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EU News news
Cities and regions key to strengthen economic recovery and undertake structural reforms, new report shows
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:20

The role of local and regional authorities and the awareness of territorial concerns in addressing economic challenges are growing. This is the conclusion of a new analysis by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) showing that 75% of the Country-specific Recommendations are related to the territory. 

 

EU News | Official News Release
Cities and regions key to strengthen economic recovery and undertake structural reforms, new report shows
Open Europe news
Deloitte study finds that the German car industry would be severely hit by a ‘no deal’ Brexit
Open Europe
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:17

With a new study by Deloitte finding that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would have a severe impact on the German car industry, Open Europe’s Georgia Bachti argues that the unity of the EU27 position will only really be tested when talks move from details of UK withdrawal to the new trade terms.

Open Europe | Official News Release
Deloitte study finds that the German car industry would be severely hit by a ‘no deal’ Brexit
NHS England news
State of the art cancer-treating cyclotron arrives at UK’s first high energy proton beam centre at The Christie
NHS England
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:15

A state of the art proton beam therapy machine, the ‘cyclotron’, will be installed at the specialist cancer hospital The Christie in Manchester today, marking a major milestone in a national NHS plan to provide high energy proton beam therapy in the UK from next year.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
State of the art cancer-treating cyclotron arrives at UK’s first high energy proton beam centre at The Christie
Independent Police Complaints Commission news
IPCC investigation following man's death in Stockport, Greater Manchester
Independent Police Complaints Commission
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:12

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an independent investigation following the death of a man in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

 

Independent Police Complaints Commission | Official News Release
IPCC investigation following man's death in Stockport, Greater Manchester
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
Foreign Secretary statement on Gulf tensions
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:10

Boris Johnson calls on Gulf states to discuss ‘measured and realistic’ demands to deescalate tensions

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
Foreign Secretary statement on Gulf tensions
Welsh Government news
First Minister pays tribute to Armed Forces community
Welsh Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:07

First Minister Carwyn Jones will join with communities across South Wales to help celebrate Armed Forces Day this Saturday (24 June)

Welsh Government | Official News Release
First Minister pays tribute to Armed Forces community
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO statement on Conservative Party call centre
Information Commissioner's Office
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 16:05

The ICO released the following statement to Channel Four News after the news programme carried out an undercover investigation into a call centre used by the Conservative Party during the election campaign.

 

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO statement on Conservative Party call centre
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Companies House - Changes to UK anti-money laundering measures
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:45
10 Downing Street news
European Council June 2017: Prime Minister's press statement
10 Downing Street
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:40

Theresa May spoke about subjects covered at European Council including security, trade, migration and citizens' rights.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
European Council June 2017: Prime Minister's press statement
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Ofqual - Allegations of malpractice in Edexcel's C4 maths paper
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:35

Ofqual statement on allegations of malpractice or wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper taken on 23 June 2017.

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Ofqual - Allegations of malpractice in Edexcel's C4 maths paper
Scottish Government news
Comment on cladding and high rise buildings
Scottish Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:30
Homeless Link news
Homeless numbers shine spotlight on broken housing market
Homeless Link
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:25

Thousands of households are currently living in temporary accommodation away from their local area, according to the Government's statutory homelessness stats for the first quarter of 2017, released on 22 June.

 

Homeless Link | Official News Release
Homeless numbers shine spotlight on broken housing market
EU News news
EU needs to offer mayors 'answers' to migration
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:20

Europe's regions & cities are directly exposed to the challenge of migration management and need strong support to help the EU's efforts and respond to citizens' expectations.

 

EU News | Official News Release
EU needs to offer mayors 'answers' to migration

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NHS England news
NHS England announces new sites to redesign mental health services and cut out of area placements
NHS England
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:15

NHS England has announced a new tranche of sites to test new approaches to delivering mental health services – cutting the number of people travelling long distances for care.

 

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS England announces new sites to redesign mental health services and cut out of area placements
National Cyber Security Centre news
Guidance on the historic LinkedIn incident (2012)
National Cyber Security Centre
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:10

NCSC guidance following the renewed press interest in the historic hack of LinkedIn

 

National Cyber Security Centre | Official News Release
Guidance on the historic LinkedIn incident (2012)
Big Lottery Fund news
Over £1.5 million set to inspire next generation of young Scots
Big Lottery Fund
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 15:05

Across Scotland, two projects set to inspire the next generation of musicians, music producers and sound engineers, are amongst 37 benefiting today (Friday 23 June) from £1,534,172 from the Young Start fund.

 

Big Lottery Fund | Official News Release
Over £1.5 million set to inspire next generation of young Scots
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unicef UK & Save the Children: Brexit risks leaving refugee children stranded from family
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:40

Unicef UK and Save the Children warn that unaccompanied refugee children are at risk of losing their legal route to be reunited with their family in the UK, as negotiations to leave the EU begin.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Unicef UK & Save the Children: Brexit risks leaving refugee children stranded from family
techUK news
techUK CEO Comments on Prime Minister’s Speech on EU Citizens
techUK
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:30

Julian David welcomes commitment to guaranteeing rights, however more detail is necessary before any uncertainty can be addressed.

techUK | Official News Release
techUK CEO Comments on Prime Minister’s Speech on EU Citizens
Scottish Government news
£10 million for affordable housing
Scottish Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:25
EU News news
REACH inspectors find that not all companies are complying with authorisation requirements
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:20

Inspectors in 17 European countries have checked compliance with the authorisation obligations under REACH for the use & placing on the market of 13 substances of very high concern with sunset dates in 2015. 

 

EU News | Official News Release
REACH inspectors find that not all companies are complying with authorisation requirements
Welsh Government news
Focus of Brexit negotiations must be on securing transitional deal – First Minister Carwyn Jones
Welsh Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:15

The focus of Brexit negotiations must now be on securing a transitional arrangement with the EU, First Minister Carwyn Jones, has said one year on from the EU referendum.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Focus of Brexit negotiations must be on securing transitional deal – First Minister Carwyn Jones
EU News news
ECB to develop a service for the settlement of instant payments
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:10

The Governing Council of the ECB has decided to develop a new service for the settlement of instant payments.  The new service, TARGET instant payment settlement (TIPS), will enable citizens & firms to transfer money between each other in real time and will be available around the clock, 365 days a year.

 

EU News | Official News Release
ECB to develop a service for the settlement of instant payments
Foreign and Commonwealth Office news
"Questions on the British Indian Ocean Territory have long been a bilateral matter between the UK and Mauritius"
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 14:05

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the General Assembly Meeting to discuss request for an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Official News Release
"Questions on the British Indian Ocean Territory have long been a bilateral matter between the UK and Mauritius"
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
WWF - Rio Anniversary: Wales must use global links to protect planet beyond Brexit
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:40

It’s vital that Wales works with international partners on environmental issues as we leave the European Union, according to a major conservation organisation.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
WWF - Rio Anniversary: Wales must use global links to protect planet beyond Brexit
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Department responds to police identification of Hotpoint fridge freezer involved in Grenfell Tower fire
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:30

Government has ordered an examination of the fridge freezer involved in the Grenfell Tower fire to establish the cause of the incident.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Department responds to police identification of Hotpoint fridge freezer involved in Grenfell Tower fire
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory news
Dstl – Supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2017
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:25

Dstl is proud to be supporting this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED).

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory | Official News Release
Dstl – Supporting International Women in Engineering Day 2017
EU News news
Assessing allergenicity of GM plants: new EFSA guidance provides advice
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:20

EFSA has published supplementary guidance on allergenicity to further strengthen risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants. 

 

EU News | Official News Release
Assessing allergenicity of GM plants: new EFSA guidance provides advice
Charity Commission news
Regulator finds trustees mismanaged charity
Charity Commission
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:15

The charity regulator has concluded that the trustees of an independent school in Luton are responsible for mismanagement and misconduct.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Regulator finds trustees mismanaged charity
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) news
Benefits cap High Court ruling response
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:10

The High Court has ruled the Government's benefit cap is unfair to single parents with young children. We welcome this ruling having raised concerns with the Government on this policy.

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) | Official News Release
Benefits cap High Court ruling response
Ministry of Justice news
Prisons Minister visits HMP Stoke Heath and local probation service
Ministry of Justice
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 13:05

Sam Gyimah visits HMP Stoke Heath and Warkwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company to thank staff for their vital work.

Ministry of Justice | Official News Release
Prisons Minister visits HMP Stoke Heath and local probation service
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Unicef - A children’s refugee crisis
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:40

As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis, UNICEF said on World Refugee Day.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Unicef - A children’s refugee crisis
Charity Commission news
Charitable grants for people directly impacted by the Grenfell Fire
Charity Commission
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:32

Donations made available to help those who have suffered loss in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Charity Commission | Official News Release
Charitable grants for people directly impacted by the Grenfell Fire
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Amanda Spielman's speech at the Festival of Education
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:30

Ofsted's Chief Inspector talks about a review of the curriculum and the importance of recognising leadership challenges and valuing management.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Amanda Spielman's speech at the Festival of Education
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA launches enforcement action against gambling firms
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:25

CMA has today announced it is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA launches enforcement action against gambling firms
EU News news
CJEU: Employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:20

Employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings may be maintained where a ‘pre-pack’ is put into effect following insolvency.

EU News | Official News Release
CJEU: Employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings
Department for Culture, Media and Sport news
Government and utility companies announce package of support for Grenfell victims
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:15

Comprehensive package of support across energy, water and telecommunications sectors for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport | Official News Release
Government and utility companies announce package of support for Grenfell victims
Scottish Government news
Provisional budget outturn
Scottish Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:10
National Ombudsmen news
Man spends too long in care home because of councils’ delays
National Ombudsmen
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 12:05

A Warwickshire man, who had suffered a stroke, was prevented from living independently for too long because two councils failed to follow correct procedures, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.

 

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Man spends too long in care home because of councils’ delays
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Procurement of audit services delivers outstanding results
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 11:40

Local government and police bodies throughout England will pay reduced fees for audit services following the results of a highly successful procurement process undertaken by Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd (PSAA). 

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Procurement of audit services delivers outstanding results
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LC: No legal barriers to social investment, but pension schemes still not investing
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 11:25

There are no legal or regulatory barriers to pension schemes making social investments, according to a new report by the Law Commission.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LC: No legal barriers to social investment, but pension schemes still not investing
EU News news
EU announces €85m as Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 11:20

Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.

 

EU News | Official News Release
EU announces €85m as Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis
Scottish Government news
Civil action in childhood abuse cases
Scottish Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 11:15
Department for Transport news
Bidders for 2 rail franchises named by government
Department for Transport
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 11:10

Announcing companies in the running for the new West Coast Partnership and South Eastern rail franchise.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Bidders for 2 rail franchises named by government
Welsh Government news
Celebrating digital skills in Welsh teaching
Welsh Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 11:05

Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams attended the fifth National Digital Learning Event and Awards (NDLE) - a national conference aimed at raising the profile of digital learning and celebrating schools’ best practice in using technology in the classroom.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Celebrating digital skills in Welsh teaching
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
RoSPA - UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 10:40

The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health and safety legislation in light of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
RoSPA - UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze
Department for Education news
Universities rated in Teaching Excellence Framework
Department for Education
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 10:25
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales news
26,000 Welsh businesses will be directly targeted with support to increase exports
Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 10:20
Ministry of Defence news
Defence Minister Focuses on Scottish business, skills, and innovation
Ministry of Defence
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 10:15

UK investment, innovation, and support for Scottish jobs and skills were the focus for Minister Harriett Baldwin today, when she visited two leading employers to meet small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and apprentices near Edinburgh.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Defence Minister Focuses on Scottish business, skills, and innovation
EU News news
Consumer protection in the digital age; EU-wide cooperation
EU News
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 10:10

The Maltese presidency has reached a preliminary agreement with European Parliament representatives to strengthen cooperation between EU national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws.

EU News | Official News Release
Consumer protection in the digital age; EU-wide cooperation
Scottish Government news
The rural economy’s future
Scottish Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 10:05

A National Council of Rural Advisers has been announced by Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
The rural economy’s future
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - Councils respond to NSPCC’s “How Safe Are Our Children?” report
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:40

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responded to the NSPCC’s “How Safe Are Our Children?” report

 

Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - Councils respond to NSPCC’s “How Safe Are Our Children?” report
National Audit Office Press Releases news
Hinkley Point C
National Audit Office Press Releases
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:30

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic benefits, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office.

 

National Audit Office Press Releases | Official News Release
Hinkley Point C
Transport for London news
The future of cross-London travel arrives
Transport for London
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:25

Customers have given their first chance to travel on the state-of-the-art trains that will serve the Elizabeth line when the new rail tunnels open through central London in December next year.

Transport for London | Official News Release
The future of cross-London travel arrives
Competition & Markets Authority news
CMA recommends release of BAES from long-standing undertakings
Competition & Markets Authority
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:20

The CMA has recommended that BAE Systems plc (BAES) should be released from long-standing competition requirements.

Competition & Markets Authority | Official News Release
CMA recommends release of BAES from long-standing undertakings
Ministry of Defence news
£260M job-sustaining contract for advanced identification system
Ministry of Defence
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:15

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £260 million contract to supply the UK’s with the next generation of secure Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) technology. The work will sustain around 150 jobs in Luton, the West of England, Edinburgh and across the UK supply chain.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
£260M job-sustaining contract for advanced identification system
Economic and Social Research Council news
Network to boost ethnic minority business takes top prize
Economic and Social Research Council
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:10

A network launched to promote ethnic minority entrepreneurship has helped hundreds of ethnic minority businesses gain access to finance, new markets, mentoring and business support as well as raising awareness of the £25-£32 billion contribution these firms make to the UK economy every year.

Economic and Social Research Council | Official News Release
Network to boost ethnic minority business takes top prize
Welsh Government news
“NHS Wales performance stable, despite growing demand” – Vaughan Gething
Welsh Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 09:05

The vast majority of people waiting for NHS treatment continue to be seen within access and treatment targets, despite increasing demand for services across Wales, new statistics published yesterday show.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
“NHS Wales performance stable, despite growing demand” – Vaughan Gething
Department for Communities and Local Government news
Over a quarter of a million new homeowners thanks to Help to Buy
Department for Communities and Local Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 08:10

Over 285,000 homeowners, including 240,000 first time buyers, have been supported by the government's Help to Buy schemes.

Department for Communities and Local Government | Official News Release
Over a quarter of a million new homeowners thanks to Help to Buy
Scottish Government news
Environmentally friendly farming
Scottish Government
Friday 23 June 2017 @ 08:05

New funding round for Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme announced.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Environmentally friendly farming

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