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Scottish Government news
Japan’s ‘Scottish Samurai’
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 17:15

Thomas Glover Trail and exhibition highlighted in Nagasaki.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Japan’s ‘Scottish Samurai’
Electoral Commission news
Electoral Commission commences polling place review appeals
Electoral Commission
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 17:10

The Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog, has yesterday confirmed that it is considering two appeals relating to the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland’s review of Howard Primary School, Moygashel, County Tyrone as a polling place.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Electoral Commission commences polling place review appeals
Welsh Government news
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones responds to Airports Commission report
Welsh Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 17:05

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has yesterday responded to the Airports Commission report on a proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones responds to Airports Commission report
Scottish Government news
Scottish Companies thriving in Europe
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:43

Scottish Companies are thriving in the European Union, Europe Minister Humza Yousaf said today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Companies thriving in Europe
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils call for ‘Affordable housing for future generations' ahead of Greg Clark speech
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:40

Read Cllr Gary Porter, LGA Chairman, commenting in advance of Communities Secretary Greg Clark's speech to the LGA 2015 conference.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils call for ‘Affordable housing for future generations' ahead of Greg Clark speech
Think Tanks news
IFS - Time for tax reform
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:35

The 8 July Budget may prove to be George Osborne’s best chance to bring in some much-needed reforms to our creaking and increasingly incoherent tax system. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Time for tax reform
HM Revenue and Customs news
Government confirms Tax-Free Childcare launch date as it welcomes judgment from Supreme Court
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:25
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
A boost for bees: £900 million Countryside Stewardship scheme
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:20

Bees are to benefit from £900 million for a new scheme to protect our countryside, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced yesterday.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
A boost for bees: £900 million Countryside Stewardship scheme
techUK news
Richard Heaton announced as new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice
techUK
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:15

Richard Heaton will replace Ursula Brennan who is retiring after 40 years in the Civil Service.

techUK | Official News Release
Richard Heaton announced as new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice
EU News news
Completing Europe's EMU – College of Commissioners discusses first steps
EU News
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:10

To mark Stage 1 of the Deepening of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), which started on 1 July 2015, the College of Commissioners had a first debate on the "Five Presidents' Report". 

EU News | Official News Release
Completing Europe's EMU – College of Commissioners discusses first steps
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI position on EU membership
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 16:05

The CBI yesterday (Wednesday) reiterated its position on the UK’s relationship with the EU.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI position on EU membership
Welsh Government news
Campaign to promote Armed Forces benefits a success
Welsh Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:47

A campaign promoting discounts for the Armed Forces Community in Wales has seen huge successes.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Campaign to promote Armed Forces benefits a success
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Realities of domestic abuse not widely known, says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:40

Almost one in three people do not know that domestic abuse happens between former partners, new findings from Citizens Advice reveal.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Realities of domestic abuse not widely known, says Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards calls for applications from health and wellbeing charities
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:35

GSK and The King’s Fund yesterday launched the 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards, which will be open for applications from UK charities until 25 September 2015. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - 2016 GSK IMPACT Awards calls for applications from health and wellbeing charities
Department for Transport news
Secretary of State for Transport takes receipt of airports commission final report
Department for Transport
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:25

Patrick McLoughlin has received the Airports Commission's final report and will now consider the conclusions.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Secretary of State for Transport takes receipt of airports commission final report
Information Commissioner's Office news
Privacy and Openness: Making a reality of Information Rights
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:20

The Information Commissioner talked of a year that marks the progress of data protection and freedom of information when he launched the ICO’s annual report yesterday.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Privacy and Openness: Making a reality of Information Rights
10 Downing Street news
Government examines support for self-employed
10 Downing Street
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:15

Leading entrepreneur Julie Deane OBE, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, is to carry out an independent review of self-employment in the UK.

 

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Government examines support for self-employed
Scottish Government news
Climate Change Minister signs international agreement
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:10

Scotland has signed up to an international partnership of Governments committed to ambitious action to tackle climate change, Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod announced yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Climate Change Minister signs international agreement
EU News news
Free movement: end of the first phase of transitional period for Croatian workers
EU News
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 15:05

On 30 June 2015 the first phase of transitional arrangements for Croatian workers came to an end.  By that date Member States were required to notify the Commission whether they will maintain restrictions on access of Croatian citizens to employment during the next 3 years or whether they already want to fully open their labour markets to them.

EU News | Official News Release
Free movement: end of the first phase of transitional period for Croatian workers
EU News news
EC withdraws stalled maternity leave proposal and paves the way for a fresh approach
EU News
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:43

As foreseen in its 2015 Work Programme, the EC has reviewed progress on the draft Maternity leave Directive, which has been stuck in the legislative process since 2008. The lack of progress by the co-legislators, despite the EC's continuous & intensive efforts to facilitate an agreement, means the Commission has decided to withdraw its proposal. 

EU News | Official News Release
EC withdraws stalled maternity leave proposal and paves the way for a fresh approach
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - School standards, not structures – say councils
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:40

Councils are calling for high performing maintained schools to be able to sponsor struggling schools without having to go through academy status first.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - School standards, not structures – say councils
Think Tanks news
The IFS wins UK think tank of the year
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:35

The IFS was awarded the UK think tank of the year for 2015, for the second year running. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
The IFS wins UK think tank of the year
Department for Work and Pensions news
Government to strengthen child poverty measure
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:25

Government to introduce a new and strengthened approach to tracking the life chances of Britain’s most disadvantaged children.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Government to strengthen child poverty measure
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
HEFCE funding vital to university-business collaborations
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:20

HEFCE welcomes the Dowling Review report of Business-University Research Collaborations published today.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
HEFCE funding vital to university-business collaborations
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Sporting success highlighted at Parliament Buildings
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:15

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission, in association with the Ulster Sports Museum Association, yesterday launched an exhibition in Parliament Buildings, highlighting many of our fantastic local sporting achievements.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Sporting success highlighted at Parliament Buildings
Department for Education news
New safeguarding advice for schools and childcare providers
Department for Education
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:10

Advice to clarify schools and childcare providers' role under the new 'prevent duty', and to help protect children from radicalisation.

Department for Education | Official News Release
New safeguarding advice for schools and childcare providers
Scottish Government news
Scottish Ten in Japan
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 14:05

Scottish relations with Japan strengthened by gift of cutting-edge 3D scanning data.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Ten in Japan
Scottish Government news
Consultation on moveable property rights
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:48

Views are being sought on proposals to clarify the law on when possession of an object becomes ownership.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Consultation on moveable property rights
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - 1 in 3 cold call scams are for fraudulent financial and professional services
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:40

Fraudulent banking services, dodgy credit brokers and bogus investment opportunities are the most common cons at the end of a cold-call, finds Citizens Advice.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - 1 in 3 cold call scams are for fraudulent financial and professional services
Think Tanks news
IEA - Politicians must now embrace airport expansion
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:35
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government examines support for self-employed
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:25

Leading entrepreneur Julie Deane OBE, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, is to carry out an independent review of self-employment in the UK.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government examines support for self-employed
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
TUC welcomes report on Heathrow airport expansion
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:20

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on the announcement yesterday (Wednesday) that the Airports Commission report has recommended that Heathrow Airport should be expanded.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
TUC welcomes report on Heathrow airport expansion
HM Treasury news
Government confirms Tax-Free Childcare launch date as it welcomes judgment from Supreme Court
HM Treasury
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:15

Tax-Free Childcare is part of the government’s long-term plan to support working families.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government confirms Tax-Free Childcare launch date as it welcomes judgment from Supreme Court
Transport for London news
New vision for taxi and private hire services in the Capital
Transport for London
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:10

£65m funding available to taxi drivers to upgrade to the next generation of zero emission capable taxis and remove the oldest vehicles from the fleet

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
New vision for taxi and private hire services in the Capital
EU News news
EU Member States granted citizenship to almost 1m persons in 2013 - Moroccans main recipients
EU News
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 13:05

In 2013, around 985,000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the EU, up by 20% compared with 2012.  Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2013, 89% were citizens of non-EU countries.

EU News | Official News Release
EU Member States granted citizenship to almost 1m persons in 2013 - Moroccans main recipients
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI responds to Airports Commission
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:42

The CBI responded to the final report of the Airports Commission, led by Sir Howard Davies.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI responds to Airports Commission
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Quality of work, not quantity of workers, is key to increasing UK productivity
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:40

Chancellor’s Budget must not neglect investment in vocational and further education and workforce skills

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Quality of work, not quantity of workers, is key to increasing UK productivity
Think Tanks news
JRF - Families struggle to close budget gap despite a pause in the rise of the cost of living
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:35

The cost of a decent standard of living, as defined by the public, has stopped rising for the first time since the recession began, independent research published yesterday by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has revealed.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF - Families struggle to close budget gap despite a pause in the rise of the cost of living
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Digital giant Google to give expert help to Britain's best high streets
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:25

Internet giant Google is to send a taskforce of experts into hundreds of high street stores to help Britain’s businesses to grow.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Digital giant Google to give expert help to Britain's best high streets
Office for National Statistics news
Labour Productivity, Q1 2015
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:20

UK labour productivity as measured by output per hour grew by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter. This measure is 1.3% higher than the same period in 2014, the fastest annual growth since Q1 2012.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Labour Productivity, Q1 2015
National Audit Office Press Releases news
General Practice Extraction Service - Investigation
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:15

The National Audit Office has today published the findings from its investigation into the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), an IT system designed to allow NHS organizations to extract data from all GP practice computer systems in England.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
General Practice Extraction Service - Investigation
BCS news
SFIA version 6 launched to drive the digital age
BCS
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:10

Version 6 of SFIA, (the Skills Framework for the Information Age) has been launched yesterday at the Developing Digital Talent conference 2015 jointly hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the Tech Partnership and the SFIA Foundation.

BCS | Official News Release
SFIA version 6 launched to drive the digital age
Scottish Government news
Japan’s growing appetite
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 12:05

Major increase in Scottish food and drink exports to Japan.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Japan’s growing appetite
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Scotland - Aberdeen is making progress but has much more to do
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:40

Aberdeen City Council has improved how it is run in recent years and has plans for further changes but a great deal more work is needed to deliver these, says the Accounts Commission.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Scotland - Aberdeen is making progress but has much more to do
EU News news
EC welcomes deal to improve consumer protection for insurance products
EU News
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:38

The EC has welcomed the agreement reached on a proposal for a revised Directive on insurance sales, known as the Insurance Distribution Directive. 

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes deal to improve consumer protection for insurance products
Think Tanks news
Chatham House - Connecting the digital divides: Technology and cyber policy experts launch new journal
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:35

Fifteen years ago it would be unthinkable for cyber security to top the list of priorities at the annual US-China Security and Economic Dialogue, as it did last week. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Chatham House - Connecting the digital divides: Technology and cyber policy experts launch new journal
AXELOS news
Cyber Resilience & ITSM
AXELOS
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:25

Organizations can be more effective in preventing and responding to cyber-attacks by ensuring effective collaboration between those responsible for cyber resilience and IT Service Management (ITSM) teams, according to a new white paper by AXELOS Global Best Practice.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Cyber Resilience & ITSM
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Register your interest in the 2016 Somme Centenary Ballot
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:20
NHS England news
Children and young people give their views in unique health survey
NHS England
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:15

The first ever survey seeking the views of children and young people on the health services they receive has been published yesterday.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
Children and young people give their views in unique health survey
Care Quality Commission news
National children's hospital survey finds most children have good experiences of care – but highlights inequalities for those with specific needs
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:10

The experiences of almost 19,000 children and young people who stayed in hospital overnight or were seen as a day patient reveal that the majority of children and young people said they were happy with the care received, thought staff did everything possible to control their pain and they understood the information given to them by staff.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
National children's hospital survey finds most children have good experiences of care – but highlights inequalities for those with specific needs
Welsh Government news
Minister in Lyon to share lessons for Future Generations
Welsh Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 11:05

Carl Sargeant will today attend a World Climate Summit in Lyon, a key event in the lead-up to the United Nations conference in Paris later this year, to agree a new legally binding UN agreement on climate change.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister in Lyon to share lessons for Future Generations
techUK news
techUK Innovation Challenge
techUK
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 10:30

A new joint initiative from the Ministry of Defence and techUK to bring industry's inherent innovation to the challenges of UK Defence. 

techUK | Official News Release
techUK Innovation Challenge
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
JRF report reveals living standards crisis far from over
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 10:25

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has commented on research published yesterday (Wednesday) by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) – which shows that the gap between the income of many families and the cost of a decent standard of living is still much wider than before the recession.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
JRF report reveals living standards crisis far from over
Department for Education news
Help to up-skill childcare staff before they reach the frontline
Department for Education
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 10:20

Exit requirements for English and maths will ensure high quality childcare for all.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Help to up-skill childcare staff before they reach the frontline
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Broadband project grossly mishandled, says Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 10:15

The Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has yesterday issued a highly critical report of the handling of a cross-border broadband project delivered by a private company, Bytel Networks Ltd.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Broadband project grossly mishandled, says Committee
Innovate UK news
UK-Malaysia partnerships: Apply for innovation funding
Innovate UK
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 10:10

UK organisations can partner with Malaysian ones to apply for £14.4 million for projects that solve climate change problems in cities.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
UK-Malaysia partnerships: Apply for innovation funding
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA assumes ICPEN presidency
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 09:25

The CMA yesterday took up the presidency of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network with plans to support consumers worldwide.

 

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA assumes ICPEN presidency
Big Lottery Fund news
Funding boost for local youth training and employment initiatives
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 09:20

Projects giving young Scots the skills and confidence to consider a range of potential career options have yesterday shared in £285,368 of dormant bank account funding.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Funding boost for local youth training and employment initiatives
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Focused inspection of Doncaster local authority school improvement support
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 09:15

Ofsted has published the outcome letter about its inspection of Doncaster Council's school improvement support.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Focused inspection of Doncaster local authority school improvement support
HM Revenue and Customs news
Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 09:10

Fraudsters are targeting tax credits claimants with scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run-up to the 31 July renewals deadline, HMRC warned yesterday.

 

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period
Welsh Government news
Wales replaces the axed UK Independent Living Fund
Welsh Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 09:05

A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales with their care needs came into operation yesterday, following the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by the UK Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Wales replaces the axed UK Independent Living Fund
Department of Health news
New social contract between the public, health and care services
Department of Health
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 08:10

Health Secretary says to deliver the highest standards of health and care, people who use those services need to play their part.

Department of Health | Official News Release
New social contract between the public, health and care services
Ministry of Defence news
£150M Cannon cannon contract signed for UK armoured fighting vehicles
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 08:05

The Defence Secretary has announced that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £150 million contract to supply a new cannon capability for the UK Armed Forces.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
£150M Cannon cannon contract signed for UK armoured fighting vehicles
EU News news
Outcome of EU-Russia-Ukraine trilateral gas talks in Vienna
EU News
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 07:10

Trilateral gas talks in Vienna finished after meetings between the European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Russian energy minister Alexander Novak, Ukrainian energy minister Vladimir Demchyshyn and Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev.

EU News | Official News Release
Outcome of EU-Russia-Ukraine trilateral gas talks in Vienna
Scottish Government news
Domestic abuse protection goes national
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 July 2015 @ 07:04

FM announces Disclosure Scheme to be made available across Scotland.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Domestic abuse protection goes national

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