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EU News news
Council and Parliament agree rules on European fund for strategic investments
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 17:05

Latvian Presidency and the European Parliament on 28 May 2015 after lengthy discussions over 12,5 hours, turning to be the longest trialogue in the ECOFIN history, reached a provisional agreement on a regulation on a European fund for strategic investments (EFSI) aimed at stimulating the economy.

EU News | Official News Release
Council and Parliament agree rules on European fund for strategic investments
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils respond to adoption plans
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:40

A response to yesterday's announcement of an Education and Adoption Bill, which contains measures to encourage councils to join together to create regional adoption agencies.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils respond to adoption plans
Scottish Government news
Increasing transparency around lobbying
Scottish Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:28

The Scottish Government has launched its consultation on proposals for establishing a register of those lobbying Members of the Scottish Parliament, including Ministers, yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Increasing transparency around lobbying
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Culture Secretary opens new British Fencing Elite Training Centre
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:25

John Whittingdale meets Team GB Fencers in their stunning new base backed by Sport England and UK Sport investment.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Culture Secretary opens new British Fencing Elite Training Centre
EU News news
Migration: European Solidarity Stress Test
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:20

"What’s at stake today is solidarity: towards migrants, between Member States but also with third countries. Let’s not forget that some countries in the Mediterranean host more refugees than European Member States have ever done”.

EU News | Official News Release
Migration: European Solidarity Stress Test
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE consults on draft guidance recommending treatments for types of arthritis that affect the spine
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:10

NICE has yesterday published draft guidance on adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie), etanercept (Enbrel, Pfizer), infliximab (Remicade, Merck Sharp & Dohme; Inflectra, Hospira; Remsima, Celltrion), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia, UCB Pharma) and golimumab (Simponi, Merck Sharp & Dohme) – known as TNF-alpha inhibitors – for treating some types of inflammatory arthritis that affect the spine.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE consults on draft guidance recommending treatments for types of arthritis that affect the spine
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Law Society of Scotland welcomes introduction of Scotland Bill
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:07

Following publication of the Scotland Bill yesterday at Westminster, Alistair Morris, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “We welcome the introduction of the Scotland Bill into the House of Commons. It reflects the Smith Commission agreement and provides for further powers across a range of areas for the Scottish Parliament.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Law Society of Scotland welcomes introduction of Scotland Bill
Cabinet Office news
Government publishes EU Referendum Bill
Cabinet Office
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 16:05

The Government has published legislation that will give British people a say on the UK’s EU membership.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Government publishes EU Referendum Bill

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Scottish Government news
Shellfish management for Outer Hebrides
Scottish Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:52

Shellfish stocks in the Outer Hebrides are to be protected through new conservation measures introduced by the Scottish Government yesterday.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Shellfish management for Outer Hebrides
EU News news
Ministers agree on a compromise to create new status for single-member private limited companies
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:47

On 28 May 2015, the Council agreed on a compromise text for a draft directive aimed at creating a new status for single-member private limited liability companies.

EU News | Official News Release
Ministers agree on a compromise to create new status for single-member private limited companies
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Queen's Speech: Legal highs ban will enable closure of 'head shops'
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:40

The Queen's Speech announced a Psychoactive Substances Bill: a new law that will create a blanket ban on a new generation of rapidly emerging drugs. What does this mean for councils?

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Queen's Speech: Legal highs ban will enable closure of 'head shops'
Electoral Commission news
Political parties’ latest donations and borrowing figures published
Electoral Commission
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:25

Ten political parties registered in Great Britain reported accepting over £30.6 million in donations between 1 January and 31 March 2015, according to new figures published by the Electoral Commission, the independent party funding watchdog.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Political parties’ latest donations and borrowing figures published
EU News news
EC asks the public for ideas to develop the Circular Economy
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:20

The EC has opened a public consultation to collect views on the main policy options for developing an ambitious new approach on the Circular Economy.  Stakeholders' input will help feed the preparation of the new action plan, to be presented by the end of 2015.

EU News | Official News Release
EC asks the public for ideas to develop the Circular Economy
techUK news
In just 5 years, over half of UK homes have a tablet
techUK
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:15

Ofcom research has revealed that over half of UK households now have a tablet, and the trend is sent to continue.

techUK | Official News Release
In just 5 years, over half of UK homes have a tablet
Arts Council England news
As we launch new funds, our new Chief Executive calls on government to back culture while promising a funding shift outside of London
Arts Council England
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:10

Darren Henley has made his first public speech as our Chief Executive in Hull, as part of a day of events celebrating Hull as City of Culture 2017.

 

Arts Council England | Official News Release
As we launch new funds, our new Chief Executive calls on government to back culture while promising a funding shift outside of London
Department for Transport news
Rail strike, June 2015
Department for Transport
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 15:05
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils respond to apprenticeships plans
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 14:40

Recently the Government announced a Full Employment and Welfare Benefits Bill, which includes plans to create 3 million more apprenticeships over the next five years. What does this mean for councils?

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Queen's Speech: Councils respond to apprenticeships plans
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE guidance on helping NHS staff to deal with violence and aggression from patients
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 14:25

NICE has updated its guideline on the management of violent and aggressive behaviour in people with mental health problems when they’re being treated in the NHS.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE guidance on helping NHS staff to deal with violence and aggression from patients
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
£50 million of existing funds allocated to boost investment in renewables
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 14:20

The UK government has committed £50 million of existing funding to the Climate Development Finance Facility (CDFF) to help developing countries tackle climate change.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
£50 million of existing funds allocated to boost investment in renewables
EU News news
EC requests 11 Member States to apply EU rules on Bank Recovery & Resolution
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 14:15

The EC has requested Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Romania and Sweden to fully implement the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD). 

EU News | Official News Release
EC requests 11 Member States to apply EU rules on Bank Recovery & Resolution
Sport England news
Elite training centre opens to train future GB medallists
Sport England
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 14:10

It’s been hailed as a vital next step for fencing in Britain –  and yesterday saw British Fencing move from Lee Valley to a new Elite Training Centre in a state-of-the-art venue in Hendon.

Sport England | Official News Release
Elite training centre opens to train future GB medallists
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Government publishes EU Referendum Bill
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 14:05

The Government has published legislation that will give British people a say on the UK’s EU membership.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Government publishes EU Referendum Bill
EU News news
Expressed proposals for employment of deaf persons and inclusive labour market
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:53

A series of discussions on employment of the deaf persons within the project „Active for the Future" aimed at promoting the development of an inclusive labour market in the European Union is now completed with the summary of different proposals. 

EU News | Official News Release
Expressed proposals for employment of deaf persons and inclusive labour market
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - Children face worsening nutrition crisis as South Sudan fighting intensifies
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:40
Scottish Government news
Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care
Scottish Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:38

New guidance to simplify and clarify the care arrangements for people with highly complex needs, has been published by the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care
Crown Commercial Service news
New Technology Services agreement
Crown Commercial Service
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:25

A new agreement has been launched yesterday to help public sector organisations fulfil their IT managed service requirements.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
New Technology Services agreement
Ministry of Defence news
UK forces participate in Allied Shield Baltic exercises
Ministry of Defence
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:19

Royal Navy and Army units are taking part in a series of exercises, alongside thousands of personnel from dozens of participating nations.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
UK forces participate in Allied Shield Baltic exercises
10 Downing Street news
Government publishes EU Referendum Bill
10 Downing Street
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:15

The Government has published legislation that will give British people a say on the UK’s EU membership.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Government publishes EU Referendum Bill
National Crime Agency news
Fraudster and his mother ordered to hand over £multi-million property empire
National Crime Agency
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:10

Wayne Stubbs (45) and his 62 year old mother Wendy have been ordered to hand back more than £2.8m, which represents the criminal assets of their London based property empire built up by fraud and deception.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Fraudster and his mother ordered to hand over £multi-million property empire
EU News news
Juncker plan: MEPs &ministers strike informal deal to bridge investment gap
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 13:05

A deal struck by MEPs and Council of Ministers negotiators in the small hours of Thursday morning means the architecture of the Juncker plan to unlock €315bn public & private investments in the real economy in 2015-2017 can now be put to a European Parliament vote on 24 June and the investment programme can kick off in the summer.

EU News | Official News Release
Juncker plan: MEPs &ministers strike informal deal to bridge investment gap
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Queen's Speech: LGA call for devolution to all corners of England
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:40

"The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is great news for our larger cities but we want to make sure the benefits of devolution reach all corners of England," comments LGA Chair, David Sparks.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Queen's Speech: LGA call for devolution to all corners of England
EU News news
EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to over 120m holidaymakers
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:34

Ministers in the Competitiveness Council have reached a political agreement on new rules that will bring protection for package holidays up to speed with the digital age.

EU News | Official News Release
EU Council backs new EU rules giving more protection to over 120m holidaymakers
Skills Funding Agency news
Find an apprenticeship/traineeship replaces apprenticeship vacancies for candidates
Skills Funding Agency
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:25

We’ve launched a new digital service that allows candidates to search, register and apply for apprenticeships and traineeships in England.

Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
Find an apprenticeship/traineeship replaces apprenticeship vacancies for candidates
techUK news
Tech City UK & techUK Join London Technology Week as Strategic Partners
techUK
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:20

Annual event celebrates the capital’s global position as a hotbed of tech innovation, business success, entrepreneurship and creative talent.

techUK | Official News Release
Tech City UK & techUK Join London Technology Week as Strategic Partners
Big Lottery Fund news
Funding available for Scotland’s children and families
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:14

Community groups across Scotland working with parents and families of children under eight are being encouraged to apply for cash from the multi-million pound Communities and Families fund.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Funding available for Scotland’s children and families
Scottish Government news
Scotland Bill sells Scotland short
Scottish Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:10

The Scotland Bill falls well short of fully implementing the Smith Commission’s recommendations, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland Bill sells Scotland short
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Last chance to stop Cardiff Castle vase leaving UK
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 12:05

An exquisite vase is at risk of export unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £163,000 that has been offered by a foreign buyer.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Last chance to stop Cardiff Castle vase leaving UK
EU News news
School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:42

Healthy eating habits start young, so the EU and its member states should do & spend more to encourage kids to eat healthy and local foods.  To ensure that they get healthy eating lessons, as well as school milk, fruit, and vegetables from EU schemes, Parliament amended draft rules and approved a mandate for MEPs to negotiate their final form with EU member states.

EU News | Official News Release
School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - UN experts call for the universal ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:40

The world recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC). 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - UN experts call for the universal ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Welsh Government news
Hi-tech Chepstow firm secures deals with clients across the world
Welsh Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:25

Chepstow based SOMNIUM® Technologies - a hi-tech company with big ambitions - has been selected to support some of the world’s major international semiconductor vendors with their next generation of embedded software development tools.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Hi-tech Chepstow firm secures deals with clients across the world
Department for Transport news
New member of British Transport Police Authority announced
Department for Transport
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:20

Transport Secretary announces appointment of Dyan Crowther to help develop transport policing strategy.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New member of British Transport Police Authority announced
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Agriculture Committee Meet in Cookstown to Discuss Rural Poverty
Northern Ireland Assembly
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:15

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development held its weekly meeting in Cookstown yesterday, where Members discussed the Department’s response to its recent position paper on the review of the “Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework”. 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Agriculture Committee Meet in Cookstown to Discuss Rural Poverty
HM Treasury news
Competition and Markets Authority to assess impact of the divestment of Williams & Glyn on banking competition
HM Treasury
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:10

Government has asked the Competition and Markets Authority to assess the likely impact of the latest proposals for the divestment of Williams & Glyn for competition in the UK banking sector.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Competition and Markets Authority to assess impact of the divestment of Williams & Glyn on banking competition
Transport for London news
Get on your bike for the London festival
Transport for London
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 11:05

The Capital's great festival of cycling, Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, is taking to the streets again this August - and is likely to attract record numbers of participants.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Get on your bike for the London festival
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Queen's Speech: Right-to-buy extension must see homes replaced one-for-one
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 10:40

Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the Local Government Association's Housing board, responded to the announcement of a Housing Bill in the Queen's Speech, which includes the extension of Right-to-buy to housing association tenants.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Queen's Speech: Right-to-buy extension must see homes replaced one-for-one
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Fuel poverty, England 2013: statistical release
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 10:25

A comprehensive view of the latest statistical trends and analysis relating to fuel poverty in England in 2013.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Fuel poverty, England 2013: statistical release
Office for National Statistics news
Index of Services, March 2015
Office for National Statistics
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 10:20

The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 2.8% in March 2015 compared with March 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Index of Services, March 2015
Big Lottery Fund news
£7m to rebuild lives and livelihoods in Philippines following typhoon
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 10:15

The Big Lottery Fund is awarding more than £7 million to two UK-based charities to help communities in the Philippines rebuild their lives following the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
£7m to rebuild lives and livelihoods in Philippines following typhoon
Scottish Government news
Helping to fund Scottish students aiming for Rio 2016
Scottish Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 10:10

New concession for high performance student athletes to receive student funding whilst training for Olympic/Paralympic Games selection.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Helping to fund Scottish students aiming for Rio 2016
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary news
Report calls for improvement of police and CPS charging decisions
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 10:05

A report which scrutinises how well the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) make decisions around charging suspects indicates that there has been improvement in how they both make charging decisions. Pre-charge bail is now better managed by the police, and the digital transfer of information has speeded up some parts of the process.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary | Official News Release
Report calls for improvement of police and CPS charging decisions
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - Northeast Nigeria: Alarming spike in suicide attacks involving women and girls
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 09:40

More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by Unicef.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - Northeast Nigeria: Alarming spike in suicide attacks involving women and girls
Transport for London news
Record low crime rate on transport network
Transport for London
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 09:25

Crime on London's transport network is at a record low rate after falling by 8.3% in 2014/15 compared with last year.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Record low crime rate on transport network
Food Standards Agency news
Campylobacter survey: cumulative results from the full 12 months (Q1 - Q4)
Food Standards Agency
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 09:20

The FSA has yesterday published the final set of results from its year-long survey of campylobacter on fresh chickens. Campylobacter is a food bug mainly found on raw poultry and is the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK.

 

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Campylobacter survey: cumulative results from the full 12 months (Q1 - Q4)
UK Trade & Investment news
UKTI publishes new guide to selling goods and services in China
UK Trade & Investment
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 09:15

New guide aims to help UK businesses access opportunities and win export business in the lucrative Chinese market.

UK Trade & Investment | Official News Release
UKTI publishes new guide to selling goods and services in China
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Police officer charged with misconduct in public office
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 09:10
Welsh Government news
£6m to help older people live independently in their home
Welsh Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 09:05

A £6 million investment to help older people in Wales live independently in their own home, has been announced by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£6m to help older people live independently in their home
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA statement on RBS / Williams & Glyn divestment proposals
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 08:10

The CMA has been requested by the Chancellor to advise on the competition implications of the proposed RBS / Williams & Glyn divestment.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA statement on RBS / Williams & Glyn divestment proposals
Office for National Statistics news
Second Estimate of GDP, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015
Office for National Statistics
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 08:05

UK GDP in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.3% between Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2014 and Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015, unrevised from the previous estimate of GDP published 28 April 2015.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Second Estimate of GDP, Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015
EU News news
European Standardization Summit to discuss role of standards in construction sector
EU News
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 07:10

On 4 June, the 4th European Standardization Summit will take place at the National Library of Latvia in Riga as part of the official programme of the Latvian Presidency and the European Construction Week in Riga. 

EU News | Official News Release
European Standardization Summit to discuss role of standards in construction sector
Scottish Government news
International summit on female offending
Scottish Government
Friday 29 May 2015 @ 07:05

Experts in Edinburgh to assist work on new approach for Scotland.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
International summit on female offending

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