Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Foreign Secretary remarks at re-opening of British Embassy in Iran – (FCO:  "Dealing with the past, no matter how difficult, controversial or painful, is vital if Kosovo is to tackle impunity" ~ FCO Minister Ellwood marks second anniversary of chemical attacks in Ghouta, Syria ~ FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood condemns ISIL’s destruction of historic temple in Syria ~ FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood statement on protests in Beirut ~ Minister comments on sentencing of Oleg Sentsov & Oleksandr Kolchenko ~ Hugo Swire welcomes agreement between North Korea & South Korea ~ FS offers condolences following Quebec plane crash ~ FS Philip Hammond welcomes agreements between Serbia and Kosovo ~ UK's Africa Policy: High Commissioner's speech at Legon Centre for International Affairs & Diplomacy, University of Ghana ~ Sustainable & climate resilient future for Odisha ~ Minister for Africa welcomes South Sudan peace agreement ~ British High Commission bids farewell to Chevening scholars 2015)

10DS:  Building apprenticeships in transport sector at heart of government infrastructure investment plans

Cabinet Office:  Government commits to civil service excellence with new learning & development contract – (CO:  Proposals published to simplify, speed up & save money on procurement)

HM Treasury:   Chancellor: We're backing British film industry – (HMT:  Lloyds share sales have now raised £14.5bn for the taxpayer ~ HMT:  7 ways the government’s making tax simpler for charities)

Home Office:  New action to make Britain a harder place for illegal migrants

DH:  5m people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes ~ NICE:  Stricter blood glucose targets for people with diabetes – (DH:  National childhood immunisation programme boosted by MenB vaccine)

DfE:  A year until first working parents receive doubled free childcare – (Researchers in Schools programme ~ 90,000 more pupils leaving primary with maths & literacy skills)

CLG:  Coastal Communities Fund promotes over 10,000 jobs, training places and apprenticeships – (CLG:  New £3.2m domestic abuse fund now open)

ScotGov:  Energy efficiency fund will help thousands – (ScotGov:  Finance Ministers brand cuts ‘unnecessary’ ~
ScotGov:  Wear your checks in support of early cancer detection ~ Broadband help for rural communities ~ ScotGov:  Views sought on letting agents code of practice ~ ScotGov:  Rural Parliament support ~ ScotGov:  £1.7m for town centre communities ~ Discretionary housing payments offer a lifeline for tenants ~ A novel way to start reading ~ More support for careers ~ ScotGov:  New Measure to help Scotland’s Young People ~ Improving outpatient services ~ ScotGov:  Tackling employment barriers)

CCS:  Big opportunities for small firms: government set to spend £1 in every £3 with small businesses

Energy Optimisation: Reducing Costs whilst Driving Sustainability