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Procurement

 

Government Proposals to Tackle Late Payment

New proposals obliging large and listed companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices and performance unveiled.

 

G-Cloud 6 Framework – Digital Catalogue

The G-Cloud Framework catalogue, known as Digital Marketplace, will require frequent procurement refreshes to bring on new suppliers and services. Refreshes are being considered at a varying frequency of 3-12 months depending on demand and/or availability of new services as the IT Cloud market develops.

 

Digital Marketplace for Buying Public Sector IT Services

Digital Marketplace launched for government buyers purchasing from Digital Services Framework. It aims to level the playing field for SMEs competing in IT Services and make it easier for all to do business with government.

 

European Tenders

Defines the thresholds, notice types and bidding procedures, and provides links for free guidance for companies that want to enter the marketplace but require additional information.

 

 

Taxation

 

Personal tax summaries: seven things to know

People across the UK will begin receiving their first personal tax summary from Monday 3 November. Find out what they’re all about.

 

 

Transport

 

Dart Charge at Dartford Crossing to Launch on 30 November

The way drivers pay the Dartford Crossing charge will change on Sunday 30 November, the Highways Agency confirmed today.

 

 

Mediation

 

Free Mediation for More Separating Couples

More separating couples will benefit from free mediation from 3 November, Simon Hughes has announced.

 

 

Child Maintenance

 

Non-Payment of Child Maintenance and Credit Ratings

Separated parents who fail to contribute financially to the upbringing of their children, face ruining their credit rating from next year.

 

Universal Credit

 

Universal Credit Support Pack for Social Landlords

A package of guidance for social landlords to help them prepare themselves and their tenants for Universal Credit has gone live today (13 November 2014).

 

 

Intellectual Property

 

How to Obtain Further Information on the Copyright Tribunal

How to obtain further information on legislation, decisions or general enquiries.

 

New Copyright Licensing Scheme for Orphan Works

A new licensing scheme launched today could give wider access to at least 91 million culturally valuable creative works.

 

Intellectual Property Professional Advice from Intellectual Property Office

Advice on where to find professional help for your intellectual property needs.

 

 

Pensions Guidance

 

Pensions Guidance Providers Unveiled

Citizens Advice Bureau will provide expert face to face guidance, and telephone guidance will be provided by the Pensions Advisory Service.

 

Changes to State Pension in 2016

The government has launched a public information campaign to ensure everyone knows what the State Pension changes mean for them.

 

 

Cybercrime

 

Government Advice on How to Stay Safe Online

A new survey from Cyber Streetwise has revealed the vast majority of people are not taking necessary steps to protect their identity online.

 

Small firms urged to take steps to combat cyber crime

Many small and medium-sized businesses ignore or underestimate the threat online fraud poses to their profitability, cashflow and reputation, according to a panel of experts on cyber fraud.

 

Motorists Warned About Scam Emails

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence details via an online link.

 

 

Health

Vaccinate toddlers against flu advises Chief Medical Officer

Parents should get their toddlers vaccinated against flu now to protect them from severe illness the Chief Medical Officer has advised.

 

Government Guidance – Winter Weather 2014

Information relating to flooding, power cuts, travel and weather.

 

Ebola Update – Chief Medical Officer Advice on UK Screening

A statement on the introduction of screening at UK travel destinations has been issued following advice from the Chief Medical Officer.

 

Cold Weather Payments 2014

Extra government help as the Cold Weather Payments season begins.