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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Financial services firms remain upbeat as profitability improves – CBI/PwC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 17:36

Optimism in financial services rose strongly in the three months to March and profitability improved in most sectors, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Financial services firms remain upbeat as profitability improves – CBI/PwC
HM Treasury news
Efficiency drive by government on PPPs nets £2.1 billion
HM Treasury
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 17:27

Government's Operational PPP Efficiency Programme surpasses its target having secured £2.1 billion in savings - and is now seeking £2 billion extra in savings.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Efficiency drive by government on PPPs nets £2.1 billion
EU News news
Experts stress the role of cyber defence in Europe’s security
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 17:22

On 25-26 March, during the conference on “Cyber Defence in Europe” experts discussed cyber security issues and concluded that the role of cyber defence should be adequately evaluated regarding the current security environment.

EU News | Official News Release
Experts stress the role of cyber defence in Europe’s security
Scottish Government news
Criminal justice social work statistics
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 17:10

The latest year’s statistics on criminal justice social work have been published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. Figures from Criminal justice social work statistics: 2013-14 show that the successful completion rate for social work orders has risen in each of the last five years, from 59 per cent in 2008-09 to 71 per cent in 2013-14.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Criminal justice social work statistics
Land Registry news
February 2015 Market Trend Data
Land Registry
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 17:05

Land Registry's Market Trend Data for England and Wales.

Land Registry | Official News Release
February 2015 Market Trend Data
EU News news
Countries should harmonise methods of investigation in fight against cybercrime
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:52

On 25-27 March the European Police College (CEPOL) conference „Cybercrime – Strategic level" took place in Jūrmala. The aim of the conference was to improve cooperation and harmonize the investigative methods among law enforcement authorities of the EU Member States.

EU News | Official News Release
Countries should harmonise methods of investigation in fight against cybercrime
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Disabled education workers and students suffering under austerity measures, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:50

Government reforms and austerity measures are endangering the education of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), says a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Disabled education workers and students suffering under austerity measures, says TUC
Scottish Government news
More control over care
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:38

Self-directed Support (SDS) became law in Scotland one year ago, meaning that everyone who is eligible for social care now has a right to design their own support package.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
More control over care
techUK news
Home Office Rewards Police Innovation and Collaboration with £70 million
techUK
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:25

techUK welcomes the funding of collaborative and cost saving policing ICT projects from the Police Innovation Fund.

techUK | Official News Release
Home Office Rewards Police Innovation and Collaboration with £70 million
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Clamp down on private parking charges
Department for Communities and Local Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:20

A crack down on parking charges by private firms could end excessive fees and inflated fines forced upon motorists.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Clamp down on private parking charges
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC to manage investigation into historic allegation against GMP
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:15

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has decided to manage an investigation into an allegation that Greater Manchester Police failed to adequately investigate an incident involving former MP Cyril Smith in Stockport in 1988.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC to manage investigation into historic allegation against GMP
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Committee calls for a constitutional convention
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:10

In a report published yesterday, Sunday 29 March 2015, the Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee says proposals for devolutionary change in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England since the Scottish referendum result in September 2014 have been made at what appears to be dizzying speed, without much consideration of their overall implications for the future of the Union.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Committee calls for a constitutional convention
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Government revs up motorcycle market
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 16:05

Motorcycles and scooters will join cars, vans, trucks and buses in the government’s drive for greener vehicles.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Government revs up motorcycle market
Monitor news
Monitor defers foundation trust application of NHS trust in Birmingham
Monitor
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:52

Monitor has deferred for up to a year its decision on whether Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust should become a foundation trust.

Monitor | Official News Release
Monitor defers foundation trust application of NHS trust in Birmingham
Scottish Government news
Private rented sector reforms
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:43

Simplified and improved system for tenants and landlords.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Private rented sector reforms
NHS England news
Latest round of technology funding announced
NHS England
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:25

Health and social care providers across the country will benefit from £78 million this year to invest in technology and help them move from paper-based clinical records to integrated digital care records.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
Latest round of technology funding announced
Ministry of Defence news
Successful Armed Forces employment programme extended
Ministry of Defence
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:20

A programme that helps jobseekers who are interested in the Armed Forces get into work will be rolled out following a pilot scheme.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Successful Armed Forces employment programme extended
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Celebrating three great English exports in 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:15

England marks two major anniversaries. It will be 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta and 750 years since the formation of the first English parliament.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Celebrating three great English exports in 2015
EU News news
Further tasks set out for development of higher education
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:10

Bologna Follow-up Group gathered in Riga this week and discussed admission of new member states to the Bologna Process, as well as agreed on agenda of the next Ministerial Conference. 86 participants from 42 countries participated in the meeting organised under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
Further tasks set out for development of higher education
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Northern destinations join forces to woo international tourists
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 15:05

Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Secretary announce £10 million fund to help the North showcase itself as a top tourist destination.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Northern destinations join forces to woo international tourists
EU News news
Youth policy experts focusing on digital literacy and safety on the internet
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:53

The Latvian Presidency on 26 - 27 March chaired the meeting of Directors General for Youth in Riga, where issues of cyber bullying, youth cybercrimes and recruitment on the internet were debated. 

EU News | Official News Release
Youth policy experts focusing on digital literacy and safety on the internet
Scottish Government news
Scotland week sets scene for vibrant creative industries
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:33

Culture Secretary to attend high-level meetings in Los Angeles.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland week sets scene for vibrant creative industries
Welsh Government news
Nagra Media UK announces further expansion at Cwmbran with Welsh Government support
Welsh Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:28

An expansion project to develop next generation products for the rapidly expanding digital TV market has been secured by Nagra Media UK's Cwmbran centre and will create 20 new highly skilled jobs with Welsh Government support.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Nagra Media UK announces further expansion at Cwmbran with Welsh Government support
Home Office news
Temporary passport extension stamp ends for British citizens living abroad
Home Office
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:25

Provisional measure to help British passport holders abroad ends as turnaround times improve.

Home Office | Official News Release
Temporary passport extension stamp ends for British citizens living abroad
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE plans to recommend a technology to hold catheters in place and reduce infection risk
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:20

NICE is consulting on draft guidance about a device to hold catheters in place securely and which reduces risk of infection.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE plans to recommend a technology to hold catheters in place and reduce infection risk
Department for Transport news
Government revs up motorcycle market
Department for Transport
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:15

Motorcycles and scooters will join cars, vans, trucks and buses in the government’s drive for greener vehicles.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Government revs up motorcycle market
FDA news
Talent Action Plan will only be achieved by co-operating with unions, says FDA
FDA
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:10

The FDA broadly welcomes the launch of the refreshed Talent Action Plan: Champion Difference , which is aimed at increasing diversity within the civil service and commits to make its culture more conducive to helping all staff achieving their potential.

FDA | Official News Release
Talent Action Plan will only be achieved by co-operating with unions, says FDA
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Work of the Committee of Public Accounts 2010-15 report published
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 14:05

Tighter spending plans have required not just a trimming of public services, but a full scale re-think about how services could best be delivered. Our focus has been to look at the way in which programmes and projects have been implemented to ensure they deliver value for money, regardless of our individual views on the underpinning policy.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Work of the Committee of Public Accounts 2010-15 report published
Scottish Government news
Meningitis B vaccine to be introduced in Scotland
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 13:38

Vaccine to be part of Scottish childhood immunisation programme.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Meningitis B vaccine to be introduced in Scotland
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
Big data paves the way for big building and engineering projects
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 13:25

A new UK start-up company is about to revolutionise the way in which civil engineering and construction companies choose where to build, by telling them what’s under the ground before they start digging. The information could potentially save companies millions of pounds by avoiding ancient burial grounds and other archaeologically important sites.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Big data paves the way for big building and engineering projects
HM Treasury news
Northern destinations join forces to woo international tourists
HM Treasury
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 13:20

Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Secretary announce £10 million fund to help the North showcase itself as a top tourist destination

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Northern destinations join forces to woo international tourists
Transport for London news
TfL develops degree level QS Apprenticeships
Transport for London
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 13:15

TfL receives ministerial approval to develop innovative new Chartered Surveying Apprentice Standards.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
TfL develops degree level QS Apprenticeships
EU News news
State aid: EC concludes that majority of derogations from British Aggregates Levy are free of aid
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 13:10

The EC has concluded that all but one of the exemptions, exclusions and tax reliefs from the aggregates levy introduced in the United Kingdom in 2002 are free of state aid.  The levy is a tax on aggregates, a material often used in construction, which aims to encourage the use of recycled aggregates and reduce environmental damage. 

EU News | Official News Release
State aid: EC concludes that majority of derogations from British Aggregates Levy are free of aid
Department of Health news
GP evening and weekend appointments to increase
Department of Health
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 13:05

Extra £550 million funding for NHS will improve access to GPs, modernise GP surgeries and improve out-of-hospital care.

Department of Health | Official News Release
GP evening and weekend appointments to increase
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Government gets tough on energy market misconduct
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 12:37

New laws give energy regulators across the UK powers to prosecute people suspected of abusing the energy market.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Government gets tough on energy market misconduct
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK announces health surcharge
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 12:26

From 6 April, all nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) coming to the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a ‘health surcharge’ as part of their visa application.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK announces health surcharge
Insolvency Service news
Changes to insolvency legislation enacted
Insolvency Service
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 12:20

Royal assent has been given to two acts which make changes to insolvency legislation. Read our summary of what the changes mean in practice.

Insolvency Service | Official News Release
Changes to insolvency legislation enacted
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Agriculture Committee Quiz EU Commissioner on Local Farming Issues
Northern Ireland Assembly
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 12:15

The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development met with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan recently (Friday 27 March).

 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Agriculture Committee Quiz EU Commissioner on Local Farming Issues
Department for Communities and Local Government news
New measures will keep the country building across the housing market
Department for Communities and Local Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 12:05

New measures will deliver new homes across the country, help aspiring homeowners onto the property ladder and offer greater support to those renting privately.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
New measures will keep the country building across the housing market
Scottish Government news
Marine Plan published
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 11:37

Scotland’s first ever National Marine Plan has been published recently by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Marine Plan published
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Changing the learning landscape
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 11:25

Students, practitioners and university leaders from across 145 UK universities and colleges have taken part in a ground-breaking HEFCE-funded programme, led by the Leadership Foundation, to advance technology-enhanced student learning.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Changing the learning landscape
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government to appoint National Advisor to tackle Violence against Women
Welsh Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 11:20

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews will highlight how Wales is leading the way in tackling Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government to appoint National Advisor to tackle Violence against Women
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA publishes Worldpay interim measures decision
Competition & Markets Authority
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 11:15

The CMA has published a summary of its decision on an application for interim measures under section 35 of the Competition Act 1998 made by Worldpay in relation to the CMA’s Visa interchange fees investigation.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA publishes Worldpay interim measures decision
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Special Olympics GB race to World Games with £2 million funding
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 11:10

£2 million funding boost will help 115 athletes prepare for 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Special Olympics GB race to World Games with £2 million funding
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Economic potential in Nepal but corruption has to be tackled
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 11:05

Nepal has huge economic potential, but progress is held back by poor governance and corruption, concludes a report from the International Development Committee.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Economic potential in Nepal but corruption has to be tackled
Scottish Government news
Fife scoops euro millions for regeneration
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 10:42

An £11 million injection of European funding will help regenerate north east Fife, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil said recently.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Fife scoops euro millions for regeneration
Department for Education news
Schools get £4 million boost from copyright deals
Department for Education
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 10:25

New copyright agreements will free schools from time-consuming paperwork, allowing them to focus on teaching.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Schools get £4 million boost from copyright deals
Ofcom news
More digital radio stations on their way to UK listeners
Ofcom
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 10:20

Ofcom recently announced the UK’s new national digital radio multiplex will be run by Sound Digital, a consortium of Arqiva, Bauer and UTV Media GB.

Ofcom | Official News Release
More digital radio stations on their way to UK listeners
HM Treasury news
19 new regional air routes bid for start-up aid funding
HM Treasury
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 10:15

International and domestic connections from smaller airports to be expanded across the UK.

 

HM Treasury | Official News Release
19 new regional air routes bid for start-up aid funding
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Starter homes designed to stand the test of time
Department for Communities and Local Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 10:10

Housebuilders and councils should strive for the highest design quality when planning new starter homes, says Housing Minister.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Starter homes designed to stand the test of time
EU News news
EC takes the UK to Court over power plant emissions
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 10:05

The European Commission has referred the United Kingdom to Court due to the absence of a reduction in emissions by the Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) at the power station were found to exceed the permissible limits.

EU News | Official News Release
EC takes the UK to Court over power plant emissions
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
MPs slam DEFRA's mismanagement of IT for farmers' CAP claims
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 09:25

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee slams Defra for failing to listen to farmers' concerns over online-only CAP claims until EU deadlines were imminent. Welcoming the Rural Payments Agency's decision to allow farmers to use pen and paper systems instead, the  Committee's report published on Friday 27 March criticises the U turn for coming late in the day.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
MPs slam DEFRA's mismanagement of IT for farmers' CAP claims
Care Quality Commission news
Update to GP Intelligent Monitoring
Care Quality Commission
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 09:20

CQC is making changes to the way it uses data to inform its regulation and inspection of General Practice. It has carried out a thorough review of its GP Intelligent Monitoring, including how the public uses this information, following the errors found last year in the original publication.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Update to GP Intelligent Monitoring
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
National Minimum Wage regulations amended as part of government’s Red Tape Challenge
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 09:15

National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 to come into force on 6 April 2015 merging a number of amendments into 1 single set of regulations.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
National Minimum Wage regulations amended as part of government’s Red Tape Challenge
EU News news
Fully functional EU Single Market is the goal and an advantage to each Member State
EU News
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 09:10

The Single Market Forum on 26 March this year brought together in Riga nearly 200 participants to assess how the EU Single Market works in practice and how it can be improved in areas such as the Digital single market, cross-border provision of services and in the field of regulated professions.

EU News | Official News Release
Fully functional EU Single Market is the goal and an advantage to each Member State
Welsh Government news
One month left to have your say on changes to local councils
Welsh Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 09:05

The consultation on changes to local government in Wales is closing shortly. Public Services Minister, Leighton Andrews is urging anyone with an interest to give us their views. 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
One month left to have your say on changes to local councils
Department for International Development news
RFA Argus honoured as she completes Sierra Leone deployment
Department for International Development
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 08:10

RFA Argus has been honoured by the Defence Secretary as she heads back to the UK after supporting the fight against Ebola.

 

Department for International Development | Official News Release
RFA Argus honoured as she completes Sierra Leone deployment
Scottish Government news
EU Action Plan launched
Scottish Government
Monday 30 March 2015 @ 07:05

Minister for Europe and International Development, Humza Yousaf, recently announced £140,000 in Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) for the award-winning WEST Brewery in Glasgow, boosting employment in the area.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
EU Action Plan launched

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