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WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC: Withdrawal of Practice Notes 25 and 27
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 16:20

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has withdrawn Practice Note 25 Attendance at Stocktaking and Practice Note 27 The Audit of Credit Unions in the United Kingdom.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC: Withdrawal of Practice Notes 25 and 27
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA sets out investment consultants reforms
Competition & Markets Authority
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 16:15

The CMA has today announced a range of reforms to the investment consultancy and fiduciary management sector after finding competition problems.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA sets out investment consultants reforms
Scottish Government news
Statistical News Release - Life Expectancy
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 16:05

Life expectancy varies by as much as 7.2 years between council areas in Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Statistical News Release - Life Expectancy
Sport England news
Partnership With Parkrun Worth £3m
Sport England
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 15:37

Collaboration aims to create 200 new events and boost participants from under-represented groups.

Sport England | Official News Release
Partnership With Parkrun Worth £3m
EU News news
EC approves acquisition of Gemalto by Thales, subject to conditions
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 15:25

The EC has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Gemalto by Thales. The approval is conditional on the divestment of Thales' general purpose hardware security modules business.

EU News | Official News Release
EC approves acquisition of Gemalto by Thales, subject to conditions

News alerts from earlier today...(43)

techUK news
Government Network Services 2 Framework is now live
techUK
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 15:20

Following supplier engagement sessions earlier this year, the CCS has launched the Network Services 2 Framework.

techUK | Official News Release
Government Network Services 2 Framework is now live
Information Commissioner's Office news
India-UK Future Tech Festival
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 15:15

Elizabeth Denham's speech to the India-UK Future Tech Festival in New Delhi.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
India-UK Future Tech Festival
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
Margot James' speech at techUK's Digital Ethics Summit
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 15:10

Minister for Digital, Margot James, delivered the ministerial keynote at techUK's Digital Ethics Summit.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Margot James' speech at techUK's Digital Ethics Summit
Scottish Government news
Cereal harvest in 2018 affected by weather
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 15:05

Cereal production and the area of cereals grown have decreased in 2018. Final estimates for the 2018 cereal and oilseed rape harvest were released today.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Cereal harvest in 2018 affected by weather
EU News news
EC welcomes the adoption of stronger rules to stop cyber-criminals
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:47

The European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the EC’s proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, cheques, mobile payments and virtual currencies.

EU News | Official News Release
EC welcomes the adoption of stronger rules to stop cyber-criminals
Scottish Government news
Scottish Public Sector Employment
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:38

Public Sector Employment Statistics for Scotland, released today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that there were 545,100 people employed in the public sector in Scotland in September 2018.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Public Sector Employment
Collaborate news
Collaborate are hiring: Head of Practice
Collaborate
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:25

Collaborate is looking for an exceptional thought leader and practitioner who is inspired by our mission to establish the thinking, culture and practice of collaboration as a critical means of achieving social change within the UK.

 

Collaborate | Official News Release
Collaborate are hiring: Head of Practice
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
British Ambassador to DRC delivers speech to mark International Anti-Corruption Day
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:20

The British Ambassador, John Murton, yesterday spoke at the opening of an event in Kinshasa to mark International Anti-Corruption Day.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
British Ambassador to DRC delivers speech to mark International Anti-Corruption Day
Big Lottery Fund news
Armed forces veterans welcome National Lottery cash boost
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:15

Scottish armed force veterans with life changing injuries are amongst thousands of Scots set to benefit from £3 million of National Lottery funding announced today (WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER).

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Armed forces veterans welcome National Lottery cash boost
EU News news
EC launches Circular Plastics Alliance to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:10

The EC has launched an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation.

EU News | Official News Release
EC launches Circular Plastics Alliance to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
New partnership set to accelerate UK data science and artificial intelligence
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 14:05

The Alan Turing Institute and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre to forge links between data science and artificial intelligence research and high-performance computing.

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
New partnership set to accelerate UK data science and artificial intelligence
EU News news
VAT: New details on rules for e-commerce presented
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 13:38

The EChas announced new detailed measures that will pave the way for a smooth transition to new VAT (Value-Added Tax) rules for e-commerce that come into force in January 2021.

EU News | Official News Release
VAT: New details on rules for e-commerce presented
HM Treasury news
Bloomberg Global Regulatory: Chancellor speech
HM Treasury
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 13:25

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's speech given yesterday at the Bloomberg Global Regulatory on emerging and growth markets.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Bloomberg Global Regulatory: Chancellor speech
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC issues revised auditing standard and consults on guidance for quality bank audits
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 13:20

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an International Standard on Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures, covering the audit of expected credit losses in banks and which reflects the increased importance and complexity of estimates in financial statements. 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC issues revised auditing standard and consults on guidance for quality bank audits
National Ombudsmen news
Councils reminded of their duty to provide alternative education
National Ombudsmen
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 13:15

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is reminding council school attendance teams that their duty to provide alternative education may arise for reasons other than exclusion and illness.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Councils reminded of their duty to provide alternative education
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Batch Brew bottles export success
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 13:10

Batch Brew, a Burnley distiller of small-batch gin, has broken into the North American spirits market after securing 2 export contracts with new suppliers.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Batch Brew bottles export success
Scottish Government news
Scottish Government Workforce Statistics September 2018
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 13:05

The latest quarterly Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published yesterday by Scotland's Chief Statistician.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Government Workforce Statistics September 2018
Transport for London news
TfL sets out plan to deliver vital improvements
Transport for London
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:48

Despite an average £700m per year reduction in government funding, the subdued economy and the impact from Crossrail delay, TfL is investing in modernising transport, making London's roads safer and healthier and supporting new homes, jobs and growth.

Transport for London | Official News Release
TfL sets out plan to deliver vital improvements
EU News news
Council endorses agreement on EU budget for 2019
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:25

On 11 December 2018, the Council endorsed the agreement reached with the European Parliament on the EU budget for 2019.

EU News | Official News Release
Council endorses agreement on EU budget for 2019
Open Europe news
Can the Government secure meaningful reassurances on the backstop?
Open Europe
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:25

Open Europe’s David Shiels takes a look at possible reforms to the backstop and whether they would be acceptable to Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Open Europe | Official News Release
Can the Government secure meaningful reassurances on the backstop?
Information Commissioner's Office news
Six month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution
Information Commissioner's Office
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:20

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Six month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution
Ministry of Defence news
Minister praises work of organisations helping veterans into new careers
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:15

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood attended the Officers' Association Careers Forum, hosted by Deloitte.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Minister praises work of organisations helping veterans into new careers
Department for Work and Pensions news
Employment Minister welcomes new UK employment record
Department for Work and Pensions
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:10

Wage growth has outstripped inflation for the ninth month in a row and the UK employment level is at an all-time high.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Employment Minister welcomes new UK employment record
Scottish Government news
Scotland signs up to forestry pledge
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 12:05

A global ambition to restore landscapes and forests has been supported by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland signs up to forestry pledge
Scottish Government news
4% increase in number of new build homes completed
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 11:33

There were 18,182 new build homes completed across all sectors over the year ending June 2018, an increase of 4%, or 695 homes, on the previous year.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
4% increase in number of new build homes completed
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Any clear expression of ‘no confidence’ could topple Government, warns Committee
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 11:25

A report published yesterday by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee advises that Parliament’s power to remove the authority to govern through a no confidence motion has been unaffected by the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Any clear expression of ‘no confidence’ could topple Government, warns Committee
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Dstl tackles tech skills shortage
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 11:20

A pilot work placement scheme to encourage talented science and technology (S&T) experts to return to work has been hailed a huge success by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Dstl tackles tech skills shortage
NCFE news
Oswin Project Case Study
NCFE
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 11:15

At NCFE we understand the importance of education and lifelong learning. Education in prisons is vital in providing opportunities for inmates to upskill and increase their chances of finding employment upon leaving prison.

NCFE | Official News Release
Oswin Project Case Study
EU News news
Exchanging criminal records: EU agrees a reformed ECRIS system
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 11:10

The EU is introducing new rules to improve the way member states exchange information on convictions of third country nationals.

EU News | Official News Release
Exchanging criminal records: EU agrees a reformed ECRIS system
Welsh Government news
Boost for Llanelli as Welsh Government helps create 85 new jobs at Calsonic
Welsh Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 11:05

Welsh Government funding of £4.4m will see international automotive giants Calsonic Kansei develop and produce cutting edge Electric Vehicle technology at their Llanelli plant, creating a further 85 jobs, Economy Secretary Ken Skates yesterday confirmed.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Boost for Llanelli as Welsh Government helps create 85 new jobs at Calsonic
EU News news
EDPS welcomes adoption of new data protection rules for EU institutions
EU News
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 10:37

The adoption of new data protection rules for the EU institutions and bodies represents another vital step forward in the development of a comprehensive EU framework for data protection in the digital age, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said.

EU News | Official News Release
EDPS welcomes adoption of new data protection rules for EU institutions
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK Marks 70th Anniversary of UN Declaration of Human Rights
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 10:25

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon hosted a panel discussion to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK Marks 70th Anniversary of UN Declaration of Human Rights
Buckingham Palace news
New patronage announced for The Duchess of Cambridge
Buckingham Palace
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 10:20

The Duchess of Cambridge yesterday became Patron of Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Buckingham Palace | Official News Release
New patronage announced for The Duchess of Cambridge
Ofgem news
Ofgem corporate update
Ofgem
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 10:15

Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive of Ofgem, has announced his intention to stay in his post until the end of February 2020. His appointment by the Secretary of State to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority has been extended to that date.

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem corporate update
Department for Transport news
Transport Secretary and Aviation Minister meet leading UK airlines and airports
Department for Transport
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 10:10

The Transport Secretary and Baroness Sugg last week held a roundtable with senior representatives from the UK's aviation sector.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Transport Secretary and Aviation Minister meet leading UK airlines and airports
Scottish Government news
More affordable homes
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 10:05

Latest figures show a 21 percent rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in Scotland during the last year.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
More affordable homes
UK online centres news
Welsh Learn My Way Event in Cardiff
UK online centres
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 09:25

Online Centres Network will be hosting a free event in Cardiff on Wednesday 23 January. The event will take place between 10am-3pm at the Riverside Warehouse Hall, and we're hoping to meet as many Online Centres and community organisations based in Wales as possible.

UK online centres | Official News Release
Welsh Learn My Way Event in Cardiff
Charity Commission news
Updated approach to assessing applications from organisations promoting complementary and alternative therapies
Charity Commission
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 09:20

We have concluded our review of charitable status and the promotion of complementary and alternative therapies.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Updated approach to assessing applications from organisations promoting complementary and alternative therapies
NHS England news
NHS England and NHS Improvement announce new senior leadership posts
NHS England
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 09:15

NHS England and NHS Improvement yesterday announced a new joint senior leadership team – the NHS Executive Group.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS England and NHS Improvement announce new senior leadership posts
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
Appeal for witnesses and footage after fatal road traffic incident in Cardiff
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 09:10

We are appealing for witnesses and any dashcam footage of a fatal road traffic incident in Cardiff involving a South Wales Police van and a pedestrian.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
Appeal for witnesses and footage after fatal road traffic incident in Cardiff
Welsh Government news
Over 95% of Basic Payments 2018 paid to farm businesses
Welsh Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 09:05

Over 95% of farm businesses have been paid either their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claims or BPS loan applications during the first week of the BPS 2018 payment window, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, confirmed yesterday.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Over 95% of Basic Payments 2018 paid to farm businesses
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa to provide electricity to 2.4 million people a year
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 08:10

Developers of small-scale solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects will be supported to harness each country’s natural resources.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
£100 million for renewable energy projects in Africa to provide electricity to 2.4 million people a year
Scottish Government news
Health inequalities statistics released
Scottish Government
Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 08:05

Scotland’s Chief Statistician yesterday announced the publication of the latest Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities report.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Health inequalities statistics released

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