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FDA news
FDA welcomes Chief Executive’s refreshing honesty that civil service is having to do ‘30% too much across the board’
FDA
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 16:30

Media reports have shown that in his first appearance before the Commons Public Accounts Committee, civil service Chief Executive John Manzoni told MPs that the civil service is having to do "30% too much across the board… No company would undertake the level of transformative change that this Government has".

FDA | Official News Release
FDA welcomes Chief Executive’s refreshing honesty that civil service is having to do ‘30% too much across the board’
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
Science & Technology Careers Evening
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 16:25

Employing around 1700 staff across four UK sites, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a great place to develop or start your career in science, engineering and technology. Our scientists and engineers work on and support some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Science & Technology Careers Evening
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
New proposals to tackle late payment
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 16:20

New proposals obliging large and listed companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices and performance unveiled.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
New proposals to tackle late payment
Home Office news
Consultation launched on raising firearms licence fees
Home Office
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 16:15

The Home Office has yesterday announced plans to increase the cost of firearms licensing fees.

 

Home Office | Official News Release
Consultation launched on raising firearms licence fees
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Living standards crisis gives George Osborne £17 billion annual tax gap headache
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 16:10

The government is collecting £17bn less than forecast in income tax because of the lack of earnings growth in the UK, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Living standards crisis gives George Osborne £17 billion annual tax gap headache
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Duke of Cambridge to open Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 16:05

Duke of Cambridge to open the GREAT Festival of Creativity, Shanghai, supporting British businesses looking to secure opportunities in China.

 

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Duke of Cambridge to open Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Cutting edge low carbon energy projects get £5 million funding boost
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 15:30

Cutting edge low carbon energy projects get £5 million Government funding boost and 19 British firms win investment

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Cutting edge low carbon energy projects get £5 million funding boost
Ministry of Defence news
First UK A400M Atlas delivered to the RAF
Ministry of Defence
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 15:25

The first of the UK’s A400M Atlas next-generation military transport aircraft has yesterday been officially unveiled by the MOD at its new home at RAF Brize Norton.

 

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
First UK A400M Atlas delivered to the RAF
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government spending on what matters most
Welsh Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 15:20

Finance Minister, Jane Hutt yesterday welcomed official figures which showed strong Welsh Government investment in key public services.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government spending on what matters most
Department for Education news
Record levels of first-class graduates getting into teaching
Department for Education
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 15:15

Latest initial teacher training (ITT) census shows that more top graduates are training to become teachers.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Record levels of first-class graduates getting into teaching
National Crime Agency  news
Drug plots derailed by the NCA and the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate
National Crime Agency
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 15:10

The ringleader behind plots to import and supply vast quantities of drugs has been jailed along with five criminal associates.

 

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Drug plots derailed by the NCA and the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate
EU News news
Weak economic prospects exacerbate financial system risks
EU News
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 15:05

Systemic stress among euro area banks and sovereigns declined further to levels last seen before the onset of the global financial crisis in 2007, according to the latest Financial Stability Review of the European Central Bank (ECB). 

EU News | Official News Release
Weak economic prospects exacerbate financial system risks
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit - The Auditor General provides an update on his role in relation to the Well-being of Future Generations Bill
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:40

The Auditor General has written to the Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, of the National Assembly for Wales, to report on how discussions with the Welsh Government have been progressing.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Wales Audit - The Auditor General provides an update on his role in relation to the Well-being of Future Generations Bill
10 Downing Street news
Prime Minister hails the rise of 'civic crowdfunding'
10 Downing Street
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:30

Spacehive has won the Prime Minister's Big Society Award for helping local communities to fund neighbourhood improvement projects online.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Prime Minister hails the rise of 'civic crowdfunding'
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Farming industry income rises
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:25

The UK agricultural industry is going from strength to strength in its contribution to economic growth, with new statistics revealing that increased production and prices boosted farming income to £5.6 billion last year.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Farming industry income rises
Arts Council England news
14-18 NOW seeks proposals for new artistic commissions to mark First World War Centenary
Arts Council England
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:20

14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, has announced that it is seeking a wide range of new proposals for extraordinary new art commissions to be created in response to the centenary of the First World War.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
14-18 NOW seeks proposals for new artistic commissions to mark First World War Centenary
Ofgem news
Ofgem secures £11 million from InterGen for failure to meet environmental obligations
Ofgem
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:15

Ofgem has today secured £11m payment from the generator, InterGen for failing to meet environmental targets under the government’s Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP).

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem secures £11 million from InterGen for failure to meet environmental obligations
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
St Andrew’s Day
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:10

Some of those passing the British Embassy on Friday will have noticed that the red, white & blue of the Union Flag has been replaced with a simple blue field with a bold white cross running from its corners. 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
St Andrew’s Day
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Employers should do more to help parents returning to work, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 14:05

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has responded to research published today (Friday) by the National Childbirth Trust – on parents’ experiences of returning to work after the birth of a child.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Employers should do more to help parents returning to work, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association - NHS England to drop 'cash for dementia diagnoses' scheme
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:40

Patients Association welcomes the scrapping of “bounty” on the head of dementia patients at the end of March

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association - NHS England to drop 'cash for dementia diagnoses' scheme
Department of Health news
New laws for more open and safe NHS care come into force
Department of Health
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:30

Duty of Candour and Fit and Proper Person’s Test will help improve patient safety, transparency and leadership in the NHS.

Department of Health | Official News Release
New laws for more open and safe NHS care come into force
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government launches support to help small businesses Do More Online
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:25

New campaign includes £2 million for Local Enterprise Partnerships to help micro-businesses and sole traders increase their online presence.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government launches support to help small businesses Do More Online
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Assembly Shines A Light On Homelessness
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:20

Parliament Buildings was bathed in a sea of red light this week to mark Homelessness Awareness Week which runs from Sunday 23 – Sunday 30 November 2014. 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Assembly Shines A Light On Homelessness
EU News news
Up to £100m EIB support for urban regeneration across Manchester
EU News
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:15

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide up to GBP 100 million to support urban regeneration projects across Manchester and Greater Manchester. The long-term loan facility from Europe’s long-term lending institution could be used to improve community facilities and public space, as well as initiatives to create jobs and cut energy bills across the city.

EU News | Official News Release
Up to £100m EIB support for urban regeneration across Manchester
UK Trade & Investment  news
Duke of Cambridge to open Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:10

Duke of Cambridge to open the GREAT Festival of Creativity, Shanghai, supporting British businesses looking to secure opportunities in China.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Duke of Cambridge to open Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai
Crown Commercial Service news
Monthly update: November 2014
Crown Commercial Service
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 13:05

Welcome to our latest round-up of news and events. 

 

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
Monthly update: November 2014
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Latest ONS migrant figures highlight continued value that overseas labour provides to UK employers
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:40

Recent CIPD report found growing businesses are engaging migrant labour for their skill level, experience and commitment

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Latest ONS migrant figures highlight continued value that overseas labour provides to UK employers
Welsh Government news
Minister backs scheme rewarding Wales’ ex service personnel
Welsh Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:30

Yesterday the Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews launched a new campaign to promote the Defence Privilege Card to ex service personnel in Wales.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister backs scheme rewarding Wales’ ex service personnel
Department for International Development news
New UK support for global immunisations to save a child’s life every 2 minutes
Department for International Development
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:25

The commitment to Gavi will protect millions of people from some of the world's most deadly diseases.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
New UK support for global immunisations to save a child’s life every 2 minutes
Home Office news
Review proposes to remove hundreds of unnecessary powers of entry
Home Office
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:20
Monitor news
Encouraging better NHS efficiency and improved care
Monitor
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:15

Proposed changes to the NHS payment system for 2015/16 aim to incentivise the efficient provision of high quality care while also encouraging the better management of increasing demand for services.

Monitor | Official News Release
Encouraging better NHS efficiency and improved care
10 Downing Street news
Smith Commission: Prime Minister responds
10 Downing Street
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:10

Extra devolution for Scotland "will make our United Kingdom stronger" says David Cameron.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Smith Commission: Prime Minister responds
Transport for London news
Funding and financing options for Crossrail 2
Transport for London
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 12:05

An independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published yesterday has set out funding and financing options for Crossrail 2, the high frequency, high capacity rail line that could link south west and north east London to provide additional transport capacity for the capital.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Funding and financing options for Crossrail 2
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Drug crime - not worth the risk
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 11:25

Each year British nationals on holiday are putting themselves at risk of arrest or detention for drug-related offending. 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Drug crime - not worth the risk
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA highlights key issues for consumers as it consults on priorities for its second year
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 11:20

The CMA has published its Strategic Assessment of the risks that consumers and markets face, alongside a consultation on its draft annual plan for next year.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA highlights key issues for consumers as it consults on priorities for its second year
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Children in care
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 11:15

The Department for Education is not meeting its objectives to improve the quality of care and the stability of placements for children in care.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Children in care
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy trends and prices statistical release: 27 November 2014
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 11:10

The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 27 November 2014 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: 27 November 2014
Welsh Government news
£7 million flood scheme will benefit 300 Swansea homes and businesses
Welsh Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 11:05

A £7 million flood scheme which will reduce the risk of flooding to some 300 homes and businesses in the Lower Swansea valley was officially opened yesterday (Thursday 27 November) by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£7 million flood scheme will benefit 300 Swansea homes and businesses
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Government response to improving Employment Support Allowance fails to address “deep-seated problems”
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 11:04

Citizens Advice has said that one of the main sickness and disability benefits is not fit for work, as the Government publishes an update on its approach to improving the Employment Support Allowance system.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Government response to improving Employment Support Allowance fails to address “deep-seated problems”
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Prepayment meter customers “footing the bill for energy firms’ errors”
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:40

Citizens Advice has recently called for adequate compensation and better service for prepayment meter customers who have been suffering from seven years of faulty meters.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Prepayment meter customers “footing the bill for energy firms’ errors”
Scottish Government news
Scotland encouraged to celebrate St Andrew’s Day
Scottish Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:30

Scotland will mark St Andrew’s Day with a bigger programme of events than ever before as a new survey revealed 43% of people in Scotland feel there should be more to do on our national day.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland encouraged to celebrate St Andrew’s Day
Home Office news
Counter Terrorism and Security Bill unveiled
Home Office
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:25

Home Secretary: These powers are essential to keep up with threats we face.

Home Office | Official News Release
Counter Terrorism and Security Bill unveiled
Office for National Statistics news
Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, November 2014
Office for National Statistics
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:20

Net long-term migration to the UK was estimated to be 260,000 in the year ending June 2014, a statistically significant increase from 182,000 in the previous 12 months.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, November 2014
Department for Transport news
Deputy PM announces £214 million investment in cycling
Department for Transport
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:15

The biggest single investment in cycling was unveiled by Nick Clegg yesterday to help make it easier and safer to get on your bike in the UK.

 

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Deputy PM announces £214 million investment in cycling
Skills Funding Agency news
Apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to UK economy this year
Skills Funding Agency
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:10

New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) reveals that apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to the UK economy in 2014.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
Apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to UK economy this year
Economic and Social Research Council news
Experts share their views on 50 years of social change
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 10:05

The impacts of social science research over the last fifty years are celebrated in the new issue of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) flagship magazine, Britain in 2015.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Experts share their views on 50 years of social change
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - More private renters struggling with horror homes
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:40

More people are struggling with private rented homes which are damp, dangerous and in need of significant repair, reveals Citizens Advice.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - More private renters struggling with horror homes
Think Tanks news
UK’s Whole Force Defence Concept Not Fit For Purpose Argues RUSI Report
Think Tanks
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:35

The UK’s Whole Force Concept — which aims to reconfigure reserves and private-sector defence personnel more closely alongside military personnel — is not fit-for-purpose and lacks overall enterprise-level planning, argues a new RUSI Briefing Paper.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
UK’s Whole Force Defence Concept Not Fit For Purpose Argues RUSI Report
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
The FCO's human rights work 2013 - report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:25

Remove preferential trade tariffs for Sri Lanka if Human Rights Concerns are not addressed, says Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
The FCO's human rights work 2013 - report published
Care Quality Commission news
Improvement needed at specialist cancer trust despite no evidence of serious failings
Care Quality Commission
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:20

A joint report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Monitor has found no evidence of serious failings in the organisational culture at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, but has highlighted areas in need of improvement.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Improvement needed at specialist cancer trust despite no evidence of serious failings
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE draft guidance recommends eculizumab (Soliris) for treating very rare life-threatening blood disorder
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:15

NICE has yesterday issued final draft guidance recommending eculizumab (Soliris, Alexion) for funding for treating atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS). 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE draft guidance recommends eculizumab (Soliris) for treating very rare life-threatening blood disorder
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK welcomes conclusions of UN General Assembly’s Third Committee
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:10

Baroness Anelay welcomes progress on human rights at the UN General Assembly’s 3rd Committee, and calls for words to be translated into actions.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK welcomes conclusions of UN General Assembly’s Third Committee
Welsh Government news
Minister says Councils must reflect the make-up of those they serve
Welsh Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:05

Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews says public services organisations, and in particular Councils, must change to better reflect the make-up of the communities they serve.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister says Councils must reflect the make-up of those they serve
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Scotland - Community planning is improving but not yet realising its potential
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 08:40

An overview report published yesterday for the Accounts Commission and the Auditor General for Scotland says ambitions for community planning have yet to be translated into action on the ground.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Scotland - Community planning is improving but not yet realising its potential
Think Tanks news
IFG - ‘Historic day for the UK’s constitution’: what now and what next?
Think Tanks
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 08:35

The Institute for Government welcomes yesterday's announcement on the next phase of devolution to Scotland, reached by cross-party agreement. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - ‘Historic day for the UK’s constitution’: what now and what next?
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Government clampdown on fraud
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 08:10

Lord Ahmad announces extra funding for a range of council-led projects to claw back billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money lost to fraud.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Government clampdown on fraud
Ministry of Defence news
Celebrating 100 years of apprenticeships
Ministry of Defence
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 08:05

HMS St Albans has celebrated the contribution that apprentices have made to the nation and to employers over the last century.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Celebrating 100 years of apprenticeships
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Commission - Council tax and business rates income rises, despite £4.55 billion uncollected
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 07:40

The Audit Commission has published Council tax and business rates collection: an update (November 2014), using publicly available data from its Value for Money (VFM) Profiles Tool. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Commission - Council tax and business rates income rises, despite £4.55 billion uncollected
Think Tanks news
£2 billion needed to prevent NHS crisis says The King's Fund
Think Tanks
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 07:35

The King's Fund has called for an additional £2 billion in funding for the NHS ahead of next week's Autumn Statement.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
£2 billion needed to prevent NHS crisis says The King's Fund
EU News news
MEPs to debate whether Palestine should be recognised as a state
EU News
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 07:10

A large majority of MEPs clearly favoured a two state solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in a debate on Wednesday.  But whilst they agreed on wishing to see a safe Israeli state living side by side with a viable democratic Palestinian one, they disagreed on whether it is appropriate to recognise Palestinian statehood unilaterally at this stage.

EU News | Official News Release
MEPs to debate whether Palestine should be recognised as a state
Scottish Government news
Justice Secretary visits West Lothian
Scottish Government
Friday 28 November 2014 @ 07:05

New Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has visited Livingston in West Lothian in the first of a series of engagements across the country to see how law enforcement agencies are keeping communities safe.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Justice Secretary visits West Lothian

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