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  • HM Treasury

    Kate Barker will step down from the Monetary Policy Committee when her current term expires on 31 May 2010. The Chancellor said:

    19 February 2010 11:00

  • Department for Work And Pensions

    DWP/029/10

    People off work sick will get the support they need to get back to work earlier, as new guidance is launched today.

    19 February 2010 10:35

  • Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments

    HM The Queen has appointed Murray Laurence Creed to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP.  The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has assigned him to the Midland Circuit, based at Birmingham Crown Court with effect from Wednesday 17 March 2010.

    19 February 2010 00:01

  • Department of Health

    New cases of pandemic H1N1 (2009) influenza in communities in England remain at around their lowest level since the disease first appeared in the United Kingdom. Patients continue to be hospitalised and admitted to critical care facilities, though in declining numbers. There have been eleven further confirmed deaths in England attributable to pandemic H1N1 (2009) since our last bulletin. A substantial number of deaths from the last few months are still being investigated.

    18 February 2010 16:40

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    Business Minister Lord Young has been in the North West this week and observed how one company in the area is offering Apprenticeship and graduate opportunities.

    18 February 2010 16:17

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    Business leaders in the North East today urged young people to proactively research local industries so they can rise to the challenge of getting a job in tomorrow’s global economy. In return they pledged to help local schools and colleges play an active role in plotting the North East’s economic future.

    18 February 2010 15:34

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change

    Commenting on today’s (18 February) announcement that Mr Yvo de Boer will resign his position as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as of 1 July 2010, the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said:

    18 February 2010 13:36

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    New buildings for colleges across England are helping this year’s intake of students get the skills they need, and Further Education Minister Kevin Brennan today hailed the success of the project.

    18 February 2010 12:57

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    ·        £2.4m for Engineering Apprenticeship Programme to help Corus apprentices
    ·        £1.4m package of support to boost help for business start ups and existing firms in the Tees Valley

    18 February 2010 12:44

  • HM Revenue & Customs

    A new TV series – “The Business Inspector” - has been sponsored by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The programme will raise awareness among small businesses that they need to keep good records.

    18 February 2010 11:52

  • Ministry Of Defence

    Armed Forces medics in Afghanistan are now able to use an innovative piece of emergency kit to help save the lives of wounded personnel.

    18 February 2010 11:38

  • Department of Health

    Stephen Shaw CBE has been appointed as the first chief executive of the Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator (OHPA), the Department of Health announced today.

    18 February 2010 10:09

  • Department of Energy and Climate Change

    The latest £8m funding for offshore wind technology was made available today as the Prime Minister hailed the UK as a 'global leader' in the offshore wind market.

    18 February 2010 10:00

  • Department of Health
    18 February 2010 09:30

  • Department of Health

    Main Points

    18 February 2010 09:30

  • Commission for Rural Communities

    Trials of a new way of involving local people in public spending decisions have been so successful that the Government’s rural watchdog, the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC), now wants more rural local authorities to adopt participatory budgeting.

    18 February 2010 09:00

  • Competition Commission

    The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally cleared the anticipated acquisition of Friends Reunited Holdings Ltd (Friends Reunited) from ITV plc by Brightsolid Group Limited (Brightsolid), after concluding that the tie-up poses no threat to customers of online genealogy services. A summary of the provisional findings is now available on the CC’s website. The full report will be published on the website within the next few days.

    18 February 2010 07:00

  • Department of Health

    Measures to shape NHS services around individual patients were set out today by Health Secretary Andy Burnham.

    18 February 2010 00:01

  • Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments

    HM The Queen has appointed Helen Lois Conway to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP. The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has assigned her to the Northern Circuit, based at Blackburn County Court and Burnley Combined Court Centre with effect from Monday 1 March 2010.

    HM The Queen has appointed Paul Andrew Middleton-Roy to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP. The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has assigned him to the South Eastern Circuit, sitting on a peripatetic basis in the London County Courts, with effect from Thursday 1 April 2010.

    HM The Queen has appointed David Hywel Morgan to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP. The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has assigned him to the Wales Circuit, based at Bridgend County Court with effect from Tuesday 6 April 2010.

    18 February 2010 00:01

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    - Campaign launches to remind dads of their rights at work -

    Flexible working is increasingly important to modern dads who want to take care of their children, according to figures published today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

    18 February 2010 00:01

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    The Directors of an HGV recruitment company have been banned from running an employment agency for up to ten years following action taken by the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS).

    17 February 2010 16:08

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    Two major research deals have been signed between the UK and India, Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, Pat McFadden, announced today.

    17 February 2010 14:52

  • Highways Agency

    Drivers in South West England and the East and West Midlands are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel on Thursday 18 February, as rain moving across those regions from early tomorrow is expected to turn into heavy snow showers.

    17 February 2010 13:20

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    Extract from a speech by the Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP, UK Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills to CII.

    17 February 2010 13:08

  • Ministry Of Defence

    The Royal Engineers have fired their latest weapon in their battle against the Taliban for the first time – an exploding hose which punches safe passage through suspected IED belts.

    17 February 2010 12:21

 
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