Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Earthquake response shows the strength of 200 year relationship between Britain and Nepal – (Minister for Africa reaffirms relationship during visit to Somalia & Somaliland ~ FCO Minister comments on Israeli plans to build settlement units ~ FCO Minister condemns Bahrain attack ~ FCO:  Mongolia - 25 years of democracy ~ Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Singapore ~ FCO:  17,000 British nationals abroad supported by Foreign Office last year ~ FCO Minister comments on Israeli announcement of new settlement units)

10DS:  PM puts ISIL threat on agenda for talks in south-east Asia – (10DS:  PM sets sights on south-east Asia with £750m business deals & new EU trade deal ~ Tackling corruption: PM speech in Singapore ~ PM seeks stronger co-operation with Vietnam to stop modern slavery as new measures come into force ~ 10DS:  Government to increase support for benefit claimants with addictions & treatable conditions ~ Curbing access to pornographic websites for under 18s ~ techUK:  iRights Campaign gathers momentum ~ 10DS:  PM leads the charge to make the UK a global financial technology hub)

UK Space Agency:  PM announces space partnerships with Southeast Asia

HM Treasury:  Banks & building societies sign up to offer Help to Buy: ISA – (HMT:  New boost for digital economyHMT:  Government takes action to support pension savers ~ Pension reform must not be limited to government pet projects, says TUC)

Cabinet Office:  Bill Crothers moving to a new role for next phase of commercial reform

BIS:  New commissioner to tackle late payment culture – (BIS:  New foreign investments boost Northern Powerhouse)

DWP:  Record number of people with learning disabilities & mental health conditions using employment support scheme – (Government warning:  arm yourself with the facts, don’t lose your pension to scammers ~ DWP:  Disability Confident campaign celebrates 2 years of success ~ DWP:  Government to increase support for benefit claimants with addictions & treatable conditions)

DCMS:  Libraries Taskforce secures further funding to roll out free wifi in public libraries across England – (DCMS:  Additional £129m boost for nationwide broadband rollout)

DECC:  Combatting climate change: a vital safety net for families & businesses

CLG:  More communities take control of their areas – (CLG:  New help for markets to assess their performance & contribution to the local economy)

DfT:  More elite cycle racing to inspire new generations of cyclists

DfE:  Scorecards launched to help councils reduce young people NEET – (DfE:  Isabelle Trowler unveils new standards for senior social workers)

Home Office:  PM seeks stronger co-operation with Vietnam to stop modern slavery as new measures come into force – (Home Office:  Joint action between the UK and France on migrant pressure)

Defra:  £500,000 flooding support for rural communities – (Young people given a voice in future of National Park)

ScotGov:  Tackling root causes of poverty – (ScotGov:  Women's rights in China ~ 21 new Confucius classrooms ~ Future of Scottish farming ~ ScotGov:  Decisions on resuscitation)

WAG:  New system for emergency ambulance services to prioritise patients in most need of care ~ Welsh NHS Confederation comments on new pilot for ambulance response times - (WAG:  Private & public sector partnership equips job seekers with new confidence & skills ~ WAG:  Views sought on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence)

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