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Scottish Government news
Low carbon infrastructure support
Scottish Government
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 12:05

A £60m fund to keep Scotland at the forefront of low carbon innovation is now open for business.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Low carbon infrastructure support
Parole Board For England And Wales news
Licence Conditions and how the Parole Board use them
Parole Board For England And Wales
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:51

A guide to what Licence Conditions are, which conditions Parole Board members can use in their decisions, and how conditions can be varied.

Parole Board For England And Wales | Official News Release
Licence Conditions and how the Parole Board use them
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA responds to report on lack of high quality care homes
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:40

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board,responded to a report by Independent Age revealing that two-thirds of MPs in England believe there is a lack of high-quality care homes for older people in their constituencies

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA responds to report on lack of high quality care homes
Think Tanks news
The King’s Fund response to the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS
Think Tanks
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:35

Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, said: ‘Across the country, there are encouraging examples of areas that are changing their services so that they better meet the needs of local people. But transforming services requires investment, and the speed of progress in Greater Manchester, for example, has only been possible because of upfront investment. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
The King’s Fund response to the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS
techUK news
Safer Internet Day 2018
techUK
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:25

Safer Internet Day is celebrated each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

techUK | Official News Release
Safer Internet Day 2018
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) news
HMICFRS’ proposed 2018/19 policing inspection programme and framework
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:20

HMICFRS has launched a consultation which welcomes views on our proposed policing inspection programme for the coming year. 

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) | Official News Release
HMICFRS’ proposed 2018/19 policing inspection programme and framework
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs news
Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:10

The Floods Minister has marked the start of works on the Boston Barrier, a £100 million tidal flood defence which will protect 14,000 Lincolnshire properties.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Official News Release
Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins
Welsh Government news
First Minister appoints new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales
Welsh Government
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 11:05

First Minister Carwyn Jones has appointed internationally renowned psychologist and neuroscientist, Professor Peter Halligan, to the post of Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
First Minister appoints new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

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EU News news
Time running out to ensure effective data protection in the EU institutions
EU News
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:48

25 May 2018 will mark an important milestone in the history of data protection with the full application of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

EU News | Official News Release
Time running out to ensure effective data protection in the EU institutions
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association response to National Audit Office report on NHS finances
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:40

Liz McAnulty, Chair of the Patients Association, said: “The NAO’s report confirms not only the inadequate, hand-to-mouth nature of the NHS’s finances, but also that this cash crisis is obstructing service transformation.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association response to National Audit Office report on NHS finances
Think Tanks news
Adam Smith Inst - Rising evidence for universal basic income
Think Tanks
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:35

New report suggests a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the answer to large-scale change from globalisation and automation

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Adam Smith Inst - Rising evidence for universal basic income
Financial Conduct Authority news
Financial Conduct Authority consults on widening access to the Financial Ombudsman Service for small businesses
Financial Conduct Authority
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:25

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday launched a consultation on plans to give more small businesses access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (the Ombudsman). This follows a review of the protections available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as users of financial services.

Financial Conduct Authority | Official News Release
Financial Conduct Authority consults on widening access to the Financial Ombudsman Service for small businesses
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
Update on the investigation into the death of Rashan Charles
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:20

The ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney in July 2017 has identified conflicting available advice given to police nationally about searching people suspected of placing drugs or other packages in their mouths.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
Update on the investigation into the death of Rashan Charles
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy news
Industrial Strategy boost for UK medicines with £70 million of funding to help develop new treatments
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:10

Science Minister Sam Gyimah announces £70 million to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of new medicines.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy | Official News Release
Industrial Strategy boost for UK medicines with £70 million of funding to help develop new treatments
Scottish Government news
Building future relations with Europe
Scottish Government
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 10:05

Membership of the Single Market and Customs Union will mitigate the damaging effects of Brexit, External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said ahead of visiting Brussels.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Building future relations with Europe
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA - National database of product recalls needed for faulty electrical goods
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:40

A national register of product recalls, accessible to the public, is urgently needed to make sure that faulty and dangerous goods – including tumble dryers and fridge freezers at risk of catching fire – are safely removed from people’s homes, councils and fire chiefs have urged.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA - National database of product recalls needed for faulty electrical goods
Think Tanks news
IEA - Yet again Oxfam gets it wrong on inequality and poverty
Think Tanks
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:35
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Abolish borrowing cap so local authorities can increase housing supply
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:25
Buckingham Palace news
HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are engaged to be married
Buckingham Palace
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:20

The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank.

Buckingham Palace | Official News Release
HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are engaged to be married
National Infrastructure Commission news
Evidence sought on future of UK’s freight infrastructure
National Infrastructure Commission
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:15

A Call for Evidence was launched yesterday to help shape a new study into improving the infrastructure supporting the UK’s freight networks.

National Infrastructure Commission | Official News Release
Evidence sought on future of UK’s freight infrastructure
HM Land Registry news
December 2017 Transaction Data
HM Land Registry
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:10

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that HM Land Registry completed in December 2017.

HM Land Registry | Official News Release
December 2017 Transaction Data
Welsh Government news
Finance Secretary announces plan to support Welsh steel industry
Welsh Government
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 09:05

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford yesterday (22 January) published a new procurement advice note (PAN) which will continue the Welsh Government’s support for the Welsh and wider UK steel industry.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Finance Secretary announces plan to support Welsh steel industry
Department for International Development news
International Development Secretary in Somalia: “The UK averted famine last year, but the job is not yet done”
Department for International Development
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 08:10

Penny Mordaunt saw how the UK is tackling the causes and consequences of instability in Somalia including helping those impacted by extreme drought.

Department for International Development | Official News Release
International Development Secretary in Somalia: “The UK averted famine last year, but the job is not yet done”
Scottish Government news
Scottish Commission on Social Security
Scottish Government
Tuesday 23 January 2018 @ 08:05

A new independent scrutiny body that will hold Scotland’s social security system to account is to be created by the Scottish Government.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Scottish Commission on Social Security

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