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Met Office news
Wet weekend for many
Met Office
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 16:15

Parts of the South West, Midlands, northern England and east Scotland could see impacts from heavy rain either today or over the weekend.

Met Office | Official News Release
Wet weekend for many
Scottish Government news
Update on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Scottish Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 16:10
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Small Business Commissioner stands down
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 16:05
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to government
Information Commissioner's Office
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 15:25

The Information Commissioner has today (Friday 22 November) submitted the final version of the Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to the Secretary of State in accordance with the statutory deadline.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to government
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Lord Ahmad to represent UK at G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, November 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 15:15

Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN & South Asia has travelled to Japan to represent the UK at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Lord Ahmad to represent UK at G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, November 2019
Welsh Government news
Practice guidance: placements in unregistered children’s homes in England or unregistered care home services in Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 15:10

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued new practice guidance to explain the registration and regulation structure applicable in England and, separately, in Wales for residential care facilities for children and young people. 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Practice guidance: placements in unregistered children’s homes in England or unregistered care home services in Wales
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
DASA showcases protective material innovations
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 15:05

New and improved capabilities offer better protection for Armed Forces, police and security personnel

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
DASA showcases protective material innovations
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
IOPC response following the inquest into the death of Mark Needham in Northumbria
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 14:25

The inquest into the death of a man who died in Northumbria Police custody concluded yesterday (21 November 2019), with the jury recording a narrative conclusion.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
IOPC response following the inquest into the death of Mark Needham in Northumbria
techUK news
techUK launches 2019 Manifesto - 'Towards a Better Future'
techUK
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 14:20

techUK's 2019 manifesto 'Towards a Better Future' sets the mission for the next government to secure the success of the tech sector for the 2020s.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK launches 2019 Manifesto - 'Towards a Better Future'
Residential Landlords Association (RLA) news
The Big Question – do you allow tenants with pets?
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 14:15

It’s an emotive subject for landlords and tenants: pets in rental properties. 

Residential Landlords Association (RLA) | Official News Release
The Big Question – do you allow tenants with pets?
EU News news
EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force
EU News
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 14:10

Singapore is by far the EU's largest trading partner in the Southeast Asian region, with a total bilateral trade in goods of over €53 billion and another €51 billion of trade in services.

EU News | Official News Release
EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force
Welsh Government news
Putting ‘a more equal Wales’ at the heart of public bodies
Welsh Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 14:05

The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip Jane Hutt has today published a consultation seeking views on how public bodies in Wales can better address inequalities.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Putting ‘a more equal Wales’ at the heart of public bodies
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Repatriating orphans from Syria: Foreign Secretary’s statement
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 13:20
Ofcom news
Ofcom's Mansoor Hanif to step down
Ofcom
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 13:15

Ofcom yesterday announced that Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role as Chief Technology Officer.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom's Mansoor Hanif to step down
AXELOS news
ITIL 4 Strategist – Direct, Plan and Improve: combining strategy and execution
AXELOS
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 13:10

Blog posted by: Lou Hunnebeck – Principal Advisor, DXC Technology, A Lead Architect of ITIL 4 Foundation and Lead Editor of ITIL 4 DPI, 22 November 2019.

AXELOS | Official News Release
ITIL 4 Strategist – Direct, Plan and Improve: combining strategy and execution
Scottish Government news
Improving the parole process
Scottish Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 13:05

Opportunities for making greater use of electronic tagging of prisoners released on parole are to be explored.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Improving the parole process
Electoral Commission news
Donations and loans received by political parties and non-party campaigners in the UK in first weekly pre-poll report published
Electoral Commission
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 12:25

£6,507,146 in donations to political parties have been reported to the Electoral Commission in the first weekly pre-poll report, published ahead of the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December.

Electoral Commission | Official News Release
Donations and loans received by political parties and non-party campaigners in the UK in first weekly pre-poll report published
Chatham House news
Diversity and Unity: African Agency in International Affairs
Chatham House
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 12:20

More and more, African countries are able to act in concert to stand up for the interests of the continent.

Chatham House | Official News Release
Diversity and Unity: African Agency in International Affairs
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) news
Leadership advocate of the month: Gerry Baker
SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management)
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 12:15

Leadership advocate of the month: Gerry Baker, Digital Project and Delivery Manager at Norfolk County Council.

SOCITM (Society of Information Technology Management) | Official News Release
Leadership advocate of the month: Gerry Baker
EU News news
Artificial intelligence must benefit everybody, warns EESC
EU News
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 12:10

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is adopting a firm stance on artificial intelligence and has insisted, at a high-level conference held in Helsinki on 21 November 2019, that the digital revolution must have a human face, be inclusive and bring benefits for all Europeans.

EU News | Official News Release
Artificial intelligence must benefit everybody, warns EESC
Scottish Government news
Good Food Nation – Programme of Measures – 2019 update
Scottish Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 12:05

A report on the progress made on Scotland's Good Food Nation ambitions.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Good Food Nation – Programme of Measures – 2019 update
EU News news
ACP-EU: Agreement on climate change, migration and post-Cotonou
EU News
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 11:20

MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs agreed on climate change, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou agreement.

EU News | Official News Release
ACP-EU: Agreement on climate change, migration and post-Cotonou
Reform news
The Geek, Liberal Democrat Manifesto Reaction
Reform
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 11:15

Blog posted by: Charlotte Pickles, 21 November 2019.

Reform | Official News Release
The Geek, Liberal Democrat Manifesto Reaction
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
North Yorkshire Police officer charged with dangerous driving offence
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 11:10

A North Yorkshire Police officer has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
North Yorkshire Police officer charged with dangerous driving offence
Welsh Government news
Minister confirms appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Welsh Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 11:05

Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, yesterday announced three appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales. 

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister confirms appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales
Department for International Development news
Global Youth SDGs Summit: speech by DFID Ghana Country Director
Department for International Development
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 10:20

Head of DFID Ghana Philip Smith yesterday delivered a speech on "Bridging the Inclusion Gap with the Disabled" at the SDGs Global Summit in Accra (21 November).

Department for International Development | Official News Release
Global Youth SDGs Summit: speech by DFID Ghana Country Director
Open Europe news
OE Weekly Briefing: Party leaders defend Brexit policies as campaign enters new phase
Open Europe
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 10:15

Open Europe's David Shiels looks at each party's Brexit policies as the election campaign moves into a new phase.

Open Europe | Official News Release
OE Weekly Briefing: Party leaders defend Brexit policies as campaign enters new phase
FSCS news
FSCS declared 35 firms in default between Aug and Oct
FSCS
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 10:10

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) declared 35 failed regulated firms in default between 1st August and 31st October 2019, which means consumers could get back money they have lost as a result of their dealings with any of those firms (listed below).

FSCS | Official News Release
FSCS declared 35 firms in default between Aug and Oct
Scottish Government news
Carers to receive extra cash by Christmas
Scottish Government
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 10:05

Next Carer’s Allowance Supplement to be paid mid-December

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Carers to receive extra cash by Christmas
Criminal Cases Review Commission news
Commission refers the sentence of Amin Kaveh to the Court of Appeal
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 09:20

he Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred the prison sentence of Amin Kaveh to the Court of Appeal.

Criminal Cases Review Commission | Official News Release
Commission refers the sentence of Amin Kaveh to the Court of Appeal
NHS Digital news
New figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards released
NHS Digital
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 09:15

NHS Digital has released new figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) for care homes and hospitals.

NHS Digital | Official News Release
New figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards released
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Israeli settlements: UK statement
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 09:10
Residential Landlords Association (RLA) news
Labour manifesto would leave tenants worse off
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Friday 22 November 2019 @ 09:05

Rent controls and plans for open-ended tenancies have been included in the Labour Party manifesto, that came out yesterday.

Residential Landlords Association (RLA) | Official News Release
Labour manifesto would leave tenants worse off

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