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Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Britain and Germany: an alliance of values
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 16:28

Speech by the Foreign Secretary to the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Britain and Germany: an alliance of values
EU News news
Basic air connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – provisional agreement with the Parliament
EU News
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 16:25

The agreement will enable UK-licenced carriers to provide basic air transport services between the UK and the remaining 27 member states. These rights will be conditional on equivalent rights being conferred by the UK and subject to conditions ensuring fair competition.

EU News | Official News Release
Basic air connectivity in the event of no-deal Brexit – provisional agreement with the Parliament
RUSI news
A New Generation of Intelligence: National Security and Surveillance in the Age of AI
RUSI
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 16:20

Engaging in open debate will be crucial for the UK Intelligence Community to gain public trust regarding the use of artificial intelligence for national security purposes.

RUSI | Official News Release
A New Generation of Intelligence: National Security and Surveillance in the Age of AI
Department for Education news
Disadvantaged families to benefit from free early learning apps
Department for Education
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 16:15

Thousands of families to receive free access to educational apps that help boost early literacy and language skills.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Disadvantaged families to benefit from free early learning apps
Education and Skills Funding Agency news
ESFA communications are more streamlined as a single body and continue to improve
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 16:10
techUK news
NHSX: new joint organisation for NHS tech confirmed
techUK
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 16:05
EU News news
Persistent organic pollutants: Provisional agreement on the world's most dangerous pollutants
EU News
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 15:42

The Romanian presidency of the Council has reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on updating the regulation on persistent organic pollutants, the UN-agreed list of dangerous substances.

EU News | Official News Release
Persistent organic pollutants: Provisional agreement on the world's most dangerous pollutants
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Fair elections and access to human rights reporting in Burundi
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 15:25

Statement given yesterday by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Burundi.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Fair elections and access to human rights reporting in Burundi
Cabinet Office news
Minister for Implementation's speech at the CBI: 20 February 2019
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 15:20

Speech given by the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden, on government outsourcing at the CBI.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Minister for Implementation's speech at the CBI: 20 February 2019
Government Digital Service (GDS) news
GDS Academy turns 5 and celebrates training 10,000 students
Government Digital Service (GDS)
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 15:15

Blog posted by: Kevin Cunnington – GDS director general, 20 February 2019 – Categories: People and skills.

Government Digital Service (GDS) | Official News Release
GDS Academy turns 5 and celebrates training 10,000 students
Department for Transport news
Drones: national campaign and extended ‘no fly’ zone around airports
Department for Transport
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 15:10
Scottish Government news
Fuel Poverty
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 15:05

Scottish Government’s world leading legislation on fuel poverty.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Fuel Poverty
Education and Skills Funding Agency news
Get behind National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - 'Asks' of the sector
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 14:38

With the start of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) just around the corner, new resources to help the sector get behind the week have been published.

Education and Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
Get behind National Apprenticeship Week 2019 - 'Asks' of the sector
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Meaningful implementation of humanitarian assistance in Yemen
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 14:28

Statement given yesterday by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Yemen.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Meaningful implementation of humanitarian assistance in Yemen
Think Tanks news
NIESR Monthly Wage Tracker – Nominal pay growing at fastest rate for a decade, but expected to stabilise in short term
Think Tanks
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 14:25
HM Treasury news
Chancellor's speech at Make UK (EEF)
HM Treasury
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 14:15

Speech given yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, at Make UK's (EEF) annual dinner.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Chancellor's speech at Make UK (EEF)
EU News news
EC confirms unannounced inspections in the farmed Atlantic salmon sector
EU News
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 14:10

The EC can confirm that on 19 February 2019 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of several companies in the sector of farmed Atlantic salmon.

EU News | Official News Release
EC confirms unannounced inspections in the farmed Atlantic salmon sector
Welsh Government news
New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales
Welsh Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 14:05

The Welsh Government will target new mental health investment in initiatives to prevent and reduce suicide rates in Wales, Health Minister Vaughan Gething will say today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New funding to help prevent and reduce suicide in Wales
EU News news
Security for ID documents: Council Presidency & European Parliament reach provisional agreement
EU News
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 13:43

The EU is introducing tighter security for ID cards in order to reduce identity fraud.

EU News | Official News Release
Security for ID documents: Council Presidency & European Parliament reach provisional agreement
Cabinet Office news
'Outsourcing Playbook' published
Cabinet Office
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 13:20

'Outsourcing Playbook' published to improve government procurement and deliver better public services.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
'Outsourcing Playbook' published
POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) news
Reservoirs of Antimicrobial Resistance
POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 13:15

The widespread use of antimicrobials, particularly antibiotics, has accelerated the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbes. A recent report by the Health and Social Care Committee called for AMR to be a ‘top five policy priority’.

POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) | Official News Release
Reservoirs of Antimicrobial Resistance
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
EEF Manufacturing Conference 2019
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 13:10

Business Secretary, Greg Clark, spoke at the EEF conference on manufacturing, including the announcement by Honda that it will close its Swindon plant in 2021.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
EEF Manufacturing Conference 2019
Scottish Government news
Brexit threat to jobs
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 13:05

The UK Government must agree to extend Article 50 and rule out ‘no deal’ Brexit, which risks imposing severe economic damage and rising unemployment on Scotland, Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell said.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Brexit threat to jobs
Department for Transport news
New drone safety partnership with business launched as government sets out plans to limit drone misuse
Department for Transport
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 12:42

Legislation coming into force next month to extend airport ‘no-fly’ zones and partnership announced with Jessops to raise awareness of responsible drones use.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
New drone safety partnership with business launched as government sets out plans to limit drone misuse
EU News news
EIOPA calls upon national supervisory authorities to minimise the detriment if No Deal Brexit
EU News
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 12:25

EIOPA calls upon national supervisory authorities to minimise the detriment to insurance policyholders and benificiaries in case of a no withdrawal agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

EU News | Official News Release
EIOPA calls upon national supervisory authorities to minimise the detriment if No Deal Brexit
Big Lottery Fund news
Statement: Outcome of our review into Mermaids UK grant
Big Lottery Fund
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 12:20

Following public interest regarding the proposed grant to Mermaids UK, The National Lottery Community Fund undertook a review of a number of concerns expressed in relation to the charity.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Statement: Outcome of our review into Mermaids UK grant
Homeless Link news
We’re missing opportunities to help the most vulnerable
Homeless Link
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 12:15

Mike Barrett, CEO of Porchlight, tells us why their research into women who are rough sleeping in Kent has prompted the charity to do more to meet the very specific needs of this vulnerable group.

Homeless Link | Official News Release
We’re missing opportunities to help the most vulnerable
Department for International Development news
New UK support to help improve tax systems in developing countries
Department for International Development
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 12:10

The development assistance will help tackle tax evasion and avoidance, build effective tax systems to fund public services and provide British experts.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
New UK support to help improve tax systems in developing countries
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
UK scientists help to reveal hundreds of thousands of galaxies
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 12:05

The first results from an international radio telescope survey were yesterday announced, revealing hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies – and UK scientists are ‘right at the heart of the project’.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
UK scientists help to reveal hundreds of thousands of galaxies
techUK news
Inspiring the next generation of cyber strategy professionals
techUK
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 11:25

techUK Head of Programme for Cyber judges annual cyber policy and strategy competition.

techUK | Official News Release
Inspiring the next generation of cyber strategy professionals
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Smart tracking of waste across the UK: GovTech Catalyst competition winners announced
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 11:20
Children’s Commissioner news
Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners seeking assurances on issues facing children arising from Britain leaving the EU
Children’s Commissioner
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 11:15

A letter from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit.

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners seeking assurances on issues facing children arising from Britain leaving the EU
HM Revenue and Customs news
HMRC outlines phased approach for Entry Summary Declarations
HM Revenue and Customs
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 11:10

Plans to phase in Entry Summary Declarations if the UK leaves the EU without a deal are announced by the government.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
HMRC outlines phased approach for Entry Summary Declarations
Welsh Government news
Estyn to be in schools more often as curriculum preparations continue
Welsh Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 11:05

Wales’ education inspectorate, Estyn, is to play a greater role in supporting schools prepare for the new curriculum, Kirsty Williams has announced.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Estyn to be in schools more often as curriculum preparations continue
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA announces appointment of new Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel
Financial Conduct Authority
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 10:25

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday announced the appointment of Wanda Goldwag as the new Chair of the independent Financial Services Consumer Panel. The appointment, effective from 1 March 2019 for an initial three-year term, has been confirmed by HM Treasury.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA announces appointment of new Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel
Action Fraud news
A third of over 75s targeted by investment scams, as FCA urges consumers to take the time to check
Action Fraud
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 10:20

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging over 55s to take their time to check that investment ‘opportunities’ are legitimate before they hand over their money.

Action Fraud | Official News Release
A third of over 75s targeted by investment scams, as FCA urges consumers to take the time to check
Ministry of Defence news
Defence Secretary extends housing offer to veterans
Ministry of Defence
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 10:15

Service leavers can now access military accommodation for up to 12 months.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Defence Secretary extends housing offer to veterans
Department of Health and Social Care news
NHSX: new joint organisation for digital, data and technology
Department of Health and Social Care
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 10:10

The unit will take forward digital transformation in the NHS, allowing patients and staff to benefit from the latest digital systems and technology.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
NHSX: new joint organisation for digital, data and technology
Scottish Government news
Farming and climate change
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 10:05

Four young farmers and crofters have been appointed to champion a cultural and behavioural shift towards low-carbon, environmentally sustainable farming in Scotland.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Farming and climate change
Economic and Social Research Council news
Tracking migration with Facebook
Economic and Social Research Council
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 09:25

Social media can provide valuable real-time data on migration, with new research using datasets from Facebook's advertising platform to uncover trends and migrant numbers.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Tracking migration with Facebook
Care Quality Commission news
Joint working protocol with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
Care Quality Commission
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 09:20
National Archives news
Volunteers required for our User Advisory Group
National Archives
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 09:15

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archives’ services? If you are a regular archive user then we would love to hear from you.

National Archives | Official News Release
Volunteers required for our User Advisory Group
Innovate UK news
Robotics to withstand extreme conditions: apply for funding
Innovate UK
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 09:10

Up to £2 million is available for UK businesses to develop electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI systems in extreme environments.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Robotics to withstand extreme conditions: apply for funding
Welsh Government news
Rolls Royce supplier creates 23 new jobs with Welsh Government support
Welsh Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 09:05

A Kimnel Bay based company that manufactures sophisticated precision tools for Rolls Royce and other automotive and aerospace companies is to create 23 new jobs as a result of Welsh Government support.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Rolls Royce supplier creates 23 new jobs with Welsh Government support
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Government response to Honda announcement
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 08:10

Business Secretary responds to Honda's plans to close their Swindon plant in 2021.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Government response to Honda announcement
Scottish Government news
£40m charitable bonds funding for affordable homes
Scottish Government
Wednesday 20 February 2019 @ 08:05

Investment to help deliver ambitious affordable housing target.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£40m charitable bonds funding for affordable homes

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