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Environment Agency news
National Drought Group – EA Chairman’s Statement - March 2019
Environment Agency
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:37

The National Drought Group (NDG) met on Monday 18 March, chaired by Harvey Bradshaw, Executive Director at the Environment Agency, to assess the latest water resource situation and actions being taken to reduce risk for the summer.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
National Drought Group – EA Chairman’s Statement - March 2019
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Flawed system leaves leaseholders at risk of exploitation by developers, freeholders and managing agents – urgent reform needed
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:25

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called for wide ranging reforms to the leasehold system in a report published today. 

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Flawed system leaves leaseholders at risk of exploitation by developers, freeholders and managing agents – urgent reform needed
Department for International Development news
Penny Mordaunt speech to the Bond Conference 2019
Department for International Development
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:20

International Development Secretary delivers a speech about the role of civil society and partnerships in achieving the Global Goals.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Penny Mordaunt speech to the Bond Conference 2019
Economic and Social Research Council news
ESRC funds fourth wave of internationally-renowned National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
Economic and Social Research Council
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:15

The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles begins its fourth study on sexual health and well-being in Britain, led by researchers from UCL in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Glasgow and NatCen Social Research.

 

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
ESRC funds fourth wave of internationally-renowned National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
National Crime Agency news
Multi-agency operation leads to arrest of woman suspected of facilitating hundreds of UK passport applications for criminals
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:15

A woman believed to have helped Albanian organised crime groups obtain around 500 UK passports has been arrested by the National Crime Agency.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Multi-agency operation leads to arrest of woman suspected of facilitating hundreds of UK passport applications for criminals
Information Commissioner's Office news
A call for participation: Building the ICO’s auditing framework for Artificial Intelligence
Information Commissioner's Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:10
Scottish Government news
A9 pupils on road to success
Scottish Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 16:05

The Scottish Government’s award-winning Academy9 schools initiative inspired by the A9 Dualling programme is the catalyst for a major conference being held today and tomorrow in Aviemore.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
A9 pupils on road to success
Department for Transport news
Future of mobility: urban strategy
Department for Transport
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 15:33

Announces the launch of the Future of mobility urban strategy.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Future of mobility: urban strategy
EU News news
€2bn to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council
EU News
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 15:25

Ahead of the 21-22 March European Council discussion on innovation, industry and competitiveness, the EC takes decisive steps to set up a European Innovation Council.

EU News | Official News Release
€2bn to fast forward the creation of the European Innovation Council
techUK news
UK producer responsibility regime recast
techUK
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 15:20

A suite of consultations from government seeking to reframe how we manage and handle packaging in the future will have implications for the future management of waste...

techUK | Official News Release
UK producer responsibility regime recast
Department for Education news
Plans launched to boost quality of post -16 qualifications
Department for Education
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 15:10

Education Secretary Damian Hinds launches consultation reviewing qualifications at Level 3 and below.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Plans launched to boost quality of post -16 qualifications
Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) news
Secretary of State announces new rates for determining profit in regulated defence contracts
Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 15:05

Following the SSRO’s recommendation in January 2019, the Secretary of State for Defence has announced the baseline profit rate and other rates to be used from 1 April 2019 to determine the profit element of qualifying defence contracts and qualifying sub-contracts.

Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) | Official News Release
Secretary of State announces new rates for determining profit in regulated defence contracts
Department for Transport news
Keith Williams at Accelerate Rail 2019
Department for Transport
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:47

Keith Williams on progress of the Rail Review at Accelerate Rail 2019.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Keith Williams at Accelerate Rail 2019
RUSI news
A Confident Pakistan Army Recalibrates the Country’s Regional Policies
RUSI
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:37

Pakistan’s military is playing a significant role in assisting the country’s prime minister in the conduct of foreign and security policies, and usually with the objective of scaling down confrontations.

RUSI | Official News Release
A Confident Pakistan Army Recalibrates the Country’s Regional Policies
techUK news
Government gets moving on urban mobility services
techUK
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:25

The Department for Transport has today published an Urban Mobility Strategy.

techUK | Official News Release
Government gets moving on urban mobility services
Department for International Development news
UK to provide up to £6 million of UK aid to support victims of deadly East Africa cyclone
Department for International Development
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:20

DFID will provide up to £6 million of UK aid to send humanitarian relief to people in Mozambique and Malawi affected by Cyclone Idai.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK to provide up to £6 million of UK aid to support victims of deadly East Africa cyclone
NHS England news
NHS applauds plans by English Football League to improve nation’s health
NHS England
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:15

NHS England has welcomed moves by football clubs to improve the nation’s health including cookery classes for bereaved men, exercise sessions for people with cancer and sport to help tackle mental ill health.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS applauds plans by English Football League to improve nation’s health
Innovate UK news
Creating the 5G network: apply for funding
Innovate UK
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:10

Businesses can apply for a share of £1 million for international partnerships that will help develop 5G internet connectivity.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Creating the 5G network: apply for funding
Welsh Government news
£600,000 support package to help young care leavers build a better future
Welsh Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 14:05

More than £600,000 of Welsh Government and Innovate to Save funding will help accommodate young people in care build a better future, Ministers announced today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£600,000 support package to help young care leavers build a better future
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation launches new network to strengthen the voice of BME leaders
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 13:40

A new network has been launched to strengthen the voice of BME leaders in England and support health and care organisations to meet the needs of all communities.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation launches new network to strengthen the voice of BME leaders
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Single mothers, black families and disabled people will lose out in tax and spending plans
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 13:37

Female lone parents, black families, severely disabled people and families with more than three children will lose out the most in terms of household income due to tax and spending policies between 2010 and 2022.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Single mothers, black families and disabled people will lose out in tax and spending plans
Think Tanks news
IPPR - Calls for a ‘Just Transition Commission’ to Kick Start North’s Low Carbon Revolution
Think Tanks
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 13:35

A body to ensure that energy workers in the north of England are able to make the most of a “clean energy revolution” should be established as soon as possible, according to a leading think-tank.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IPPR - Calls for a ‘Just Transition Commission’ to Kick Start North’s Low Carbon Revolution
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Supporting Victims of Human Rights Abuses in DRC
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 13:25

Statement given yesterday by David Clay, UK Deputy Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council Open Briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Supporting Victims of Human Rights Abuses in DRC
Charity Commission news
Charity regulator removes two trustees for serious breaches of charity law
Charity Commission
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 13:20
Scottish Government news
Scottish Public Sector Employment
Scottish Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 13:05

Public Sector Employment Statistics for Scotland, released today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that there were 553,300 people employed in the public sector in Scotland in December 2018.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Public Sector Employment
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA: modern slavery referrals by councils soar ninefold
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:40

Referrals of potential victims of modern slavery made by councils have soared ninefold in five years, new figures show, highlighting the demands on local authority services already under significant pressure, the LGA has warned.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA: modern slavery referrals by councils soar ninefold
Residential Landlords Association (RLA) news
Landlords fight for repossession rights
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:38

THE country’s leading landlord organisation is campaigning to protect the rights of landlords to repossess their properties.

Residential Landlords Association (RLA) | Official News Release
Landlords fight for repossession rights
Think Tanks news
War on offshore financial centres undermines competition & tramples on rights to privacy, IEA report says
Think Tanks
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:35
EU News news
ESMA registers Beyond Ratings SAS as credit rating agency
EU News
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:25

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s direct supervisor of credit rating agencies (CRAs), has registered Beyond Ratings SAS as a CRA under the CRA Regulation.

EU News | Official News Release
ESMA registers Beyond Ratings SAS as credit rating agency
Information Commissioner's Office news
Two Birmingham workers fined for data protection breaches
Information Commissioner's Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:20

Employees could face a criminal prosecution if they access or share personal data without a valid reason, the Information Commissioner’s Office has warned.

 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Two Birmingham workers fined for data protection breaches
Office for National Statistics news
New suite of faster economic indicators announced
Office for National Statistics
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:15

The Office for National Statistics (ONS ) yesterday announced a suite of new, faster economic indicators, developed by its Data Science Campus.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
New suite of faster economic indicators announced
Department for Education news
Top computer scientist chosen to lead National Centre for Computing Education
Department for Education
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:10

Leading computer scientist Simon Peyton Jones appointed chair of new National Centre for Computing Education.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Top computer scientist chosen to lead National Centre for Computing Education
Scottish Government news
Letter to the Prime Minister
Scottish Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 12:05

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday wrote to the Prime Minister about the role of the devolved administrations in talks on the future trade relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Letter to the Prime Minister
EU News news
Challenges for achieving clean air – lessons from ten cities across Europe
EU News
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:43

Implementing EU air quality legislation to protect human health and the environment from pollution can be demanding for countries and cities.

EU News | Official News Release
Challenges for achieving clean air – lessons from ten cities across Europe
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - ‘No-deal’ Brexit planning is being ramped up, but the picture varies across Wales’ public services
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:40
Think Tanks news
'A hidden crisis in hospitals up and down the country' - The King's Fund responds to NHS combined performance data
Think Tanks
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:35

Deborah Ward, Senior Analyst at The King’s Fund, commented on recent monthly NHS performance figures 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
'A hidden crisis in hospitals up and down the country' - The King's Fund responds to NHS combined performance data
techUK news
techUK 5G Week: The 5G Future
techUK
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:25

Join us for techUK's 5G Week: The 5G Future from 29 April - 3 May, highlighting the importance of the upcoming 5G network, technologies and applications to the UK.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK 5G Week: The 5G Future
Innovate UK news
Combating food shortages: apply for funding
Innovate UK
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:20

Organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to help develop agricultural and food systems in collaboration with African partners.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Combating food shortages: apply for funding
NHS England news
Jo Cox Foundation backs campaign to end loneliness
NHS England
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:15

The sister of MP Jo Cox is backing an anti-loneliness campaign to help 30,000 people avoid health and wellbeing problems that can come from feeling and living alone.

NHS England | Official News Release
Jo Cox Foundation backs campaign to end loneliness
Home Office news
Home Secretary speech at London Central Mosque
Home Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:10

Sajid Javid yesterday spoke at an interfaith event in Regent's Park following Christchurch terror attack.

Home Office | Official News Release
Home Secretary speech at London Central Mosque
Welsh Government news
Degree Apprenticeships offer best of both worlds
Welsh Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 11:05

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has officially launched a pilot degree apprenticeship scheme in Wales, supported by £20m of Welsh Government funding.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Degree Apprenticeships offer best of both worlds
Open Europe news
OE: Clearing up confusion about Article 50 extension & No Deal as the “legal default”
Open Europe
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:43

Some commentators have suggested that the UK leaving the EU on the 29th March without a deal remains the “legal default,” even if the EU27 agree to grant an extension. As Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, this is incorrect: if an extension is granted, the 29th March deadline will no longer apply.

Open Europe | Official News Release
OE: Clearing up confusion about Article 50 extension & No Deal as the “legal default”
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CAB - Increasing numbers of small and newer energy suppliers delivering poor customer service
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:40

More small and newer energy suppliers are failing to meet decent standards of customer service, according to Citizens Advice’s latest energy star rating league table.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CAB - Increasing numbers of small and newer energy suppliers delivering poor customer service
Think Tanks news
Patchwork safety net of food banks, fuel banks and other essential services struggling to meet needs of poorest, says IPPR
Think Tanks
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:35

Essential service providers could be better coordinated to meet the demand created by welfare cuts and the universal credit rollout

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Patchwork safety net of food banks, fuel banks and other essential services struggling to meet needs of poorest, says IPPR
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary Statement on the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:25

Five years ago, Russia illegally annexed the peninsula of Crimea in a blatant land grab from Ukraine.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary Statement on the fifth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea
AXELOS news
Beware - Disruptors at work in this area
AXELOS
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:20

Blog posted by: John Edmonds – AXELOS PPM Portfolio Development Manager, 18 March 2019.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Beware - Disruptors at work in this area
Met Office news
Storm Hannah or no Storm Hannah?
Met Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:15

And the answer from the Met Office is no, not this weekend.  Which left many people (including us) feeling quite confused as we read headlines like “Hell storm Hannah” and “Britain to be battered by Storm Hannah” in some national and regional news.

Met Office | Official News Release
Storm Hannah or no Storm Hannah?
Department of Health and Social Care news
Further advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt and sugar
Department of Health and Social Care
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:10

DOH and DCMS want your views on reducing children's exposure to advertising for products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) on TV and online.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Further advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt and sugar
Scottish Government news
Support for rural hospitals
Scottish Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 10:05

Recently retired doctors are to return to work as part of a new collaboration to support health services in remote and rural areas.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Support for rural hospitals
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Resolution Foundation’s skills report
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:40

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People & Places Board, responds to the Resolution Foundation’s skills report.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Resolution Foundation’s skills report
Think Tanks news
IEA - Christopher Snowdon responds to new consultation on junk food
Think Tanks
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:35
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Update: What support is available for my small business?
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:25

Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity across the country. Some of the help available to small businesses from funding to guidance and advice.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Update: What support is available for my small business?
Serious Fraud Office news
SFO opens investigation into London Capital & Finance Plc
Serious Fraud Office
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:20

The Serious Fraud Office, working in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority, has opened an investigation into individuals associated with London Capital & Finance Plc.

Serious Fraud Office | Official News Release
SFO opens investigation into London Capital & Finance Plc
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
NICE celebrates its 20th anniversary
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:15

Organisation was founded in April 1999 to improve outcome for health service users

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
NICE celebrates its 20th anniversary
Innovate UK news
World-leading UK aerospace designs: get funding for projects
Innovate UK
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:10

New ideas sought for projects that could transform the aerospace industry through smart, energy-efficient technologies.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
World-leading UK aerospace designs: get funding for projects
Welsh Government news
More than £2.5m to deliver care closer to home and help people to live independently in Western Bay area
Welsh Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 09:05

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced more than £2.5m of funding for projects to improve care and support services across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
More than £2.5m to deliver care closer to home and help people to live independently in Western Bay area
Department of Health and Social Care news
Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views
Department of Health and Social Care
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 08:10

The government is consulting on proposals to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV and online adverts for food and drink that is high in fat, sugar or salt.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Restrictions on adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt: public asked for views
Scottish Government news
Protecting cross-border healthcare
Scottish Government
Tuesday 19 March 2019 @ 08:05

New legislation is being introduced to protect Scottish residents who have chosen to access cross-border healthcare in the European Economic Area (EEA) in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Protecting cross-border healthcare

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