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NHS Digital news
Leeds pharmacies and GP practices first to share flu vaccination details via clinical systems
NHS Digital
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 16:10

Information about flu vaccinations is being sent from pharmacies to GP practices in a pilot scheme run by NHS Digital.

NHS Digital | Official News Release
Leeds pharmacies and GP practices first to share flu vaccination details via clinical systems
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners news
APCC response to latest crime statistics
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 16:05

APCC Performance lead, Matthew Scott PCC responded to today’s Office of National Statistics report for year ending June 2019 

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners | Official News Release
APCC response to latest crime statistics
10 Downing Street news
PM to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change
10 Downing Street
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 15:30

The Prime Minister will chair a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change to drive further action across government to protect our environment, reduce emissions and improve air quality.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA data show 4.29m complaints for first half of 2019
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 15:25

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the complaints figures for regulated firms for the first half of 2019. The data showed an increase in complaints from 3.91m in the second half (H2) of 2018 to 4.29m for the first half (H1) of 2019.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA data show 4.29m complaints for first half of 2019
Children’s Commissioner news
The state of child poverty and how we can tackle it Home > Latest
Children’s Commissioner
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 15:20

On the United Nations Day for Poverty Eradication we should never fail to be shocked that we are talking about child poverty when are one of the wealthiest countries on earth.

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
The state of child poverty and how we can tackle it Home > Latest
HM Treasury news
Chancellor marks beginning of decade of renewal for UK economy
HM Treasury
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 15:15

The Chancellor Sajid Javid will mark the beginning of a decade of renewal for the UK economy at his first IMF annual meeting.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Chancellor marks beginning of decade of renewal for UK economy

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Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Calling time on NDAs in discrimination cases
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 15:10

Two years after the #MeToo campaign, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched new guidance for employers on the use of confidentiality agreements (often referred to as NDAs) in discrimination cases.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Calling time on NDAs in discrimination cases
Home Office news
Entrepreneur training pilots for refugees launched across the UK
Home Office
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 15:05

Pilots to encourage refugees to start busineses have been launched across the UK.

Home Office | Official News Release
Entrepreneur training pilots for refugees launched across the UK
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Wales Audit Office - Council overspending exhausts reserves
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:40
NHS Digital news
NHS Digital publishes annual Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry report
NHS Digital
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:30

NHS Digital has today published the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry annual report.

NHS Digital | Official News Release
NHS Digital publishes annual Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry report
Sentencing Council news
New sentencing guidelines for public order offences published
Sentencing Council
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:25

The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines to be used by judges and magistrates in England and Wales when sentencing offenders convicted of public order offences, following consultation.

Sentencing Council | Official News Release
New sentencing guidelines for public order offences published
Welsh Government news
Health Minister launches ambitious new plan to halt obesity rise in Wales
Welsh Government
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:20

The Health Minister, Vaughan Gething yesterday outlined plans to make Wales’ one of the first countries to see obesity rates decline.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Health Minister launches ambitious new plan to halt obesity rise in Wales
HM Treasury news
Chance to ‘win while you save’ with new credit union prize account
HM Treasury
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:15

Treasury launches pilot of new PrizeSaver account, with savers who put away as little as £1 with participating credit unions having the chance to win up to £5,000 a month.

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Chance to ‘win while you save’ with new credit union prize account
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government news
Thousands more people to be given step up onto the housing ladder
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:10

Plans for a new national model for shared ownership will help thousands of lower earners step onto the housing ladder.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government | Official News Release
Thousands more people to be given step up onto the housing ladder
EU News news
Cutting air pollution in Europe would prevent early deaths, improve productivity & curb climate change
EU News
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 14:05

Europe’s air is getting cleaner but persistent pollution, especially in cities, still damages people’s health and the economy. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new analysis on air quality shows that exposure to air pollution caused about 400,000 premature deaths in the EU in 2016.

EU News | Official News Release
Cutting air pollution in Europe would prevent early deaths, improve productivity & curb climate change
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Secretary of State for Education announcement on adoption
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:40

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board Cllr Judith Blake, responds to an announcement by the Secretary of State for Education about reforms to the Adoption Support Fund.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Secretary of State for Education announcement on adoption
Think Tanks news
IFG - Government cannot afford to support business in a no-deal Brexit
Think Tanks
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:35

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the government will not be able to support all affected industries, argues a new report by the Institute for Government. Against a backdrop of steeply deteriorating public finances, the government will be forced into impossible choices about which businesses and industries to save. Without clear principles, the fight over subsidies will be swamped by politics.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - Government cannot afford to support business in a no-deal Brexit
NHS Digital news
Statistics on NHS Health Checks broken down by age, gender and ethnicity for the first time
NHS Digital
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:30

Local demographic statistics on NHS Health Checks2 attended in England between April 2012 and March 2018 has been published for the first time today.

NHS Digital | Official News Release
Statistics on NHS Health Checks broken down by age, gender and ethnicity for the first time
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA announces future work on climate change and green finance
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:25

The FCA has published a feedback statement setting out its proposals to improve climate change disclosures by issuers and information to consumers on green financial products and services.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA announces future work on climate change and green finance
National Ombudsmen news
Haringey and Islington councils criticised for how they recovered business rate debts
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:20

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised two London councils for the way they tried to recover historic business rate debts.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Haringey and Islington councils criticised for how they recovered business rate debts
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Aid sector still slow to address legacy of sexual abuse and exploitation
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:15

Slow progress in developing effective mechanisms to combat sexual exploitation and abuse is leaving victims and survivors without recourse to appeal, a report by the International Development Committee has found.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Aid sector still slow to address legacy of sexual abuse and exploitation
Think Tanks news
NIESR monthly CPI Tracker: Inflation unchanged after fuel price falls
Think Tanks
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:10

According to figures released yesterday by the ONS, consumer price index inflation remained unchanged at 1.7 per cent in the year to September 2019. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
NIESR monthly CPI Tracker: Inflation unchanged after fuel price falls
EU News news
Antitrust: EC imposes interim measures on Broadcom in TV and modem chipset markets
EU News
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 13:05

The EC has ordered Broadcom to stop applying certain provisions contained in agreements with six of its main customers. This will prevent serious and irreparable harm to competition likely to be caused by Broadcom's conduct, which prima facie (at first sight) infringes EU competition rules.

EU News | Official News Release
Antitrust: EC imposes interim measures on Broadcom in TV and modem chipset markets
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederation - Workforce pressures and urgent need for building investment highlighted by CQC, says Mental Health Network
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:40

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, responded to the CQC’s State of Care report 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederation - Workforce pressures and urgent need for building investment highlighted by CQC, says Mental Health Network
Think Tanks news
Civitas - Social democracy faces extinction without a new high-growth economic strategy – John Mills
Think Tanks
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:35

The centre-left faces ‘extinction’ unless it can break free of neoliberal economic dogma and find a way to credibly deliver significantly higher rates of growth in the years ahead, a new book by the businessman and Labour donor John Mills warns.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Civitas - Social democracy faces extinction without a new high-growth economic strategy – John Mills
NHS Digital news
Annual information published on cost of NHS estate
NHS Digital
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:30

Information relating to the costs of providing, maintaining and servicing the NHS estate has been published by NHS Digital today.

 

NHS Digital | Official News Release
Annual information published on cost of NHS estate
Big Lottery Fund news
World-renowned artist, David Mach, unveils new artwork to celebrate the impact of the national lottery over 25 years
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:25

To mark the start of the National Lottery’s 25th birthday celebrations, world renowned artist, David Mach, has unveiled his latest piece of artwork in the most unlikely of places, a Manchester newsagent.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
World-renowned artist, David Mach, unveils new artwork to celebrate the impact of the national lottery over 25 years
Information Commissioner's Office news
Blog: Privacy and Innovation – lessons learnt from the FCA TechSprint
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:20

Blog posted by: Simon McDougall – Executive Director – Technology and Innovation, 16 October 2019.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Blog: Privacy and Innovation – lessons learnt from the FCA TechSprint
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
HMCI commentary: the initial teacher education curriculum
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:15

Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, recently (15 October 2019) discussed upcoming changes to how we inspect initial teacher education (ITE) partnerships.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
HMCI commentary: the initial teacher education curriculum
Department of Health and Social Care news
Contracts awarded to deliver urgent medicines into UK after Brexit
Department of Health and Social Care
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:10

Three companies have been awarded contracts for the express freight service to deliver medicines and medical products within 24 to 48 hours if there's a no-deal Brexit.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Contracts awarded to deliver urgent medicines into UK after Brexit
EU News news
European Agenda on Migration 4 years on
EU News
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 12:05

Ahead of the October European Council, the EC is reporting on key progress under the European Agenda on Migration since 2015, with focus on steps taken by the EU since the last progress report in March 2019. 

EU News | Official News Release
European Agenda on Migration 4 years on
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on young people's future health
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:40

Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responded to the Health Foundation’s report on young people’s future health, ‘A healthy foundation for the future’ 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on young people's future health
Think Tanks news
IFG - No-deal Brexit would be high-stakes gamble with the Union
Think Tanks
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:35

A no-deal Brexit would be highly controversial in all three devolved nations and increase risks to the Union itself, argues a new report by the Institute for Government. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - No-deal Brexit would be high-stakes gamble with the Union
RUSI news
Transparency in the Backbone of Global Supply Chains: Foreign Trade Zones
RUSI
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:25

Foreign trade zones bring many benefits, but they require greater transparency in order to operate securely and ethically.

RUSI | Official News Release
Transparency in the Backbone of Global Supply Chains: Foreign Trade Zones
Department for International Trade news
Joint statement on UK- Indonesia Joint Trade Review
Department for International Trade
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:20

Joint statement by The Department for International Trade and the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia on the signing of the terms of reference of the Trade Review between the UK and Indonesia.

Department for International Trade | Official News Release
Joint statement on UK- Indonesia Joint Trade Review
National Audit Office Press Releases news
The UK border: preparedness for EU exit October 2019
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:15

There are risks to the UK border if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
The UK border: preparedness for EU exit October 2019
HM Land Registry news
UK House Price Index for August 2019
HM Land Registry
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:10

The UK HPI shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

HM Land Registry | Official News Release
UK House Price Index for August 2019
Welsh Government news
Two businesses reaping the benefits of Healthy Working Wales support to improve mental health and wellbeing of staff
Welsh Government
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 11:05

Two Welsh businesses are reaping the benefits of support from Healthy Working Wales to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Two businesses reaping the benefits of Healthy Working Wales support to improve mental health and wellbeing of staff
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association - CQC 'State of Care' report highlights need for urgent action
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:40

The recent‘State of Care’ report from the Care Quality Commission contains some alarming findings. People can’t access the care that they need, where and when they need it. Those with complex needs or mental health conditions are particularly likely to encounter this, and the report shows they are experiencing poor – and at times, unsafe – care.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association - CQC 'State of Care' report highlights need for urgent action
Think Tanks news
The King's Fund responds to the Care Quality Commission's State of care report
Think Tanks
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:35

Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund commented on the new State of care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
The King's Fund responds to the Care Quality Commission's State of care report
ESPO news
Supporting your Catering Services with ESPO
ESPO
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:28

We understand the needs of every organisation can vary, so our Catering Services framework (704) and Consultancy Services framework (664) offer completely tailored catering services and advice shaped around you.

ESPO | Official News Release
Supporting your Catering Services with ESPO
Government Communications Service news
GCS2020
Government Communications Service
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:25

Blog post by: Russell Grossman, 16 October 2019.

Government Communications Service | Official News Release
GCS2020
AXELOS news
ITIL 4 – a healthy balance of structure and agility
AXELOS
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:20

Blog posted by: Ola Källgården – consultant in IT governance, agile transformation and organizational change, Olingo Consulting, 16 October 2019.

AXELOS | Official News Release
ITIL 4 – a healthy balance of structure and agility
Cabinet Office news
New Office for Veterans’ Affairs will ensure the UK leads the world in care for Armed Forces Veterans
Cabinet Office
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:15

The new office sits within the Cabinet Office and will pull together all functions of government, and better co-ordinate charity sector provision.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
New Office for Veterans’ Affairs will ensure the UK leads the world in care for Armed Forces Veterans
Department for Education news
Adult retraining scheme rolled out to new regions
Department for Education
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:10

Get Help to Retrain service continues its phased rollout and is now available in six major cities and regions across England.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Adult retraining scheme rolled out to new regions
Scottish Government news
Preparing for ‘no deal’ Brexit
Scottish Government
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 10:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:40

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responded to the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
Think Tanks news
Civitas - Muslims targeted for supporting counter-extremism initiatives – new report
Think Tanks
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:35

Liberal Muslims working on counter-terrorism and counter-extremism are routinely subjected to abuse and intimidation, a new Civitas study shows.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Civitas - Muslims targeted for supporting counter-extremism initiatives – new report
Economic and Social Research Council news
Pre-announcement: UKERC – Director Opportunity
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:25

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), on behalf of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will shortly be inviting applications for new interdisciplinary director of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Pre-announcement: UKERC – Director Opportunity
Charity Commission news
Over £50 million in charitable funds accounted for after action by regulator
Charity Commission
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:20

Commission reports on its ongoing class inquiry into charities that failed to file accounts for the period 2018/19.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Over £50 million in charitable funds accounted for after action by regulator
Care Quality Commission news
Growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services
Care Quality Commission
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:18

​The Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of the state of health and social care in England shows that quality ratings have been maintained overall – but people’s experience of care is determined by whether they can access good care when they need it.

Care Quality Commission | Official News Release
Growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services
National Cyber Security Centre news
New-look CyberFirst Girls Competition goes regional
National Cyber Security Centre
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:15

The introduction of regional semi-finals give girls the opportunity to test their cyber skills against those of local rivals for the first time.

National Cyber Security Centre | Official News Release
New-look CyberFirst Girls Competition goes regional
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
MPS officer dismissed for gross misconduct over abusive and discriminatory language
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:10

A Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed by a disciplinary panel over allegations of using abusive and discriminatory language and planting evidence, following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
MPS officer dismissed for gross misconduct over abusive and discriminatory language
Welsh Government news
Wales may be a small nation, but we have a big ambition – Lesley Griffiths
Welsh Government
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 09:05

We must all be part of the solution and pledge to combat climate change, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths yesterday urged in a rallying call at a climate change conference at City Hall.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Wales may be a small nation, but we have a big ambition – Lesley Griffiths
Department of Health and Social Care news
Next phase of adult social care recruitment campaign begins
Department of Health and Social Care
Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 08:10

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is launching phase 2 of its campaign to get more people working in adult social care, with a focus on 20 to 39 year olds.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Next phase of adult social care recruitment campaign begins

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