Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Minister for the Middle East co-chairs the second Qatar-UK Sharaka dialogue – (FS marks important day in Iran nuclear deal ~ UK condemns North Kivu attacks ~ FCO:  UK welcomes President Xi Jinping for China State visit ~ FCO:  How can we bring more transparency, how can we improve participation? ~ PM announces significant changes to visitor visas for Chinese tourists for the benefit of the British economy ~ FS’s statement on Libya ~ FCO:  Pink News Awards speech ~ FCO:  "We remain convinced that a negotiated two-state solution is the only way to resolve the conflict" ~ FOC:  UK-China Joint Statement 2015)

DIFD:  Preparing for El Niño – (DIFD:  Energy Africa campaign ~ DIFD:  UK & China join together to tackle extreme poverty ~ Solar boost to release Africa’s untapped energy potential)

Cabinet Office:  MPs to debate proposals for fair votes for English laws

10DS:  China State Visit will unlock more than £30bn of commercial deals – (10DS:  £bns in UK-China business deals agreed at business summit)

HM Treasury:  Harriett Baldwin on the EC’s action plan for a Capital Markets Union – (HMT:  Economic Secretary - We want to see peer-to-peer lending continue to grow and evolve)

HMRC:  UK tax gap falls to 6.4% - (HMRC:  Historic arrangement signed to tackle international smuggling)

Home Office:  £5m to build a national coalition against extremism – in communities & online ~ HO:  PM - New counter-extremism strategy is a clear signal of the choice we make today ~ HO:  Right to rent checks introduced for landlords in England ~ HO:  Right to rent checks - what they mean for you ~ HO:  FGM mandatory reporting duty comes into force ~ HO:  New video shows the devastating impact of forced marriage ~ HO:  New eGates at Heathrow Airport signal future of expedited travel ~ Home Office:  Diversity profiles published to encourage police forces to become more representative ~ EHRC comments on Theresa May’s call for more diversity in the police service)

DfE:  Record number of families helped by adoption support fund – (DfE:  Help for parents to navigate childcare options online ~ Suffolk pupils open outstanding new school after rebuild ~ Thousands more young people working or learning after 16 ~ DfE:  Have your say on measures to transform failing schools ~ DfE commitment to information management assessment)

BIS:   New National Minimum Wage offenders named & shamed, October 2015 – (Government list of minimum wage offenders is only tip of the iceberg, says TUC ~ BIS:  New plans to make switching suppliers easier for consumers)

Defra:  Hard-working UK farmers praised for bumper harvest

DWP:  Workie says - ‘Don’t ignore the Workplace Pension’

DECC:  Energy Investment – (DECC:  Hinkley Point C to power 6m UK homes ~ DECC:  LetterOne transaction with INEOS)

DfT:  Transport Secretary and East Midlands Trains mark new era for customers as £13m investment programme gets underway – (DfT:  New state of the art rail training academy now open ~ £512,000 study to explore Oxford to Cambridge Expressway ~ Country roads revealed as Britain’s deadliest)

DCMS:  UK & China join forces to boost creative and technology industries

ScotGov:  GP services go digital – (£1m to support colleges ~ ScotGov:  New science funding ~ ScotGov:  Trade Union Bill exemption call ~ ScotGov:  Developing potential ~ Major investment in elective treatment centres ~ ScotGov:  Tackling major global challenges ~ ScotGov:  Planning revamp ~ ScotGov:  Scottish Steel Task Force ~ Support for Gaelic early years ~ ScotGov:  Scotland’s Islands ‘have your say’ ~ ScotGov:  Call for Scottish aviation guarantee ~ ScotGov:  A future for Scottish steel)

WAG:  How do you measure the progress of a nation? ~ Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015: How do you measure a nation’s progress? – (Wales Office:  A stronger Wales within a strong UK ~ Welsh Government set to exceed ambitious 10,000 affordable homes target ~ WAG:  Owners required to microchip their dogs by April 2016 ~ WAG:  New curriculum available to schools by 2018, says Minister)

Wales Office:  A stronger Wales within a strong United Kingdom

NIA:  Secretary of State's oral statement on assessment on paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland – (NIA:  £8.9m in grants to housing associations did not result in social housing ~ Fairer Deal for Farmers a Must Committee Tells Supermarkets)

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