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

 

Addressing Extremism in Birmingham Schools

With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to update the House on progress in implementing the recommendations contained in Peter Clarke’s report into Birmingham’s schools.

 

Data Management Loss at Ministry of Justice

The government is investigating an information loss, relating to 3 independent judge-led inquiries.

 

Cold Weather Payments January 2015

Freezing weather: Cold Weather Payments go up as the temperature goes down.

 

Launch of Smart Cities Initiative

HyperCatCity will get businesses and cities working together to find new, effective ways to deliver services using data and technology.

 

UK House Prices December 2014

Average house price in England and Wales now £177,766 compared with the peak of £181,138 in November 2007.

 

Maximum Penalty for Benefit Fraud to be Doubled

Parliament is to consider plans to more than double the maximum administrative penalty for benefit fraud from £2,000 to £5,000.

 

Development of New Ebola Vaccine

Results from a trial of a new Ebola vaccine confirm it can progress to larger scale testing.

 

Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods Funding

Projects which help councils deliver more for less by working with local communities and neighbourhood groups awarded share of £2 million.

 

Natural England Approves Trial Release of Beavers

A licence will be issued to Devon Wildlife Trust permitting the managed release into the wild of beavers on a 5 year trial basis.

 

New Government Wills Service

Tens of thousands of people have gone online to buy copies of the wills of family members, famous names and historical figures by using the new digital service.

 

National Holocaust Commemoration Event 2015: Prime Minister’s Speech

Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about how Britain will remember the Holocaust.

 

Auctions for Low Carbon Projects to Begin in UK

The government is making an extra £25 million of funding available in world leading auctions for low carbon support, following high levels of demand for contracts.

 

Unfair Contract Terms Guidance – CMA Consultation

The CMA has today opened a consultation on a suite of draft unfair contract terms guidance.

 

Win a share of £100k and cut your energy bills – Community Energy Competition

A share of £100,000 is up for grabs as part of a new community energy competition launched today by Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey.

 

Strategic Projects Funding – BAT Funding

2015 bidding round now open.

 

Record Funding for Seaside Towns

Seaside attractions across England are to benefit from a record £36 million government investment to boost growth in coastal areas.

 

Eric Pickles to Cut Snooping Powers of Council Tax Inspectors

Eric Pickles publishes legislative proposals to cut the number of government officials who can demand entry to homes and businesses.

 

PM Statement on Japanese Hostages Reputedly Killed by ISIS

Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement on the Japanese hostages.

 

Foreign Secretary’s Statement on Apparent Murder of Japanese Hostage by ISIS

Philip Hammond condemns reported barbaric murder of Japanese hostage by ISIL.

 

£50 Million Armoured Vehicles Fleet Support Contract for MOD Awarded

The £50 million contract has gone to BAE Systems to support the British Army’s armoured tracked vehicle fleet.

 

New Crackdown on Dangerous Legal Highs in Prison

Offenders found abusing so-called ‘legal highs’ in prison will face a new crackdown by prison authorities from next week.

 

Birmingham City Council Improvement Panel Announced

The squad of experts being sent in to help Birmingham City Council improve how it delivers for local residents has been announced.

 

Rail Supply Chain Industrial Strategy

Industry and government have come together to set the strategic vision for the strengthening of the UK’s rail supply chain.

 

Ernst and Young Support Armed Forces Covenant

Ernst and Young has pledged their support for the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

 

Support for Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme 2015 – 2016

Young people’s advocates tackling gang-related sexual exploitation have received Home Office funding to continue for an extra 12 months.

 

Tax Relief for Britain’s Orchestras

Orchestra tax relief joins a number of other successful creative sector tax reliefs supporting films, theatre, animation and video games.

 

5 Reasons Why Scotland is More Powerful as Part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is set to become one of the world’s most powerful devolved administrations thanks to the draft legislation published by the UK Government today.

 

More Powers for Scotland – Smith Commission Agreement

The UK government has published draft legislation on the further powers for Scotland set out in the Smith Commission Agreement.

 

Foreign Secretary Hosts Counter ISIL Meeting in London

21 countries gather in London for meeting of the small group of the global coalition to counter ISIL.

 

CJSM Secure eMail for Legal Aid Providers

Remember to use Secure eMail to send personal and sensitive legal information across the internet.

 

Remembering the Testimony of Holocaust Survivors

Stephen Williams speaks of the importance of remembering, ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day which is held worldwide on 27 January.

 

Vacancies at Competition and Markets Authority – Recruitment Open Evening

The CMA Cartels and Criminal Group has launched a campaign to hire a number of talented individuals across a range of specialisms including intelligence, civil cartel enforcement and digital forensics.

 

UK Leads the Way to Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation

Tough new laws to tackle the harmful and unacceptable practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) took a crucial step closer to becoming law.

 

Marking the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign

Descendants and the public invited to join national commemorations in London.

 

Vince Cable Calls for Support for Digital Economy Across Europe

Businesses and consumers across Europe are being let down by the “patchwork” approach to the digital economy in Europe, Vince Cable will warn in a speech in Brussels today (20 January 2015).

 

Government Funding to Improve Automotive Skills

The government is joining forces with leading UK automotive manufacturers to boost skills across the sector, inspire the next generation of vehicle makers and create new routes into automotive careers.

 

£7m boost to heat industry innovation

Government competition to boost innovation in the heat industry, drive down energy bills and cut carbon emissions in the UK.

 

Ministers Call on Muslim Faith Leaders to Challenge Extremism

Eric Pickles and Lord Ahmad have written to every mosque in England.

 

War Pension Scheme Payments Increases from April 2015

The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the War Pensions Scheme from 6 April 2015 have now been announced and are set out in the tables below.

 

Member Vacancies at NHSPRB and DDRB

The Secretary of State for Health is looking to appoint Members to both the NHSPRB and DDRB.

 

Government Reduction of Health and Safety Burden

Eighty four per cent of health and safety rules will have been scrapped or improved in this Parliament, freeing employers from unnecessary red tape.

 

Cyber Security Boost for UK Firms

Measures to help UK businesses face the cyber security challenge and help our cyber security firms tap into the US market have been announced.

 

UK Space Agency’s Space for Smarter Government Programme

UK Space Agency brings satellite tools to Government departments.

 

Media Advisory for Ched Evans Case

Advice from the Attorney General not to identify victims in sexual offence cases.

 

Army Launches New Recruitment Campaign

New campaign ‘Normal Day’ showcases the Army’s role and relevance in changing times.

 

Environment Agency Grants Shale Gas Permit in Lancashire

Environment Agency grants Cuadrilla environmental permits for shale gas exploration. Strong environmental standards are in place.

 

Budget 2015 – Have Your Say

The government is seeking your views on what you would like to see in Budget 2015, which will take place on Wednesday 18 March.

 

Beagle 2 Lander Found on Mars

The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars Lander, thought lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the planet.

 

New Mental Health Act Code of Practice

A revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 provides guidance for professionals.

 

Rural Fuel Tax Cut Approved

UK’s most rural communities a step closer to getting a fuel price cut.

 

Tackling Investment Scams

A significant proportion of our investigation and enforcement work is aimed at tackling the perpetrators of investment scams.

 

IT Vacancies at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit a number of IT Professionals.

 

Terrorist Attacks in Paris – Home Secretary’s Statement

Home Secretary Theresa May on the threat we face from terrorism in the UK.

 

Diclofenac Tablets Are Now Prescription Only Tablets

People will no longer be able to purchase diclofenac tablets, used to treat pain and inflammation, from pharmacies without a prescription from their doctor due to the small risk of heart problems.

 

Pension Tips for Teenagers

An optimistic expectation of an £800 a week State Pension is an example of why teenagers soon to enter the world of work need a wake-up call about the importance of saving for old age.

 

Government Names and Shames 37 National Minimum Wage Offenders

A further 37 employers who failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named today (15 January 2015) by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

 

Crime News: 2010 Standard Crime Contract Extension Reminder

Deadline is 12pm on 23 January 2015 for contract holders to accept extension offer.

 

Civil News: 2015 Standard Civil Contract Tender Deadline Reminder

Procurement process for 2015 Standard Civil Contracts closes 12pm, 23 January 2015.

 

Help Us Get Business Rates Right

We are sending out forms to ratepayers from January asking for information about their property and business.

 

Creative Industries Now Worth £8.8 Million an Hour to UK Economy

New figures published today reveal that the UK’s Creative Industries are now worth £76.9 billion per year to the UK economy.

 

Government Plans for Apprenticeship Reform

Government publishes the response to The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Funding Reform Technical Consultation.

 

Pension Wise – New Pension Guidance Service

Pension wise will offer free and impartial guidance to people on the new pension freedoms which come into effect in April.

 

Character Education – Apply for 2015 Grant Funding

Schools, colleges and organisations are invited to submit proposals to a £3.5 million grant fund to support projects in character education.

 

Vacancies for Commercial Lawyers in the Treasury Solicitor’s Department

We have 20 vacancies for lawyers in our Commercial Law Group.

 

UK Knowledge Landscape Tool Launches

A new online tool will help the Council for Science and Technology (CST) to map the research landscape in the UK.

 

Home Secretary Statement Following Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Theresa May says murders are a reminder of the threat we face from terrorism.

 

UK Government Will Support North Sea Oil Industry

Scottish Secretary signals continued support for oil and gas sector during a visit to Aberdeen as oil prices plummet.

 

David Cameron and Angela Merkel Press Conference

Prime Minister David Cameron and the German Chancellor gave a joint press conference in Downing Street yesterday.

 

US Announces First F-35 in Europe to be based in the UK

RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk will become home to the first 2 US F-35 fighter jet squadrons in Europe.

 

Health Minister Updates Parliament on UK’s Preparedness for Ebola

Jeremy Hunt pays tribute to nurse Pauline Cafferkey and NHS volunteers, outlines screening procedures and emphasises UK prepared for Ebola.

 

DfE Character Awards Application Window Now Open

Schools and organisations are invited to apply to be recognised as a leader in character education through the 2015 DfE Character Awards.

 

New Vehicle Purchase Agreement for Government and Public Sector

This new agreement will enable government and public sector organisations to buy a wide range of vehicles.

 

£9 Million Funding Available to Improve Transport Systems

Opportunities for businesses and local authorities to work together to develop integrated transport systems.

 

Marine Management Organisation – Catch Limits – January 2015

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has responded to questions about fisheries catch limits set for January 2015.

 

Prime Minister and Chancellor Merkel Statement on Paris Terrorist Attack

Prime Minister David Cameron’s and Chancellor Merkel’s statement following the terrorist attack in Paris today.

 

Africa Prosperity Fund: Call for Bids

The Africa Prosperity fund is looking for project concepts for financial year 2015 to 2016 funding.

 

NHS Accident and Emergency Figures – Government Response

Background to latest NHS England accident and emergencey (A&E) statistics.

 

Babcock Awarded £900 Million Army Vehicle Contract

The Ministry of Defence has awarded Babcock International a £900 million 10-year contract for the maintenance of the army’s land vehicles.

 

Deportation for Foreign Criminals Increasing

Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being kicked out of the country as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures start to have an impact.

 

Top 10 Excuses for Not Completing Tax Returns

Ten of the most terrible excuses for missing the 31 January tax return deadline have been revealed today by HM Revenue and Customs.

 

Vacancies for Lawyers in HM Revenue and Customs

Information regarding vacancies for lawyers in HM Revenue and Customs.

 

Illicit Mobile Phones in Prison to be Cut Off

Mobile phones that are being used by prisoners will be cut off under proposed new legislation.

 

Government Curbs Rail Fare Rises

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Birmingham New Street station today (2 January 2015) to see how the government’s record investment in the rail network is benefiting passengers.

 

Deputy Prime Minister launches Search for Mental Health Heroes

Deputy Prime Minister launches country-wide search for unsung Mental Health Heroes.

 

Capacity Market Auction Results Released

Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has now officially confirmed the results of the first ever Capacity Market Auction, which is great news for consumers as fierce competition drove costs down below expected levels.

 

New Year’s Honours List 2015

The New Year Honours lists 2015, published today, recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.

 

Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty Fees

New fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty applications listed below.

 

Prime Minister’s Statement on Ebola Case in Scotland

Downing Street statement following the confirmation of an Ebola case in Scotland.

 

Ebola Contact Tracing Underway

Public Health England is contacting plane passengers following the recent UK case of Ebola.

 

Do Your Self Assessment Online – HM Revenue and Customs

Time is running out to complete your Self Assessment tax return.

 

Driving Licences to Display Union Flag

British motorists will be able to fly the flag with pride in the new year thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on driving licences, transport minister Claire Perry announced today (30 December 2014).

 

Bids Invited to Provide Foreign Direct Investment Services

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a contract notice inviting bids to provide delivery and support services for foreign direct investment.

 

Ebola Case Confirmed in Scotland – Department of Health

The Scottish government has confirmed a case of Ebola in an individual in Scotland, who travelled to Glasgow from Sierra Leone.

 

City Link in Administration – Information for Employees

Administrators for the delivery firm City Link have confirmed they anticipate a substantial number of redundancies in the coming days.

 

War on Red Tape Saves Businesses £10 Billion

Business Minister Matthew Hancock announces the government’s war on red tape has saved business £10 billion over the last 4 years.

 

£5.2m Grants Announced by the Centre for Social Action

£5.2 million of grants have been awarded to 34 volunteer-led programmes in communities across the country.

 

Online Tax Account for Small Businesses – Your Tax Account

Launched in May 2014, Your Tax Account will, over time, enable small businesses to access everything they need to manage their tax affairs in a single, secure, online space. HMRC has worked with business customers to ensure it reflects their needs and is user-friendly.

 

Government Advice for Keeping Children Safe Online

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan urges parents to check they know how to help keep their children safe online.

 

UK Government Archive of Wills Available Online

The government’s archive of 41 million wills dates back to 1858 and will enable people to find out more about their family histories, as well as researching the last wishes of some of the most influential people of the 19th and 20th century.

 

Prime Minister’s Christmas Message

The Prime Minister David Cameron sends his best wishes to everyone celebrating Christmas in the UK and around the world.

 

British Business Bank Funding for Small and Regional Businesses

Nick Clegg announces that up to £50 million will be available for regionally-focused business lenders through the British Business Bank.

 

Government Purchasing Projects 2015 – 2020 and Beyond

The government has unveiled £191 billion of business opportunities to 2020 and beyond.

 

Changes to Overseas Birth and Death Registrations

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is changing the way that it registers the birth and death of British Citizens overseas. Registration at British Consulates overseas are being gradually withdrawn throughout 2014 and early 2015. Registrations will be carried out instead in a central registration unit in the UK.

 

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.