Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood statement on fatal shooting near Nablus – (South Sudan: Troika Statement ~ FCO Minister: Reports that ISIL have murdered 70 Sunni tribesmen in Anbar, Iraq ~ FCO:  “Mind how you go” when travelling abroad ~ Baroness Anelay visits the DRC ~ 9 Panamenian students receive the prestigious Chevenning Scholarship to pursue Masters Degrees in the United Kingdom ~ Foreign Secretary condemns violence in Israel and OPTs)

DIFD:  UK boosts humanitarian aid for victims of conflict in Central African Republic

Cabinet Office:  Government crackdown on unethical charity fundraising – (Cabinet Office joins Social Enterprise UK to celebrate Social Saturday 2015)

HM Treasury:  Chancellor unveils ‘devolution revolution’ ~ Chancellor announces major new extension of shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents ~ Government announces Child Benefit deductions in tougher approach to truancy ~ JRF responds to George Osborne's Speech ~ IPPR North:  George Osborne speech - Business rates devolution opens bold new frontier in Northern Powerhouse and decentralisation ~ IEA:  Business rate devolution brings welcome tax competition to the UK ~ LGA responds to Chancellor's business rates announcement ~ LGA:  Extending right to buy to housing association tenants to cost £6bn by 2020 ~ IFG:  Statement on the creation of a National Infrastructure Commission)

HM Treasury:  Rules to cap credit and debit card fees set out by government

CLG:  Panel of experts to improve production of local plans

10DS:  Historic agreement will extend Right to Buy to 1.3 million more tenants - (JRF response to David Cameron's speech ~ Homeless Link:  'Generation buy' could leave behind those in greatest housing need ~ IEA:  Government must be bolder on policy)

DH:  Prime Minister pledges to deliver 7-day GP services by 2020

DECC:  Tackling poor customer service in the energy sector - (Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end)

Defra:  Plastic bag charge introduced in England

Environment Agency:  Lincolnshire illegal waste carriers targeted by Environment Agency

ScotGov:  New conservation measures for Orkney shellfish – (Tackling funeral poverty ~ ScotGov:  Widow & widower pensions reinstated ~  Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme ~ ScotGov:  National Improvement Framework ~ ScotGov:  Tackling low pay and zero hours ~ ScotGov:  Take smoking right outside ~ ScotGov:  Environmental Co-operation Action Fund ~ ScotGov:  Security, stability & predictability for private renting ~ Moratorium on underground coal gasification ~ Drivers asked to watch speed on country roads ~ ScotGov:  New bovine TB controls ~ Innovation to tackle diabetes)

WAG:  Revamped guidance on physical activity launched – (WAG:  Finance Minister unveils action plan to increase funding to Wales through EU collaborative projects ~ Rebecca Evans announces restrictions to GM crop cultivation in Wales ~ WAG:  Welsh NHS delivery plans for major conditions extended to 2020 ~ Plans to publish the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2016-17 shortly after the Spending Review announced ~ Minister outlines benefits of flood prevention programme ~ WAG:  New plan to improve orthopaedic services in Wales)

NIA:  Committee Voices Concern on Cuts to AFBI Budget

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