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Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA response to government consultation on proposed public health funding reductions
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 16:40
NCFE news
NCFE announces acquisition of CACHE
NCFE
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 16:20

National awarding organisation, NCFE, has yesterday announced its acquisition of the awarding organisation and CACHE brand – the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education – for an undisclosed sum. 

 

NCFE | Official News Release
NCFE announces acquisition of CACHE
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs news
Onwards!
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 16:15

At the end of last week I went to see my boss, John Manzoni to tell him I’m leaving government.

Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs | Official News Release
Onwards!
Scottish Government news
Police target maintained
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 16:10

Commitment continues to be exceeded with over 1,000 extra officers.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Police target maintained
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
$519 billion investment cements UK economic special relationship with USA
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 16:05

The UK remains the single largest foreign investor in the United States of America, supporting nearly one million jobs across the country, according to the CBI’s annual Sterling Assets report, launched on President Barack Obama’s 54th Birthday.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
$519 billion investment cements UK economic special relationship with USA
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Citizens Advice in Wales reports a 19 per cent increase in debt related problems
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 15:40

During 2014-15 the Citizens Advice service in Wales helped more than 29,700 people with over 125,500 debt related problems, an increase of 19 per cent compared to the same period the previous year. 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Citizens Advice in Wales reports a 19 per cent increase in debt related problems
techUK news
MOD agrees transformative IT contracts for defence
techUK
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 15:25

MOD has awarded two contracts to modernise its ICT infrastructure, a contract to provide a New Style of IT and a Global Connectivity contract.

techUK | Official News Release
MOD agrees transformative IT contracts for defence
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Investigation following allegations of historic corruption linked to child sexual abuse allegations
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 15:20

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate allegations concerning Wiltshire Police’s handling of an alleged claim of child sexual abuse made in the 1990s.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Investigation following allegations of historic corruption linked to child sexual abuse allegations
Scottish Government news
Bowel screening participation increases
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 15:10

The number of people undertaking home bowel screening tests in Scotland is higher than ever before, figures published today show.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Bowel screening participation increases
EU News news
EC gives €6m for humanitarian needs in Libya
EU News
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 15:05

The European Commission is giving €6m in humanitarian funding to meet the most urgent needs of the people who have been severely affected by the conflict in Libya.  This includes migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

EU News | Official News Release
EC gives €6m for humanitarian needs in Libya
Transport for London news
Travel advice during planned strike by Tube unions
Transport for London
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 14:46

If strike action goes ahead customers are advised to complete their journey by 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August.

 

Transport for London | Official News Release
Travel advice during planned strike by Tube unions
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - More than 70,000 children born during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia at risk of exclusion if not registered
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 14:40

Unicef is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UNICEF - More than 70,000 children born during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia at risk of exclusion if not registered
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE announces new indicators for improving care in general practice
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 14:25

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its latest set of proposals to improve the quality of care provided by family doctors. The indicators have been developed to inform negotiations for the 2016/17 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE announces new indicators for improving care in general practice
Scottish Government news
Results day for students
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 14:20

Students across Scotland achieved a record 156,000 Higher passes this year – up 5.5 per cent on 2014.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Results day for students
Cabinet Office news
Mike Bracken set to move on from GDS
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 14:05

Mike Bracken, Executive Director and Chief Data Officer of GDS, is set to move on after four and a half years.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Mike Bracken set to move on from GDS
techUK news
LSP exit & Transition Update
techUK
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 14:05

Market intelligence on Trusts with exit plans and their intentions for procurement.

techUK | Official News Release
LSP exit & Transition Update
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Financial Advice Markets Review an opportunity to strengthen frontline money and debt advice service
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 13:40

Welcoming the Government’s announcement of a review of the Financial Advice Markets, Citizens Advice has highlighted the importance of ensuring people can access free and independent frontline money and debt advice services.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Financial Advice Markets Review an opportunity to strengthen frontline money and debt advice service
EU News news
EC opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of TNT by FedEx
EU News
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 13:25

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx Corporation is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. 

EU News | Official News Release
EC opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of TNT by FedEx
Welsh Government news
Health Minister praises leading Swansea cancer centre
Welsh Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 13:20

Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford yesterday (Monday August 3) paid tribute to the work of Maggie’s cancer centre based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Health Minister praises leading Swansea cancer centre
National Audit Office Press Releases news
A Short Guide to the NAO’s work on local authorities
National Audit Office Press Releases
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 13:15

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides relating to each government department and some cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
A Short Guide to the NAO’s work on local authorities
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood marks Sinjar anniversary
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 13:10

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood marks one year since Yazidi plight on Mount Sinjar at the hands of ISIL.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood marks Sinjar anniversary
Scottish Government news
Prioritise perishable produce
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 13:05

Fisheries & Food Secretary demands urgent action from UK Government to help seafood sector as Calais crisis continues.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Prioritise perishable produce
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Shadow Education Minister Tristram Hunt MP launches free service to help small businesses in Stoke-on-Trent develop the skills of their staff
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 12:40

A major new initiative, designed to help unlock small business productivity and growth in Stoke-on-Trent through the provision of quality HR and skills development support, has been unveiled recently by Shadow Education Secretary and Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Tristram Hunt MP.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Shadow Education Minister Tristram Hunt MP launches free service to help small businesses in Stoke-on-Trent develop the skills of their staff
Food Standards Agency news
Revised Meat Industry Guide published
Food Standards Agency
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 12:25

The Food Standards Agency has published a revised and improved version of its Meat Industry Guidance, following a review by the FSA and a panel of agency and industry representatives. The guide has been restructured into 20 chapters, which are easier to navigate. We have also made it easier to identify the legal requirements, the useful tips and the good practice principles within each chapter.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Revised Meat Industry Guide published
Wales Office news
Wheel tough work for Wales Office Minister
Wales Office
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 12:15

Alun Cairns: "Prostate Cymru is a really good cause so I was determined to get over the finishing line"

Wales Office | Official News Release
Wheel tough work for Wales Office Minister
Scottish Government news
Initial tender for Clyde and Hebrides Ferry issued
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 12:05

The Initial Invitation To Tender (ITT) document for the next contract to run the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) has been published.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Initial tender for Clyde and Hebrides Ferry issued
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Energy suppliers ‘must pass on low wholesale energy costs’ says Citizens Advice
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 11:40
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs news
Mike Bracken set to move on from GDS
Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 11:25

Mike Bracken, Executive Director and Chief Data Officer of GDS, is set to move on after four and a half years.

Government Digital Service (GDS) Blogs | Official News Release
Mike Bracken set to move on from GDS
Care Quality Commission news
Give us your views to help us develop our 2016 to 2021 strategy
Care Quality Commission
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 11:20

In 2013 we launched Raising Standards, Putting People First – a three year strategy introducing our new approach to regulation including the appointment of three chief inspectors.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Give us your views to help us develop our 2016 to 2021 strategy
NHS England news
NHS England launches first stage of new programme to improve young people’s mental health services
NHS England
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 11:15

NHS England has distributed £30m of funding to improve eating disorder services aiming to achieve 95 per cent of patients being seen within four weeks or one week for urgent cases by 2020.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS England launches first stage of new programme to improve young people’s mental health services
HM Treasury news
Scotland’s successful financial services industry hailed by Economic Secretary
HM Treasury
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 11:10

Harriett Baldwin starts a two day tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow to see first-hand the contribution Scotland’s successful financial services sector makes to the UK economy.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Scotland’s successful financial services industry hailed by Economic Secretary
Welsh Government news
Budget Tour 2015 continues in Powys
Welsh Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 11:05

Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has yesterday [Monday 3 August] visited the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, Powys as part of this year’s Budget Tour.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Budget Tour 2015 continues in Powys
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UNICEF - World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding and work - Let’s make it work!
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 10:40
Electoral Commission news
Campaign to encourage young voters to register is launched across Scotland
Electoral Commission
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 10:25

A new campaign has been launched across Scotland yesterday which aims to encourage all 15-17 year olds who will be eligible to vote for the first time in the Scottish Parliament election scheduled for May 2016 to sign up and register.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Campaign to encourage young voters to register is launched across Scotland
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Care Act first-phase reforms – local experience of implementation
National Audit Office Press Releases
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 10:15

This report highlights the issues our case study areas told us were important to them in carrying out the Care Act. Local authorities may find their experience informative as they continue to develop their own approaches to carrying out the Care Act.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Care Act first-phase reforms – local experience of implementation
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
£29 million awarded for energy efficiency projects in universities
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 10:10

41 higher education institutions are set to drastically reduce energy bills after successfully bidding for the Salix Finance and Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Revolving Green Fund Four.

 

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
£29 million awarded for energy efficiency projects in universities
Scottish Government news
Creative Scotland Board meets gender target
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 10:05

Arts body is first to hit target since new 50:50 by 2020 challenge was set.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Creative Scotland Board meets gender target
National Archives news
Possible tube strike and early closure on Thursday 6 August
National Archives
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 09:25

There may be industrial action on the London Underground network this week, affecting tube services from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August until Friday 7 August. The DLR, London Overground, and other rail services will operate normally, but they may be busier than usual.

National Archives | Official News Release
Possible tube strike and early closure on Thursday 6 August
Cabinet Office news
All public sector employees who work directly with the public to have fluent English
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 09:20

Matt Hancock confirmed that new legislation will require every public sector worker in a public-facing role to speak fluent English.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
All public sector employees who work directly with the public to have fluent English
Ministry of Defence news
New contracts bring £1bn savings over 10 years to Defence
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 09:15

New IT contracts for the MoD will bring savings of £1bn that will be directly reinvested in defence capability.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
New contracts bring £1bn savings over 10 years to Defence
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Launch of Biometric Residence Permits in Mauritius
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 09:10

Changes to visa process for applicants travelling to the UK for more than 6 months.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Launch of Biometric Residence Permits in Mauritius
Welsh Government news
Over £220,000 to extend Welsh Language Charter across North Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 09:05

During a visit to the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones yesterday [Monday 3 August] announced over £220,000 to extend a Welsh Language Charter across North Wales during 2015-16.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Over £220,000 to extend Welsh Language Charter across North Wales
Department for Communities and Local Government news
New measures to crackdown on illegal immigrants renting properties
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 08:10

New measures to crackdown on rogue landlords and make Britain an even harder place for illegal migrants to operate were announced yesterday.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
New measures to crackdown on illegal immigrants renting properties
NHS England news
Being in the vanguard of NHS change – Dr Donal Collins
NHS England
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 08:05

An initial support package for the 29 New Care Model Vanguards was announced on 31 July. The package has been developed to help the vanguards – who are leading the redesign of health and social care in England – make the changes as quickly and effectively as possible.

NHS England | Official News Release
Being in the vanguard of NHS change – Dr Donal Collins
HM Treasury news
Lloyds share sales raise almost £14 billion for the taxpayer
HM Treasury
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 07:10

A further 1% shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group has been sold by the government.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Lloyds share sales raise almost £14 billion for the taxpayer
Scottish Government news
Mesh implant helpline goes live
Scottish Government
Tuesday 04 August 2015 @ 07:05

A dedicated helpline for those affected by mesh implants went live yesterday (Monday, August 3).

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Mesh implant helpline goes live

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