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NHS England news
NHS weekly winter operational update for the week ending 29 January 2023
NHS England
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 16:30

NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Stephen Powis responded to the NHS performance figures published today

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS weekly winter operational update for the week ending 29 January 2023
Cabinet Office news
Leaders meet to strengthen UK resilience
Cabinet Office
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 16:25

Leaders from across the public, private and voluntary sectors, including the emergency services, have met today to continue to strengthen the UK’s resilience.

Cabinet Office | Official News Release
Leaders meet to strengthen UK resilience
Scottish Government news
Tax support for businesses
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 16:20
Crown Prosecution Service news
Mason Greenwood: CPS discontinuance of charges
Crown Prosecution Service
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 16:15

Mason Greenwood was charged in October 2022 with one count of attempted rape, one count of controlling and coercive behaviour and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Crown Prosecution Service | Official News Release
Mason Greenwood: CPS discontinuance of charges
Economic and Social Research Council news
Hub to prepare UK transport systems for low carbon future
Economic and Social Research Council
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 16:10

A new research hub will spearhead the action needed to decarbonise the UK’s transport system and ensure it can adapt to the effects of climate change.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Hub to prepare UK transport systems for low carbon future
Environment Agency news
New wetland habitat thriving in Buckinghamshire
Environment Agency
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 16:05

The environmental successes of Eythrope partnership project celebrated on World Wetlands Day.

Environment Agency | Official News Release
New wetland habitat thriving in Buckinghamshire
HM Revenue and Customs news
HMRC late payment interest rates to be revised after Bank of England increases base rate
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 15:25

HMRC interest rates for late payments will be revised following the Bank of England interest rate rise to 4%.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
HMRC late payment interest rates to be revised after Bank of England increases base rate
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Human Rights watchdog warns United Nations of concerns over economic, social and cultural rights in Britain
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 15:20

Significant societal trends risk compromising the social, economic and cultural rights of people in England and Wales, according to a report to the United Nations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Human Rights watchdog warns United Nations of concerns over economic, social and cultural rights in Britain
Financial Conduct Authority news
Financial watchdog proposes to ban debt packager referral fees to protect consumers
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 15:15

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to push ahead with proposals to ban debt packager firms from receiving referral fees from debt solution providers, following further analysis of the market.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Financial watchdog proposes to ban debt packager referral fees to protect consumers
Welsh Government news
New stats show more than 2,600 affordable homes were built in Wales in the last financial year
Welsh Government
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 15:10

New stats published today show that 2,676 additional affordable homes were built in Wales in 2021/2022.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
New stats show more than 2,600 affordable homes were built in Wales in the last financial year
National Ombudsmen news
Ombudsman issues guide for care providers on good record keeping
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 15:05

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is today issuing a guide to help care providers learn from its complaints involving record keeping.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Ombudsman issues guide for care providers on good record keeping
Ofgem news
Ofgem statement on British Gas prepayment meter installations
Ofgem
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 14:25

An Ofgem spokesperson’s statement on British Gas prepayment meter installations

Ofgem | Official News Release
Ofgem statement on British Gas prepayment meter installations
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
‘Councils determined to improve housing conditions’ – LGA responds to damp and mould findings
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 14:20

Councils continue to fully support efforts to inspect homes and drive up standards in both the social housing and private rented sector.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
‘Councils determined to improve housing conditions’ – LGA responds to damp and mould findings
Department for Transport news
UK and Welsh governments to explore new rail links between south Wales and England
Department for Transport
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 14:15

A study has been announced that will develop options for new stations and services on the South Wales Main Line.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
UK and Welsh governments to explore new rail links between south Wales and England
Natural England news
Natural England unveils new Green Infrastructure Framework
Natural England
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 14:10

Guidance will create nature-rich towns and cities, helping millions realise the benefits of accessing nature

Natural England | Official News Release
Natural England unveils new Green Infrastructure Framework
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office news
Every child in Ukraine will have suffered due to Russia’s invasion: UK statement to the OSCE
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 14:05

Ambassador Neil Bush highlights the appalling and long-lasting impact Russia’s invasion has on Ukraine’s children.

Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office | Official News Release
Every child in Ukraine will have suffered due to Russia’s invasion: UK statement to the OSCE
HM Revenue and Customs news
Boost your childcare budget this half term
HM Revenue and Customs
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 13:25

Families looking for childcare places during February half term could be missing out on a government top-up to help pay their childcare bill.

HM Revenue and Customs | Official News Release
Boost your childcare budget this half term
Think Tanks news
IFG - Ministers should empower locally elected leaders to be net zero trailblazers
Think Tanks
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 13:20

A new Institute for Government report calls on the UK government to put England’s mayors at the heart of its net zero strategy and give England’s locally-elected leaders the powers and funding to become trailblazers in transitioning to a green economy. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFG - Ministers should empower locally elected leaders to be net zero trailblazers
Competition & Markets Authority news
Children’s social care: CMA recommendations accepted by UK government
Competition & Markets Authority
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 13:15

All recommendations made by the CMA to tackle issues in the children’s social care market in England have been accepted by the Department for Education.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
Children’s social care: CMA recommendations accepted by UK government
Home Office news
Proposed changes to passport application fees
Home Office
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 13:10

The government will introduce new passport fees for all applications on 2 February 2023.

Home Office | Official News Release
Proposed changes to passport application fees
Scottish Government news
Deadline for School Age Payment approaches
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 13:05
Welsh Government news
More funding for organisations who help everyone use more Cymraeg
Welsh Government
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 12:25

Community-based language initiatives and local Welsh language newspapers are some of the organisations receiving a share of almost £260,000 to help us all use more Cymraeg.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
More funding for organisations who help everyone use more Cymraeg
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Citizens Advice responds to The Times investigation on forced prepayment meter installations
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 12:20

Citizens Advice responds to The Times article: ‘Exposed: How British Gas debt agents break into homes of vulnerable’

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Citizens Advice responds to The Times investigation on forced prepayment meter installations
Information Commissioner's Office news
Former RAC employee fined for stealing data of victims of road traffic incidents
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 12:15

A former employee of breakdown services company RAC has plead guilty and been fined for the stealing of data of victims of road traffic accidents.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
Former RAC employee fined for stealing data of victims of road traffic incidents
CCW news
Water bill rises will bring more uncertainty to struggling households, says CCW
CCW
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 12:10

The largest rise in the average household water and sewerage bill for almost 20 years could prove a tipping point for the one in five customers already struggling to pay.

CCW | Official News Release
Water bill rises will bring more uncertainty to struggling households, says CCW
Scottish Government news
MSPs urged to support spending plans
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 12:05
Children’s Commissioner news
CCo statement on government strategy for the implementation of the Care Review
Children’s Commissioner
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 11:25

Every child in care, or involved with children’s services, deserves safety, love and security.

Children’s Commissioner | Official News Release
CCo statement on government strategy for the implementation of the Care Review
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
100,000 British small businesses benefit from government-backed Start Up Loans
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 11:20

The government’s Start Up Loans scheme has achieved another landmark milestone as the 100,000th business loan is granted.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
100,000 British small businesses benefit from government-backed Start Up Loans
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Science curriculum in schools improving despite pandemic pressures
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 11:15

Ofsted has today published the first in a new series of reports looking at how subjects are taught in England’s schools.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Science curriculum in schools improving despite pandemic pressures
Charity Commission news
‘Here to help’: Commission launches new push on trustee guides as sector faces challenging year
Charity Commission
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 11:10

The Charity Commission is launching the next stage of its campaign to raise awareness of core trustee duties and guidance available as the sector faces challenges ahead.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
‘Here to help’: Commission launches new push on trustee guides as sector faces challenging year
Department for Transport news
New research hub to help tackle decarbonisation and improve transport resilience
Department for Transport
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 11:05
Department for Education news
Long-term strategy launched to fix children’s social care
Department for Education
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 10:25

Government to transform children’s social care, with ambitious plans that put families at the heart of reform 

Department for Education | Official News Release
Long-term strategy launched to fix children’s social care
Ofwat news
Water companies need to offer their customers a helping hand
Ofwat
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 10:20

As water companies announce water bills for next year, showing an average increase of 7.5%, or £31, Ofwat has called on companies to go the extra mile in supporting customers in need of a helping hand.  

Ofwat | Official News Release
Water companies need to offer their customers a helping hand
NHS England news
NHS Digital and NHS England complete merger
NHS England
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 10:15

NHS England and NHS Digital yesterday legally merged in the first step towards creating a new, single organisation to lead the NHS in England to deliver high-quality services for all.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS Digital and NHS England complete merger
Crown Commercial Service news
How to build sustainability into procurement: staying on track for carbon net zero – Procurement Essentials
Crown Commercial Service
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 10:10

Procurement Essentials is a new series of articles to help you overcome common hurdles, understand key concepts, and make your life as a buyer of everyday goods and services easier.

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
How to build sustainability into procurement: staying on track for carbon net zero – Procurement Essentials
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office news
Aid delivery without the participation of women cannot be normalised, and impairs the entire population
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 10:05

Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki at the UN Member States Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan

Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office | Official News Release
Aid delivery without the participation of women cannot be normalised, and impairs the entire population
Scottish Government news
Work to support wild salmon recovery
Scottish Government
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 09:25
Transport for London news
The transformational Elizabeth line clocks more than one hundred million passenger journeys
Transport for London
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 09:20

More customers than expected have taken advantage of capital's newest transport link since opening in May 2022

Transport for London | Official News Release
The transformational Elizabeth line clocks more than one hundred million passenger journeys
National Crime Agency news
Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Morocco
National Crime Agency
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 09:15

A man wanted over a drive-by murder in Essex has been arrested in Morocco.

National Crime Agency | Official News Release
Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Morocco
Innovation Agency news
New elective surgery hub will treat an extra 6,000 patients a year
Innovation Agency
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 09:10

We were delighted to open the new Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre as a major step forward in addressing the backlog of surgery caused by the pandemic.

Innovation Agency | Official News Release
New elective surgery hub will treat an extra 6,000 patients a year
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office news
Foreign Secretary's meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, 1 February 2023
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office
Thursday 02 February 2023 @ 09:05

The UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong met in London.

Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary's meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, 1 February 2023

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