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Transport for London news
Londoners advised to check before they travel ahead of London Overground strike
Transport for London
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 16:25

RMT union members are due to strike on 4 and 5 March impacting London Overground services and some stations.

Transport for London | Official News Release
Londoners advised to check before they travel ahead of London Overground strike
National Crime Agency news
Third member of prolific people smuggling group convicted
National Crime Agency
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 16:15

A third individual has been convicted for his part in an organised crime group linked to the smuggling of migrants into the UK by lorry.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Third member of prolific people smuggling group convicted
Children’s Commissioner news
The Big Ambition for Online Roundtable, reflections from youth Ambassadors
Children’s Commissioner
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 16:10

As part of The Big Ambition, I co-hosted the latest roundtable with some of my recently appointed Ambassadors focusing on online safety.

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
The Big Ambition for Online Roundtable, reflections from youth Ambassadors
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI launches two ambitious committees focused on UK competitiveness ahead of pivotal election for the economy
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 16:05

Shifting the UK economy back onto a growth trajectory is the only way to sustainably deliver brilliant public services and relaunch the UK’s global standing.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI launches two ambitious committees focused on UK competitiveness ahead of pivotal election for the economy
Competition & Markets Authority news
20 years of UK merger control
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 15:25

A keynote speech by Sarah Cardell, Chief Executive of the CMA, to the Modern EU and UK Merger Control: 20th Anniversary Conference.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
20 years of UK merger control
Association for Project Management news
Risk in the Changing World – Opportunity or Threat
Association for Project Management
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 15:20

In this session, we looked at some of the risks facing all organisations, regardless of size or sector, and considered how they may impact the organisation and its stakeholders. 

Association for Project Management | Official News Release
Risk in the Changing World – Opportunity or Threat
Ministry of Defence news
Portsmouth to host UK’s national commemorations for the 80th anniversary of D-Day
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 15:15

Portsmouth will host a major national commemorative event to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, in June 2024.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Portsmouth to host UK’s national commemorations for the 80th anniversary of D-Day
Chatham House news
The second failed Trident test: Time to scrap or expand Britain’s nuclear capabilities?
Chatham House
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 15:10

The potential nuclear threats posed by Russia and China are complicated by the possibility of a second Trump presidency.

Chatham House | Official News Release
The second failed Trident test: Time to scrap or expand Britain’s nuclear capabilities?
Scottish Government news
Recorded Crime in Scotland, year ending December 2023
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 15:05

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released Recorded Crime in Scotland, year ending December 2023.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Recorded Crime in Scotland, year ending December 2023
RUSI news
Military Service Accommodation and the Exodus from the UK’s Officer Corps
RUSI
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 14:25

The decision to end rank-based housing entitlements and to instead allocate all service accommodation on the basis of family size is threatening to decimate officer numbers in the Army and RAF.

RUSI | Official News Release
Military Service Accommodation and the Exodus from the UK’s Officer Corps
NHS England news
Statement on industrial action from NHS England
NHS England
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 14:15

Statement given yesterday on industrial action from NHS England.

NHS England | Official News Release
Statement on industrial action from NHS England
Competition & Markets Authority news
Informa UK competition law conference
Competition & Markets Authority
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 14:10

A speech delivered by Martin Coleman, Non-Executive Director and Panel Chair, Competition and Markets Authority on 'why outcomes matter'.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Informa UK competition law conference
Welsh Government news
“This Budget is designed to protect the core services we all rely on”– Finance Minister Rebecca Evans
Welsh Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 14:05

Wales’ Final Budget for 2024 to 2025 has been published today, as persistently high inflation continues to erode public finances and difficult choices are made to protect core services.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
“This Budget is designed to protect the core services we all rely on”– Finance Minister Rebecca Evans
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners news
APCC Chair Donna Jones on The Home Affairs Committee’s Final Report on The Policing of Protests
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 13:20

APCC Chair Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight has commented on The Home Affairs Committee’s Final Report on The Policing of Protests.

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners | Official News Release
APCC Chair Donna Jones on The Home Affairs Committee’s Final Report on The Policing of Protests
Ministry of Defence news
Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage
Ministry of Defence
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 13:15

The next stage of the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) Programme has been announced by the Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, today.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage
Department for Business & Trade news
UK businesses welcome protection for iconic British food and drink in Japan
Department for Business & Trade
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 13:10

Businesses have welcomed the news that 37 Geographical Indications (GIs) for UK food and drink will formally gain protection on Thursday.

Department for Business & Trade | Official News Release
UK businesses welcome protection for iconic British food and drink in Japan
Scottish Government news
School leavers set another record high
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 13:05

The number of young people in work, training or further study three months after the end of the school year has reached a record high of 95.9%.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
School leavers set another record high
Ofcom news
Ofcom awards Community Radio Fund grants
Ofcom
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 12:25

Ofcom yesterday announced that 14 community radio stations have successfully applied for grants following the conclusion of the second round of Community Radio Fund 2023/24 awards.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Ofcom awards Community Radio Fund grants
Charity Commission news
Charity Commission stresses independence in five-year strategy
Charity Commission
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 12:20

The Charity Commission for England and Wales launches its five-year strategy, setting out its core purpose and strategic priorities for 2024-2029.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Charity Commission stresses independence in five-year strategy
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UK Space Agency: New funding to put the UK at heart of next generation telecommunications services
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 12:15

The UK Space Agency has announced a £10 million funding competition that will help UK companies put their technologies at the forefront of a new generation of global telecommunications services, products and applications. 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UK Space Agency: New funding to put the UK at heart of next generation telecommunications services
Scottish Government news
Families of more than 327,000 young people helped by Scottish Child Payment
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 12:05

Scottish Child Payment was helping the families of more than 327,000 children at the end of December last year, official statistics have shown.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Families of more than 327,000 young people helped by Scottish Child Payment
techUK news
techUK responds to Government's proposals for heat network zoning
techUK
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 11:25

techUK has submitted its response to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) consultation on proposals for heat network zoning in England.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK responds to Government's proposals for heat network zoning
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
UK to establish world’s first UN-backed centre for circular economy research
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 11:20

Sustainable approaches to the circular economy and resource efficiency will be developed to enable the transition to a greener future.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
UK to establish world’s first UN-backed centre for circular economy research
NCFE news
Story-based Functional Skills pilot could help vulnerable young people write a new chapter in their lives
NCFE
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 11:15

A pilot investigating the impact of interactive, story-based assessment on vulnerable groups has found that the method can improve engagement, motivation, and outcomes in Functional Skills.

NCFE | Official News Release
Story-based Functional Skills pilot could help vulnerable young people write a new chapter in their lives
HM Revenue and Customs news
March is top month for Marriage Allowance claims
HM Revenue and Customs
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 11:10

Marriage Allowance claims rose before the start of the new tax year.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
March is top month for Marriage Allowance claims
Welsh Government news
£5.9 million of Welsh Government support given to businesses investing in research and innovation
Welsh Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 11:05

Over fifty projects have been given £5.9 million of support from the Welsh Government to invest in equipment that will help develop and embed new innovative products and services.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
£5.9 million of Welsh Government support given to businesses investing in research and innovation
Ofcom news
What is the Media Bill and what does it mean for Ofcom?
Ofcom
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 10:25

The UK’s media landscape is one of the most vibrant in the world, and audiences can enjoy a growing range of services, journalism and programming.

Ofcom | Official News Release
What is the Media Bill and what does it mean for Ofcom?
Action Fraud news
Don’t lose out before flying out: Action Fraud urge holiday makers to watch out for fraudsters online
Action Fraud
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 10:20

Sun seekers looking to book their summer getaway are being warned to look out for fraudulent deals, as new data released yesterday shows victims lost a staggering £12.3 million to holiday fraud last year.

Action Fraud | Official News Release
Don’t lose out before flying out: Action Fraud urge holiday makers to watch out for fraudsters online
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Retail sales slump eases in February - CBI Distributive Trends Survey
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 10:15

Retail sales in the year to February fell at modest pace following a sharp drop last month, according to the latest quarterly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Retail sales slump eases in February - CBI Distributive Trends Survey
Department of Health and Social Care news
Extra funding for Early Support Hubs
Department of Health and Social Care
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 10:10

Thousands of children and young people will benefit from expanded mental health hubs as the government will offer more funding for local communities.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
Extra funding for Early Support Hubs
Scottish Government news
20,000 can get Best Start Foods for the first time
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 10:05
RUSI news
Weathering the Storm: Western Security Assistance on the Defensive in Ukraine
RUSI
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 09:25

Evolving Russian tactics and sustained pressure along the frontline have pushed Ukrainian forces onto the defensive in 2024.

RUSI | Official News Release
Weathering the Storm: Western Security Assistance on the Defensive in Ukraine
Chatham House news
The AU took important action on cybersecurity at its 2024 summit – but more is needed
Chatham House
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 09:20

Leading African Union member states continue to delay ratification of the Malabo convention, limiting harmonized African policymaking on cybersecurity.

Chatham House | Official News Release
The AU took important action on cybersecurity at its 2024 summit – but more is needed
NHS England news
Simple sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of NHS patients
NHS England
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 09:15

An innovative test trialled by the NHS to help diagnose a condition which can lead to oesophageal cancer has reduced the need for invasive endoscopy in thousands of low-risk patients.

NHS England | Official News Release
Simple sponge-on-a-string test replaces need for endoscopy for thousands of NHS patients
Welsh Government news
Youth Work Excellence Awards: Winners announced
Welsh Government
Tuesday 27 February 2024 @ 09:05

The Youth Work Excellence Awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate the outstanding youth work taking place across Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Youth Work Excellence Awards: Winners announced

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