Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  British Trade & Investment Minister visits South Korea – (FCO:  We must not lose sight of how far Afghanistan has come in the past year ~ FCO:  UK concludes chairmanship of global business best practice initiative ~ FCO:  Change of the Head of the UK Delegation to OSCE in Vienna ~ The UK role in the development of Kazakhstan’s mining sector ~ FCO:  High Commissioner Jonathan Drew signs UNCITRAL Convention ~ FCO:  UK concern at Russia-South Ossetia ‘treaty’)

DIFD:  UK & Premier League use football to tackle violence against women & girls in Africa – (DIFD:  Britain sends relief supplies to Vanuatu ~ DIFD:  Scotland can be proud of UK Ebola fight ~ Extra humanitarian experts deployed to help Vanuatu ~ UK emergency supplies for cyclone victims arrive in Vanuatu)

Cabinet Office:  Giving community organisers the power to create real change – (CO:  Government creates new business to save up to £105m in IT costs)

ScotGov:  Swinney - UK Gov must extend access to broadband – (ScotGov:  Treasury must act to support oil industry ~ ScotGov:  Scotland seeks EU TTIP reassurance ~ ScotGov:  Still debate over Scotland’s future ~ ScotGov:  FM calls for modernisation of budget process ~ ScotGov:  £21m for community ownership of energy projects ~ Further £200m to support health & social care integration ~ Swinney condemns continued cuts ~ ScotGov:  LGBCS consults councils on ward boundaries ~ ScotGov:  New social security powers ~ ScotGov:  A union of business partners ~ Equality Budget announced for 2015-16)

WAG:  Minister seeks views on proposed exemptions to the Council Tax premiums – (WAG:  Minister outlines a ‘New Deal’ for teaching professionals in Wales ~ WAG:  Have your say on proposed changes to childcare in Wales ~ WAG:  New £20m fund to support 1,600 severely disabled people in Wales ~ New ‘Cymraeg’ website to support & promote the use of the Welsh Language ~ WAG:  Wales’ ‘flying’ doctors to use world’s most advanced emergency medical vehicles ~ New campaign to highlight signs of domestic abuse ~ WAG:  £23,000 to tackle Hate Crime in Wales ~ WAG:  Minister announces new digital inclusion project ~ Jane Hutt responds to UK Government Budget ~ Minister approves funding for rural housing champions ~ WAG:  £8.4m to give Wales’ most vulnerable a helping hand ~ Tourism important to mid Wales’ bottom line)

WO:  Baroness Randerson: "Excellent transport links are vital to grow Welsh tourism industry" – (WO:  Budget 2015 - Securing Wales' Future ~ WO:  UK government working for Wales ~ WO:  Strong partnerships vital to success of the Welsh tourism industry)

HMT:  Ministers back plan for better local services – (HMT:  Government paves the way for reform of business rates ~ HMT:  Pension freedoms to be extended to people with annuities ~ HMT:  Budget 2015: some of the things we've announced)

DH:  Health secretary announces $100m Dementia Discovery Fund

DCMS:  Government encourages women to pursue positions on sports’ boards

DfT:  Consultation on armoured vehicle speeds launched – (DfT:  Better journeys for passengers on TransPennine Express)

CLG:  Funding boost to safeguard Cornish language announced – (CLG:  Dedicated housing finance support for local authorities)

DfE:  School games - more volunteers to be recruited – (£1m to help schools recruit high-calibre governors ~ Teenagers NEET: numbers hit new low)

10DS:  PM & DPM announce increase in the National Minimum Wage – (Skills Funding Agency:  Apprentice National Minimum Wage increases)

techUK:  BIS announce initiatives aimed at closing the widening cyber security skills gap

Defra:  New fund to support joined up action on the environment

DWP:  Supreme Court finds in favour of benefit cap- (Duncan Smith: Record employment rate shows we were right to reform ~ DWP:  critics proved wrong on Work Programme ~ DWP:  Universal Credit: waiting days implementation date revised)

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