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HM Land Registry news
UK House Price Index (HPI) for August 2017
HM Land Registry
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 17:10

The UK House Price Index shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

HM Land Registry | Official News Release
UK House Price Index (HPI) for August 2017
RUSI news
Iran and Paraskevidekatriaphobia
RUSI
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 17:05

President Donald Trump’s choice of Friday the 13th for his long-awaited statement on Iran may prove prophetic.

RUSI | Official News Release
Iran and Paraskevidekatriaphobia
Innovate UK news
Developing and testing 5G services: apply for business funding
Innovate UK
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 17:02

Businesses can apply for up to £25 million to explore, develop and test applications and services for the next generation of digital infrastructure.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Developing and testing 5G services: apply for business funding
Charity Commission news
Keep your charity safe - watch out for phishing scams
Charity Commission
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 16:43

This alert is being issued because of increasing reports of phishing scams. We are urging charities to be vigilant and protect themselves from harm.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Keep your charity safe - watch out for phishing scams
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Government actions a further step in homeless prevention
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 16:25

New guidance to make sure local authorities intervene earlier to help prevent families and individuals becoming homeless in the first place.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Government actions a further step in homeless prevention
10 Downing Street news
Joint statement by Prime Minister Theresa May and EC President Jean-Claude Juncker
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 16:20

A joint statement issued by Prime Minister Theresa May and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker following their working dinner in Brussels.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
Joint statement by Prime Minister Theresa May and EC President Jean-Claude Juncker
Cabinet Office news
Progress made at EU talks with devolved governments
Cabinet Office
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 16:15

Agreement has been reached between the UK Government and the devolved administrations on the principles that will underpin the process for bringing back powers from the EU to the UK.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Progress made at EU talks with devolved governments
EU News news
1m refugees in Turkey reached by EU's Emergency Social Safety Net
EU News
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 16:05

Launched by the EC in September 2016, and implemented by the World Food Programme and the Turkish Red Crescent in collaboration with the Turkish government, the programme is by the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
1m refugees in Turkey reached by EU's Emergency Social Safety Net
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK sponsors East Africa Standby Force map exercise
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:42

British Defence Attaché hands over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) Logistic Map Exercise participants.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK sponsors East Africa Standby Force map exercise
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unicef - uzoon Almellehan returns to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees striving to get an education
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:40

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan travelled to Jordan to meet children who, like her, fled the Syria conflict and are now determined to go to school despite extremely challenging circumstances. It was the first time Muzoon had returned to the country – where she spent three years in refugee camps, before being resettled in the United Kingdom with her family in 2015.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Unicef - uzoon Almellehan returns to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees striving to get an education
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
Crashing neutron stars unlock secrets of the Universe – thanks to UK tech
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:25
National Archives news
Keeper to lead international forum
National Archives
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:20

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has accepted an invitation to head up an international forum for national archivists.

National Archives | Official News Release
Keeper to lead international forum
EU News news
Joint statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker and PM Theresa May
EU News
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:15

The following joint statement was issued by President Jean-Claude Juncker and PM Theresa May following their working dinner in Brussels on 16 October 2017:

EU News | Official News Release
Joint statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker and PM Theresa May
Department for Education news
Anne Milton supports Team UK at WorldSkills 2017
Department for Education
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:10

Minister attends global skills competition for young people from 65 countries.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Anne Milton supports Team UK at WorldSkills 2017
Welsh Government news
Mark Drakeford in Brussels to meet Guy Verhofstadt MEP
Welsh Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 15:05

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today visit Brussels to meet Guy Verhofstadt MEP, the European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Mark Drakeford in Brussels to meet Guy Verhofstadt MEP
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA responds to latest Scottish road safety statistics
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:40

Responding to the latest Scottish road casualty figures, Sandy Allan, RoSPA’s road safety manager for Scotland, said: “While no specific conclusions regarding trends can be made from any single year’s casualty figures, some of the information published this week should give cause for concern. The number of fatalities in Scotland has risen to their highest rate since 2010.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA responds to latest Scottish road safety statistics
EU News news
Deal on the agricultural aspects of the Omnibus regulation confirmed
EU News
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:25

The Omnibus regulation amends the financial regulation governing the implementation of the EU budget as well as 15 sectorial legislative acts, including in the field of agriculture.   

EU News | Official News Release
Deal on the agricultural aspects of the Omnibus regulation confirmed
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA requires sale of East Midlands adult mental health hospital
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:20

The merger of Cygnet Health Care Ltd and Cambian Adult Services will mean less choice in some East Midlands male mental health services.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA requires sale of East Midlands adult mental health hospital
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales news
Wales’ opportunity to bring 5G one step closer in nationwide competition
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:15
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA launches the Asset Management Authorisation Hub
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday launched its new asset management authorisation hub.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA launches the Asset Management Authorisation Hub
10 Downing Street news
PM call with Taoiseach Varadkar: 16 Oct 2017
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:08

Theresa May spoke with Taoiseach Varadkar about Storm Ophelia and the political situation in Northern Ireland.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM call with Taoiseach Varadkar: 16 Oct 2017
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UK Space Agency: Exploration Education and Outreach Grants Awarded
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 14:05

We are pleased to announce that we have selected four partners to receive grants for outreach & education activities related to our space exploration programme.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UK Space Agency: Exploration Education and Outreach Grants Awarded
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - Are Welsh public bodies getting value for money from procurement?
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:40

In 2015-16, public bodies in Wales spent around £6 billion through procurement on a range of goods, services and works but need to improve their performance to ensure value for money. In a changing landscape, public bodies face challenges in balancing potentially competing procurement priorities, responding to new policy, legislation and technology, and in the recruitment and retention of key personnel.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Wales Audit Office - Are Welsh public bodies getting value for money from procurement?
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
A technological wonder: the UK engineers behind the latest gravitational waves news
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:37

The first detection of both gravitational waves and light from the same event was made possible by bringing together some of the world’s most brilliant minds with some of the most advanced technology in existence, working across different facilities and nations to join together the pieces of the puzzle.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
A technological wonder: the UK engineers behind the latest gravitational waves news
Think Tanks news
Policy Exchange - The Clean Growth Strategy: worth the wait?
Think Tanks
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:35

The Clean Growth Strategy, published last week after long being delayed, signifies a step change in Government thinking and is ambitious in its scope. 

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Policy Exchange - The Clean Growth Strategy: worth the wait?
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reappoints Paul Lee as Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:25
Information Commissioner's Office news
Institute of Directors Digital Summit
Information Commissioner's Office
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:20

Elizabeth Denham’s speech at the Institute of Directors Digital Summit on 17 October 2017.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Institute of Directors Digital Summit
National Crime Agency news
University academic admits 137 “horrifying” ’hurt core’ offences
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:15

A university academic who dubbed himself ‘evilmind’ and ‘666devil’ yesterday pleaded guilty to 137 charges including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, in a landmark National Crime Agency investigation.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
University academic admits 137 “horrifying” ’hurt core’ offences
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Autonomy of Hazardous Scene Assessment Phase 2 – ‘MINERVA’
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:12

Winners announced in the latest round of the Autonomy of Hazardous Scene Assessment (AHSA) Defence and Security Accelerator competition which will change the way chemical and bio-hazards are investigated.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Autonomy of Hazardous Scene Assessment Phase 2 – ‘MINERVA’
EU News news
Iran nuclear deal
EU News
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:10

EU statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

EU News | Official News Release
Iran nuclear deal
Scottish Government news
150 years of friendship between Scotland & Canada
Scottish Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 13:05

A hand-carved stone sculpture featuring the ship that carried some of the first Scottish settlers to Canada is to be presented to the Canadian Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
150 years of friendship between Scotland & Canada
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Spend rising fuel and motoring tax income on improving local roads - councils urge government
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:40

Council leaders are calling for the Government to carry out a radical new strategy to provide a fully-funded plan for the growing number of vehicles on the nation’s roads – which has risen by 30 per cent since 2000.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Spend rising fuel and motoring tax income on improving local roads - councils urge government
Think Tanks news
IPPR - New programme to reduce exclusions in England and make The Difference for vulnerable students
Think Tanks
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:35

Excluded children cost the Government £2.1bn every year, while permanent exclusions have risen 40% in the last 3 years

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - New programme to reduce exclusions in England and make The Difference for vulnerable students
techUK news
FCA Opens its Doors to Open Banking
techUK
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:25

As of 13 October, TPPs can apply for FCA authorisation under PSD2.

techUK | Official News Release
FCA Opens its Doors to Open Banking
FDA news
FDA: Civil Service's new diversity plan is welcome - but there's more to do
FDA
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:20

Zohra Francis - FDA Equality and Diversity Officer yesterday commented on the Civil Service's new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

FDA | Official News Release
FDA: Civil Service's new diversity plan is welcome - but there's more to do
Ofgem news
Suppliers must do more to help those in debt, as report shows customers accrue more than £600 on average in unpaid bills
Ofgem
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:15

Suppliers must do more to help those in debt, Ofgem has said, as new research shows that customers are building up on average over £600 in unpaid bills on their gas and electricity accounts before suppliers step in to help them manage paying it back.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Suppliers must do more to help those in debt, as report shows customers accrue more than £600 on average in unpaid bills
Department for Transport news
All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across Britain
Department for Transport
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:10

Transport Secretary travels on the first of the brand new £5.7 billion Intercity Express fleet of trains from Bristol to London.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
All aboard the new Intercity Express trains that will transform journeys across Britain
Welsh Government news
Changes to early entry exams announced – Kirsty Williams
Welsh Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 12:05

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced new rules to reduce the number of pupils being entered too early for exams (Mon 16th Oct).

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Changes to early entry exams announced – Kirsty Williams
EU News news
Shift to sustainable food system in Europe is possible, but faces challenges
EU News
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:51

Making Europe’s production, consumption & trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in public attitudes, policies & knowledge and seizing current opportunities for change, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

EU News | Official News Release
Shift to sustainable food system in Europe is possible, but faces challenges
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
More than a third (40%) of rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage adding to one of ‘the most urgent environmental crises facing the UK today,’ WWF investigation warns
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:40

Water companies and the government are failing to prevent avoidable sewage pollution, leaving our rivers unhealthy and putting wildlife and people at risk - a nine-month long investigation into the sewerage system by conservation charity WWF has revealed.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
More than a third (40%) of rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage adding to one of ‘the most urgent environmental crises facing the UK today,’ WWF investigation warns
Think Tanks news
IEA - The government’s proposed cap on energy prices is likely to backfire
Think Tanks
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:35
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Statement by the British Ambassador to the UAE, Philip Parham
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:25

In light of the recent interest, the Ambassador addresses a few points related to the UK’s consular service and travel advice.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Statement by the British Ambassador to the UAE, Philip Parham
AXELOS news
A business response to cyber risk – our people and their behaviours
AXELOS
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:20

Blog posted by: CBI Cyber Security Conference Session Write-Up, 16 October 2017.

AXELOS | Official News Release
A business response to cyber risk – our people and their behaviours
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
Nominations and Recruitment Process for Council Members
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:18

The Higher Education and Research Act (2017) established a new body, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI will establish nine Councils, with their own fields of activity, each led by an Executive Chair. 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
Nominations and Recruitment Process for Council Members
NHS England news
NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
NHS England
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:15

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
Nationwide competition brings 5G one step closer
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:10

A £25 million competition that will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in the development of 5G technology was announced yesterday by Digital Minister Matt Hancock.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Nationwide competition brings 5G one step closer
Scottish Government news
Progress at Brexit meeting
Scottish Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 11:05

Principles approved but no agreement on EU exit issues.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Progress at Brexit meeting
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - "Worst case scenario" Brexit could cost £500m a year
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:40

The Alliance has considered what might happen to patients if a satisfactory Brexit deal is not reached.
 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - "Worst case scenario" Brexit could cost £500m a year
Think Tanks news
JRF - 600,000 more people face rent shortfalls
Think Tanks
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:35

This shows why Government must end the benefits freeze and uprate Local Housing Allowance.

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF - 600,000 more people face rent shortfalls
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Nottinghamshire Police officer in serious injury collision had followed emergency response driving policy
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:25

An IPCC investigation concluded that a police car involved in a serious injury collision in Nottingham had been driven in accordance with local and national policies covering the response to 999 calls.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Nottinghamshire Police officer in serious injury collision had followed emergency response driving policy
Department for International Trade news
UK government ramps up support for SME trade
Department for International Trade
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:20

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has announced that small businesses can now access government-backed export finance directly from their banks, boosting UK trade.

Department for International Trade | Official News Release
UK government ramps up support for SME trade
Ordnance Survey - English news
Get Outside for National Map Reading Week
Ordnance Survey - English
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:15

This week (16-22 October) marks National Map Reading Week – giving people the opportunity to get outside and brush up on their map reading skills.

Ordnance Survey - English | Official News Release
Get Outside for National Map Reading Week
Environment Agency news
River transfer project gives local communities more say
Environment Agency
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:10

Public drop-ins are launched for river transfer project, which will bring 'new wave' of responsibility for local communities.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
River transfer project gives local communities more say
Scottish Government news
Stopping nuisance calls
Scottish Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 10:05

£75,000 has been pledged to curb the threat of nuisance and scam callers.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Stopping nuisance calls
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Nation faces older people homelessness ‘time bomb’ – councils warn
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:40

The nation is facing a “ticking time bomb” in the number of homeless older people after latest figures showed an alarming rise of 130 per cent since its lowest point eight years ago, councils warn.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Nation faces older people homelessness ‘time bomb’ – councils warn
Think Tanks news
IFS - Low-income households increasingly exposed to rent increases
Think Tanks
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:35

The rented sector is growing. The proportion of people in Great Britain living in private rented accommodation has more than doubled, from 8% in the mid 1990s to 19% in the mid 2010s, while among 25- to 34-year-olds this proportion has trebled from 12% to 37%. Over the same period, average private rents have risen by 33% in real terms.

 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Low-income households increasingly exposed to rent increases
techUK news
50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017
techUK
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:25

techUK are delighted that some of our members have been recognised in Computer Weekly's 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017.

techUK | Official News Release
50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2017
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA accepts Origin’s remedy proposal
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:20

The CMA has accepted Origin’s proposal to maintain competition in fertiliser supply in Scotland, following its merger with Bunn.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA accepts Origin’s remedy proposal
National Infrastructure Commission news
Review ‘paves the way’ for UK to be world-leading in AI technology
National Infrastructure Commission
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:15

Lord Adonis yesterday welcomed the findings of a new review setting out how the UK could become a world-leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence technology, which could deliver significant benefits for the country’s infrastructure network.

National Infrastructure Commission | Official News Release
Review ‘paves the way’ for UK to be world-leading in AI technology
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) news
Universities and colleges receive £1.8 million to tackle hate crime and online harassment
Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE)
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:10

Over 40 universities and colleges in England have been awarded funding totalling £1.8 million from HEFCE to improve responses to hate crime and online harassment on campus.

Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) | Official News Release
Universities and colleges receive £1.8 million to tackle hate crime and online harassment
Welsh Government news
New rules to ensure rented homes are fit for human habitation
Welsh Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 09:05

New regulations which require landlords to ensure their properties are fit for human habitation are being consulted on by the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New rules to ensure rented homes are fit for human habitation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Industry-led review details plans to supercharge UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 08:10

A new independent review sets out ambitious proposals for how industry and government can boost the UK’s burgeoning AI industry.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Industry-led review details plans to supercharge UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry
Scottish Government news
Minister calls for Holyrood to unite on rail deal
Scottish Government
Tuesday 17 October 2017 @ 08:05

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands yesterday reiterated his concerns over the UK Treasury’s approach to rail funding for the next Control Period (2019-2024).

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Minister calls for Holyrood to unite on rail deal

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