Annual Reports

DH: The Department of Health has released its latest weekly PIP implant data (covering the period 6th January to 27th May 2012)
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TfLTransport for London (TfL) has published its draft Annual Report & Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012.  The draft report will be considered by TfL's Audit and Assurance Committee on 15 June, before being presented to the TfL Board later this month.
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FSA: New research published last week by the Food Standards Agency shows that some people are taking more risks with food safety as they try to save money and make their meals go further. The research showed that most of those questioned (97%) believed the cost of their typical shopping basket has gone up significantly in the last 3 years, with half of these (47%) trying to make better use of leftover food.
 
However, some people are ignoring 'use by' dates more than they used to, while others are keeping leftovers for longer than the recommended limit of two days in the fridge. The FSA’s advice on leftovers is; If you are going to store leftovers in the fridge, cool them as quickly as possible, ideally within 90 minutes. Cover them, get them in the fridge and then eat them within two days. .
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ScotGovDetailed analysis of agriculture in Scotland, paints a positive picture of the sector. Statistics published in the 'Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture' provide in-depth analysis of previously released headline figures.   The Agriculture Facts And Figures Pocketbook, also published at the same time, contains key Scottish agricultural statistics along with selected UK and EU comparisons.
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EHRC: The Equality and Human Rights Commission has joined with the Association of Chief Police Officers to call for faster improvements in the police’s use of stop & search.  It has published new research which builds on the Commission’s ongoing work on stop & search showing the extent of the progress which some forces need to make.
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ScotGovScotland's beef industry must be supported to overcome current challenges & capitalise on the many opportunities there are for future growth. That was the message from Scotland's Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead as a report was published looking at market conditions for Scotch Beef, an internationally recognised premium product.
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IPPR: Low business confidence and a lack of hiring in the North of England will lead to a sharp rise in youth unemployment this summer as young people leave school & university and begin to look for work, a new report by think tank IPPR North warns. Unless targeted measures to help young people are introduced as a matter of urgency, the gap between the North and other regions in the numbers of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), will continue to grow.
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PC&PE: With the Financial Services Bill undergoing detailed scrutiny in the House of Lords, the Treasury Select Committee has published a further report setting out its main outstanding concerns and some proposed remedies.
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AS: A national detection exercise by Audit Scotland and other public bodies has identified fraud & error overpayments, savings and other outcomes worth almost £20m.  

The National Fraud Initiative in Scotland, sets out the results of the 2010/11 exercise, the fourth time the NFI has been carried out in Scotland. The exercise involved 81 bodies, including councils, police forces, fire & rescue services, health boards, the Scottish Public Pension Agency and the Student Award Agency for Scotland.
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ONS: The number of older workers – those working beyond state pension age – has nearly doubled from 753,000 in 1993 to 1.4 million in 2011, a new report from ONS highlighted last week.
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IFS: Average household pre-tax-&-benefit income fell over 7% between 2007-08 & 2010-11, after accounting for inflation, as rising unemployment and the recession took their toll.  While average net income continued to rise during the years of the recession itself and did not fall until 2010-11, average private incomes started falling in 2008-09.
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