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RUSI news
China and the Middle East: Friends in Need and Deed?
RUSI
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 16:25

Reports of a pending China–Iran alliance are premature, and ignore a more hesitant Chinese approach to the Middle East.

RUSI | Official News Release
China and the Middle East: Friends in Need and Deed?
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Joint statement from the UK Government and European Commission following a meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizens' Rights
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 16:20

A joint statement following the meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizens’ Rights between the UK Government and European Commission via video conference.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Joint statement from the UK Government and European Commission following a meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizens' Rights
National Crime Agency news
Two face prosecution following NCA investigation into NAMA property deal
National Crime Agency
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 16:15

Two men are to be prosecuted over alleged fraud offences as part of the NCA investigation into the sale of the National Asset Management Agency’s Northern Ireland property loan book.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Two face prosecution following NCA investigation into NAMA property deal
Crown Commercial Service news
Researching after COVID-19: how to get your research plans back on track
Crown Commercial Service
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 16:10

In March, the UK government brought in measures to control the spread of COVID-19, with a complete lockdown stopping a large amount of research in its tracks.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
Researching after COVID-19: how to get your research plans back on track
Welsh Government news
“We have to take action now” – Minister launches Welsh Government’s Clean Air Plan for Wales to improve air quality
Welsh Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 16:05

The Welsh Government has today (Thursday, August 6) outlined the measures it will take to improve the country’s air quality under its Clean Air Plan for Wales: Healthy Air, Healthy Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
“We have to take action now” – Minister launches Welsh Government’s Clean Air Plan for Wales to improve air quality
Met Office news
Hot spell to bring heatwave
Met Office
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 15:33

It’ll turn hot across England and Wales over the next few days as a heatwave develops across southern and eastern areas, with exceptionally high temperatures continuing next week.

Met Office | Official News Release
Hot spell to bring heatwave
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
New Executive Director announced for UK's national laboratories
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 15:25

After a rigorous and competitive recruitment exercise STFC Executive Chair, Professor Mark Thomson, today announced the appointment of Dr Alan Partridge as new Executive Director for National Laboratories: Large Scale Facilities.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
New Executive Director announced for UK's national laboratories
Big Lottery Fund news
Thanks to National Lottery players £300 million of funding distributed to UK communities since start of the pandemic
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 15:20

Charities and community groups across the UK have received £300 million in funding since the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown began* – all thanks to National Lottery players.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Thanks to National Lottery players £300 million of funding distributed to UK communities since start of the pandemic
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI responds to Bank of England quarterly monetary policy report
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 15:15
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 15:10

Following the recent explosion at Beirut Port, the UK yesterday announced a package of emergency support to Lebanon.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon
Scottish Government news
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Aberdeen City) Regulations 2020
Scottish Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 15:05

Regulations requiring the closure of businesses selling food or drink for consumption on the premises in the local authority area of Aberdeen City.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Aberdeen City) Regulations 2020
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Additional funding will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 14:40

Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responded to the further £800m announced yesterday for the Welsh NHS to continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Additional funding will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic
RUSI news
Deadly Blast Shatters Beirut
RUSI
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 14:25

It is easy to view the incident as a singular calamity. In reality, it is the result of systemic factionalism, greed and incompetence on behalf of the Lebanese government. Until that is addressed, it will not be the last tragedy to befall the country.

RUSI | Official News Release
Deadly Blast Shatters Beirut
Department of Health and Social Care news
Largest testing programme for coronavirus shows virus continued to decline in June
Department of Health and Social Care
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 14:20

The second monthly REACT-1 report from Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI has been published, showing how the virus has spread in England.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Largest testing programme for coronavirus shows virus continued to decline in June
National Cyber Security Centre news
We've got you covered: experts produce first-ever technical advice on cyber insurance
National Cyber Security Centre
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 14:15

New guidance highlights the 7 cyber security questions organisations should be asking if they are considering purchasing cyber insurance.

National Cyber Security Centre | Official News Release
We've got you covered: experts produce first-ever technical advice on cyber insurance
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
Essex Police officer dismissed without notice for abusing his position for sexual purpose
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 14:10

A former Essex Police officer would have been dismissed without notice following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into allegations he abused his position for sexual purpose. 

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
Essex Police officer dismissed without notice for abusing his position for sexual purpose
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI Scotland reacts to publication of Scottish Government official response to AGER report
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 14:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Parents, carers and disabled people at least twice as likely to face redundancy, warns Citizens Advice
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:40

Citizens Advice has found that parents, carers, disabled people whose disability has a large impact on their day-to-day life, and those who previously shielded, are at least twice as likely to face redundancy as the rest of the working population. This comes as demand for the charity’s advice on redundancy selection has increased almost seven-fold. 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Parents, carers and disabled people at least twice as likely to face redundancy, warns Citizens Advice
EU News news
Read-out of the phone call between Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab
EU News
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:25

Commission President von der Leyen spoke this morning with Hassan Diab, Prime Minister of Lebanon.

 

EU News | Official News Release
Read-out of the phone call between Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab
AXELOS news
Resilience and confidence in project management
AXELOS
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:20

Blog posted by: Allan Thomson – PPM Product Ambassador, AXELOS, 05 August 2020.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Resilience and confidence in project management
10 Downing Street news
PM call with President Vizcarra of Peru: 5 August 2020
10 Downing Street
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:15

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a call with President Martín Vizcarra of Peru.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM call with President Vizcarra of Peru: 5 August 2020
GeoPlace news
How Bounce Back Britain will benefit from using UPRNs and USRNs
GeoPlace
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:10

Blog posted by: Richard Duffield, Head of Customer Insights, 05 August 2020.

GeoPlace | Official News Release
How Bounce Back Britain will benefit from using UPRNs and USRNs
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
New report shows benefits to the UK of CERN membership
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:05

A new report released yesterday demonstrates the wide-ranging benefits generated by the UK’s membership of CERN over the past 10-years.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
New report shows benefits to the UK of CERN membership
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
New milestone brings the UK's largest AI supercomputer one step closer
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 13:05

The largest supercomputer dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK will enable academics and industry to drive cutting edge innovation, boosting the UK’s ability to make world-changing scientific breakthroughs.

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
New milestone brings the UK's largest AI supercomputer one step closer
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Short-term COVID-19 related pay cuts for some FTSE 100 CEOs fail to address excessive bonus culture
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:40

Annual CIPD/High Pay Centre report also finds FTSE 100 CEOs paid average of almost 120 times the median earnings of full time workers in the UK and calls for RemCo reform

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Short-term COVID-19 related pay cuts for some FTSE 100 CEOs fail to address excessive bonus culture
Think Tanks news
The West must avoid “politically dangerous” and “economically costly” confrontation with China, says new IEA briefing paper
Think Tanks
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:35

The Institute of Economic Affairs has released a new briefing paper, authored by IEA Head of Education Dr Stephen Davies and Professor Syed Kamall, the IEA’s Academic and Research Director, who sat on the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee from 2005-2019.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
The West must avoid “politically dangerous” and “economically costly” confrontation with China, says new IEA briefing paper
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary praises strength of UK-Japan partnership
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:25

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu at Lancaster House in London yesterday.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary praises strength of UK-Japan partnership
Crown Commercial Service news
Insurance and Related Services 3 – protecting your people and your assets
Crown Commercial Service
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:20

The third iteration of our Insurance framework has now launched, giving the entire public sector access to a complete range of insurance and associated services.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
Insurance and Related Services 3 – protecting your people and your assets
Ofcom news
Lockdown leads to surge in TV screen time and streaming
Ofcom
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:15

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40% of their waking day watching TV and online video services, Ofcom has found in its annual study of the nation’s media habits.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Lockdown leads to surge in TV screen time and streaming
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government news
Launch of Planning for the future consultation to reform the planning system
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:10

Planning for the future: landmark reforms to speed up and modernise the planning system and get the country building.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government | Official News Release
Launch of Planning for the future consultation to reform the planning system
Scottish Government news
Local restrictions introduced in Aberdeen
Scottish Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 12:05

Changes follow new COVID-19 cases identified in the community.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Local restrictions introduced in Aberdeen
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:40

Councils across the country are backing the creative industries to help drive economic recovery in local areas, the Local Government Association and Creative Industries Federation set out yesterday.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Creative industries can play a key role in the COVID-19 recovery
Think Tanks news
Revealed: value of six big-tech firms has soared $1.9 trillion since Covid, as IPPR urges rethink on who owns our digital data
Think Tanks
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:35

‘Covid effect’ shows why UK needs new digital regulator and action by local authorities to drive common ownership of data and open access

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Revealed: value of six big-tech firms has soared $1.9 trillion since Covid, as IPPR urges rethink on who owns our digital data
techUK news
Energy Technology List to expand to include smart technologies
techUK
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:25

Consultation open to explore scope, definitions, performance and eligibility criteria.

techUK | Official News Release
Energy Technology List to expand to include smart technologies
Big Lottery Fund news
Communities in Wales awarded more than £15 million National Lottery funding since start of pandemic.
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:20

Charities and community groups across Wales have received £15 million in funding since the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown began* – all thanks to National Lottery players.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Communities in Wales awarded more than £15 million National Lottery funding since start of pandemic.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority news
Funding supports Kent communities
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:15

Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have announced a £13,500 cash boost to help support vulnerable groups in the Romney Marsh area.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority | Official News Release
Funding supports Kent communities
Home Office news
Home Secretary sees first-hand the science supporting UK police
Home Office
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:10

Dstl – the science inside UK defence and security showcased a selection of the vital work it is doing on behalf the Home Office.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Secretary sees first-hand the science supporting UK police
Welsh Government news
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart chair Coal Tips Summit
Welsh Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 11:05

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart, recently (04 August 2020) convened the second Coal Tips Summit since the Tylorstown landslip during the February floods this year.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and Secretary of State Simon Hart chair Coal Tips Summit
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
HEPI - Call for a new approach on the affordability, regulation and cost of student accommodation
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:40

The Higher Education Policy Institute (www.hepi.ac.uk) has published a new report on the burgeoning student accommodation sector. Student Accommodation: The Facts (HEPI Analytical Paper 2) by Sarah Jones and Martin Blakey shows 1.2 million students rent their housing, split between university-provided accommodation (28%), private purpose-built student accommodation (27%) and shared student houses (45%).

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
HEPI - Call for a new approach on the affordability, regulation and cost of student accommodation
Think Tanks news
Planning reforms not the 'radical shake-up' some expected, says IEA expert
Think Tanks
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:35

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to the government’s planning proposals 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Planning reforms not the 'radical shake-up' some expected, says IEA expert
EU News news
State aid: Commission approves €665 million Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations and their related entities affected by the coronavirus outbreak
EU News
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:25

The European Commission has approved a €665 million Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations (NPOs) and their related entities in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.

EU News | Official News Release
State aid: Commission approves €665 million Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations and their related entities affected by the coronavirus outbreak
Association for Project Management news
Key differences between agile retrospectives and waterfall lessons learned
Association for Project Management
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:20
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI Scotland responds to limited Aberdeen lockdown
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:15
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
UK government invests in Livingston facility to bolster vaccine manufacturing capacity
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:10

UK Government and Valneva confirm multi-million-pound up-front investment in Livingston manufacturing facility.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
UK government invests in Livingston facility to bolster vaccine manufacturing capacity
Scottish Government news
A blueprint for Scotland's wellbeing economy: Scottish Government response
Scottish Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 10:05

The Scottish Government’s response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery report “Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland: Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.”

Scottish Government | Official News Release
A blueprint for Scotland's wellbeing economy: Scottish Government response
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:40

Cllr Teresa Heritage, Vice-Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responded to a new briefing by the Children’s Commissioner setting out the key actions needed to ensure children are at the heart of planning for any future coronavirus lockdowns 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing
Think Tanks news
IEA - Business rates are a “poorly-designed” tax in need of reform, says Professor Len Shackleton
Think Tanks
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:35

Professor Len Shackleton, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow, responded to reports that the Chancellor is considering an increase in business rates for the “most valuable properties” 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Business rates are a “poorly-designed” tax in need of reform, says Professor Len Shackleton
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Committee pilots new ratings system to hold Government to account
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:25

An independent evaluation system that will give ratings on the Government’s progress against its pledges on health and social care targets is to be piloted. 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Committee pilots new ratings system to hold Government to account
CCW news
Households at risk of missing out on water bill lifeline when they hit hard times
CCW
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:20

Water companies need to build a stronger relationship with their customers to reduce the risk of households missing out on vital help with their water bills and other assistance when they hit hard times.

CCW | Official News Release
Households at risk of missing out on water bill lifeline when they hit hard times
NHS England news
NHS recruitment drive to help tackle loneliness and improve lives
NHS England
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:15

The NHS is recruiting a growing army of social prescribing link workers to combat loneliness and isolation fuelled by coronavirus.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS recruitment drive to help tackle loneliness and improve lives
Innovate UK news
Foundation industries: building a resilient recovery: apply for funding
Innovate UK
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:10

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Foundation industries: building a resilient recovery: apply for funding
Welsh Government news
Ministers announce £800m stabilisation package for Welsh NHS
Welsh Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 09:05

Welsh Ministers yesterday announced a new £800m stabilisation package to help the Welsh NHS to continue to respond to and recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Ministers announce £800m stabilisation package for Welsh NHS
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 08:10

DASA launches competition to find and develop new technology to screen people, possessions, goods, vehicles, areas and buildings.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs
Scottish Government news
Rebuilding better
Scottish Government
Thursday 06 August 2020 @ 08:05

Targeted measures to build a stronger, fairer and greener economic future for Scotland in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been announced by the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Rebuilding better

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