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Cabinet Office news
Written Ministerial Statement: government accountability and transparency
Cabinet Office
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:48

Chris Skidmore MP, Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution) gave a written update on government accountability and transparency.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Written Ministerial Statement: government accountability and transparency
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF responds to NOAA's 2017 Arctic Report Card
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:40

WWF released the following statement from David Aplin, interim managing director for US Arctic programs, In response to the release of NOAA’s 2017 Arctic Report Card

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF responds to NOAA's 2017 Arctic Report Card
Department for Education news
Plan to boost social mobility through education
Department for Education
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:27

Education Secretary unveils action plan to provide opportunities on every young person's doorstep and ensure no community is left behind.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Plan to boost social mobility through education
EU News news
EU farm policy rules to be further simplified
EU News
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:25

A raft of changes due to come into force on 1 January 2018 continue the drive towards a simpler, more modern Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU News | Official News Release
EU farm policy rules to be further simplified
Scottish Government news
£600 million for broadband
Scottish Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:20

UK’s first universal superfast broadband programme launched.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
£600 million for broadband
National Audit Office Press Releases news
National Audit Office: Our strategy 2018-2019 to 2020-2021
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:15

Our strategy 2018-2019 to 2020-2021 sets out how the NAO will meet new challenges and maximise our effectiveness to support Parliament in holding government to account and improving public services, and the resources we need to do this.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
National Audit Office: Our strategy 2018-2019 to 2020-2021
Department for International Development news
New UK aid support for South Sudan
Department for International Development
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:10

UK government announces £52 million humanitarian package for the people of South Sudan as peace talks begin.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
New UK aid support for South Sudan
Welsh Government news
Regional investment funding and decisions must not be stripped from Wales post-Brexit – First Minister
Welsh Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 16:05

Brexit is an opportunity to boost economic development, reduce bureaucracy and support our poorest communities in the face of UK government austerity – but, only if it is done properly, First Minister Carwyn Jones will say today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Regional investment funding and decisions must not be stripped from Wales post-Brexit – First Minister
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to winter loneliness warning
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:40

Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responded to warnings by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, of the potential “lethal” combination of loneliness and winter

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to winter loneliness warning
Scottish Government news
Scotland’s Budget
Scottish Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:37

Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scotland’s Budget
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Duty of care to prisoners needs urgent action
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:28

The Public Accounts Committee report says record levels of self-inflicted deaths and self-harm in prisons are a damning indictment.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Duty of care to prisoners needs urgent action
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales news
Wales' prosperity is underpinned by the efforts and aspirations of our Top 300 firms
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:26
Department of Health news
PHE gets permission for public health science campus and HQ
Department of Health
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:20

Public Health England (PHE) gets go-ahead to create a world-leading public health science campus and headquarters at Harlow in Essex.

Department of Health | Official News Release
PHE gets permission for public health science campus and HQ
Ministry of Justice news
Major investigation smashes nationwide prison drone gang
Ministry of Justice
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:15

A major organised crime gang that used drones to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile phones with an estimated value of up to £1.2million into prisons across the United Kingdom has been smashed following a two-year probe by prison intelligence officers and police.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Major investigation smashes nationwide prison drone gang
EU News news
Article 50 negotiations with the UK
EU News
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:10

Statement by Michel Barnier at the plenary session of the European Parliament on the state of play of the Article 50 negotiations with the UK.

EU News | Official News Release
Article 50 negotiations with the UK
Serious Fraud Office news
‘Phoenix’ companies fraudster sentenced to additional three years
Serious Fraud Office
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:05

Christopher Woodhead, the creator of ‘phoenix’ companies used to steal more than £433,000 from customers, had his default prison sentence of three years activated by the court today for failure to pay a £428,089.16 confiscation order.

Serious Fraud Office | Official News Release
‘Phoenix’ companies fraudster sentenced to additional three years
Consumer Council for Water news
CCWater statement: Water company rewards could cause bill instability
Consumer Council for Water
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 15:03
Department for International Development news
Alistair Burt calls for urgent and unhindered humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta
Department for International Development
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:51
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales news
Welsh Secretary continues engagement on EU exit in Wales
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:43
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Audit Scotland - Orkney is making good progress and can increase pace of improvement
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:40

Orkney Islands Council has made significant progress in recent years and needs to build on this for the future, says the Accounts Commission.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Audit Scotland - Orkney is making good progress and can increase pace of improvement
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Law Commission: 14 new areas of law set for reform
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:25

Surrogacy, residential leasehold, driverless cars and smart contracts are all to be reviewed by the Law Commission.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Law Commission: 14 new areas of law set for reform
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
Metropolitan Police officer to appear in court after being charged with common assault
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:20

PC Kashif Mahmood, based at Stoke Newington police station, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (14 December) charged with common assault following an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation.

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
Metropolitan Police officer to appear in court after being charged with common assault
Department for Education news
Universities Minister calls for stronger oversight of senior pay
Department for Education
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:15

Jo Johnson met with sector leaders to outline his expectations for tackling senior staff pay at universities.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Universities Minister calls for stronger oversight of senior pay
Financial Conduct Authority news
AIM Investment Company fined for failing to disclose inside information as soon as possible
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Tejoori Limited (Tejoori) £70,000 for failing to inform the market of inside information as required by Article 17(1) of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
AIM Investment Company fined for failing to disclose inside information as soon as possible
Welsh Government news
Minister visits Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot to discuss Universal Credit
Welsh Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 14:05

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans AM has visited Citizens Advice in Swansea to meet staff and hear about the likely effects on people in the area of the roll-out of the Universal Credit full-service which begins today.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Minister visits Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot to discuss Universal Credit
Consumer Council for Water news
Watchdog welcomes improvement as complaints to Cambridge Water fall
Consumer Council for Water
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:53

The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has welcomed a reduction in written complaints from customers to Cambridge Water after the watchdog challenged the company to improve its performance.

Consumer Council for Water | Official News Release
Watchdog welcomes improvement as complaints to Cambridge Water fall
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society analysis of stranded people in hospital
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:40

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, commented on analysis by the Alzheimer’s Society that shows 1,400 people with dementia will be stranded in hospital over Christmas

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society analysis of stranded people in hospital
Sport England news
The Clear Link Between Being Active And Mental Wellbeing
Sport England
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:37

New Active Lives data adds to growing evidence that being active benefits people’s mental wellbeing.

Sport England | Official News Release
The Clear Link Between Being Active And Mental Wellbeing
EU News news
EDPS calls for consistency in EU approach to criminal records
EU News
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:25

There is a clear need for the EU to develop a more efficient system for exchanging information on the criminal records of non-EU citizens. 

EU News | Official News Release
EDPS calls for consistency in EU approach to criminal records
Residential Landlords Association (RLA) news
Corbyn wrong on private rented housing
Residential Landlords Association (RLA)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:20

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, yesterday painted an inaccurate picture of the private rented sector.

Residential Landlords Association (RLA) | Official News Release
Corbyn wrong on private rented housing
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Simplification of UK GAAP benefits up to 4 million businesses
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:15

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has completed a triennial review of FRS 102 and confirmed the simplification of the measurement of directors’ loans to small entities, following the interim relief granted earlier this year. 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Simplification of UK GAAP benefits up to 4 million businesses
Scottish Government news
Labour market statistics
Scottish Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 13:05

Scotland’s employment rate grew by 1.7 percentage points over the last year - to August to October 2017 – to 74.9%. There are now 2,653,000 people aged 16 years and above in employment.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Labour market statistics
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Amanda Spielman on the launch of Ofsted's Annual Report 2016/17
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:46

Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman discussed the quality of education and care in England at the launch of Ofsted's Annual Report yesterday.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Amanda Spielman on the launch of Ofsted's Annual Report 2016/17
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CIPD - Pay management set to enter new era of transparency
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:40

New CIPD Reward Management Survey shows increased willingness from businesses to be more transparent on pay processes and decisions

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CIPD - Pay management set to enter new era of transparency
Think Tanks news
JRF - Rising prices and the benefit freeze make families £500 worse off
Think Tanks
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:35

Ashwin Kumar, Chief Economist at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, commented on yesterday’s inflation figures 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF - Rising prices and the benefit freeze make families £500 worse off
UK online centres news
New Learn My Way logo and video
UK online centres
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:25

Last month saw the launch of a new logo for our Learn My Way website, giving the brand a fresh look and bringing it more in line with the Good Things Foundation and Online Centres Network logos.

UK online centres | Official News Release
New Learn My Way logo and video
Welsh Government news
Future-fit transport appraisal guidance launched
Welsh Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:22

A fresh approach to the development, appraisal and evaluation of transport interventions in Wales which better supports the wellbeing of people and the planet has been launched by the Welsh Government.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Future-fit transport appraisal guidance launched
Big Lottery Fund news
£1.4 million of funding to support young people in Northern Ireland
Big Lottery Fund
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:20

Young people across Northern Ireland are improving their mental health and transforming their lives, thanks to over £1.4 million of National Lottery funding.

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
£1.4 million of funding to support young people in Northern Ireland
NHS Digital news
Household survey shows more men than women meet physical activity guidelines.
NHS Digital
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:15

Nearly two thirds of men (66 per cent) met national aerobic activity guidelines in 2016 compared to 58 per cent of women, according to NHS Digital figures released yesterday.

 

NHS Digital | Official News Release
Household survey shows more men than women meet physical activity guidelines.
Scottish Government news
Economic growth focus of budget
Scottish Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 12:05

Innovation and economic growth will be the focus of this week’s budget, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Economic growth focus of budget
Science and Technology Facilities Council news
CERN as you've never seen it before
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:42

UK teenagers have created an interactive museum of one of the world’s most famous science experiments – the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider – in the virtual land of Minecraft.

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council | Official News Release
CERN as you've never seen it before
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to latest Government Right to Buy sales stats
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:40

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, responded to the Government’s latest Right to Buy sales statistics

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to latest Government Right to Buy sales stats
Think Tanks news
IFG - Government must act on public inquiry recommendations
Think Tanks
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:35

Government has spent £639m on public inquiries over the last 30 years and increasingly relies on them to examine major incidents and tragedies. But a new report finds that the process for following up on recommendations is inadequate.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - Government must act on public inquiry recommendations
techUK news
techUK comments on Committee for Standards in Public Life report
techUK
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:25

Abuse has no place on platforms, but simple sounding solutions will not deal with technically sophisticated perpetrators.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK comments on Committee for Standards in Public Life report
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport news
Arts Minister launches £4 million DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:20

Grants of up to £300,000 from the DCMS/ Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund will be available for eligible museums to apply for from spring 2018.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Arts Minister launches £4 million DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Ofsted Chief Inspector launches her first Annual Report on state of education and children’s care in England
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:15

This year's annual report finds the overall quality of education and care in England is improving, but areas of persistent underperformance remain.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Ofsted Chief Inspector launches her first Annual Report on state of education and children’s care in England
Financial Conduct Authority news
FCA consults on how firms and individuals will transition to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday published a package of proposals on how firms and individuals will move to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. 

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
FCA consults on how firms and individuals will transition to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime
Welsh Government news
Pupil Development Grant considered "invaluable" by schools, says new report
Welsh Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 11:05
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
NHS Confederaton congratulates government and Health Education England on workforce strategy
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:40

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, responded to  the publication of Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
NHS Confederaton congratulates government and Health Education England on workforce strategy
Think Tanks news
Demos - New research finds Brits believe citizens, not state, should pay for retirement
Think Tanks
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:35

A new report from Demos think tank shows that more than 57 per cent of the public believe that the individual has greater responsibility than the Government in meeting the costs of their care. And yet, the research reveals that there is a gap between citizens’ expectations and the realities of the preparations they will be able to make for their futures.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Demos - New research finds Brits believe citizens, not state, should pay for retirement
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
UK should stay within Euratom regime and ECJ jurisdiction
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:25

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee calls on the Government to retain as close as possible an association with Euratom, the European Atomic Energy Community, including its delivery of existing nuclear safeguards requirements in the UK, to minimise the risk of disruption to nuclear research and the transport and trade of nuclear materials.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
UK should stay within Euratom regime and ECJ jurisdiction
Arts Council England news
Theatre Hullabaloo opens children’s theatre in Darlington
Arts Council England
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:20

A new venue specially designed for young people and their families in the North East opened to the public on Tuesday 12 December.

Arts Council England | Official News Release
Theatre Hullabaloo opens children’s theatre in Darlington
National Audit Office Press Releases news
A Short Guide to Selected health arm’s-length bodies
National Audit Office Press Releases
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:15

The NAO is publishing a suite of short guides for the new Parliament, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons select committees and members of Parliament.

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
A Short Guide to Selected health arm’s-length bodies
Department for Work and Pensions news
Unemployment remains at four-decade low
Department for Work and Pensions
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:10

Unemployment is at just 4.3%, the lowest level since 1975 – and official figures have shown a fall in the unemployment rate every month in 2017.

Department for Work and Pensions | Official News Release
Unemployment remains at four-decade low
Scottish Government news
Challenging outcome for fisheries
Scottish Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 10:05

An additional £44 million of fishing opportunities will be available to Scotland’s industry following the outcome of the annual negotiations in Brussels.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Challenging outcome for fisheries
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:40

 Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, commented on this year’s Ofsted Annual Report

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report
Think Tanks news
JRF - Low-paid sectors hit hard by falling real wages
Think Tanks
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:35

Ashwin Kumar, Chief Economist at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, responded to yesterday’s labour market statistics 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
JRF - Low-paid sectors hit hard by falling real wages
EU News news
Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU
EU News
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:25

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published recently.

EU News | Official News Release
Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU
Competition & Markets Authority news
Rough gas storage facility undertakings to be removed
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:20

The CMA has confirmed its decision to remove undertakings from Rough gas storage.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Rough gas storage facility undertakings to be removed
NHS England news
NHS welcomes “important improvements” for race equality in health service workforce
NHS England
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:15

The Chief Executive of NHS England yesterday welcomed signs of progress in tackling discrimination among health service staff, but warned of “hard work still ahead” in improving equality for all its workers.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS welcomes “important improvements” for race equality in health service workforce
Innovate UK news
Business innovations to tackle brain injury and back pain
Innovate UK
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:10

60 projects with the potential to improve people’s lives and grow UK economy share £15 million funding.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
Business innovations to tackle brain injury and back pain
Welsh Government news
Finance Secretary announces new permanent small business rate relief scheme for Wales
Welsh Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 09:05

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford yesterday announced a permanent small business rate relief scheme will be introduced in Wales from 1 April 2018.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Finance Secretary announces new permanent small business rate relief scheme for Wales
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Sustainable fishing nets quota increases for UK fishermen
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 08:10

Yesterday the UK government achieved agreements supporting UK fishermen and sustainable fishing at the annual EU talks on fishing quotas.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Sustainable fishing nets quota increases for UK fishermen
Scottish Government news
Report from the Commissioner for Fair Access
Scottish Government
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 08:05

Minister comments on Commissioner’s first annual report.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Report from the Commissioner for Fair Access
Economic and Social Research Council news
Britain not hardest place to escape family background
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 07:10

Family background may not be a greater barrier to economic success in Britain than other parts of the world, says research from University College London.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Britain not hardest place to escape family background
AXELOS news
What people skills to consider when creating a team
AXELOS
Thursday 14 December 2017 @ 07:05

Blog posted by: Jonny Butler - Capita Transformation Team, 13 December 2017.

AXELOS | Official News Release
What people skills to consider when creating a team

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