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Scottish Government news
Project Ginsberg
Scottish Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 17:10

An innovative new online tool has been launched by the Scottish Government to help people improve their mental wellbeing.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Project Ginsberg
EU News news
First 'equivalence' decisions for central counterparty regulatory regimes adopted
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 17:05

The European Commission has adopted its first 'equivalence' decisions for the regulatory regimes of central counterparties (CCPs) in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.

EU News | Official News Release
First 'equivalence' decisions for central counterparty regulatory regimes adopted
Scottish Government news
Ebola funding appeal
Scottish Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 16:30

Scots are being encouraged to consider donating whatever they can afford to help people affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Ebola funding appeal
Natural England news
Natural England project shortlisted for Heritage Angels award
Natural England
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 16:25

Work supported by Natural England has been recognised for its efforts to safeguard one of England’s most ‘at risk’ built heritage sites.

Natural England | Official News Release
Natural England project shortlisted for Heritage Angels award
10 Downing Street news
PM call with US Vice President Biden
10 Downing Street
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 16:20

Statement following a call between David Cameron and Joe Biden on the political talks in Northern Ireland.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM call with US Vice President Biden
Ofgem news
Supply Market Indicator for October 2014
Ofgem
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 16:16

Yesterday Ofgem published its latest Supply Market Indicator (SMI). The SMI is a 12-month forward look at cost trends. It looks at the average annual bills for consumers and estimates the annual cost per customer faced by a typical large supplier to deliver gas and electricity.

 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Supply Market Indicator for October 2014
Department for Work and Pensions news
Government ministers shadow young people at work
Department for Work and Pensions
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 16:10

Ministers across Whitehall experience a day in the life of young people leaving care as part of National Care Leavers’ Week.

 

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Government ministers shadow young people at work
EU News news
EC presents options for simpler and more robust future VAT regime
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 16:05

Ideas on how to ensure a simpler, more effective and more fraud-proof VAT system tailored to the Single Market in the EU have been outlined in a paper published by the Commission. The paper sets out five options for shaping the future VAT regime.

EU News | Official News Release
EC presents options for simpler and more robust future VAT regime
EU News news
EC assesses economic consequences of country-by-country capital reporting requirements
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 15:31

The EC has adopted a report containing a general assessment of the economic consequences of country-by-country reporting (CBCR) by banks and investment firms under Article 89 of Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV). The key objective of the Commission's report is to assess whether CBCR leads to significant negative economic effects.

EU News | Official News Release
EC assesses economic consequences of country-by-country capital reporting requirements
Food Standards Agency news
Applications sought: two research officers for project on regulatory enforcement
Food Standards Agency
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 15:25

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is looking for two research officers to carry out qualitative fieldwork in the UK. The research officers will contribute to a project to evaluate the impact of changes in the enforcement toolkit of officers implementing food law.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Applications sought: two research officers for project on regulatory enforcement
Department for International Development news
RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone
Department for International Development
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 15:20

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) aviation support ship Argus has begun offloading vital equipment and stores to aid the fight against Ebola.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
University of Hawai‘i Assumes Ownership of United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 15:15

The University of Hawai‘i (UH) yesterday assumed ownership of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Maunakea. UKIRT is one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
University of Hawai‘i Assumes Ownership of United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
Arts Council England news
Our Director of Museums teams up with Olympic champion for vintage car run
Arts Council England
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 15:10

On Sunday 2 November 2014, Arts Council England’s Director of Museums, John Orna-Ornstein, will team up with five times Olympic champion, Sir Steve Redgrave, to take part in the world’s longest running motoring event.

 

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Our Director of Museums teams up with Olympic champion for vintage car run
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
UK energy projects awarded €75 million of European funding
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 15:05

The European Commission has announced €647 million to be invested in key energy infrastructure to enhance security of supply across Europe.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
UK energy projects awarded €75 million of European funding
Scottish Government news
Working together for EU reform
Scottish Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 14:32

Scotland and Ireland can work together to reform the EU, encouraging it to focus on areas relevant to people’s lives, stimulating economic growth and creating jobs, External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop said yesterday.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Working together for EU reform
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Government and leading sports charity host national conference on Women’s Sport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 14:25

Sports Minister Helen Grant calls on businesses, the media and sports governing bodies to help improve the gender balance in sport.

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Government and leading sports charity host national conference on Women’s Sport
Crown Commercial Service news
G-Cloud 6: supplier registration
Crown Commercial Service
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 14:20

As part of the ongoing process to improve the G-Cloud procurement a new eSourcing tool will be used for G-Cloud 6.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
G-Cloud 6: supplier registration
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK concerned by violence in Burkina Faso
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 14:15

The UK government supports a peaceful transition in Burkina Faso and calls on all sides to return to dialogue.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK concerned by violence in Burkina Faso
EU News news
Biggest ever cyber security exercise in Europe
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 14:10

More than 200 organisations and 400 cyber-security professionals from 29 European countries have tested their readiness to counter cyber-attacks in a day-long simulation, organised by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA). 

EU News | Official News Release
Biggest ever cyber security exercise in Europe
Welsh Government news
Minister reminds councils of their duty to provide information and advice to families
Welsh Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 14:05

The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has written to all councils in Wales to remind them of their responsibility to provide families with high quality information and advice on local services.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister reminds councils of their duty to provide information and advice to families
Sport England news
Sportivate and Satellite Club awards round-up
Sport England
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 13:25

Sport England announced the 2014 winners of the Sportivate and Satellite Club awards at an event on 21 October. The ceremony brought together the top three Sportivate and Satellite Club regional winners and revealed which young person and project would be crowned the national winner.

Sport England | Official News Release
Sportivate and Satellite Club awards round-up
Economic and Social Research Council news
Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 13:20

We are always being told that crime levels are falling, but is that true for all types of crime? And, if so, why? New research looking at the changing trends of crime in Scotland shows that the majority of Scots are less likely than ever to become a victim of crime.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving
Department of Health news
Government ministers shadow young people at work
Department of Health
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 13:15

Ministers across Whitehall experience a day in the life of young people leaving care as part of National Care Leavers’ Week.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Government ministers shadow young people at work
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Cutting ESA would be plundering the safety net that workers pay into, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 13:10

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on reports yesterday (Thursday) that the government has considered cutting Employment and Support Allowance by almost £30 per week.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Cutting ESA would be plundering the safety net that workers pay into, says TUC
EU News news
€39m EU support for the promotion of agricultural products
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 13:05

The European Commission has approved 27 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is €77.4m of which the EU contributes €39m.

EU News | Official News Release
€39m EU support for the promotion of agricultural products
EU News news
Singapore: The EC to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:37

The EC has decided to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore.

EU News | Official News Release
Singapore: The EC to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal
Scottish Government news
Reassurance needed for disabled workers
Scottish Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:30

Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing is urging the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to address the future of funding for businesses employing disabled workers.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Reassurance needed for disabled workers
Wales Office news
UK government to bring free wi-fi to public buildings across Cardiff
Wales Office
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:25

Thirty public buildings in Cardiff are to be transformed into free wi-fi hotspots thanks to UK government investment.

Wales Office | Official News Release
UK government to bring free wi-fi to public buildings across Cardiff
Ministry of Defence news
Defence Secretary meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
Ministry of Defence
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:20

Michael Fallon met with His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as part of a visit to the United Arab Emirates recently.

 

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Defence Secretary meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
Cabinet Office news
Francis Maude speech at Payments Council cyber security seminar
Cabinet Office
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:15

Francis Maude spoke about improving our cyber security through trust, co-operation and GOV.UK Verify which will prove identities digitally.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Francis Maude speech at Payments Council cyber security seminar
Office for National Statistics news
Cancer Survival in England: Adults Diagnosed 2008 to 2012, followed up to 2013
Office for National Statistics
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:10

The trend of increasing survival continued for cancer patients diagnosed during 2008–2012.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Cancer Survival in England: Adults Diagnosed 2008 to 2012, followed up to 2013
Department for International Development news
UK government will match public donations to Ebola appeal
Department for International Development
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 12:05

The first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal on the Ebola outbreak will be matched by UK aid.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK government will match public donations to Ebola appeal
EU News news
$4.6bn deal secures gas for Ukraine and EU
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 11:32

After seven rounds of gas negotiations, talks have finally yielded a breakthrough: $4.6bn winter package, agreed by Russia and Ukraine, secures gas for Ukraine - and ultimately also for Europe.

EU News | Official News Release
$4.6bn deal secures gas for Ukraine and EU
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Separatist-planned east Ukraine elections 'illegitimate'
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 11:24

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group and the UK Foreign Secretary criticise planned illegitimate 'elections' in Ukraine

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Separatist-planned east Ukraine elections 'illegitimate'
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Academies and maintained schools: Oversight and intervention
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 11:20

The Department is not able to demonstrate the effectiveness of how it and others intervene in underperforming maintained schools and academies.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Academies and maintained schools: Oversight and intervention
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Independent investigation into Surrey Police's decision to return firearms to John Lowe
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 11:15

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is independently investigating the decision of Surrey Police to return licensed guns to a man who went on to kill two women.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Independent investigation into Surrey Police's decision to return firearms to John Lowe
Welsh Government news
Jane Hutt welcomes £2bn EU funding for Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 11:10

The announcement of £2bn of EU funding for Wales over the next seven years is good news for Wales and will have a real impact on the Welsh economy, Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt said yesterday.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Jane Hutt welcomes £2bn EU funding for Wales
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
1000 buildings in UK cities to get free public Wi-Fi
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 11:05

Over 1000 public buildings in cities across the UK will be transformed into free Wi-Fi hotspots.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
1000 buildings in UK cities to get free public Wi-Fi
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Caroline Thomson appointed to the Board of the Shareholder Executive
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 10:25

The former BBC Chief Operating Officer Caroline Thomson has been appointed as a non-executive director to the Shareholder Executive.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Caroline Thomson appointed to the Board of the Shareholder Executive
Scottish Government news
Innovation Centre launches
Scottish Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 10:20

The Data Lab, Scotland’s new Data Science innovation centre, will play a key role in helping companies take advantage of the business growth opportunities from better use of data.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Innovation Centre launches
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Government should not spend more than it earns on public services - CBI
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 10:15

The Government should establish a new fiscal rule once the deficit has been eliminated ensuring that public spending never outstrips revenue receipts, according to a new CBI report. 
 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Government should not spend more than it earns on public services - CBI
Department for Transport news
Wiltshire making the switch to electric vehicles
Department for Transport
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 10:10

Baroness Kramer sees government-funded infrastructure for plug-in vehicles.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Wiltshire making the switch to electric vehicles
Economic and Social Research Council news
Ageing exhibition kicks off 2014 Festival
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 10:05

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is launching its biggest ever Festival of Social Science with an exhibition highlighting the opportunities and challenges posed by an ageing population.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Ageing exhibition kicks off 2014 Festival
FSCS news
Redcar & Cleveland Money Tree & Glen Credit Union payments in the post
FSCS
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 09:25

Payments have now been made to more than 800 members of Redcar & Cleveland Money Tree & Glen Credit Union ('Redcar & Cleveland CU'), the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) says.

FSCS | Official News Release
Redcar & Cleveland Money Tree & Glen Credit Union payments in the post
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Armed Forces Covenant: Part 5: military casualties report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 09:20
Department for Communities and Local Government news
54,000 homeowners created through Help to Buy
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 09:15

New figures show Help to Buy is helping more people onto the property ladder and getting more homes built.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
54,000 homeowners created through Help to Buy
EU News news
Agreement’ with the UK on using EU Structural and Investment Funds in 2014-2020
EU News
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 09:10

The EC has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with the UK setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. The agreement paves the way for investing 11.8bn in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding and the allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative). The UK also receives 5.18bn for rural development and 243m for fisheries and the maritime sector.

EU News | Official News Release
Agreement’ with the UK on using EU Structural and Investment Funds in 2014-2020
Welsh Government news
New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse
Welsh Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 09:05

The ‘2014 Substance Misuse Annual Report’, published yesterday, outlined the progress being made to tackle substance misuse throughout Wales.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Edward Davey opens West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 08:10

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey opened West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm yesterday, an important contribution to our energy infrastructure.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Edward Davey opens West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm
Ministry of Defence news
Forces medics bid farewell to Bastion
Ministry of Defence
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 08:05

Troops in Afghanistan have been supported by a team of expert medics dedicated to providing the best care for their wounded colleagues.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Forces medics bid farewell to Bastion
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - One Goal: Helping to protect children from the danger of malaria
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 07:40
10 Downing Street news
PM meeting with the Emir of Qatar: October 2014
10 Downing Street
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 07:10

David Cameron welcomed the Emir of Qatar to Downing Street recently.

 

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM meeting with the Emir of Qatar: October 2014
Scottish Government news
Protecting Scotland’s Health Service
Scottish Government
Friday 31 October 2014 @ 07:05

Health Secretary Alex Neil yesterday pledged to continue protecting Scotland’s NHS following an Audit Scotland report on its performance and long term plans.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Protecting Scotland’s Health Service

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