Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  FO Minister Ellwood on escalated tensions in Middle East – (FS in China to develop foreign policy cooperation ~ FCO:  UK-China joint statement on Syria ~ FO Minister condemns Taliban attack ~ FS statement on reports of North Korean nuclear test ~ FCO:  £300m UK-China hospital partnership ~ FS in Manila ~ FCO:  North Korea Ambassador summoned over nuclear test ~ FS visits Japan to strengthen security cooperation)

10DS:  New Year 2016: David Cameron's article – (PM: the government will directly build affordable homes ~ 10DS:  European Council meeting: Prime Minister's statement ~ ScotGov:  Scotland’s place in Europe)

HM Treasury:  Tax deductibility of corporate interest expense – (HMT:  Consultation on National Infrastructure Commission launched ~ £50m for innovation centre in Wales pledged by Chancellor)

CLG:  Tens of thousands of homes supported by Housing Zone funding – (CLG:  Communities Minister urges households to "treecycle" over the festive season ~ CLG:  Shared ownership boost for budding homeowners)

Home Office:  Statement on counter-terrorism – (Fire & Rescue policy to move to the Home Office ~ Home Office launches new 2-year Chinese visa pilot)

DfE:  Out-of-school education settings: registration and inspection

BIS:  Further funding confirmed for flood-hit businesses

DH:  5 year olds eat & drink their body weight in sugar every year – (DH:  NHS clampdown on staffing agencies saves £ms ~ DH:  New alcohol guidelines show increased risk of cancer ~ DH:  Junior doctor contract negotiations)

Defra:  Winter 2015 floods: government response – (Reformed Defra will help British farming lead the world ~ Defra:  Environment Minister addresses the Oxford Farming Conference)

DWP:  Communications for people who are deaf or have hearing loss: market review

DfT:  Hundreds of cleaner buses for England’s towns & city centres

Infrastructure & Projects Authority:  New government body to help manage & deliver major projects for UK economy

ScotGov:  Make organ donation your New Year’s resolution – (ScotGov:  Encouraging physical activity in younger children ~ Grant for medical supplies in Lesbos ~ ScotGov:  One year of free school meals ~ ScotGov:  National Improvement Framework ~ ScotGov:  Regeneration of deprived communities ~ ScotGov:  Improving school qualifications ~ ScotGov:  New alcohol guidelines)

WAG:  £2.3m for flood protection in Wales announced by FM – (WAG:  Superfast Broadband schemes expanded ~ WAG:  New measures to tackle substance misuse in Wales ~ WAG:  New guidelines on drinking published in the UK)

NIA:  Secretary of State's 2016 New Year message