Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Minister Burt visits Iraq to underline UK support – (FCO:  Minister for Human Rights statement on Russian Supreme Court ruling ~ Minister for Europe concerned by arrests of human rights defenders in Turkey  ~ FCO:  "The UNs’ relationship with Haiti has changed but our commitment has not" ~ FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016 ~ FCO:  "Make no mistake, this is a crisis of human creation; a crisis that South Sudan’s leaders have had six years to prevent" ~ FCO:  Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan ~ Maldives continues to be named a FCO ‘Human Rights Priority Country')

10DS:  PM meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Ratas: 18 July 2017 – (10DS:  PM meeting with the new business council: 20 July 2017)

Cabinet Office:  Government delivering over £450bn in major UK projects – (CO:  Conflict, Stability & Security Fund 2016 to 2017 and settlement for 2017 to 2018: written ministerial statement ~ CO:  Strategic Defence & Security Review Implementation)

Home Office:  Draft Technical Capability Regulations notified to EC following targeted consultation – (HO:  Tech innovators urged to use their skills to tackle terror threat ~ HO:  Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime)

DExEU:  David Davis' opening remarks at the start of second round of EU exit negotiations in Brussels ~ DExEU:  David Davis' closing remarks at the end of the second round of EU exit negotiations in Brussels

HMT:  Rip-off card charges to be outlawed – (HMT:  New watchdog to close money laundering & terrorist financing loopholes)

DfE:  Justine Greening statement to parliament on school funding ~ LGA responds to Education Secretary's statement on the National Funding Formula for schools

DfE:  New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment – (DfE:  £1.3bn for core schools budget delivers rise in per pupil funding ~ DfE:  Benefits of 30 hours confirmed as free childcare places soar ~ DfE:  Childcare service opens for parents with children under five ~ DfE:  Young Brits to make German connections ~ DfE:  Ambition for vast majority of students to study core academic GCSEs ~ DfE:  Securing value for money for students & taxpayers ~ DfE:  £16m drive to boost maths skills for post Brexit Britain)

Defra:  Schemes across the country to receive £15m of natural flood management funding – (Defra:  The Unfrozen Moment - Delivering A Green Brexit ~ Defra:  £13m fund to increase England's woodland)

CLG:  Ensure that recladding work meets building regulations advises expert panel – (CLG:  Proposed return of further powers to Rotherham ~ CLG:  Home Secretary announces £1m to help communities support refugees ~ CLG:  Local councils to receive £15m in extra funding)

BEIS:  Groceries Code review notes significant cultural change in supermarket industry – (BEIS:  Parental Bereavement (Pay & Leave) Bill introduced)

DCMS:  Five towns & cities shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021 ~ OSSW:  Swansea shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021 – (DCMS:  Better deal for consumers in the digital age, including Mandatory age verification to view online pornography, a crackdown on ticket bots, and new subtitling requirements for video on demand services ~ DCMS:  Creative sector receives record boost of £700m ~ DCMS:  Statement to Parliament: Pre-recess update on proposed Sky/Fox takeover)

HM Treasury:  Consumers put at the heart of financial services revolution ~ TUC says the financial sector isn’t delivering for working people

DWP:  New timetable for State Pension changes to maintain fair & sustainable pension

DfT:  Rail infrastructure funding: 2019 to 2024 – (DfT:  ASLEF meeting constructive, strikes remain suspended ~ DfT:  Drivers to benefit from free Severn crossings from 2018)

ScotGov:  Humanitarian Emergency Fund – (ScotGov:  EU Bill ‘doesn’t reflect reality of devolution’ ~ ScotGov:  Socio-economic duty ~ ScotGov:  Rights of EU citizens ~ ScotGov:  Caution & diligence urged on recreational water activities ~ ScotGov:  UK Government/DUP deal ~ ScotGov:  Extension to ferries policy review)

WAG:  Drive to improve maths in schools launched – (WAG:  A Woman’s Place: Cabinet Secretary calls for increased visibility of women in agriculture ~ WAG:  Wales passes Trade Union Bill to reverse damaging and divisive UK Act ~ WAG:  Abolition of the Right to Buy moves a step closer ~ WAG:  Local Government Secretary announces major shake up of council elections and details of new Local Government Bill ~ WAG:  Views sought on lettings agents’ fees ~ WAG:  Our Valleys, Our Future ~ WAG:  Children continuing to benefit from Flying Start ~ WAG:  Formal dispute resolution process underway over fair share of Barnett consequentials from UK Government’s DUP deal ~ WAG:  AMs trumpet musical instrument amnesty)

WAO:  The way consultancy contracts were awarded by Cardiff & Vale University Health Board "fell well short of expected standards"