottery Fund news
Soil Association receives £1.25 million National Lottery funding to improve food for older people
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 12:10

The Soil Association’s Food for Life programme has received a £1.25 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund to launch a pioneering project using good food to reduce isolation and improve the nutrition and wellbeing of older people.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Soil Association receives £1.25 million National Lottery funding to improve food for older people
Scottish Government news
Survey of Scottish Winter Oilseed Rape Cultivation 2015/16
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 12:05

Impact of the Second Year of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Restrictions.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Survey of Scottish Winter Oilseed Rape Cultivation 2015/16
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
The Patients Association responds to latest research on STPs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 11:40

Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of The Patients Association, said: “Patients are rightly concerned that NHS England’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will result in downgraded local services instead of the step-change transformations that they should be delivering.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
The Patients Association responds to latest research on STPs
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Privatisation engulfs London’s King’s College Hospital, says Unite
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 11:25

A line in the sand over further privatisation of the NHS in London needs to be drawn, Unite, the union, has said.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Privatisation engulfs London’s King’s College Hospital, says Unite
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Government must mitigate environmental impact of new Heathrow runway
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 11:20

The Government is still not doing enough to demonstrate that it can mitigate the environmental impacts of the planned new runway at Heathrow, MPs on the cross party Environmental Audit Committee have found.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Government must mitigate environmental impact of new Heathrow runway
NHS England news
Finding a hidden gem for mental health – Frank McGhee
NHS England
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 11:15
Department for International Trade news
Historic WTO agreement will reduce exporting red tape and boost UK trade
Department for International Trade
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 11:10

A ground breaking global agreement to make it easier to trade across borders will enter into force following ratification by two-thirds of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership.

Department for International Trade | Official News Release
Historic WTO agreement will reduce exporting red tape and boost UK trade
Welsh Government news
More GP surgeries in Wales are open for longer
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 11:05

New figures show that more GP practices in Wales are open between 8.00am and 6.30pm in the week and more appointments are being made available to patients early in the morning and later in the day.    

Welsh Government | Official News Release
More GP surgeries in Wales are open for longer
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
People in multiple jobs missing out on a workplace pension, reveals Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:40

Almost 106,000 working people are not being auto-enrolled into a pension because their earnings come from more than one job and 70% of them are women, research by Citizens Advice reveals.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
People in multiple jobs missing out on a workplace pension, reveals Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
Chatham House is pleased to announce Koc Holding’s support for the Turkey Project
Think Tanks
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:35

Chatham House is delighted to announce Koc Holding’s support for the Turkey Project, based in the Europe Programme.

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Chatham House is pleased to announce Koc Holding’s support for the Turkey Project
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
"This is only the meaningful path to long-term peace in Ukraine. And until this path is taken, sanctions against Russia must remain in place."
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:25

Statement given yesterday by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council briefing by the OSCE.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
"This is only the meaningful path to long-term peace in Ukraine. And until this path is taken, sanctions against Russia must remain in place."
Cabinet Office news
750 apprenticeships in government open for applications
Cabinet Office
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:20

Applications have opened for 750 'Fast Track' apprenticeships in government, with a closing deadline of 3 April 2017.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
750 apprenticeships in government open for applications
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales news
Westminster welcomes Welsh language at the Welsh grand committee
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:15

MPs will be given the chance to speak Welsh in parliamentary debates in the Palace of Westminster for the first time ever this year.

Office of the Secretary of State for Wales | Official News Release
Westminster welcomes Welsh language at the Welsh grand committee
Department for Transport news
New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure
Department for Transport
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:10

Self-driving car insurance and electric vehicle charge point measures introduced in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure
Scottish Government news
Funding for grass roots initiatives
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 10:05

£1.9m available for community groups to tackle poverty.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Funding for grass roots initiatives
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to NAO report on capital funding for schools
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:40

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on capital funding for schools.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to NAO report on capital funding for schools
Third Sector news
Cancer Research UK - One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years
Third Sector
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:35

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet

Third Sector | Official News Release
Cancer Research UK - One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years
techUK news
EBA outlines changes to strong customer authentication
techUK
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:25

A speech from EBA chairperson has given some details on final changes to RTS for PSD2.

techUK | Official News Release
EBA outlines changes to strong customer authentication
Big Lottery Fund news
Full steam ahead for plans to develop community assets in Wales
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:20

Transforming old pumphouse buildings, chapels, and drill halls into community spaces and creating sustainable enterprises, arts venues, and business hubs are among projects sharing in £444,941 of grants from the Big Lottery Fund.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Full steam ahead for plans to develop community assets in Wales
National Ombudsmen news
Wirral council asked to reconsider school transport decisions for children with special educational needs
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:15

Disabled children who had their specialist transport to school taken away from them are to have their cases reconsidered following an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO).

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Wirral council asked to reconsider school transport decisions for children with special educational needs
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE recommends wider use of tests to detect cancer-causing genetic condition
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:15

NICE has published diagnostics guidance recommending that everyone who is diagnosed with colorectal cancer should be tested for an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome (LS).

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE recommends wider use of tests to detect cancer-causing genetic condition
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan visits Montenegro and Macedonia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:10

His visit underlines the UK’s commitment to playing an active and supportive role in the Western Balkans.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan visits Montenegro and Macedonia
Welsh Government news
Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone expands to include three new sites
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 09:05

The boundary of Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone has been extended to include three additional industrial sites making them more attractive locations for new investment while also benefiting existing businesses.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone expands to include three new sites
Department for International Development news
UK outlines new humanitarian support and urges international community to save lives before it's too late
Department for International Development
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 08:10
Scottish Government news
£7.5 million investment to support GPs
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 08:05

Finance Secretary visits local services ahead of final Budget stage.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£7.5 million investment to support GPs
Scottish Government news
More young people into Work
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 February 2017 @ 08:05

£6.1 million to help 16-29 year olds progress in to employment.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
More young people into Work

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