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IPPR - State should tackle the growth of debt-fuelled private firms providing social care, says think tank
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 16:35

IPPR calls for the state to build and operate new residential care homes, and establish new financial regulator to oversee private providers

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - State should tackle the growth of debt-fuelled private firms providing social care, says think tank
Education and Skills Funding Agency news
National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 regional winners announced
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 16:25

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 regional winners have been announced, with winners from a wide range of industries and occupations now progressing to the national stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019.

Education and Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 regional winners announced
Scottish Government news
Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill
Scottish Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 16:20

Information sharing proposals dropped and named person provisions repealed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill
Competition & Markets Authority news
Sports fashion merger raises competition concerns
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 16:15

The CMA has found that JD Sports’ takeover of close competitor Footasylum could be bad for shoppers.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Sports fashion merger raises competition concerns
Welsh Government news
Minister calls on UK government to confirm plans for EU research funding following new £7.5 million science investment
Welsh Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 16:10

The Education Minister has today called on the UK government to confirm that 2016 Referendum promises on replacing EU funding are honoured and control over investment will remain in Wales following any departure from the EU.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister calls on UK government to confirm plans for EU research funding following new £7.5 million science investment
HM Treasury news
Irish and British Finance ministers meet for third time
HM Treasury
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 16:05

Minister Paschal Donohoe welcomes Chancellor Sajid Javid on first official visit to Dublin

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Irish and British Finance ministers meet for third time
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Scotland - Ancient universities better able to bear financial pressures
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:40

Scotland’s universities face rising costs and funding cuts, and there is a growing gap in how well different institutions can cope, says the public spending watchdog.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Scotland - Ancient universities better able to bear financial pressures
Think Tanks news
IFS - Big new money for schools and FE, but FE spending still over 7% down on 2010 while no growth in school spending per pupil for 13 years
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:35

The extra £4.3 billion just committed for schools in England by 2022 will just about reverse the cuts of 8% in spending per pupil since 2009. Even so, an effective 13-year real-terms freeze will still represent an unprecedented period without growth.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Big new money for schools and FE, but FE spending still over 7% down on 2010 while no growth in school spending per pupil for 13 years
Department for International Trade news
UK and Lebanon sign trade continuity agreement
Department for International Trade
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:25
Consumer Council for Water news
Thames Water named among worst performers for customer complaints
Consumer Council for Water
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:20

Thames Water has been warned it must show a marked improvement after being named one of the industry’s worst performers for customer complaints.

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Thames Water named among worst performers for customer complaints
Action Fraud news
Barclays issues warning to university students, as number of under-21s recruited as money mules nearly doubles
Action Fraud
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:15
Welsh Government news
Welsh Government scheme puts a smile on Children’s faces
Welsh Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:10

A scheme to improve children’s teeth in Wales has helped to achieve 35,000 fewer fillings, 6,000 fewer extractions and an overall reduction in tooth decay.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Welsh Government scheme puts a smile on Children’s faces
Department for Transport news
Grant Shapps: new ‘On Time’ statistics will stop masking whether trains are really on time
Department for Transport
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 15:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:40

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responded to the 2018/19 annual review of social care complaints by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Ombudsman annual review of social care complaints
Think Tanks news
IEA: Early signs suggest minimum unit pricing is not having a positive effect on health
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:35
HM Treasury news
The Economics of Biodiversity: Advisory Panel
HM Treasury
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:25

An expert Advisory Panel has been established and held its inaugural meeting to support the independent global review on The Economics of Biodiversity

HM Treasury | Official News Release
The Economics of Biodiversity: Advisory Panel
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA finds MiFID II research unbundling rules working well for investors
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:20

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published multi-firm review findings indicating the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive’s (MiFID II) research unbundling rules have improved asset managers’ accountability over costs, saving millions for investors.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA finds MiFID II research unbundling rules working well for investors
Big Lottery Fund news
Ten community ownership projects share Scottish Land Fund cash
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:15

A restored Victorian spa near Dingwall is to pass into community hands following a grant of £484,550 from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF).

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Ten community ownership projects share Scottish Land Fund cash
Ofcom news
Breaking the class ceiling – social make-up of the TV industry revealed
Ofcom
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:10

The UK’s television industry is strongly skewed towards people from privately-educated backgrounds, according to Ofcom research on the sector’s diversity.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Breaking the class ceiling – social make-up of the TV industry revealed
NHS Digital news
Hospital admission statistics published
NHS Digital
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 14:05

Statistics on all NHS admissions into hospitals in England in 2018-19 have been published today by NHS Digital.

NHS Digital | Official News Release
Hospital admission statistics published
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - Improvements needed in services for young people
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:40
Think Tanks news
JRF responds to Trussell Trust report on Universal Credit
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:35

Today, the Trussell Trust has published its new #5WeeksTooLong: why we need to end the wait for Universal Credit report. This new research shows that in areas where Universal Credit has been rolled out for at least a year, food banks in their network have seen a 30% increase in demand. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF responds to Trussell Trust report on Universal Credit
Consumer Council for Water news
Blog: Are you well connected?
Consumer Council for Water
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:25

Today (19 September) is National Drainage Misconnection Day, which aims to raise awareness of the big impact that plumbing and drainage misconnections can have on our rivers, beaches and the wider environment. But what exactly is a misconnection? Why does it happen? Could your property be at risk? Let’s take a look.

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Blog: Are you well connected?
Think Tanks news
NIESR reacts to the latest ONS CPI inflation statistics
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:20

According to figures released yesterday by the ONS, consumer price index inflation decreased by 0.4 percentage points on the month to 1.7 per cent in the year to August 2019. Our new analysis of 129,762 locally-collected goods and services prices included in the index this month suggests that the slowing of inflation was widespread across the country, driven by fewer firms increasing prices.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NIESR reacts to the latest ONS CPI inflation statistics
National Ombudsmen news
Challenging picture of care complaints played out in Ombudsman’s annual review
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:15

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in nearly two out of every three adult social care complaints it has investigated in the past year.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Challenging picture of care complaints played out in Ombudsman’s annual review
Welsh Government news
Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living
Welsh Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:10

A new framework for disabled people to help remove barriers they experience in their everyday lives has been launched by the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Action on Disability: The Right to Independent Living
Department for Education news
DfE surpasses apprenticeship target two years in a row
Department for Education
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 13:05

Public relations, accountancy and cyber security are just some of the apprenticeship opportunities on offer.

Department for Education | Official News Release
DfE surpasses apprenticeship target two years in a row
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:40

Cllr Katrina Wood, Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responded to yesterday’s Home Office announcement of Nicole Jacobs as the UK’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to new Domestic Abuse Commissioner announcement
Think Tanks news
NHS hospitals under strain over £80bn PFI bill for just £13bn of actual investment, finds IPPR
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:35

Safety hazards, sewage leaks and falling ceilings are major risks at hospitals after decades of underinvestment and the legacy of PFI

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NHS hospitals under strain over £80bn PFI bill for just £13bn of actual investment, finds IPPR
Ofcom news
Parcel companies admit breaking competition law through anti-competitive agreement
Ofcom
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:25

Royal Mail and a reseller of its business parcel delivery services – the SaleGroup, which trades as Despatch Bay – have admitted being part of an illegal anti-competitive agreement.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Parcel companies admit breaking competition law through anti-competitive agreement
EU News news
ECHA’s scientific committees support restricting PAHs in granules and mulches
EU News
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:20

The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal for restricting eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in granules and mulches used, for example, in synthetic turf pitches and playgrounds.

EU News | Official News Release
ECHA’s scientific committees support restricting PAHs in granules and mulches
Department of Health and Social Care news
Fastest drop in smoking rates in over a decade as Stoptober launches
Department of Health and Social Care
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:15

The latest data from a national smoking study indicates adult smoking rates fell 2.2% from January to July 2019 - equivalent to 200 fewer smokers every hour.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Fastest drop in smoking rates in over a decade as Stoptober launches
NHS England news
Social media sites act on NHS call for greater online protection
NHS England
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:10

The chief executive of the NHS in England has called on all social media firm to crack down on potentially harmful material after two of the biggest sites confirm they plan to act on health service demands for action.

NHS England | Official News Release
Social media sites act on NHS call for greater online protection
Scottish Government news
Economy contracts 0.3% in the second quarter of 2019
Scottish Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 12:05

The Chief Statistician has released gross domestic product (GDP) statistics showing that the economy in Scotland contracted by 0.3% during the second quarter of 2019, covering the period April to June.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Economy contracts 0.3% in the second quarter of 2019
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Select Committee report into connectivity gap leaving rural communities behind
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:40

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, responded to a report by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee into poor broadband and mobile connectivity in rural communities 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Select Committee report into connectivity gap leaving rural communities behind
Think Tanks news
Our children need legal guarantees of a stable natural world to save them from a ‘toxic inheritance’, says IPPR
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:35

Future Generations Act and votes at 16 would help protect young and those yet to be born from environmental disaster

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Our children need legal guarantees of a stable natural world to save them from a ‘toxic inheritance’, says IPPR
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Government fails to reduce urban rural gap in broadband and mobile
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:25

A Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has highlighted the continuing digital divide between urban and rural areas.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Government fails to reduce urban rural gap in broadband and mobile
EU News news
July 2019 compared with June 2019 - Production in construction down
EU News
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:20

Seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU.  In June 2019, production in construction increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.1%in the EU28

EU News | Official News Release
July 2019 compared with June 2019 - Production in construction down
National Crime Agency news
56 guns recovered in international firearms operation: 13 suspects arrested, 80k heroin seized
National Crime Agency
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:15

Thirteen people have been arrested and 56 firearms and 80k of heroin recovered as part of a joint investigation between the National Crime Agency, Bulgarian law enforcement and Merseyside Police.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
56 guns recovered in international firearms operation: 13 suspects arrested, 80k heroin seized
Home Office news
UK's first Domestic Abuse Commissioner announced as government pledges to tackle crime
Home Office
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:10
UK online centres news
Grants Part 2: The Secret
UK online centres
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 11:05

Blog posted by: Holly Bagnall-Bell, 18 Sep 2019.

UK online centres | Official News Release
Grants Part 2: The Secret
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Prison threat undermines efforts to make debt collection less punitive, says Citizens Advice
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:40

Citizens Advice has responded to Chris Daw QC’s report (published by the SMF) on scrapping imprisonment for council tax arrears in England.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Prison threat undermines efforts to make debt collection less punitive, says Citizens Advice
Think Tanks news
IEA: Lib Dems offer “illiberal concoction” of public spending and state intervention
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:35
Government Digital Service (GDS) news
Hackney Council’s approach to moving to a cloud-first model from the PSN
Government Digital Service (GDS)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:25

Find out how Hackney Council moved services to the internet and lessons learned from the migration.

Government Digital Service (GDS) | Official News Release
Hackney Council’s approach to moving to a cloud-first model from the PSN
Big Lottery Fund news
£800,000 funding boost for Northern Ireland groups from National Lottery Awards for All
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:20

People across Northern Ireland are improving their health and well-being, learning about the environment and connecting with their local community thanks to almost £800,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
£800,000 funding boost for Northern Ireland groups from National Lottery Awards for All
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners news
APCC response to £5M increase for rape and sexual abuse victims
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:15

APCC Victims Leads, Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime:responded to the Government announcement on £5m increase for rape and sexual abuse victims and on the appointment of Nicole Jacobs as the first Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners | Official News Release
APCC response to £5M increase for rape and sexual abuse victims
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Government responds to the proposed acquisition of Cobham plc by Advent International
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:10

Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom responds to the proposed acquisition of UK defence company Cobham plc by Advent International.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Government responds to the proposed acquisition of Cobham plc by Advent International
Scottish Government news
Drinking Water Quality in Scotland 2018 - Private Water Supplies
Scottish Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 10:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unicef - Protracted conflict, the climate crisis, a rise in mental illness and online misinformation among biggest emerging threats to children
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:40

Protracted conflicts, the worsening climate crisis, a rising level of mental illness among young people, and online misinformation are some of the most concerning emerging global threats to children, UNICEF said yesterday in an open letter issued by the organization’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Unicef - Protracted conflict, the climate crisis, a rise in mental illness and online misinformation among biggest emerging threats to children
Think Tanks news
IPPR - Taxing income from wealth the same as income from work could raise £90 billion over five years, report finds
Think Tanks
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:35

Ending special treatment for capital gains should be a first step in a radical overhaul of the UK’s unfair and outdated tax system, says IPPR

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - Taxing income from wealth the same as income from work could raise £90 billion over five years, report finds
EU News news
Collecting litter and data to combat plastic pollution
EU News
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:25

More and more communities around the world are working against marine litter and plastic pollution.  A Danish initiative mobilises schoolchildren to collect plastic waste and research data that will become part of the EEA database on marine litter. Better data on plastic pollution helps inform policies and tackle the problem.

EU News | Official News Release
Collecting litter and data to combat plastic pollution
Consumer Council for Water news
Four companies in hot water over spike in complaints about bills and service
Consumer Council for Water
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:20

Problems with bills and disruption to services have led to four water companies being warned to curb a sharp rise in complaints from their customers.

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Four companies in hot water over spike in complaints about bills and service
National Cyber Security Centre news
First threat assessment for universities produced by the NCSC
National Cyber Security Centre
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:15
Innovation Agency news
Collaboration aims to boost health and care
Innovation Agency
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:10

A three-year collaborative programme has been launched to improve health and care across the Liverpool City Region.

Innovation Agency | Official News Release
Collaboration aims to boost health and care
Scottish Government news
Brexit uncertainty impacting the economy
Scottish Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 09:05

Following a period of sustained economic growth, Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP) has contracted by 0.3% in the second quarter – the three months after the original EU departure date at the end of March.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Brexit uncertainty impacting the economy
Environment Agency news
Outlaws' ‘merry adventures’ brought to an end
Environment Agency
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 08:15

Company directors sentenced in court for illegal waste operation.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Outlaws' ‘merry adventures’ brought to an end
Department for International Trade news
UK launches Maritime Trade and Investment Plan to turbocharge multibillion-pound maritime sector
Department for International Trade
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 08:10
Scottish Government news
New jobs benefit to launch next Spring
Scottish Government
Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 08:05

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