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UK Trade & Investment news
Government showcases North as financial services hotspot
UK Trade & Investment
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 14:10

Northern Powerhouse Minister challenges global financial services companies to tap in to the wealth of talent the region has to offer.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
Government showcases North as financial services hotspot
Scottish Government news
New plan for long term oil and gas industry growth
Scottish Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 14:05

Refreshed oil and gas strategy responds to industry challenges.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
New plan for long term oil and gas industry growth
techUK news
Lord Carter is right to demand greater digital maturity & integration in the NHS
techUK
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 13:25

techUK's response to Lord Carter's review of productivity in NHS hospitals.

techUK | Official News Release
Lord Carter is right to demand greater digital maturity & integration in the NHS
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI: Out of date Business Rates hit UK firms - and getting worse
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 13:20

The CBI is calling on the Government to put reform of business rates at the heart of its Business Tax Roadmap at Budget 2016.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI: Out of date Business Rates hit UK firms - and getting worse

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK welcomes resumption of coordinated military operations in DRC
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 13:15

UK Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes salutes the agreement between the Government of DRC and MONUSCO.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK welcomes resumption of coordinated military operations in DRC
Scottish Government news
Fiscal Framework papers will be published
Scottish Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 13:10

The Scottish Government will publish all the key papers on the Fiscal Framework before the end of the Parliamentary term, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Fiscal Framework papers will be published
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
New build homes to have superfast broadband connectivity
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 13:05

The Government has worked with Openreach - BT’s local access network business - and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to new build properties in the UK.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
New build homes to have superfast broadband connectivity
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC highlights role of Engagement Quality Control Reviewer in overall audit quality
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 12:33

Today the Financial Reporting Council issues a thematic review undertaken by its Audit Quality Review (“AQR”) team on the work performed by engagement quality control reviewers (“EQCR”) in the audit of financial statements.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC highlights role of Engagement Quality Control Reviewer in overall audit quality
Consumer Council for Water news
Water watchdog to focus on flooding and water quality issues at Preston meeting
Consumer Council for Water
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 12:25

LESSONS learned from recent incidents involving water companies will top the agenda when the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) holds its board meeting in public tomorrow (9 February).

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Water watchdog to focus on flooding and water quality issues at Preston meeting
Innovate UK news
Government boost for jet engines with £10 million investment for next generation technology
Innovate UK
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 12:20

Business Minister Anna Soubry has announced that Loughborough University has been awarded nearly £10 million of government funding.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Government boost for jet engines with £10 million investment for next generation technology
National Audit Office Press Releases news
The UK competition regime
National Audit Office Press Releases
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 12:15

The newly-created Competition and Markets Authority has made significant progress in improving how the UK’s competition regime works, and it is now more coherent than before.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
The UK competition regime
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Getting smart with your energy
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 12:10

Government has taken another step forward in plans to revolutionise the energy sector.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Getting smart with your energy
Scottish Government news
Crime proceeds to help young people
Scottish Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 12:05

More than £400,000 seized from criminals is being used to fund six youth projects across Scotland, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson announced recently.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Crime proceeds to help young people
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Law Commission: Social investment by charities
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 11:38

Charities will have statutory powers to make social investments under Law Commission reforms implemented by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Law Commission: Social investment by charities
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Business Secretary steps up fight to end discrimination
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 11:25

A review into increasing progression in the labour market by people from minority backgrounds has been announced by the government.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Business Secretary steps up fight to end discrimination
Skills Funding Agency news
£25m in 16 to 18 apprenticeship and traineeship growth awarded
Skills Funding Agency
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 11:20

An additional £25m for colleges and training providers to deliver 16 to 18 apprenticeships.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
£25m in 16 to 18 apprenticeship and traineeship growth awarded
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA welcomes NAO report
Competition & Markets Authority
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 11:15

The CMA has recently welcomed the National Audit Office (NAO) report on ‘The UK Competition Regime.’

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA welcomes NAO report
Department for Work and Pensions news
Benefit cap: 950 households a month move into work, stop claiming Housing benefit or reduce their claim
Department for Work and Pensions
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 11:10

Around 31,000 households who had their benefits capped have moved into work, reduced their Housing Benefit claim or no longer claim it.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Benefit cap: 950 households a month move into work, stop claiming Housing benefit or reduce their claim
Welsh Government news
Welsh fund to support disabled people to live independently to continue
Welsh Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 11:05

£27m is being made available to maintain support for more than 1,600 disabled people in Wales to live independently, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh fund to support disabled people to live independently to continue
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Reform of cancer drugs fund must consider benefits to patients
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 10:25

A fund set up to improve patients’ access to cancer drugs has not been managed effectively, the Public Accounts Committee has found. In its report, the Committee also says it is "unacceptable" that the government is still unable to properly assess the benefit to patients of the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Reform of cancer drugs fund must consider benefits to patients
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK disputes UN working group opinion on Julian Assange
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 10:20

The UK will formally contest the opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK disputes UN working group opinion on Julian Assange
Welsh Government news
Minister provides extra funding to reach out to missing voters
Welsh Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 10:17

The Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews has taken action to increase voter registration in Wales recently.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister provides extra funding to reach out to missing voters
Monitor news
Monitor to investigate how Southend Hospital keeps track of healthcare costs
Monitor
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 10:15

Monitor wants to work with the trust to ensure it is following national guidance in the accurate use of cost data.

Monitor | Official News Release
Monitor to investigate how Southend Hospital keeps track of healthcare costs
Department for Education news
Games Workshop founder and entrepreneur to open 2 free schools
Department for Education
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 10:10

Education Secretary announces new wave of free schools, including 2 with Ian Livingstone.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Games Workshop founder and entrepreneur to open 2 free schools
Scottish Government news
Backing for Inverness Castle attraction
Scottish Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 10:05

Public consultation and local business support the creation of visitor centre.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Backing for Inverness Castle attraction
HM Treasury news
Government could save hundreds of millions of pounds by ending public sector redundancy give away
HM Treasury
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 09:25

Modernisation of public sector redundancy rules could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds by 2020.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government could save hundreds of millions of pounds by ending public sector redundancy give away
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government boost for jet engines with £10 million investment for next generation technology
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 09:20

Business Minister Anna Soubry has announced that Loughborough University has been awarded nearly £10 million of government funding.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government boost for jet engines with £10 million investment for next generation technology
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England
National Audit Office Press Releases
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 09:15

There are shortcomings in how the supply of NHS clinical staff in England is managed, in terms of both planning the future workforce and meeting the current demand for staff.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Managing the supply of NHS clinical staff in England
Government Digital Service (GDS) news
A hack day to test Government as a Platform
Government Digital Service (GDS)
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 09:10

Recently, GDS hosted a hack day for developers from across government.We welcomed about 30 developers to the Cabinet Office to test out some of the new Government as a Platform components that we’ve been working on over the last few months: GOV.UK Pay, GOV.UK Notify, and Government PaaS.

Government Digital Service (GDS) | Official News Release
A hack day to test Government as a Platform
Department of Health news
Planes returning from Zika areas to be sprayed with insecticide
Department of Health
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 08:10

As a precaution airlines are asked to use insecticide on all flights returning to the UK from countries with confirmed transmission of Zika.

Department of Health | Official News Release
Planes returning from Zika areas to be sprayed with insecticide
Scottish Government news
Appointment of first summary sheriffs
Scottish Government
Monday 08 February 2016 @ 08:05

Scotland’s first summary sheriffs have been appointed as part of the major modernisation of the court system.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Appointment of first summary sheriffs

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