Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

FCO:  Minister for the Middle East statement on Syria sanctions – (Foreign Secretary’s Nowruz message 2017 (1396) ~ British High Commissioner's speech at national roundtable for women burn survivors ~ FCO:  Together, we can build further our partnerships for prosperity ~ British High Commissioner's speech at the Enterprise Africa Summit ~ FCO:  UK government supports training of Zambia peacekeeping defence forces)

DIFD:  Priti Patel will double public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Crisis Appeal – (DIFD:  New support to boost grassroots British charities ~ DIFD:  Bond Annual Conference 2017)

10DS:  PM visits Wales before triggering Article 50 – (10DS:  Nowruz 2017: Prime Minister's message ~ 10DS:  PM's statement following attack in Westminster ~ 10DS:  PM Commons statement on Westminster attack: 23 March 2017)

DWP:  John Cridland CBE and the Government Actuary’s Department release reports into the future State Pension age

DExEU:  Article 50 to be triggered on 29 March

DfE:  Innovative projects to get £36m funding boost – (DfE:  UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare ~ DfE:  New report with practical advice for teachers on pupil behaviour)

DfT:  Reimagining railways: innovation funding announced – (DfT:  £23m boost for hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure ~ DfT:  Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK ~ DfT:  Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK )

HM Treasury:  Finance Bill 2017 legislates new tax changes

Home Office:  Closer partnerships needed to fight serious & organised crime – (HO:  Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out)

CLG:  Return of further powers to Rotherham – (CLG:  Landmark 6,000 of community rights reached this Communities Week)

DCMS:  Major boost for Welsh language TV as Government commits additional investment for S4C – (DCMS:  Innovation fund to support 30 libraries across England)

ScotGov:  North East gets new dedicated team to address rail issues – (ScotGov:  Increased support for care leavers ~ ScotGov:  Will of Scotland’s national parliament must be respected ~ ScotGov:  The way forward for STEM ~ ScotGov:  Call to halt full service roll-out of Universal Credit ~ ScotGov:  Accessible childcare ~ ScotGov:  Digital strategy launched ~ ScotGov:  First Minister statement ~ ScotGov:  Status quo ‘not an option’ ~ ScotGov:  Measures to tackle violence against women ~ ScotGov:  Building links with Bavaria ~ ScotGov:  Guidance for land owners)

WAG:  New Transport for Wales HQ part of wider work to unleash the potential of Welsh regions – (WAG:  Historic Swansea Bay City Region deal secures 10,000 jobs and £1.3bn investment for SW Wales ~ WAG:  Communities Secretary launches consultation on park home commission fees ~ WAG:  Minister moves to protect Welsh language promotion & facilitation grants for 2017-18 ~ WAG:  £31.4m transport schemes for a connected, safe & active Wales ~ WAG:  Council tax payers in Wales continue to pay less than England ~ WAG:  Supporting People budget protected ~ WAG confirms commitment to £1bn of innovative investment in infrastructure)

Northern Ireland Office:  Political talks update by Secretary of State

CRUK:  Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy

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