Policy Statements and Initiatives (Archive)

UK FCO releases Annual Human Rights Report 2016 – (Foreign Secretary holds press conference in Tokyo, Japan ~ FCO:  Ambassador Chris Campbell delivers speeches on Global Britain ~ FS welcomes Qatar’s commitment to combat terrorism ~ FCO:  UK Visas & Immigration offers temporary visa application service in Male, Maldives ~ FCO:  Zambian Chevening Scholars donate to charity ~ FS arrives in Sydney for AUKMIN 2017 ~ FCO:  Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon's speech at the launch of the 2016 Annual Human Rights Report ~ FCO:  Met Office and DOST PAGASA partners to enhance weather services ~ FCO:  Travelling to Taiwan for the 2017 University Games in Taipei ~ FCO:  "After generations of hostility, blood & tears & in the wake of years of pain and wars, we are determined to bring an end to the bloodshed & sorrow" ~ FCO:  Minister Burt statement on tensions at Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount ~ FCO:  UK Ambassador: we are a proud partner of the Lebanese army ~ FS statement on Venezuela ~ FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016 ~ FS keynote speech at the Lowy Institute)

DIFD:  International Development Secretary visits Catterick Garrison – (DIFD:  Priti Patel thanks Search & Rescue Team ahead of World Humanitarian Day)

BEIS:  Boosting earning power everywhere – (BEIS:  Government announces additional support for social care providers ~ BEIS:  Business Secretary to establish UK as world leader in battery technology as part of modern Industrial Strategy ~ National Infrastructure Commission:  Adonis welcomes plans for smart energy systems)

DIT:  Liam Fox champions global free trade

Home Office:  Essex PCC to take on responsibility of local F&R service – (Home Secretary commissions major study on EU workers ~ Home Secretary visits new coastal patrol vessel in Scotland)

DfE:  Applications open to create 1,600 new special free school places

CLG:  Update on rehousing former Grenfell residents ~ CLG:  New taskforce to support recovery from Grenfell fire disaster – (CLG:  Crackdown on unfair leasehold practices)

HM Treasury:  Agreement reached on RBS’ State aid will boost competition in business banking

Defra:  Environment Secretary pledges action on ocean plastics – (Defra:  Plan for roadside NO2 concentrations published)

DfT:  Drones to be registered and users to sit safety tests under new government rules – (DfT:  Government sets out vision for future of UK aviation ~ DfT:  Crossrail 2: a way forward ~ DfT:  Vans to go greener & cleaner under new plans ~ DfT:  Changes to UK aviation security)

DCMS:  Students urged to apply for pioneering Cyber Schools Programme – (DCMS:  UK Government renews its commitment to return Nazi-looted art to rightful owners)

DWP:  Call for more industry action to stop recruitment fraud

ScotGov:  Unaccompanied child refugees – (ScotGov:  £45m to close attainment gap ~ ScotGov:  Lifeline support for low income households ~ ScotGov:  Scottish Welfare Fund ~ ScotGov:  Treating Scotland’s changing drug problem ~ ScotGov:  Boost for bees and butterflies ~ Scottish & Welsh Ministers to discuss Brexit ~ ScotGov:  Tenants & landlords to benefit from new regulations)

WAG:  ‘Iron Ring’ sculpture unveiled as part of £630k project at Flint Castle – (WAG:  Ken Skates demands £700m from UK Government for scrapping electrification across South Wales ~ WAG:  Have your say on a new small business rates relief scheme for Wales ~ WAG:  “UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill could put us back decades” - warns Cabinet Secretary ~ WAG:  Council tax reductions increase thanks to £244m Welsh Government scheme)

OSSW:  UK Government Minister calls for urgent progress to address rural Wales’ mobile ‘not spots’ – (OSSW:  £10m National Lottery support to redevelop Wales’s oldest university college)

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