Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Views sought on new memorial for victims of terror ~ PC&PE:  Holocaust education: more teachers should be trained report finds ~ FCO:  Sir Eric Pickles marks Holocaust Memorial Day – (FCO:  The Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights & Democracy ~ Minister for Africa visits South Sudan)

DIFD:  Greening - new aid for Yemen – (DFID:  Baroness Verma - International Conference on Family Planning ~ DIFD:  £3bn pledge to help end Malaria deaths ~ DIFD:  The Ross Fund - Combatting the world's most serious diseases ~ PC&PE:  "Ebola exposed weaknesses in UK's response to disease emergencies")

10DS:  PM announces support package to boost tourism across flood-hit North – (10DS:  PM call with King of Saudi Arabia, Angela Merkel and Norwegian PM: 27 January ~ 10DS:  UK Government confirms £250m City Deal for Aberdeen)

HM Treasury:  Government sells King’s Cross development stake to reduce the deficit

BIS:  Ending the last 'closed shop' – (BIS:  Ministers call on public sector to open doors to apprentices ~ DH:  New NHS apprenticeships ~ Skills Funding Agency:  PM’s apprenticeships adviser takes apprentices primary schools ~ Skills Funding Agency:  Goldman Sachs announces launch of Degree Apprenticeship Programme ~ BIS:  Johnson sets out measures to make UK best place in world to do science)

Government Digital Service:  GOV.UK Verify: understanding who can be verified

DCMS:  Making Cyberspace “Cyber Safe” - New Government initiative for Cyber startups will drive innovation

Home Office:  UK takes further action to prevent forced labour ~ TUC:  Landmark agreement outlawing modern slavery – (HO:  Legislation to allow Police & Crime Commissioners to take responsibility for their local fire service ~ NLGN warns giving Police & Crime Commissioners oversight of the Fire Service could put lives at risk ~ HO:  Landmark law to tackle psychoactive substances passed)

DfE:  New law will end 'outdated snobbery' towards apprenticeships

DfT:  New tunnel proposed for Lower Thames crossing: 8 week consultation – (DfT:  Roadwork rules change to reduce congestion ~ LGA responds to government roadworks announcement)

DECC:  What the Government is doing to secure investment in clean, secure & affordable energy

CLG:  Housing association tenants take first step to homeownership – (CLG:  Boost for housing as government puts hundreds of acres of land up for sale ~ CLG:  Radical shake-up of power puts communities in control)

DWP:  Minister marks £2.5bn employment & skills funding boost with visit to prison restaurant – (DWP:  Government scheme proves to be the business for job-seeking entrepreneurs)

ScotGov:  Strengthening cross-border links – (ScotGov:  Child sexual exploitation ~ Housing subsidies increased ~ ScotGov:  Funding for new schools ~ ScotGov:  Options to thwart UK TU bill considered ~ ScotGov:  National Park byelaws  ~ ScotGov:  Council funding talks take place ~ ScotGov:  Common Land to be reviewed ~ ScotGov:  Modernising the law on domestic & sexual abuse ~ ScotGov:  ‘Additional homes supplement’ legislation ~ ScotGov:  Unaccompanied child refugees ~ ScotGov:  Modernising inheritance law ~ ScotGov:  Employability consultation shows UK cuts travesty ~ ScotGov:  Funding to tackle violence against women ~ ScotGov:  8 in 10 ‘could do more’ for environment ~ ScotGov:  Call to halt benefits proposals)

WAG:  Views sought on new rail franchise for Wales – (WAG:  Baroness Randerson to lead review of heritage services in Wales ~ WAG:  £3m to support implementation of Wales’ new social care law ~ WAG:  “Vote down flawed, damaging and divisive Bill” urges Minister ~ Welsh Ministers agree £16.5m for future regeneration projects ~ WAG:  New programme to support local renewable energy schemes launched ~ WAG:  New plan to help looked after children reach their potential)

Wales Office:  “It is our duty to ensure the memory of the Holocaust never fades” – (WO:  National Living Wage to give living standards boost to Welsh workers ~ WO:  Wales & Europe in an uncertain world’ ~ Let's concentrate on delivery not powers, says Wales Office Minister ~ WO:  The devolution of power to Wales)

Secure Government Data storage: The importance of protecting the device and not just the network