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Welsh Government news
Strong links between Wales and the EU celebrated in Brussels
Welsh Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 17:25

Finance and Government Business Minister has visited Brussels to meet representatives promoting Wales in Europe and celebrate the strong links that exist between Wales and the European Union.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Strong links between Wales and the EU celebrated in Brussels
Care Quality Commission news
New human rights and equality partnership announced
Care Quality Commission
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 17:20

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) yesterday (5 March) announces that the British Institute of Human Rights will deliver equality and human rights training to all CQC staff from April 2015.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
New human rights and equality partnership announced
Economic and Social Research Council news
New research tackles disaster risk in urban Africa
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 17:15

A new programme of research, which aims to reduce disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa, has been awarded £3.3 million of funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID).

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
New research tackles disaster risk in urban Africa
Wales Office news
UK Government helping hundreds of first time buyers in Wales get on the housing ladder
Wales Office
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 17:10

Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb yesterday (5 March) hailed the UK Government’s mortgage guarantee scheme as new figures show that it has helped hundreds of people across Wales buy a home.

Wales Office | Official News Release
UK Government helping hundreds of first time buyers in Wales get on the housing ladder
EU News news
Completing the internal energy market: €100 million released to connect European energy networks
EU News
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 17:05

The Commission is opening the call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to help finance key trans-European energy infrastructure projects.  €100m will be made available for projects aimed at ending energy isolation, eliminating energy bottlenecks and to complete the European energy market. 

EU News | Official News Release
Completing the internal energy market: €100 million released to connect European energy networks
Scottish Government news
£250,000 to unlock Scotland’s geothermal potential
Scottish Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 16:38

A fund to support research into exploring Scotland’s geothermal capacity to meet the energy needs of local communities is launched today by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£250,000 to unlock Scotland’s geothermal potential
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
‘Hidden army’ could help tackle cold home deaths and illnesses, says NICE
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 16:25

A ‘hidden army’ of heating industry, health and social care professionals could help tackle deaths and illnesses caused by cold homes, says NICE in a new guideline issued yesterday (Thursday 5 March).

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
‘Hidden army’ could help tackle cold home deaths and illnesses, says NICE
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Deputy PM calls for strategy to boost tourism in the South West
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 16:20

Nick Clegg announced an investment of £5 million to create a strategy that will boost tourism in the South West.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Deputy PM calls for strategy to boost tourism in the South West
UK Trade & Investment news
South Coast's financial services industry hailed by City Minister
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 16:15

New initiative launched to market the South Coast as a place to set-up and grow a financial or professional services business.

 

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
South Coast's financial services industry hailed by City Minister
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Social Development Committee Agrees Way Forward on Inquiry
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 16:10

The Assembly Committee for Social Development met yesterday to discuss the Minister for Social Development’s decision not to release the unredacted fact-finding report into the DSD Special Adviser, Stephen Brimstone.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Social Development Committee Agrees Way Forward on Inquiry
Electoral Commission news
Media Statement
Electoral Commission
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 16:05

After serving just over 10 years as Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission, Peter Wardle has announced yesterday (Thursday 5 March) that following the elections on May 7, he will be standing down from his post in July this year.

 

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Media Statement

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Scottish Government news
Support for enterprising women
Scottish Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 15:52

A charity that helps women from some of Scotland’s poorest communities become entrepreneurs has been awarded £200,000 from the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Support for enterprising women
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Mexican energy reform offers opportunities for UK oil and gas industry
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 15:25

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto arrives in Aberdeen during UK state visit to mark closer ties on energy and climate change.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Mexican energy reform offers opportunities for UK oil and gas industry
EU News news
CJEU: Same model medical devices with potential defect may all be classified as defective
EU News
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 15:21

Where a medical device has a potential defect, all products of the same model may be classified as defective.  The manufacturer of such a defective device must reimburse the costs relating to the replacement of the product where such replacement is necessary and to restore the level of safety which a person is entitled to expect.

EU News | Official News Release
CJEU: Same model medical devices with potential defect may all be classified as defective
10 Downing Street news
Tower Hamlets Air Cadet Squadron wins a Big Society Award
10 Downing Street
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 15:15

31, Tower Hamlets, Squadron Air Training Corps, Air Cadet unit has been recognised by the Prime Minister.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Tower Hamlets Air Cadet Squadron wins a Big Society Award
Ministry of Defence news
Minister for reserves urges industry to support Armed Forces
Ministry of Defence
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 15:10

Minister for Reserves Julian Brazier urged UK industry to get behind the Armed Forces during a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base yesterday (March 5).

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Minister for reserves urges industry to support Armed Forces
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Neville-Rolfe: Students must understand the basics of intellectual property
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 15:05

Business Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe set out her vision that students should have a basic understanding of intellectual property.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Neville-Rolfe: Students must understand the basics of intellectual property
Welsh Government news
£20m to boost Welsh business innovation
Welsh Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:52

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart, has announced £20m of EU and Welsh Government funding for a new programme to help Welsh businesses grow by developing new ideas and products.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£20m to boost Welsh business innovation
EU News news
CJEU: Reduced rate of VAT for the supply of electronic books, in contrast with paper books
EU News
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:33

France and Luxembourg cannot apply a reduced rate of VAT to the supply of electronic books, in contrast with paper books. 

EU News | Official News Release
CJEU: Reduced rate of VAT for the supply of electronic books, in contrast with paper books
HM Treasury news
South Coast's financial services industry hailed by City Minister
HM Treasury
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:25

New initiative launched to market the South Coast as a place to set-up and grow a financial or professional services business.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
South Coast's financial services industry hailed by City Minister
NHS England news
CCGs approved for joint commissioning of GP services
NHS England
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:20

Over a third of GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country have been approved to jointly commission GP services with NHS England, which was announced yesterday.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
CCGs approved for joint commissioning of GP services
CESG news
ISC report on ‘Women in The UK Intelligence Community’
CESG
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:15

Yesterday the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) published a report on ‘Women in The UK Intelligence Community’ (PDF 5252KB). 

 

CESG | Official News Release
ISC report on ‘Women in The UK Intelligence Community’
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Public Health England's grant to local authorities report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:10

Many local authorities do not yet receive a proportion of public health funding that fairly reflects their needs according to the Public Accounts Committee's report published on Friday 6 March 2014.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Public Health England's grant to local authorities report published
Department for Transport news
Transport Secretary sees benefits of rail investment in Derbyshire
Department for Transport
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 14:05

Patrick McLoughlin celebrates start of work on Ilkeston station and Crossrail contract win for local firm.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Transport Secretary sees benefits of rail investment in Derbyshire
Scottish Government news
Tobacco display ban
Scottish Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 13:48

Tobacco retailers are reminded that today marks one month to go until small shops will have to stop displaying tobacco products in Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Tobacco display ban
techUK news
Francis Maude says digital tech is critical for future of government
techUK
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 13:25

Highlights from the Minister for the Cabinet Office's speech at our #techUKPS2030 conference.

techUK | Official News Release
Francis Maude says digital tech is critical for future of government
MI5 news
Man convicted for role in Al-Qaida terror plot
MI5
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 13:20

A Pakistani student has been found guilty in a US court of providing support to Al-Qaida and conspiring to use a destructive device.

MI5 | Official News Release
Man convicted for role in Al-Qaida terror plot
Department for Communities and Local Government news
PM praises the remarkable valour and devotion to duty of the overseas-born recipients of the Victoria Cross
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 13:15
Ordnance Survey - English news
Business Minister Matthew Hancock announces the appointment of Nigel Clifford as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey - English
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 13:10
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Hugo Swire urges end to violence in Bangladesh
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 13:05

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire urges an end to the last 60 days of violence and disruption in Bangladesh.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Hugo Swire urges end to violence in Bangladesh
Department for Education news
Celeb Mum of the Year backs childcare app challenge
Department for Education
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 12:28

Michelle Heaton attended summit bringing tech developers and early years providers together.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Celeb Mum of the Year backs childcare app challenge
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
‘Productivity puzzle’ is a red herring for our austerity damaged economy, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 12:25

A new report, Productivity: no puzzle about it, published yesterday (Thursday) by the TUC, argues that there is a straightforward explanation for low productivity in the UK economy – it is how the labour market has responded to poor economic growth, mainly caused by the government’s austerity economics.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
‘Productivity puzzle’ is a red herring for our austerity damaged economy, says TUC
Monitor news
Investigation launched to help fix problems at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Monitor
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 12:19

Monitor has opened the investigation to find a lasting solution to long-standing problems at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH).

Monitor | Official News Release
Investigation launched to help fix problems at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Care Quality Commission news
New-style dental inspections
Care Quality Commission
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 12:15

We have been testing our new approach to the inspection of dental practices and yesterday published our first reports on the quality of care provided by 12 practices.

 

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
New-style dental inspections
UK Trade & Investment news
UK Export Finance signs agreement to give UK exporters greater access to markets in Mexico
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 12:10

An agreement signed by UK Export Finance (UKEF) will help to open up markets in Mexico to UK exporters.

 

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
UK Export Finance signs agreement to give UK exporters greater access to markets in Mexico
Information Commissioner's Office news
Northern Ireland department and three councils monitored over unnecessary FOI delays
Information Commissioner's Office
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 12:05

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is monitoring a Northern Ireland department and three councils following concerns over the timeliness of their responses to freedom of information (FOI) requests.  

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Northern Ireland department and three councils monitored over unnecessary FOI delays
Financial Conduct Authority news
Consumers struggling to understand structured products as Financial Conduct Authority calls for improvements from firms
Financial Conduct Authority
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 11:25

A behavioural economics research paper published yesterday by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found that many consumers overestimate the expected returns on structured deposits.

 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Consumers struggling to understand structured products as Financial Conduct Authority calls for improvements from firms
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Business Minister Matthew Hancock announces the appointment of Nigel Clifford as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 11:20
NHS England news
Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: February 2015
NHS England
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 11:15

Welcome to February’s Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Bulletin, bringing you L&D news and updates together in one place. Key steps of the L&D pathway are the identification, assessment and referral of service users into treatment and support services provided by partner organisations. Each month we look at how a particular L&D scheme is successfully applying the national operating model, focusing on a particular aspect of their service. 

NHS England | Official News Release
Liaison and Diversion Bulletin: February 2015
HM Treasury news
Help to Buy: helping 88,000 buy a new home
HM Treasury
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 11:11

Help to Buy, the government’s flagship housing scheme, has helped 88,420 people buy a new home since it was created.

 

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Help to Buy: helping 88,000 buy a new home
Welsh Government news
£6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
Welsh Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 11:05

Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething yesterday met staff and patients at Chirk Medical Centre, where he announced a £6.245m investment to upgrade IT services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
Transport for London news
Passenger advice during unnecessary RMT strike action
Transport for London
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 10:25

The strike, which will achieve nothing, called by RMT leadership after one of its members, a Tube driver, was dismissed for failing two alcohol breath tests.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Passenger advice during unnecessary RMT strike action
National Archives news
Launching Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament
National Archives
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 10:20

Yesterday the Houses of Parliament announce the launch of Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament, a digital resource for children and young people. It was developed in partnership with The National Archives.

National Archives | Official News Release
Launching Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament
10 Downing Street news
Suffragan See of Hertford: Canon Noel Michael Roy Beasley
10 Downing Street
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 10:15

The Queen has approved the nomination of Canon Noel Michael Roy Beasley for election as Suffragan See of Hertford in the Diocese of Oxford.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Suffragan See of Hertford: Canon Noel Michael Roy Beasley
Department for Work and Pensions news
70% of children living with both birth parents – government promotes relationship support
Department for Work and Pensions
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 10:05
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
No misconduct but West Yorkshire Police should have referred boy's death to IPCC
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 09:25

West Yorkshire Police (WYP) should have made a referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) when the body of a four-year-old boy who starved to death at his home in Bradford was found almost two years after he died.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
No misconduct but West Yorkshire Police should have referred boy's death to IPCC
Competition & Markets Authority news
Ticket buyers benefit from CMA action
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 09:20

Music lovers, sports fans and theatre goers using secondary ticket sites will have access to better information to help them know what they are buying, following action by the CMA.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Ticket buyers benefit from CMA action
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Annual days announced for the lighting of Parliament Buildings
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 09:15

The Assembly Commission has yesterday announced that it has agreed four days for the lighting of Parliament Buildings in relevant colours.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Annual days announced for the lighting of Parliament Buildings
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK Export Finance signs agreement to give UK exporters greater access to markets in Mexico
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 09:10

An agreement signed by UK Export Finance (UKEF) will help to open up markets in Mexico to UK exporters.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK Export Finance signs agreement to give UK exporters greater access to markets in Mexico
Welsh Government news
Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
Welsh Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 09:05

Economy and Science Minister Edwina Hart has announced Welsh Government support to help GE Healthcare establish a multi-million pound Open Innovation Village in Cardiff, which will create new life science businesses and attract inward investment.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA issues safety advice for those cycling to work
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 08:40

With an increase in the promotion of cycling to work schemes, and greater numbers of people striving to keep themselves fit, more workers are hopping on their bikes for the daily commute.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA issues safety advice for those cycling to work
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Help to Buy: helping 88,000 buy a new home
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 08:10

Help to Buy, the government’s flagship housing scheme, has helped 88,420 people buy a new home since it was created.

 

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Help to Buy: helping 88,000 buy a new home
Ministry of Justice news
Ministerial support for rape and sexual violence victims
Ministry of Justice
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 08:05

Victims’ Minister Mike Penning saw first hand yesterday how government money has been used to help those who need it most with vital help and support for victims of rape and sexual violence.

 

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Ministerial support for rape and sexual violence victims
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA calling for better infrastructure to get more kids on their bikes
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 07:40

Getting children on their bikes for the journey to school is key to keeping them fit and healthy, as well as getting them more confident and safe on the road.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA calling for better infrastructure to get more kids on their bikes
EU News news
Roaming and open internet: Council ready for talks with EP
EU News
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 07:05

The Latvian Presidency of the Council now has a mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament on new rules to cut mobile phone roaming fees and safeguard open internet access. The mandate was agreed by member states at the Permanent Representatives Committee on 4 March 2015.

EU News | Official News Release
Roaming and open internet: Council ready for talks with EP
Scottish Government news
Scholarships let Pakistani children attend school
Scottish Government
Friday 06 March 2015 @ 07:05

A scholarship scheme which has helped more than 1400 schoolchildren in Pakistan attend school and improve their future is to continue for another year.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scholarships let Pakistani children attend school

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