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The News section lists important news items recently published, regarding government policy and issues affecting UK citizens.

 

 

New Self Assessment Online Chat Service from HMRC

HMRC are providing a new online chat service to customers with Self Assessment queries this January.

 

 

Funding Increased for Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

The government today launched a £2 million fund for organisations reporting an increase in demand on their services prompted by the Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry.

 

 

Veterans UK Helpline Christmas and New Year Opening Times

At Veterans UK, we understand that despite it being the festive season there is still a need to support the veterans community at this time of year.

 

 

VAT on WWI Memorial Charity Single Waived by Government

All VAT will be waived on the First World War memorial charity single, All Together Now, the government has announced.

 

60,000 Businesses Set Up Under New Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Over 450 new businesses every week have been set up over the last year thanks to a government scheme which helps people on benefits to become their own boss.

 

Business Funding for Innovation in Integrated Energy Systems

Innovate UK is planning to invest up to £9.5 million in innovations to address the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and systems over the next three decades and beyond.

 

Government to Create New Domestic Abuse Offence of Coercive and Controlling Behaviour

Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.

 

Government Tackles Businesses’ Concerns over Holiday Pay Ruling

Government has taken action to reduce potential costs to employers and give certainty to workers on their rights on holiday pay.

 

Advice and Guidance on the Construction Industry Scheme

Webinars, emails and videos on the Construction Industry Scheme.

 

Appointment of First Female Bishop in Church of England

The Prime Minister said: I would like to congratulate Elizabeth Lane on her appointment as Suffragan See of Stockport and in doing so becoming the first woman bishop in the Church.

 

Government secures landmark deal for UK mobile phone users

As part of its long-term economic plan, the Government has secured a binding agreement with the mobile networks EE, O2, Three and Vodafone to tackle poor signal issues in so-called ‘partial not-spots’.

 

FCO responds to EU Court Judgment on Hamas

UK will work to ensure listing of Hamas is maintained in the EU

 

Publication of the Al-Sweady Inquiry Report – Investigation into Possible Maltreatment of Iraqi Prisoners

The report proves conclusively that allegations of torture and murder are untrue and that all of the 28 dead were killed in fighting with British Forces.

 

Wales Bill Receives Royal Assent

The Wales Bill received Royal Assent today (17 December) providing the Welsh Government with a powerful incentive to grow the Welsh economy and strengthen their financial accountability and transparency.

 

£140 Million Contract Signed for Sale of Defence Support Group

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth £140 million with Babcock International for the sale of Defence Support Group.

 

Opportunity to Join UK-US Consortium for Armed Forces’ Information Sharing and Processing

A consortium is to be formed from academia and industry across the UK and US to help troops on the battlefield share, store and process information.

 

HMRC Help and Guidance for Tax Agents and Advisers

Help and support from HM Revenue and Customs for tax agents and advisers. Webinars, e-learning and videos if you’re a tax agent or adviser.

 

HMRC Advice and Guidance for the Self-Employed

Help and support from HM Revenue and Customs on self-employment. Webinars, emails and videos if you’re self-employed.

 

Security and Justice Adviser Position Available

Apply to join our team of core staff in the Security and Justice Group based in London. (Open to non-civil servants).

 

2015 Civil Tenders Update – Legal Aid Agency

The deadline for questions about the 2015 civil tenders was 12 noon on 16 December 2014 and a guidance document is being prepared capturing your enquiries.

 

Duty Provider Crime Contracts Tender – Legal Aid Agency

Our deadline for questions about the Duty Provider Crime Contracts tender was 12pm on 15 December 2014 and a guidance document is being prepared that provides answers to your enquiries.

 

Debit Card Payments for HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduce a new online payment service.

 

20% Discount for First Time Buyers of New Homes

A new scheme offering 100,000 first-time buyers new homes with a 20% discount is announced today by the Prime Minister.

 

Government Action for Tackling Excessive Pay in Local Councils

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today (13 December 2014) called on councils to be more open about top earners and prove to taxpayers they are getting value for money from 6-figure salaries and lucrative bonuses.

 

Local Land Charges – Supplier Update

Request for supplier engagement for our Local Land Charges proposals.

 

‘Pensioner’ bonds will pay the best available interest rates

Chancellor visits Eastleigh to announce that government’s 65 plus bonds will pay savers the best available interest rates.

 

What is Auto Enrolment into Pension Schemes?

Money for nothing? Not something you hear offered every day, but the Government’s new law means that all employers will soon be legally responsible to enrol their staff onto a workplace pension scheme.

 

HMRC Support for Small Business

HM Revenue and Customs has re-launched Supporting Small Business, which lays out how the department is making tax easier, quicker and simpler.

 

HMRC Guidance on 2015 VAT Changes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published additional guidance for UK micro and small businesses who supply digital services to consumers in other EU Member States.

 

Fraudulent Invoices from European Patent Office and Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market

We are aware fraudulent European Patent Office and Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market invoices are being sent to UK based companies and individuals.

 

Prime Minister Announces New Global Action To Deal With Online Child Abuse

The Prime Minister announces new plans to tackle child abuse on the internet at the #WeProtect Children Global Summit in London.

 

Statement to Parliament on Birmingham City Council

Eric Pickles’ written ministerial statement on the independent review of Birmingham City Council.

 

DVLA and Motor Insurers Bureau Launch MyLicence Service

The launch of MyLicence is an important step in allowing motor insurers access to driver information. It will act as a deterrent against insurance fraud and in some cases, should reduce insurance premiums for GB motorists.

 

Independent Living Fund to be Closed in June 2015

The High Court has announced its decision on the judicial review case between 2 ILF users and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

 

Birmingham City Council Warned It Has A Year to Improve Its Performance Or Face Further Government Intervention

The Local Government Secretary has given his strong backing to a new report warning that Birmingham City Council has a year to improve its performance or face further intervention.

 

Severe Weather Warnings for Roads in North East and North West

Combined weather warnings issued for roads in the North East and North West on 10 and 11 December.

 

Chancellor Puts Science at Heart of Northern Powerhouse

Speaking at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester where he welcomed Manchester’s selection as European City of Science 2016, the Chancellor today (Monday 8 December) set out how much of the £5.9 billion of investment in science announced in the Autumn Statement last week will benefit the North of England.

 

New Support for Sufferers of Mesothelioma Announced

New measures to support sufferers of the industrial disease mesothelioma and their families have been announced by Justice Minister Lord Faulks.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice – Egypt

There is a high threat from terrorism.

 

Foreign Secretary Statement on Hostage Terrorist Deaths in Yemen

Philip Hammond condemns Al Qaida’s brutal murder of two hostages in Yemen.

 

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Details Announced

More people will get help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through a new release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

 

Business Rates Support for Small Businesses on the High Street

100 small businesses welcomed to first Downing Street Christmas Fair, as business rates support unveiled ahead of Small Business Saturday.

 

Government Advice Service to Help Older People Live Independently

FirstStop works with partners such as Age UK, local councils and home improvement agencies in 15 areas across England, to provide tailored advice and practical support for older people who may be struggling to cope in their own homes but remain determined to keep living independently.

 

Updates to Cross Compliance Guidance for Basic Payment Scheme

Rural Payments Agency urges farmers to get up to speed with the new rules or risk losing money.

 

Withdrawal of HMRC 0845 Telephone Numbers

By 11 December 2014 all HMRC 0845 helpline telephone numbers will be taken out of service.

 

Government Launches Consultation into Mandatory Reporting of FGM

The government has launched a consultation asking for views on how best to introduce mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation (FGM).

 

Funding for Projects to Help End Female Genital Mutilation

Communities Minister announces 17 projects to receive a share of £270,000 to help end FGM by creating a network of community champions.

 

Global Trade Review Voted UK Export Finance World’s Best Export Credit Agency

UK Export Finance gains recognition from readers of a leading trade finance magazine following a highly productive year of innovation.

 

Time Limits on Backdating Business Rate Lists – Changes in England

There will be limits on the backdating of changes to rating assessments in England with effect from 1 April 2015.

 

Funding Opportunity – Business Models for a Circular Economy

Up to £800k available for studies into business case for retaining value in durable goods through reuse, remanufacture or lease/maintenance.

 

Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement 2014 – 16 Things You hould Know

The Chancellor has presented the Autumn Statement to Parliament – here’s a summary of what was announced.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund 2015 – 2016

The British High Commission in Port-of-Spain would like to invite concept bids for the FCO’s Prosperity Fund 2015/16. The Prosperity Fund supports projects that promote sustainable global growth.

 

Bank of England and HM Treasury Announce Extension of Funding for Lending Scheme

This extension will provide lenders with continued certainty over the availability of cheap funding to support lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during 2015, even in the event of stress in bank funding markets.

 

Development of UK to Norway Electricity Cable Takes Step Forward

Works associated with the laying of the undersea electricity cable between the UK and Norway have been approved by the MMO.

 

Invitations to Tender for Civil Actions and Public Law Contracts

Invitations to tender for actions against the police, clinical negligence and public law contracts.

 

Carer’s Allowance Application System Launched Today

A new digital application system means that carers can now apply for their allowance at a time that suits them.

 

Payment Methods for Dart Charge

New ways to pay the Dartford Crossing charge have launched today (Friday 28 November), ahead of big changes at the Dartford Crossing this weekend.