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Think Tanks news
IEA - Levy on graduate earnings should replace state funding of universities
Think Tanks
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:35
Welsh Government news
Local Government Diversity Champions celebrated
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:30

Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews AM has praised councillors committed to encouraging wider representation of the communities they serve.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Local Government Diversity Champions celebrated
Care Quality Commission news
First two independent hospitals inspected under new approach
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:25

yesterday (22 October) marked the start of first independent (private) hospitals to be inspected under the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new approach.

 

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
First two independent hospitals inspected under new approach
EU News news
EP position on the 2015 EU budget
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:20

European Union member states must back their political pledges with money to revive growth, create jobs, encourage research and development, and enable the EU to do its foreign policy job, said MEPs as they reversed the Council's cuts in the draft EU budget for 2015 on Wednesday. An agreement on additional funds for 2014 is a prerequisite for Parliament to do a deal on next year's budget with Council, MEPs added.

 

EU News | Official News Release
EP position on the 2015 EU budget
Office for National Statistics news
Retail Sales, September 2014
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:15

The quantity bought in the retail industry in September 2014 was estimated to have decreased by 0.3% compared with August 2014. However, it increased by 2.7% compared with September 2013 making this the 18th consecutive month of year-on-year growth. This is the longest period of sustained year-on-year growth since May 2008, when there were 31 periods of growth.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Retail Sales, September 2014
Department for Work and Pensions news
Further boost to workplace pension saving with abolition of 'short service refunds' from next year
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:10

We are ending the practice of workers who leave an employer after less than 2 years' service having to withdraw their pension contributions.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Further boost to workplace pension saving with abolition of 'short service refunds' from next year
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Additional measures in place overseas to help British Nationals who need a new or replacement passport
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 16:05

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) is dealing with the highest demand for passports in 12 years and has issued over three million passports so far in 2014.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Additional measures in place overseas to help British Nationals who need a new or replacement passport
HM Treasury news
Government puts spotlight on access to banking services for customers at industry meeting
HM Treasury
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 15:30

Economic Secretary meets with senior bank executives to discuss widening access to banking services for customers.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Government puts spotlight on access to banking services for customers at industry meeting
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 15:25

Many small and medium-sized businesses ignore or underestimate the threat online fraud poses to their profitability, cashflow and reputation.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Employment and Learning Committee Visits Parkanaur College
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 15:20

The Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning visited Parkanaur College in Dungannon yesterday (Wednesday 22 October) where it held its weekly meeting. The Committee also took evidence on its Inquiry into post Special Educational Needs Provision in education, employment and training for those with Learning Disabilities.

 

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Employment and Learning Committee Visits Parkanaur College
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
£5 million for agricultural innovation
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 15:15

Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5 million of funding from government and industry.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
£5 million for agricultural innovation
Public and Commercial Services Union news
Cuts are increasing stress and ill health for civil servants
Public and Commercial Services Union
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 15:10

Cuts to jobs and increasing workloads are leading to more stress and ill health in the civil service, according to new surveys for PCS.

 

Public and Commercial Services Union | Official News Release
Cuts are increasing stress and ill health for civil servants
EU News news
European Parliament elects Juncker Commission
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 15:05

Yesterday, the European Parliament gave its strong support to the new European Commission with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions.

 

EU News | Official News Release
European Parliament elects Juncker Commission
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Highest value of fraud detected by Councils since Audit Commission turned the spotlight on 25 years ago
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:40

Fraud valued at £188 million was detected by England’s councils in 2013/14, a ten-fold increase since 1990. The figure beats all records for the past 25 years, the Audit Commission revealed in its latest report on fraud in local government.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Highest value of fraud detected by Councils since Audit Commission turned the spotlight on 25 years ago
Science and Technology Facilities Council  news
Review of the Implementation of Consolidated Grants
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:35

In 2010 STFC conducted a review of its grant funding mechanism in order to improve STFC support for science exploitation in universities and other research groups. STFC accepted the recommendations of the review and introduced consolidated grants across its research communities.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Review of the Implementation of Consolidated Grants
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - Consultants need to spend more time outside hospital, report finds
Think Tanks
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:35

Specialist knowledge is too concentrated in hospitals, to the detriment of those patients whose increasingly complex needs should be treated closer to home, our new report finds.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - Consultants need to spend more time outside hospital, report finds
Welsh Government news
Alert Logic’s new Security Operations Centre launches in Cardiff and joins growing cluster of ‘cyber security’ firms
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:30

Economy Minister Edwina Hart officially unveiled Alert Logic’s new state-of-the-art European HQ and Security Operations Centre in Cardiff yesterday and said their investment would reinforce the region’s reputation as a prime location for the Trust and Security sector.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Alert Logic’s new Security Operations Centre launches in Cardiff and joins growing cluster of ‘cyber security’ firms
Cabinet Office news
Supporting Britain's public sector talent
Cabinet Office
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:25

Speaking yesterday at a London primary school, Nick Clegg announced a series of measures to help public sector workers do their jobs.

 

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Supporting Britain's public sector talent
Arts Council England news
More successful applicants announced to our Strategic touring programme
Arts Council England
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:20

Yesterday we announced four more organisations that have been successful in the latest round of our Strategic touring programme, securing investment to a total of £272,367.

 

Arts Council England | Official News Release
More successful applicants announced to our Strategic touring programme
Arts Council England news
More successful applicants announced to our Strategic touring programme
Arts Council England
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:20

Yesterday we announced four more organisations that have been successful in the latest round of our Strategic touring programme, securing investment to a total of £272,367.

 

Arts Council England | Official News Release
More successful applicants announced to our Strategic touring programme
Natural England news
Geodiversity Charter for England launched
Natural England
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:15

Vision unveiled for geodiversity to be recognised as an integral part of our environment, economy and heritage.

Natural England | Official News Release
Geodiversity Charter for England launched
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Public invited to give views direct on Birmingham City Council
Department for Communities and Local Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:10

Sir Bob Kerslake has invited local people to come and give their views direct on the performance of Birmingham City Council.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Public invited to give views direct on Birmingham City Council
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Loss of Independent Living Fund would end equality for disabled people, says TUC
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 14:05

Yesterday (Wednesday) as the Royal Court of Justice starts hearing a case against the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF), a TUC-backed film – in which severely disabled people explain how the fund has helped them – is being distributed online.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Loss of Independent Living Fund would end equality for disabled people, says TUC
Collaborate news
The Future Public Servant - Leading collaboration in Public Services
Collaborate
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:40

Join us on Tuesday 25th November at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for an exclusive, high-level event exploring the future of civic leadership and the role of the 21st century public servant.

Collaborate | Official News Release
The Future Public Servant - Leading collaboration in Public Services
Think Tanks news
Kings Fund - No escaping the financial challenge facing the NHS: our response to NHS England’s Five Year Forward View
Think Tanks
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:35

Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King's Fund responded to the publication of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Kings Fund - No escaping the financial challenge facing the NHS: our response to NHS England’s Five Year Forward View
Scottish Government news
Investing in community health
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:30

Two new health centres will support communities in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire thanks to almost £22 million in Scottish Government funding.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Investing in community health
10 Downing Street news
PM meeting with President Tan of Singapore
10 Downing Street
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:25

David Cameron welcomed President Tan of Singapore to Number 10 yesterday afternoon (22 October 2014).

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM meeting with President Tan of Singapore
Big Lottery Fund news
New Muir of Ord community hub receives £1.1 million Lottery award
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:20

Plans to build a new community hub in Muir of Ord, near Inverness, have received a £1.1 million Big Lottery Fund boost, announced yesterday.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
New Muir of Ord community hub receives £1.1 million Lottery award
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:15

Many small and medium-sized businesses ignore or underestimate the threat online fraud poses to their profitability, cashflow and reputation.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE draft guidance recommends rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent blood clots in people who have had a heart attack
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:10

In draft guidance published yesterday for consultation, NICE has recommended rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer Healthcare) as an option for preventing blood clots in people who have had a heart attack as a result of a blockage or narrowing in one of the blood vessels in the heart.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE draft guidance recommends rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent blood clots in people who have had a heart attack
EU News news
ECB launches public consultation on draft Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 13:05

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published a draft regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information for public consultation. This draft regulation lays down the requirements regarding reporting on supervisory financial information to be submitted to national competent authorities (NCAs) and the ECB by supervised banks.

 

EU News | Official News Release
ECB launches public consultation on draft Regulation on reporting of supervisory financial information
Department for International Development news
£5 million for agricultural innovation
Department for International Development
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:30

Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5 million of funding from government and industry.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
£5 million for agricultural innovation
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
The role of universities in city and local growth
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:25

HEFCE welcomes the final report of the City Growth Commission (Note 1), including its specific analysis of the role of universities (Note 2).

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
The role of universities in city and local growth
Welsh Government news
Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:20

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, yesterday called for a transformational approach to the way in which library services in Wales are delivered as he received the report of the Expert Review into Public Libraries.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister
Department for Education news
Schools figures reveal impact of government's plan for education
Department for Education
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:15

Free school applications break record and number of sponsored academies tops 1,000 since 2010.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Schools figures reveal impact of government's plan for education
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:10

This Departmental Overview is one of 17 we are producing covering our work on each major government department. It summarises our work on the Communities and Local Government during 2013-14.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Departmental Overview: The performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Middle East: We urge all parties to make difficult choices required for meaningful progress
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 12:05

Statement by Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, to the UNSC Open Debate on the Middle East.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Middle East: We urge all parties to make difficult choices required for meaningful progress
Ofgem news
Savvy students can now take control of their energy bills
Ofgem
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:30

Latest data from Ofgem’s 2014 Consumer Engagement survey shows that a shocking three quarters of bill paying tenants admit they've never switched energy or gas supplier in order to try and save their hard earned cash (77% for electricity and 74% for gas). 

Ofgem | Official News Release
Savvy students can now take control of their energy bills
Welsh Government news
Regeneration is central to tackling poverty and encouraging economic growth, says Minister at national summit
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:30

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, will speak of the central role regeneration plays in tackling poverty at a national summit later today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Regeneration is central to tackling poverty and encouraging economic growth, says Minister at national summit
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Commission intervenes in new case about Government decision to reduce support for disabled people
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:25

The Equality and Human Rights Commission gave expert legal advice to the High Court yesterday (22 October 2014) when it intervenes in a Judicial Review of the Government's fresh decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) for disabled people.

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Commission intervenes in new case about Government decision to reduce support for disabled people
Ministry of Justice news
New laws to support Good Samaritans move forward
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:20

Law changes designed to support Good Samaritans and community heroes recently moved a step forward.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
New laws to support Good Samaritans move forward
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigating care given by Humberside Police to man with serious injuries
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:15

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the care and treatment given to a man while in custody in Hull who had sustained serious leg injuries in an incident prior to being detained.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigating care given by Humberside Police to man with serious injuries
Northern Ireland Assembly news
Social housing tenancy fraud still a problem, says Committee
Northern Ireland Assembly
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:10

A report on social housing tenancy fraud, issued yesterday by the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee, has found that the Department for Social Development (DSD) has failed to get to grips with the issue.

Northern Ireland Assembly | Official News Release
Social housing tenancy fraud still a problem, says Committee
Department of Energy and Climate Change news
Energy UK conference
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:05

Speech by Energy Secretary Edward Davey to the Energy UK Conference.

Department of Energy and Climate Change | Official News Release
Energy UK conference
Scottish Government news
Scottish insolvency statistics released
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:30

Official statistics released by the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) for the second quarter of 2014-15, continue to show a general decline in personal bankruptcies since 2008-09.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish insolvency statistics released
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary meets General John Allen
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:25

Foreign Secretary meets General Allen to discuss the international coalition’s response to the threat of ISIL.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary meets General John Allen
Office for National Statistics news
UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS
Office for National Statistics
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:20

Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing from the UK are wide of the mark, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
UK continues to be a manufacturing nation, says ONS
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Geodiversity Charter for England launched
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:15

Vision unveiled for geodiversity to be recognised as an integral part of our environment, economy and heritage.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Geodiversity Charter for England launched
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
More than 700 employers to design top quality apprenticeships
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:15

Top quality new apprenticeships are being designed by employers as part of the government’s successful apprenticeship trailblazers scheme.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
More than 700 employers to design top quality apprenticeships
HM Revenue and Customs news
Tax avoidance demands top £250m
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:10

HM Revenue and Customs has sent notices to tax avoidance scheme users to pay over £250 million of disputed tax under the Accelerated Payments regime introduced in this year’s Finance Act.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Tax avoidance demands top £250m
EU News news
EU values must be respected in Hungary and in all other member states, MEPs say
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 10:05

Concerns about perceived threats to democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary were raised by MEPs in a debate with the Italian Presidency of the Council, represented by Benedetto Della Vedova, and Commissioner Martine Reicherts on Tuesday.

EU News | Official News Release
EU values must be respected in Hungary and in all other member states, MEPs say
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Committee calls for increased cooperation between tourism bodies
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:25

Welsh Affairs Committee publish report on International representation and promotion of Wales by UK bodies on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Committee calls for increased cooperation between tourism bodies
Big Lottery Fund news
Glasgow mum welcomes Lottery win for outdoor play
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:20

A young Glasgow mother of five has been speaking about the importance of outdoor play in keeping children on the ‘straight and narrow’ as PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid - announces plans to expand its ‘Lets Play’ project. 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Glasgow mum welcomes Lottery win for outdoor play
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Managing and removing foreign national offenders
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:15

The Home Office has made slower progress than expected in managing foreign national offenders, despite increased resources and tougher powers.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Managing and removing foreign national offenders
EU News news
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds
EU News
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:10

The European Commission has recently adopted a delegated act and a draft proposal for a Council implementing act to calculate the contributions of banks to the national resolution funds and to the Single Resolution Fund respectively.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission adopts detailed rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds
Welsh Government news
Stay safe online! Minister launches new E-Safety Tools & Resources
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 09:05

Education Minister, Huw Lewis was at the Ty Gwyn Special School in Cardiff yesterday to encourage young people to stay safe online.

 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Stay safe online! Minister launches new E-Safety Tools & Resources
Department of Health news
New support for public sector workers
Department of Health
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 08:10

Nick Clegg sets out new measures to help support public sector workers, including new initiatives for teachers and emergency staff.

 

Department of Health | Official News Release
New support for public sector workers
Ministry of Defence news
A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 08:05

The 32 UK-funded vehicles are on their way to Sierra Leone where they will transport staff, medicines and equipment to help defeat Ebola.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar
Innovate UK news
Recycled aluminium innovation
Innovate UK
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 07:10

Continuing its support of cutting edge technology, Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminium alloy, which means that up to 50% of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminium.  

 

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Recycled aluminium innovation
Scottish Government news
Manufactured export sales grow
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 07:05

The volume of manufactured goods sales to overseas markets grew by 2.8 per cent during the second quarter of 2014, according to figures published yesterday.

 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Manufactured export sales grow

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