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ESMA Provides Guidance on The Compliance Function Under MIFID II
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:43

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, today publishes the final guidelines on the MiFID II compliance function. 

EU News | Official News Release
ESMA Provides Guidance on The Compliance Function Under MIFID II

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Scottish Government news
Scale of economic challenge highlighted
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:28
techUK news
World Environment Day
techUK
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:25

techUK marks World Environment Day with a series of blogs and insights.

techUK | Official News Release
World Environment Day
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
UK statement on the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:20

The UK's Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivered this statement at a meeting for the Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation on 5 June 2020. This meeting was convened by the Australian Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Frances Lisson.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
UK statement on the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation
Government Equalities Office news
Next steps for work on COVID-19 disparities announced
Government Equalities Office
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:15

Following the release of the Public Health England review into disparities in the risks and outcomes of COVID-19, the Government’s Equality Hub is today (4th June 2020) setting out how this work will be taken forward.

Government Equalities Office | Official News Release
Next steps for work on COVID-19 disparities announced
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
UK launches support package to protect tropical rainforests in Colombia
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:10

COP26 President and Business Secretary Alok Sharma is marking World Environment Day with a £64 million package of funding and support for tropical rainforests in Colombia.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
UK launches support package to protect tropical rainforests in Colombia
EU News news
Returning to free movement across borders is of utmost importance
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:08

A swift return to a fully functional Schengen area is needed to safeguard freedom of movement and ensure the EU’s economic recovery, says the Civil Liberties Committee.

EU News | Official News Release
Returning to free movement across borders is of utmost importance
Welsh Government news
World Environment Day - New funds for nature will help communities plant the seeds for the Wales we want to see post Covid-19
Welsh Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 16:05

To mark World Environment Day, the Welsh Government has announced the opening of two new funds which will help people across Wales create places for nature in their own communities, once the nation looks to move beyond the current pandemic.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
World Environment Day - New funds for nature will help communities plant the seeds for the Wales we want to see post Covid-19
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Post-Pandemic Economic Growth super-inquiry launched by BEIS Committee
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 15:33

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee yesterday launched a new super inquiry on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Post-Pandemic Economic Growth super-inquiry launched by BEIS Committee
EU News news
Space policy for a sustainable economy: Council adopts conclusions
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 15:25

Space policy can play an important role in achieving a sustainable EU economy.

EU News | Official News Release
Space policy for a sustainable economy: Council adopts conclusions
Home Office news
£7 million for new coalition of vulnerable children’s charities
Home Office
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 15:20

Funding package for targeted help to young people and their families most affected by coronavirus.

Home Office | Official News Release
£7 million for new coalition of vulnerable children’s charities
Department for Transport news
Transport Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 4 June 2020
Department for Transport
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 15:10
Scottish Government news
Review of further and higher education support
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 15:05

Scottish Funding Council to consider its model in light of COVID-19.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Review of further and higher education support
Department for Transport news
Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport
Department for Transport
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:51

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport
EU News news
Coronavirus inquiry: Our letter to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:33

Today, we have launched an inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities, as the pandemic has shone a light on long-standing, structural race inequality in Britain.

EU News | Official News Release
Coronavirus inquiry: Our letter to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Covid-19 tech heroes: stories from the technical front line
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:25

The past weeks have seen local government organisations respond to the Covid-19 crisis with an unprecedented rapidity and agility.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Covid-19 tech heroes: stories from the technical front line
BCS news
IT Experts share their top five suggestions to win public support for contact tracing app
BCS
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:20

Prove that it works, address issues around trust, privacy and security – and ensure ease of use - are the top five measures that the government needs to tackle in order to win public support for the proposed contact tracing app.

BCS | Official News Release
IT Experts share their top five suggestions to win public support for contact tracing app
Scottish Government news
Protesting against racism
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:18

Public encouraged to keep safe while making their voices heard.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Protesting against racism
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Clive Dix appointed Deputy Chair of the UK's Vaccine Taskforce
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:15

The government yesterday appointed Clive Dix as Deputy Chair of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Clive Dix appointed Deputy Chair of the UK's Vaccine Taskforce
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Parliamentary elections in Tajikistan: UK statement
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:10

Delivered by Ambassador Neil Bush at the virtual OSCE Permanent Council on 04 June 2020

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Parliamentary elections in Tajikistan: UK statement
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
First-light instrument for world's largest telescope passes design milestone
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 14:05

A new ground-breaking instrument for astronomy research has passed a major design milestone at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO)’s headquarters in Garching, Germany.

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
First-light instrument for world's largest telescope passes design milestone
Education and Skills Funding Agency news
National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns on June 8
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:38

Following the success of its first Virtual Jobs Fair in May, with over 1000 job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities advertised, the National Careers Service is holding a second fair from Monday 8 to Friday 12 June.

Education and Skills Funding Agency | Official News Release
National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns on June 8
Transport for London news
Temporary changes to Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60-plus Oyster card
Transport for London
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:33

Changes are in accordance with the funding and finance agreement between TfL and Government and will help conserve space on public transport for people who have to use it to return to work.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Temporary changes to Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60-plus Oyster card
EU News news
Speech by President von der Leyen at the Global Vaccine Summit
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:25

Speech given yesterday by President von der Leyen at the Global Vaccine Summit.

EU News | Official News Release
Speech by President von der Leyen at the Global Vaccine Summit
10 Downing Street news
PM Global Vaccine Summit closing remarks: 4 June 2020
10 Downing Street
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:20

Prime Minister Boris Johnson closes the Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM Global Vaccine Summit closing remarks: 4 June 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
World Environment Day: £10.9m for international conservation
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:10
Scottish Government news
Prioritising cancer services
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 13:05

Framework published to support health boards to treat patients.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Prioritising cancer services
EU News news
Speech of Vice President Věra Jourová on countering disinformation amid COVID-19 “From pandemic to infodemic”
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:38

Speech given yesterday by Vice President Věra Jourová on countering disinformation amid COVID-19 “From pandemic to infodemic”.

EU News | Official News Release
Speech of Vice President Věra Jourová on countering disinformation amid COVID-19 “From pandemic to infodemic”
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Applications for Estimates Day Debates
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:33

Backbench Members of Parliament are now able to apply to the Backbench Business Committee for debates in the Chamber on the public spending of Government Departments relating to the Estimates.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Applications for Estimates Day Debates
Government Communications Service news
Volunteering during Coronavirus
Government Communications Service
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:25
Competition & Markets Authority news
Pharma company director disqualified for competition law breaches
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:20

The CMA has secured the disqualification of pharmaceutical company director Amit Patel after he admitted his role in arrangements that broke competition law.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Pharma company director disqualified for competition law breaches
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UK Space Agency: Scottish solar panel to fly on UK space launch
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:15

Glasgow-based AAC Clyde Space will manufacture a new solar panel for space vehicles launched from UK vertical spaceports.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UK Space Agency: Scottish solar panel to fly on UK space launch
Department for Education news
£7 million for vulnerable pupils leaving Alternative Provision
Department for Education
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:10

More than 11,000 vulnerable young people to receive support to move into next stage of education or employment.

Department for Education | Official News Release
£7 million for vulnerable pupils leaving Alternative Provision
Scottish Government news
Intensive care units show resilience during COVID-19
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 12:05

The increased number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds has meant NHS Scotland’s critical care service has been able to meet the demands of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, and is well positioned should cases of the virus start to rise again. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Intensive care units show resilience during COVID-19
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Data is the way forward for the current crisis and beyond
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:43

The Covid-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to public services. It is more apparent than ever before that effective technology and actionable data are crucial to keeping essential services functioning and delivering assistance where and when it is needed.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Data is the way forward for the current crisis and beyond
EU News news
ESMA Promotes Convergence in The Supervision of Costs in UCITS And AIFS
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:33

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, yesterday published a supervisory briefing on the supervision by National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of costs applicable to Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). 

EU News | Official News Release
ESMA Promotes Convergence in The Supervision of Costs in UCITS And AIFS
techUK news
Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee
techUK
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:25

Trade credit insurance to be maintained across the market in light of COVID-19, with up to £10 billion government backing.

techUK | Official News Release
Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee
Department for International Development news
UK aid-backed drone technology supports Ghana's coronavirus fight
Department for International Development
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:20

A partnership between UK aid and Gavi: the Vaccine Alliance, is supporting the Government of Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect coronavirus test samples.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
UK aid-backed drone technology supports Ghana's coronavirus fight
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority news
Funding supports Suffolk communities
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:15

Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have announced a £15,000 cash boost to help support vulnerable groups in Suffolk.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority | Official News Release
Funding supports Suffolk communities
HM Treasury news
Chancellor announces Richard Hughes as preferred Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility
HM Treasury
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:10

The Chancellor today (5 June) announced Richard Hughes as his preferred candidate for the Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

HM Treasury | Official News Release
Chancellor announces Richard Hughes as preferred Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility
Welsh Government news
The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, setting out a strong argument to build four new railway stations across Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 11:05

The letter calls on Grant Shapps to invest in the Wales and Borders rail network through the UK Government’s Restoring Your Railways fund, not only to improve rail connectivity, but to supercharge Wales’ post coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, setting out a strong argument to build four new railway stations across Wales
Residential Landlords Association (RLA) news
National Volunteers Week-landlords share their volunteering stories
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 10:33

This week is volunteering week, and many landlords have been taking to our social media channels to let us know about some of the things they do to volunteer in their community.

Residential Landlords Association (RLA) | Official News Release
National Volunteers Week-landlords share their volunteering stories
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat: UK statement
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 10:25

Delivered by Ambassador Neil Bush at the virtual OSCE Permanent Council on 4 June 2020.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat: UK statement
AXELOS news
Agile ITSM Manifesto – are we there yet?
AXELOS
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 10:20

Blog posted by: Nikola Gaydarov – Team Lead and Engagement Manager, Nuvolo, 04 June 2020.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Agile ITSM Manifesto – are we there yet?
Ministry of Defence news
Armed Forces announce launch of first Cyber Regiment in major modernisation
Ministry of Defence
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 10:15

A new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from digital attack as Defence continues its modernisation to combat the threats of tomorrow, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday announced.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Armed Forces announce launch of first Cyber Regiment in major modernisation
Scottish Government news
£1.6m to help tackle food insecurity
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 10:05

Further support for food distribution network FareShare.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£1.6m to help tackle food insecurity
techUK news
Cyber Regiment launched as part of modernisation of the Armed Forces
techUK
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 09:33

Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, has announced a new cyber regiment to protect frontline operations from digital attacks.

techUK | Official News Release
Cyber Regiment launched as part of modernisation of the Armed Forces
EU News news
Public access to Council documents: 2019 report
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 09:25

The Council recently (03 June 2020) approved its annual report on the implementation of Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents.

EU News | Official News Release
Public access to Council documents: 2019 report
Civil Service news
Civil Service Year of Inclusion: what inclusion means to me… Paul
Civil Service
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 09:20

Blog posted by: Paul Wyse, 04 June 2020 – Categories: Diversity and inclusion, Health & Wellbeing, Year of Inclusion.

Civil Service | Official News Release
Civil Service Year of Inclusion: what inclusion means to me… Paul
National Crime Agency news
Three arrested as NCA makes record breaking drug seizure in Northern Ireland
National Crime Agency
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 09:15

Three men have been arrested following the biggest drug seizure ever made in Northern Ireland by the National Crime Agency.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Three arrested as NCA makes record breaking drug seizure in Northern Ireland
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
IOPC statement following end of gross misconduct hearing against three West Yorkshire police officers who investigated the death of Riley Siswick
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 09:10

IOPC statement given yesterday following end of gross misconduct hearing against three West Yorkshire police officers who investigated the death of Riley Siswick.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
IOPC statement following end of gross misconduct hearing against three West Yorkshire police officers who investigated the death of Riley Siswick
Welsh Government news
Shielding to continue for 130,000 people
Welsh Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 09:05

Almost 130,000 people will this week start receiving a letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales setting out the latest advice to protect them from coronavirus.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Shielding to continue for 130,000 people
EU News news
Yemen: EU allocates over €70 million to help most vulnerable population
EU News
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 08:10

The Commission will provide new funding of €70 million in Yemen, as the coronavirus threatens to worsen one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, where famine already looms.

EU News | Official News Release
Yemen: EU allocates over €70 million to help most vulnerable population
Scottish Government news
Impact of COVID-19 on crime
Scottish Government
Friday 05 June 2020 @ 08:05

An analysis of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has shown a decrease in almost all areas of crime recorded by police.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Impact of COVID-19 on crime

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