General News (Archive)

MoD:  Defence research & exports support UK jobs – (MoD:  £Multi-Bn defence deal secures thousands of UK jobs ~ MoD:  @MODPolice Twitter launch ~ MoD:  UK trains over 5,000 Ukrainian Armed Forces ~ MoD:  UK field hospital in South Sudan fully operational)

ScotGov:  Defence base closures

LGA:  75p in every £1 of core government funding to councils cut by 2020 ~ CLG:  Sajid Javid's speech to the LGA conference 2017 ~ NAO:  Progress in setting up combined authorities ~ Adam Smith Inst:   Cash-strapped councils can count on planning reform

LGA responds to NDNA research into funding to nurseries – (Rental logjam as 1 in 7 private renters spend half their income on rent: LGA analysis ~ LGA response to pavement parking concerns ~ LGA:  Bus passenger journeys fall to lowest level in a decade, councils warn ~ LGA:  New parents need mental health support before leaving hospital ~ LGA:  Local solution to 12m caught in skills gap by 2024)

Collaborate:  Igniting Collaborative Leadership — New Report with SOLACE

ICO publishes International Strategy to help protect UK public’s personal information in a global environment

ScotGov:  Sharing images without consent – (ScotGov:  Conserving salmon stocks ~ ScotGov:  Application on behalf of Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi)

WAG:  FM & UEFA President say thank you to Cardiff for the enormous success of the Champions League Final – (WAG:  Ultrafast Wi-Fi for Llangollen Eisteddfod ~ WAG:  Anglesey to Cardiff flights set to continue)

National Infrastructure Commission:  Help shape the future of the UK’s ‘Growth Corridor’

Ofsted:  Amanda Spielman's speech at the Association of Directors of Children's Services conference

Ofgem announces plans to deliver a fairer, more competitive market for all consumers ~ Citizens Advice response to Ofgem’s proposed safeguard tariff – (Ofgem:  Latest data on Consolidated Segmental Statements, Supplier Cost Index & standard variable tariffs ~ Ofgem launches investigation into British Gas switching terms)

Ofwat proposes change to retail market codes

Environment Agency:  Work starts on £11m North East flood scheme – (EA:  Western half of Dawlish Warren beach recharge ends a month early ~ EA:  Nine anglers fined over £6,200 for illegal fishing in Staffordshire)

ESRC:  Sir Mark Walport outlines the vision for UK Research and Innovation

STFC:  CLARA milestone beams light on next generation laser technology

TfL:  New map to help people with claustrophobia and anxiety – (TfL:  1bn journeys made by contactless payment on London’s transport network)

Chatham House:  Moving Energy Initiative Starts Clean Energy Projects for Refugees

JRF:  Living standards squeeze tightens despite pay rises and tax cuts ~ FDA welcomes “overdue” lifting of 1% pay cap in Scotland ~ ScotGov:  Public sector pay cap ~ FDA tells ministers to put their money where their mouth is over public sector pay)

TUC: One in three LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work – (TUC: PM must prove Britain’s influence at G20 by winning agreements to improve workers’ lives)

Unicef calls for the protection of children trapped in west Mosul’s violence – (Unicef:   Over 7m children are on the move in West and Central Africa each year)

WWF:  Low carbon economy in danger of being derailed

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