General News (Archive)

MoD:  Defence Business Services to display Battle of Passchendaele records at this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live event – (MoD:  Royal Fleet Auxiliary's new tanker arrives in UK for customisation work sustaining 300 jobs ~ MoD:  British troops continue support to UN South Sudan mission ~ Defence Minister unveils new £83m state-of-the-art logistics site ~ MoD:  IHAT to close at the end of June ~ MoD:  UK personnel arrive in Poland and Estonia ~ MoD:  Veterans’ Gateway ~ Armed Forces Minister underlines UK commitment to Africa ~ MoD:  Prince Harry meets Invictus Games hopefuls at UK trials)

ScotGov:  Social care for veterans

WAG:  Funding announced for Armed Forces free swimming scheme

HM Treasury:  Spring pay bump for Britain’s workers as tax changes come into effect

LGA responds to call for council licensing committees to be scrapped – (LGA responds to Which? report into poor broadband services)

DCMS:  Millicent Fawcett to be honoured with first statue of a woman in Parliament Square

HMRC launches a new way to report income & expenses online – (HMRC:  HMRC launches new Fraud Hotline)

ONS:  Census test happening now

ScotGov:  Scottish Ballet outreach

WAG:  Smoking at all time low as Wales marks 10th anniversary of ban

HEFCE:  Promoting student electoral registration – (HEFCE:  Quality settlement between Ofsted and HEFCE for apprenticeships)

NCFE:  Positive news as government decides to retain Applied General qualifications ~ NCFE :  Qualifications & apprenticeships – it’s all about the currency

ESRC:  New research centre to inform UK housing policy

Ofqual unveils corporate plan 2017 to 2020

Ofgem:  The extension to the Energy Company Obligation Scheme – (Ofgem proposes new protection for consumers from back-billing)

Ofsted launches new ‘good’ & ‘outstanding’ logos

CCW:  Four water companies continue to reverse rise in complaints

Arts Council England:  “Water Fool” you’ll be to miss this! – (ACE:  Plans for the weekend? Get Creative!)

Uk Online Centres:  Liverpool Man Finds Financial Know-How With Money My Way

Environment Agency:  Exeter flood defence scheme construction at Quay takes summer break – (EA:  Exercise Wessex Flare pump test being held in Somerset ~ EA:  Innovative moveable weirs now in place ~ EA:  Illegal waste site and exports uncovered ~ EA:  Torcross sea defence repaired after Devon storms)

TfL:  Challenging app designers to utilise cycling data – (TfL:  Take a tour in the Capital)

Met Office:  Early ‘payback’ with higher emission reductions

Natural England:  Flood-hit farm groups given £800,000

Age UK:  Warning as hundreds report friendly fraudster email scam

TUC: May should accept EU offer of ‘bridge’ to avoid cliff-edge - (TUC sounds alarm over rising household debt levels ~ TUC: Better paternity pay would help new dads spend more time with their children ~ TUC: Government must crack down on businesses behaving badly ~ TUC: MPs' proposals for a fairer corporate Britain would benefit working people and the economy ~ TUC condemns use of ‘scare’ clauses by gig economy employers ~ TUC: Apprenticeship levy will support better paid jobs and help boost UK productivity ~ TUC: New poll shows racism has been given a shot in the arm ~ TUC: UK is falling behind green jobs competitors)

WWF responds to the report by REN21 on achieving 100% energy from renewable sources – (WWF:  New report identifies critical Arctic Ocean Sites for potential World Heritage status)

RoSPA:  Drive to make nappy sacks safer

Unicef:  Pupils Get Ready To Bring Change For Malnourished Children

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