General News (Archive)

MoD:  Portsmouth will be ready to be the home of Britain’s new carriers – (MoD:  Government supports ‘Awards for Valour (Protection)’ Bill ~ MoD:  Parker Review: Blueprint for a strong naval shipbuilding sector ~ MoD:  Better Combat Compensation for Armed Forces)

DCMS:  Cathedrals secure £5m for repairs as part of First World War Centenary Fund

Defra:  New portal to unlock the power of data to tackle plant health threats

HMRC:  Self-Assessment is simple with a Personal Tax Account

ScotGov:  Call for reassurance over European City of Culture

PC&PE:  Only co-operation between Governments can solve Scotland's demographic problems ~ Now we know why the SNP don’t care about migration from the EU!

WAG:  Rules requiring takeaways to promote food hygiene ratings on leaflets, come into force – (WAG:  New prestigious awards to recognise the best in Welsh teaching)

Wales Audit Office:  Welsh Government ‘well prepared to take on fiscal devolution responsibilities’

LGA responds to Transport Committee report about Bus Services Bill ~ Bus Services Bill: boost to communities welcomed by MPs – (LGA responds to new report on air pollution ~ LGA responds to research on early years provision for children in care ~ LGA responds to new report about the future of libraries)

Stabilisation Unit:  Ebola Medal Reception – honouring individual contributions

Children’s Commissioner:  HMIC report revealing 75% of child abuse cases handled inadequately by Met Police

Environment Agency:  EA chief praises key Lincolnshire habitat scheme – (EA: Prestigious environmental award for pioneering project improving some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside)

EHRC:  A letter to all political parties in Westminster

Ofcom’s proposed work programme for 2017/18 – (Ofcom:  Update on plans to reform Openreach ~ Citizens Advice response to Ofcom's plan to separate Openreach from BT ~ Ofcom:  Landline prices review to protect elderly and vulnerable)

Ofqual:  Qualifications regulators work together through important reforms

HEFCE supports experimental innovation in learning and teaching

Ofgem ensures secure energy supplies for GB Energy Supply customers ~ Citizens Advice responds to GB Energy Supply going out of business – (Ofgem announces changes to its redress process ~ Ofgem:  Six new innovation projects get funding to pave the way for smarter energy grids)

Ofwat rates companies on their information quality

CCW:  Water companies showcase efforts to tackle water debt

EHRC:  Young mums ‘ask the midwife’ in new #PowertotheBump video

TfL:  Operation Clearway makes pavements safer for pedestrians

DVSA:  Road safety campaign urges drivers to #towsafe4freddie

Food Standards Agency:  National Food Crime Unit launches ‘Food Crime Confidential’

Arts Council England:  £1.95m invested in ambitious arts projects across England – (ACE publishes data on donations and sponsorship)

Electoral Commission:  First details of EU referendum campaign spending published by Electoral Commission

MMO seek public’s views on disposal options in South West

ESRC:  Low expectations key to successful house sharing – (ESRC:  PSA awards for four ESRC investments)

STFC:  UK scientists begin hunt for major collisions in the universe

National Archives:  Discover 100 years of Cabinet Office history

TUC: Theresa May must prove she will stand up for workers against boardroom elites ~ TUC poll: 6 in 10 people support elected workers on large company boards – (TUC welcomes independent review of employment practices ~ TUC hits out at ‘disappointing’ plans to tackle corporate misbehaviour)

Unite:  ‘Scrooge’ Barnsley council denies health visitors day’s holiday, after winning Investing in People award

RoSPA:  Road safety seminar to be broadcast live on the internet – (Parents need more help to keep kids safe from accidents - RoSPA centenary survey)

Unicef:  Half a million children live under siege in Syria – (Unicef:  EU must protect refugee and migrant children ~ Unicef:  New HIV infections among adolescents to rise by nearly 60% by 2030 if progress stalls)

WWF and Sodexo - An appetite for change through Green & Lean – (WWF Scotland Statement: Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn)

OnDemand Webinar Event: How Southampton City Council reduced enquiries by 30,000 with AI