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NCIA Not-For-Profit Framework - Call for Applications
techUK
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 16:25

NATO's Communications & Information Agency have announced a new Not-For-Profit-Framework to expand the agency's cooperation in the cyber/comms domain.

techUK | Official News Release
NCIA Not-For-Profit Framework - Call for Applications
Association for Project Management news
Royal Honour for APM member dedicated to workplace safety
Association for Project Management
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 16:20

Association for Project Management (APM) member Brian Paynter, programme director for Network Rail, has been awarded the MBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to the railway safety and to charity.

Association for Project Management | Official News Release
Royal Honour for APM member dedicated to workplace safety
NHS Digital news
NHS Digital celebrates Black History Month
NHS Digital
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 16:15

NHS Digital has been hosting a variety of internal events throughout October to celebrate Black History Month.

NHS Digital | Official News Release
NHS Digital celebrates Black History Month
EU News news
Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 16:10

The European Commission has disbursed a total of €17 billion to Italy, Spain and Poland in the first instalment of financial support to Member States under the SURE instrument. 

EU News | Official News Release
Commission disburses €17 billion under SURE to Italy, Spain and Poland
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Retailers offer workable solution to Welsh Government’s non-essential items regulation
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 16:05

This morning the WRC, CBI Wales and ACS has presented the Welsh Government with our recommendations to resolve the confusion over non-essential items. 

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Retailers offer workable solution to Welsh Government’s non-essential items regulation
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Chair comments on Secretary of State letters on Covid-19 loans & financial support
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 15:33

Darren Jones, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, has commented on responses from Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) on concerns regarding Bounce Back Business Loans (BBLS), the Future Fund, and the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Chair comments on Secretary of State letters on Covid-19 loans & financial support
EU News news
Boeing WTO case: the EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 15:25

The Dispute Settlement Body of World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday formally authorised the EU to take countermeasures against the United States.

EU News | Official News Release
Boeing WTO case: the EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports
Homeless Link news
Stepping Forwards with Strengths-Based Practice
Homeless Link
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 15:20
Chatham House news
Why the EU’s Migration and Asylum Plan is Flawed
Chatham House
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 15:10

After the catastrophic Moria camp fire in Greece, the European Commission announced new proposals for dealing with migration. But there are three major flaws.

Chatham House | Official News Release
Why the EU’s Migration and Asylum Plan is Flawed
Scottish Government news
Homicide in Scotland 2019-20
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 15:05

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published Homicide in Scotland, 2019-20. The publication provides information on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2019-20. 

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Homicide in Scotland 2019-20
RUSI news
What Can Be Salvaged from the UK’s Integrated Review?
RUSI
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 14:25

The future of the UK government’s Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is now uncertain. In its absence, the government should consider issuing a top-level policy paper which defines a vision for the UK’s role in the world, but not until spring or summer 2021.

RUSI | Official News Release
What Can Be Salvaged from the UK’s Integrated Review?
Department for Transport news
Department for Transport gives green light to £12.7 million for A595 upgrades in Cumbria
Department for Transport
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 14:20

The government is set to enhance the safety and capacity of the A595 at Grizebeck, Cumbria, in the latest step towards levelling up transport infrastructure in the North.

Department for Transport | Official News Release
Department for Transport gives green light to £12.7 million for A595 upgrades in Cumbria
Scottish Government news
Shaping Scotland's Economy: Scotland's Inward Investment Plan
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 14:15

Shaping Scotland’s Economy: Scotland’s Inward Investment Plan sets out our ambition for Scotland as a leading destination for inward investment aligned with our values as a nation.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Shaping Scotland's Economy: Scotland's Inward Investment Plan
EU News news
EU-African Union relations: joint communiqué of the AU Peace and Security Council and the EU Political and Security Committee
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 14:10

On 26 October 2020, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union (EU) Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) held their 12th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting, virtually, as part of their regular dialogue within the framework of Article 17 of the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, and the AU – EU partnership. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Ambassador Osama Abdelkhalek, Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the AU and Chairperson of the AUPSC for October 2020 and H.E. Ambassador Sofie From- Emmesberger, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC.

EU News | Official News Release
EU-African Union relations: joint communiqué of the AU Peace and Security Council and the EU Political and Security Committee
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Retail sales fall back at sharpest pace since June - CBI
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 14:05

Retail sales fell in the year to October, suggesting a loss of momentum from September, when sales rose at the fastest pace for 18 months, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Retail sales fall back at sharpest pace since June - CBI
EU News news
Coming up: budget 2021, Covid-19 measures, Gender Equality Week
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 13:25

This week MEPs will decide on their priorities for the 2021 budget, consider how the pandemic has affected fundamental values and hold the first European Gender Equality Week.

EU News | Official News Release
Coming up: budget 2021, Covid-19 measures, Gender Equality Week
AXELOS news
Managing Successful Programmes – why a new edition?
AXELOS
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 13:20

Blog posted by: John Edmonds – PPM Portfolio Development Manager at AXELOS, 26 October 2020.

AXELOS | Official News Release
Managing Successful Programmes – why a new edition?
Ofwat news
Ofwat warns water customers could pay more and investors receive a windfall
Ofwat
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 13:15

Ofwat has warned that customers will pay more on their water bills and investors could scoop up the extra as higher dividend pay-outs if the Competition and Markets Authority confirms its position on the price review of four water companies.

Ofwat | Official News Release
Ofwat warns water customers could pay more and investors receive a windfall
Department for Education news
North East talent awarded prizes for education contributions
Department for Education
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 13:10

Outstanding students and school leaders awarded prestigious Lord Glenamara Memorial prizes for success and contributions to their communities

Department for Education | Official News Release
North East talent awarded prizes for education contributions
10 Downing Street news
PM call with Prime Minister of Australia: 27 October 2020
10 Downing Street
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 13:05

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia.

10 Downing Street | Official News Release
PM call with Prime Minister of Australia: 27 October 2020
EU News news
EU consumers should enjoy a “right to repair” and enhanced product safety
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 12:38

The Internal Market Committee proposed a series of measures to strengthen consumer protection and enhance product safety and sustainability.

EU News | Official News Release
EU consumers should enjoy a “right to repair” and enhanced product safety
Government Digital Service (GDS) news
Podcast: Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech
Government Digital Service (GDS)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 12:25

Blog posted by: GDS team, 27 October 2020 – Categories: GDS team, People and skills, Podcast.

Government Digital Service (GDS) | Official News Release
Podcast: Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech
Crown Commercial Service news
NHSX pick Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff framework to help them find a digital recruitment partner
Crown Commercial Service
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 12:20

In this case study we explain how a new department with no experience of recruiting contractors used the Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff framework to help them fulfil their vision.

 

Crown Commercial Service | Official News Release
NHSX pick Non Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff framework to help them find a digital recruitment partner
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Children must not be forgotten in the government’s winter plan
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 12:15

With more places entering tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions, the Chancellor has announced extra support for jobs and businesses. It’s a step forward, but there are big holes in the government's plan.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Children must not be forgotten in the government’s winter plan
Scottish Government news
Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 12:05
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries news
Legacy proposals ‘unilateral and unhelpful’, say MPs
Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 11:38

MPs on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee have branded the UK Government’s proposals to tackle Troubles legacy cases as ‘unilateral and unhelpful’ and condemned the lack of consultation with victims’ groups in an interim report published yesterday.

Parliamentary Committees and Public Enquiries | Official News Release
Legacy proposals ‘unilateral and unhelpful’, say MPs
Think Tanks news
UK faces imminent NHS staffing crisis, says new IEA research
Think Tanks
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 11:35

When we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic shortages of doctors could be thrust to the centre of the political debate, says new research from the Institute of Economic Affairs, authored by Mark Tovey. While population growth and ageing have increased demand, demographic factors could mean a staffing crisis is on the horizon.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
UK faces imminent NHS staffing crisis, says new IEA research
EU News news
The EU supports nutrition and social protection in Malawi with €39 million
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 11:33

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU News | Official News Release
The EU supports nutrition and social protection in Malawi with €39 million
Chatham House news
Kyrgyzstan's Protracted Political and Economic Crisis
Chatham House
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 11:20

Upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections combined with constitutional changes make the Central Asian state’s future even less predictable than usual.

Chatham House | Official News Release
Kyrgyzstan's Protracted Political and Economic Crisis
Department for Education news
Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support
Department for Education
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 11:20

Eligibility extended for parents eligible for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare offers.

Department for Education | Official News Release
Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
UK Space Agency: Budding space entrepreneurs wow industry experts
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 11:05

Young people have pitched their game-changing ideas to space industry experts to be in with a chance of turning their innovative ideas into reality.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
UK Space Agency: Budding space entrepreneurs wow industry experts
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
Patients Association - Call for care to be maintained for all groups who need support
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:40

The Patients Association is urging the NHS and Government to maintain care for all patients who need NHS treatment and social care, and people affected by the wider economic and political consequences of COVID-19. This includes people who are already in poverty and at risk of worse health outcomes as a result, and those who need support in order to be able to self-isolate.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
Patients Association - Call for care to be maintained for all groups who need support
EU News news
Refugee camps on the Greek islands: situation and challenges
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:38

The situation on the Greek islands following the destruction of the Moria refugee camp will be the focus of a debate in the Civil Liberties Committee this afternoon.

EU News | Official News Release
Refugee camps on the Greek islands: situation and challenges
Think Tanks news
Needs of children and families have been forgotten in crisis response to pandemic, say IPPR and TUC
Think Tanks
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:35

An urgent cash boost to struggling families is vital to improve the lives of millions of children and spare up to 700,000 from living below the poverty line as the pandemic continues, says a new analysis by IPPR in a joint project with the TUC. 

Think Tanks | Official News Release
Needs of children and families have been forgotten in crisis response to pandemic, say IPPR and TUC
Association for Project Management news
How to establish momentum in your project kick-off
Association for Project Management
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:20
Met Office news
Unsettled end to October
Met Office
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:15

With the Atlantic continuing to dominate the UK weather forecast, we can expect the rest of the month to remain unsettled with heavy rain and strong winds, interspersed with brighter periods.

Met Office | Official News Release
Unsettled end to October
Department of Health and Social Care news
New blueprint for better hospital food
Department of Health and Social Care
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:10

Millions of NHS patients and staff will benefit from tastier, healthier and better-quality meals following an independent review of hospital food.

Department of Health and Social Care | Official News Release
New blueprint for better hospital food
Scottish Government news
Halloween and Bonfire Night
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 10:05

Families and children are being urged to avoid guising this Halloween to minimise the risk of spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Halloween and Bonfire Night
ESPO news
Four reasons AI-driven recruitment will benefit charities
ESPO
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:50

Robert Hawkes from Elevate, a supplier on our MSTAR3 framework (653F) discusses four reasons AI-driven recruitment will benefit charities.

ESPO | Official News Release
Four reasons AI-driven recruitment will benefit charities
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
LGA statement: Free school meals and hardship funding
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:40

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, said: “No young person should have to go hungry and ensuring vulnerable pupils are provided for is a top priority for councils.”

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
LGA statement: Free school meals and hardship funding
Think Tanks news
IFS - Ethnic minorities form a growing proportion of UK academic economists, though some remain heavily under-represented in the most prestigious institutions
Think Tanks
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:35

Among economists in UK universities, nearly a quarter (24 per cent) doing research are from non-White backgrounds, an increase of 5 percentage points since 2012. This is higher than academia overall and the general population. Reflecting a broader pattern in UK academia, Chinese and Indian ethnicity individuals are overrepresented, while Black individuals are underrepresented.

Think Tanks | Official News Release
IFS - Ethnic minorities form a growing proportion of UK academic economists, though some remain heavily under-represented in the most prestigious institutions
EU News news
A greener, fairer, and more robust EU farm policy
EU News
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:25

The EU’s future farm policy should be more flexible, sustainable, and crisis-resilient, so that farmers can continue to deliver food security across the EU.

EU News | Official News Release
A greener, fairer, and more robust EU farm policy
Civil Service news
Making Occupational Health Work For You
Civil Service
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:20

Blog posted by: Amanda Hinkley, 26 October 2020 – Categories: A great place to work, Health and wellbeing, Occupational health.

Civil Service | Official News Release
Making Occupational Health Work For You
NHS England news
NHS and other professional bodies’ response to the Sunday Times, 25 October 2020
NHS England
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:15

The Sunday Times ran a story alleging that frail and elderly patients were denied care by clinicians in wave one of the coronavirus pandemic, in part because clinicians drafted a triage tool for use if the NHS was overwhelmed.

NHS England | Official News Release
NHS and other professional bodies’ response to the Sunday Times, 25 October 2020
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) news
Investigation into nine Metropolitan Police staff in Directorate of Professional Standards concludes
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:10

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation into allegations individuals within the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) abused their position to affect ongoing investigations has found no to case to answer and has led to changes in working practices.

Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC - formerly IPCC) | Official News Release
Investigation into nine Metropolitan Police staff in Directorate of Professional Standards concludes
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) news
CBI on Nottingham entering tier 3
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 09:05

Rick Blackmore, CBI East Midlands Director, yesterday commented on the news that Nottingham – and parts of the surrounding area – will enter tier 3 from Thursday.

WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations) | Official News Release
CBI on Nottingham entering tier 3
Scottish Government news
Supporting flagship cultural venues
Scottish Government
Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 08:05

Three flagship venues will receive funding as part of the ongoing emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) support for cultural and heritage organisations.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Supporting flagship cultural venues

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