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Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
MPs publish report on Assisted Dying/Assisted Suicide
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 16:30

The Health and Social Care Committee has published its report on Assisted Dying/Assisted Suicide.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
MPs publish report on Assisted Dying/Assisted Suicide
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office news
UK to increase maritime security links in Southeast Asia, reopen diplomatic mission in Timor-Leste
Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 16:25

Minister for the Indo-Pacific, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is visiting Southeast Asia 29 February-4 March with a focus on maritime security and strengthening the UK's diplomatic network.

Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office | Official News Release
UK to increase maritime security links in Southeast Asia, reopen diplomatic mission in Timor-Leste
UK Health Security Agency news
Marketing campaign launches to drive up childhood vaccinations
UK Health Security Agency
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 16:20

UKHSA Chief Executive Professor Dame Jenny Harries visits Manchester and Liverpool to launch campaign as measles cases continue to rise.

UK Health Security Agency | Official News Release
Marketing campaign launches to drive up childhood vaccinations
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
IOPC statement in response to the Angiolini Inquiry Report
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 16:15
techUK news
Shadow Defence Secretary announces Labour's pledges to reform UK Defence
techUK
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 16:10

Speaking at the Policy Exchange yesterday, in a keynote address the Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey outlined a series of reforms Labour would make to the Ministry of Defence should it form a government after the general election.

techUK | Official News Release
Shadow Defence Secretary announces Labour's pledges to reform UK Defence
Scottish Government news
Speeding up cancer diagnoses
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 16:05
Home Office news
Angiolini Inquiry Part 1
Home Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 15:30

The independent Angiolini Inquiry was commissioned to uncover circumstances that led to the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a police officer

Home Office | Official News Release
Angiolini Inquiry Part 1
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero news
Demand for heat pumps surges as grant application increase by 39%
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 15:25

New figures show applications for the government heat pump grants are up by 39% compared to January 2023.

Department for Energy Security & Net Zero | Official News Release
Demand for heat pumps surges as grant application increase by 39%
Department for Science, Innovation & Technology news
UK and France to deepen research and AI links following Horizon association
Department for Science, Innovation & Technology
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 15:20

New funding to boost research collaboration and a new partnership to further global AI safety are part of measures announced by the UK and France.

Department for Science, Innovation & Technology | Official News Release
UK and France to deepen research and AI links following Horizon association
NHS England news
Ambulance handovers improve despite increased demand and ongoing winter pressures
NHS England
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 15:15

England’s top doctor has praised the hard work of staff as new data shows ambulance handover delays have improved despite increased demand, alongside continued pressure from winter viruses and industrial action.

NHS England | Official News Release
Ambulance handovers improve despite increased demand and ongoing winter pressures
Home Office news
Record funding will protect Jewish communities from harm
Home Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 15:10

Jewish communities will receive dedicated security and protection thanks to the biggest financial commitment ever made by the government to tackle antisemitism.

Home Office | Official News Release
Record funding will protect Jewish communities from harm
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) news
Ofsted confirms plans for inspecting supported accommodation
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 15:05

Ofsted has today published guidance for inspecting providers of supported accommodation and the outcome of the consultation.

Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) | Official News Release
Ofsted confirms plans for inspecting supported accommodation
RUSI news
The Nuclear Option – Russia’s Newest Counter Space Weapon?
RUSI
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 14:25

Russia appears to be developing a nuclear weapon to be placed in outer space. Such a weapon has the potential to indiscriminately destroy and damage a range of military and civilian satellites, including Russia’s own.

RUSI | Official News Release
The Nuclear Option – Russia’s Newest Counter Space Weapon?
Department for Education news
New regulations for schools in next stage of attendance drive
Department for Education
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 14:20

Every state school in England will now share their daily attendance registers across the education sector.

Department for Education | Official News Release
New regulations for schools in next stage of attendance drive
NHS England news
NHS fast-tracks new therapy for rare ‘graft vs host’ disease
NHS England
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 14:15

Cancer patients living with a rare disease which attacks the body’s own organs following a life-saving stem cell transplant are set to benefit from a pioneering new medicine on the NHS.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS fast-tracks new therapy for rare ‘graft vs host’ disease
Financial Conduct Authority news
Financial regulator finds wholesale data market can be improved
Financial Conduct Authority
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 14:10

The FCA has today published the findings of its wholesale data market study, which examined competition in the markets for credit ratings data, benchmarks and market data vendor services.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Financial regulator finds wholesale data market can be improved
techUK news
UK Government release new guide for telecoms RDI funding and opportunities
techUK
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 14:05

What better a location or occasion than Mobile World Congress to launch a brand new guide outlining the UK government's research, development and innovation funding and opportunities? 

techUK | Official News Release
UK Government release new guide for telecoms RDI funding and opportunities
Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland news
Scottish Secretary reacts to GDP for Q4 2023 and December 2023
Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 13:25

Alister Jack says boosting business and continuing to drive down inflation is key to long-term growth.

Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland | Official News Release
Scottish Secretary reacts to GDP for Q4 2023 and December 2023
BCS news
Elon Musk is ‘wrong’ that no jobs will be needed in the future – says poll of tech experts
BCS
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 13:20

Elon Musk’s claim that AI will make all human jobs irrelevant should not be taken seriously, according to a survey of tech experts.

BCS | Official News Release
Elon Musk is ‘wrong’ that no jobs will be needed in the future – says poll of tech experts
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Weak expectations for consumer services as profits fall for ninth time in a row - latest CBI Service Sector Survey
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 13:15

In the three months to February, optimism amongst business and professional services firms improved slightly as business volumes returned to growth, according to the CBI’s latest Service Sector Survey.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Weak expectations for consumer services as profits fall for ninth time in a row - latest CBI Service Sector Survey
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities news
Over £19 million for regeneration of Bridgwater Hospital (Levelling Up Fund 2)
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 13:10

Almost £20 million from the Levelling Up Fund will give the former Bridgwater Hospital a new lease of life.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities | Official News Release
Over £19 million for regeneration of Bridgwater Hospital (Levelling Up Fund 2)
Scottish Government news
Scottish House Condition Survey: 2022 Key Findings
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 13:05

The Chief Statistician has released figures on fuel poverty, energy efficiency, the condition of housing and other key descriptors of the occupied housing stock in Scotland. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish House Condition Survey: 2022 Key Findings
Information Commissioner's Office news
John Edwards speaks at IAPP’s Data Protection Intensive UK
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 12:25

Information Commissioner delivers opening keynote speech at IAPP’s Data Protection Intensive on 28 February 2024.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
John Edwards speaks at IAPP’s Data Protection Intensive UK
Chatham House news
How the UK could become a global leader in the subsea domain
Chatham House
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 12:20

As it searches for an appropriate global role after Brexit, the UK has the potential to become the centre of gravity for subsea technology.

Chatham House | Official News Release
How the UK could become a global leader in the subsea domain
Ministry of Defence news
Chief of the Defence Chatham House Security and Defence Conference 2024 keynote speech
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 12:15

Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Sir Tony Radakin gave a keynote speech at Chatham House Security and Defence Conference on 27 February 2024.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Chief of the Defence Chatham House Security and Defence Conference 2024 keynote speech
Department for Transport news
Work to deliver Midlands Rail Hub set to begin with £123 million
Department for Transport
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 12:10

Millions of people will benefit from more frequent rail services from central Birmingham and upgraded stations across the Midlands.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Work to deliver Midlands Rail Hub set to begin with £123 million
Scottish Government news
Supporting the planning system
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 12:05

Consultations on resourcing, skills and changes for major developments.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Supporting the planning system
Department for Education news
Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2024 speech
Department for Education
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 11:25

Minister Robert Halfon's virtual speech to the Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2024 in Birmingham (27 February 2024).

Department for Education | Official News Release
Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2024 speech
National Ombudsmen news
Family left to sofa surf for 12 months after being ‘forgotten’ by Waltham Forest council
National Ombudsmen
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 11:20

A Waltham Forest family had to sofa surf for 12 months because the local council forgot about them, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
Family left to sofa surf for 12 months after being ‘forgotten’ by Waltham Forest council
Scottish Government news
Free court transcripts for rape victims
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 11:15
Home Office news
Suspected members of Albanian people smuggling ring arrested
Home Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 11:10

Several members of a suspected people smuggling ring have been arrested in a series of raids after allegedly attempting to traffic migrants through UK airports.

Home Office | Official News Release
Suspected members of Albanian people smuggling ring arrested
Information Commissioner's Office news
ICO statement in response to Angiolini Inquiry
Information Commissioner's Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 11:05

The Angiolini Inquiry has published its first report, following its review of the murder of Sarah Everard.

Information Commissioner's Office | Official News Release
ICO statement in response to Angiolini Inquiry
Ofcom news
Celebrating LGBT+ history month 2024
Ofcom
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 10:25

LGBT+ history month is coming to an end, and this year’s theme has been medicine, #UnderTheScope.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Celebrating LGBT+ history month 2024
Crown Prosecution Service news
CPS authorises charge against sixth person suspected of spying for Russia
Crown Prosecution Service
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 10:20

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “The CPS has authorised a charge of conspiracy to conduct espionage against a sixth person suspected of spying for Russia.

Crown Prosecution Service | Official News Release
CPS authorises charge against sixth person suspected of spying for Russia
NHS Wales news
Official statistics show long term decrease in age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths but increased deprivation gap
NHS Wales
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 10:15

The latest official statistics from Public Health Wales show that the rate of cancer deaths, when adjusted for age, has declined by more than 16 per cent between 2002 and 2022. 

NHS Wales | Official News Release
Official statistics show long term decrease in age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths but increased deprivation gap
Welsh Government news
Llandeilo Primary School’s rollout of free school meals helps fight food waste with innovative new scheme
Welsh Government
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 10:10

Llandeilo Primary School’s rollout of free school meals helps fight food waste with innovative new scheme.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Llandeilo Primary School’s rollout of free school meals helps fight food waste with innovative new scheme
Ministry of Defence news
Widespread reforms to transform delivery of kit to UK's armed forces
Ministry of Defence
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 10:05

A new procurement system will see earlier expert assurance of future military programmes, ensuring they deliver for UK forces on the frontline.

Ministry of Defence | Official News Release
Widespread reforms to transform delivery of kit to UK's armed forces
Ofcom news
Fewer than half of social media users find content controls effective
Ofcom
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 09:25

Almost half of social media users who used content controls said their experience did not change, while some said it got worse (2%). Only 38% said using content controls improved their online experience.

Ofcom | Official News Release
Fewer than half of social media users find content controls effective
Scottish Government news
Keeping 100,000 children out of poverty
Scottish Government
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 09:20

Modelling shows vital impact of Scottish Government policies.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Keeping 100,000 children out of poverty
Environment Agency news
Hazards of growing high-risk crops in south-west England
Environment Agency
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 09:15

Environment Agency warns poor crop-management could increase region's flooding and pollution

Environment Agency | Official News Release
Hazards of growing high-risk crops in south-west England
Innovate UK news
New public sector innovation programme open for applications
Innovate UK
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 09:10

GOTT has launched a new 8-week part-time customer discovery programme for innovators to test whether there is a market for their idea, product or service.

Innovate UK | Official News Release
New public sector innovation programme open for applications
Home Office news
£31m committed to protect democratic process
Home Office
Thursday 29 February 2024 @ 09:05

£31 million of new funding to protect democratic processes and enhance security measures for elected representatives.

Home Office | Official News Release
£31m committed to protect democratic process

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