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Audit Scotland - Highland Council must change to ensure it is financially sustainable
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 16:40

Highland Council must make significant savings and change the way it delivers services to ensure it can live within its financial means.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Scotland - Highland Council must change to ensure it is financially sustainable
Department for Education news
College leaders appointed to boost standards of further education
Department for Education
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 16:25

Nine new National Leaders of Further Education and National Leaders of Governance will help support colleges to improve.

Department for Education | Official News Release
College leaders appointed to boost standards of further education
National Crime Agency news
NCA secures property allegedly linked to South East Antrim UDA
National Crime Agency
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 16:20

The NCA has secured a civil recovery order for around £120,000 allegedly linked to the South East Antrim UDA under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
NCA secures property allegedly linked to South East Antrim UDA
Innovation Agency news
Lancashire businesses to benefit from Health Matters programme
Innovation Agency
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 16:15

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lancashire with an interest in healthcare will benefit from a new programme that offers guidance on funding and investment opportunities.

Innovation Agency | Official News Release
Lancashire businesses to benefit from Health Matters programme
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO's blog on its information rights work
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 16:10

Colleagues from the ICO’s access to information and compliance department share their experiences and involvement in raising awareness of our regulation of access to information legislation.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO's blog on its information rights work
Scottish Government news
Majority of disability benefit claims refused by UK Government
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 16:05

Analysis shows tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Majority of disability benefit claims refused by UK Government
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Government risks “fatally undermining” net zero target, says Citizens Advice
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 15:40

Citizens Advice is warning the government it risks fatally undermining the country’s ability to achieve net zero by 2050 unless it puts the public at the heart of the process.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Government risks “fatally undermining” net zero target, says Citizens Advice
Department for Education news
New data to help students see future earnings boost
Department for Education
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 15:25

New data shows graduate earnings for each university in every region of England to help students make informed choices about higher education.

Department for Education | Official News Release
New data to help students see future earnings boost
BCS news
BCS responds to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Code of Practice to protect children's privacy online
BCS
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 15:20

The Age Appropriate Design Code (published 22 January) outlines 15 standards that online services should meet.

BCS | Official News Release
BCS responds to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Code of Practice to protect children's privacy online
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners news
APCC response to today's ONS Crime Statistics
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 15:15

APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC responded to today’s Office of National Statistics Crime Survey for England and Wales report for year the ending September 2019 

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners | Official News Release
APCC response to today's ONS Crime Statistics
Sentencing Council news
Proposals for changes to driving disqualification guidelines published
Sentencing Council
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 15:10

Proposals to provide more guidance to courts in England and Wales for sentencing drivers who claim exceptional hardship when facing disqualification were launched yesterday in a public consultation by the Sentencing Council.

Sentencing Council | Official News Release
Proposals for changes to driving disqualification guidelines published
Scottish Government news
Preventing harmful sexual behaviour
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 15:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 14:40

Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responded to a report from University College London’s Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health on how 80 per cent of children in care have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to UCL report on children in care with SEND
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
FRC: Annual Review of the UK Corporate Governance Code - video
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 14:25

David Styles, Director of Corporate Governance, talks about the key highlights of the Annual Review of the UK Corporate Governance Code, which was published earlier this month.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
FRC: Annual Review of the UK Corporate Governance Code - video
EU News news
Mobility package: Transport Committee backs deal with EU Ministers
EU News
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 14:20

The revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers’ rest times & better enforcement of cabotage rules  aim to put an end to distortion of competition in the road transport sector and provide better rest conditions for drivers.

EU News | Official News Release
Mobility package: Transport Committee backs deal with EU Ministers
Environment Agency news
Environmental bodies set joint vision to tackle climate change
Environment Agency
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 14:15

Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, and Natural England outline a share vision to use nature-based solutions to tackle the climate emergency.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Environmental bodies set joint vision to tackle climate change
Welsh Government news
Exciting new vision for Welsh visitor economy
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 14:10

First Minister Mark Drakeford and Deputy Minister for Tourism Lord Elis-Thomas will today unveil an exciting future for the visitor economy in Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Exciting new vision for Welsh visitor economy
Department for Work and Pensions news
Employment hotline opens for offenders in Scotland’s largest prison
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 14:05

Prisoners in Scotland’s largest prison are to receive enhanced employment support in a bid to reduce re-offending rates in Scotland.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Employment hotline opens for offenders in Scotland’s largest prison
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
AstraZeneca Young Health Programme to partner with UNICEF to prevent non-communicable diseases
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 13:40

AstraZeneca announced yesterday that it will support UNICEF with a $12.5 million grant to support programming which will reach more than five million young people, train 1,000 youth advocates, and positively shape public policy around the world, over the next six years.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
AstraZeneca Young Health Programme to partner with UNICEF to prevent non-communicable diseases
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CCC: Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 13:25

The UK has committed to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050. Meeting that goal requires a transformation in land use across the UK. Government must confront the rapid changes that are now needed, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in its first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural policies.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CCC: Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
UK set to introduce ‘Jack’s Law’ – new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 13:15
Department of Health and Social Care news
New study confirms success of MenB vaccine in the UK
Department of Health and Social Care
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 13:10

MenB vaccination programme has reduced cases of meningitis and septicaemia in young children by almost two-thirds.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
New study confirms success of MenB vaccine in the UK
Department for Transport news
Disabled passengers set for more accessible journeys at sea
Department for Transport
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 13:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Unless something is done now on social care it can only get worse
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 12:40

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responded to Alzheimer’s Society’s data revealing emergency admissions for people with dementia up more than a third in five years

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Unless something is done now on social care it can only get worse
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI: Introduce more specialist teams and better collaboration to improve government contracting
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 12:25

‘More than managing’ sets out a range of suggestions to build on the Cabinet Office’s ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ - launched at the CBI by the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP CBE last year.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI: Introduce more specialist teams and better collaboration to improve government contracting
EU News news
French and Dutch migrant smuggling ring halted with 23 arrests
EU News
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 12:20

In a joint action by French & Dutch authorities, 23 persons have been arrested on suspicion of facilitating the illegal transport of approximately 10 000 Kurdish migrants to the UK in refrigerated lorries & small rubber boats, starting from various parking areas in France.

EU News | Official News Release
French and Dutch migrant smuggling ring halted with 23 arrests
National Ombudsmen news
Council makes serious unsubstantiated allegations about asylum seeker during Ombudsman investigation
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 12:15

Sandwell council refused to let a vulnerable mother have her representative present at an important meeting – and made serious and unsubstantiated allegations about both of them during an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Council makes serious unsubstantiated allegations about asylum seeker during Ombudsman investigation
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 12:10

The Government yesterday launched a new online portal that will strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities
Scottish Government news
Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 12:05

Wellbeing focus needed to deal with challenges of our time.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Health and wellbeing as fundamental as GDP
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 11:40

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responded to an Alzheimer’s Society report on an increase in emergency hospital admissions for people with dementia 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report on emergency dementia admissions
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
European Union Committee publishes its eighteenth treaty report
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 11:25

The European Union Committee has published its sixteenth report on Brexit-related international agreements.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
European Union Committee publishes its eighteenth treaty report
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Latest on RPA payments to farmers and land managers
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 11:20

Record levels of payments across Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship made by the end of December.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Latest on RPA payments to farmers and land managers
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) news
Care matters – Working together to get support right for adult carers
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 11:15

Dame Philippa Russell, Vice-President of Carers UK and Topic Adviser for the NICE guideline on Supporting Adult Carers.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) | Official News Release
Care matters – Working together to get support right for adult carers
HM Land Registry news
December 2019 Transaction Data
HM Land Registry
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 11:10

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that HM Land Registry completed in December 2019.

HM Land Registry | Official News Release
December 2019 Transaction Data
Residential Landlords Association (RLA) news
Fuel poverty – RLA Wales addresses Senedd
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 11:05

A more holistic approach is needed in order to tackle the issue of fuel poverty in Wales’ private rented sector, says the RLA.

Residential Landlords Association (RLA) | Official News Release
Fuel poverty – RLA Wales addresses Senedd
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Citizens Advice response to CMA announcement of 6 month extension
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:40

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced an extended deadline of six months to ensure regulators take effective action tackling the loyalty penalty.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Citizens Advice response to CMA announcement of 6 month extension
Think Tanks news
NLGN - Poor air quality "top concern" for councils, but most feel ill-equipped to tackle it
Think Tanks
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:35

Poor air quality is a ‘top concern’ for councils, but most feel unable to address it, the latest NLGN Leadership Index has found.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NLGN - Poor air quality "top concern" for councils, but most feel ill-equipped to tackle it
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific hosts Ambassadors and High Commissioners of ASEAN member states
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:25

FCO Minister Heather Wheeler held the meeting with senior diplomats from ASEAN countries to discuss strengthening the UK’s partnership with Southeast Asia.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific hosts Ambassadors and High Commissioners of ASEAN member states
Association for Project Management news
How can programme managers drive digital maturity to ensure SME survival?
Association for Project Management
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:20
Department for Transport news
Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard
Department for Transport
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:19

Military veterans to get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Government fulfils promise to veterans with new railcard
Department of Health and Social Care news
HPV vaccine drives cancer causing infections down to very low levels
Department of Health and Social Care
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:10

The latest PHE data confirms that HPV16 and 18 infections are now at a very low level in young sexually active women with high vaccination coverage.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
HPV vaccine drives cancer causing infections down to very low levels
Scottish Government news
£19 million CashBack funding allocated
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 10:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:40

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community and Wellbeing Board, responded to the Government’s consultation response to the veterans strategy published yesterday 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Government consultation response to the veterans strategy
Think Tanks news
IEA - Rent controls in London could bring “immense economic costs” and increase “social segregation”, finds new report
Think Tanks
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:35

Calls from politicians, including the Mayor of London, to introduce rent caps are misguided and would impose immense economic and social costs on the capital, according to a new report from Swedish think tank Timbro, part of the IEA’s EPICENTER network.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IEA - Rent controls in London could bring “immense economic costs” and increase “social segregation”, finds new report
Environment Agency news
Kent woman given custodial sentence for Hernhill waste crime
Environment Agency
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:25

Woman jailed for her part in illegal, family run waste storage and processing business.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Kent woman given custodial sentence for Hernhill waste crime
Competition & Markets Authority news
Guitar maker fined £4.5m for illegally preventing price discounts
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:20

The CMA has fined Fender Europe £4.5 million for breaking competition law by preventing online discounting for its guitars.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Guitar maker fined £4.5m for illegally preventing price discounts
National Ombudsmen news
Nottinghamshire man’s care package reduced because of financial pressures, Ombudsman finds
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:15

A Nottinghamshire man with autism was left relying on his parents to part-fund his care when the county council cut his package without identifying a suitable alternative, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Nottinghamshire man’s care package reduced because of financial pressures, Ombudsman finds
Government Communications Service news
Delivering Excellence in Public Sector Communications
Government Communications Service
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:10
Welsh Government news
Wales moves a step closer to ending the physical punishment of children
Welsh Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 09:05

The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill has achieved another milestone by reaching the final stage of Assembly scrutiny.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Wales moves a step closer to ending the physical punishment of children
Food Standards Agency news
Belfast Trust Achieves Calorie Wise Gold Award
Food Standards Agency
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 08:15

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is recognised with a Calorie Wise Gold Award for displaying calorie information on all menu items in restaurants across five of its hospital sites.

Food Standards Agency | Official News Release
Belfast Trust Achieves Calorie Wise Gold Award
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Over a third of British households miss out on bill savings by not changing home energy use
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 08:10

New research reveals households have not taken steps to change their home energy usage, despite the opportunity to save money and cut contributions to global warming.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Over a third of British households miss out on bill savings by not changing home energy use
Scottish Government news
Refreshed plan for economic growth
Scottish Government
Thursday 23 January 2020 @ 08:05

A new website which makes it easier for businesses to get information and support is one of the measures in a refreshed Economic Action Plan for Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Refreshed plan for economic growth

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