Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Hugo Swire speaks on investment in Mongolia – (Tunisia attack: memorial and Service of Remembrance ~ Minister for Africa condemns Boko Haram attacks ~ FCO:  Summer football matches in the USA ~ £TDs (Emergency Travel Documents): Save money, Save strain ~ Human Rights Minister meets President of the Red Cross ~ FS statement following UN Security Council vote on Srebrenica resolution ~ FS sends condolences on death of former Saudi Foreign Minister ~ FCO advises against all but essential travel to Tunisia)

10 DS:  PM and Chancellor announce 'one nation' plans to spread homeownership across the country – (Greek referendum result: statement ~ Tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London attacks: PM statement ~ PM pledges £1.2 million to remember victims of Srebrenica)

HM Treasury:  BBC to fund provision of free television licences for over-75s – (HM Treasury:  Joint Exchequer Committee Communique 7 July 2015)

Summer Budget 2015: key announcements – (Chancellor George Osborne's Summer Budget 2015 ~ Villiers - Northern Ireland will continue to benefit from UK’s recovery)

HMRC:  Summer Budget 2015: HM Revenue and Customs

Defra:  Amendments to Hunting Act proposed – (Defra:  Final call for Basic Payment Scheme claims ~ Farmers to have say on extending tax averaging)

BIS:  Higher education: student finance changes

DIFD:  Changing world, changing aid - Where international development needs to go next

DECC:  Statement to Parliament: Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendment regulations 2015 – (DECC:  Renewables Obligation (RO) grace period for new onshore wind ~ DCMS:  BBC to fund provision of free television licences for over-75s ~ DECC:  Green Growth Group Statement - EU ETS Phase IV ~ DECC:  Energy Bill to support energy security)

Wales Office:  Renewables Obligation (RO) grace period for new onshore wind

CLG:  LA capital expenditure & financing in England: 2015 to 2016 individual local authority data forecast – (CLG:  £m pound boost for seaside towns ~ £3.2m funding to help victims of domestic violence and abuse)

DCMS:  £100m boost for small housebuilders

DfT:  Review of the uninsured and untraced drivers' agreements – (Young people can help renew Britain's transport networks)

ScotGov:  Austerity measures damaging economy – (‘Alarming’ inequalities for women ~ ScotGov:  Electronic training collars for dogs ~ More funding for Eco-Schools ~ ScotGov:  Fairer employment support ~ UK Budget to “hit Scotland’s poorest children” – FM ~ ScotGov:  Pregnancy & Parenthood in Young People ~ Mackay highlights commitment to A82 ~ ScotGov: DFM urges UK budget refocus ~ ScotGov:  UK must take action to tackle migrant crisis ~ ScotGov:  Austerity budget attacks low paid ~ ScotGov:  Ewing to meet with renewables sector ~ ScotGov:  Independent clinics to be regulated ~ ScotGov:  Ewing describes wind power decision as ‘anti-business’)

WAG:  New proposals to strengthen NHS Wales set out in Green Paper – (WAG:  BPS decision announced ~
New national blood service for Wales to be created ~ WAG fund to inspire next generation of scientists ~ WAG:  Minister leads summit to aid restoration of opencast sites ~ WAG:  Jane Hutt responds to UK Government Budget ~ "We must focus health measures that deliver positive outcomes for Welsh patients" - FM)

Wales Office:  Welsh Secretary - Budget secures sustainable economic recovery

techUK:  Tech industry welcomes ‘Digital Transformation Plan’ – (techUK calls for National Digital Skills Map to stop the UK Falling Behind)

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