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Key consultation on ending child poverty
Published: 19/02/09
The Government’s Child Poverty Unit has published a consultation on proposals for a Child Poverty Bill later in the year.

Action plan to support the third sector
Published: 26/11/08
Kevin Brennan, Minister for the Third Sector, has announced his intention to develop an action plan of government support for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises through the economic downturn.

Draft Legislative Programme 2008-09
Published: 14/05/08
On 14 May 2008 the Government published the Draft Legislative Programme for 2008-09. A public consultation on the programme concluded on 6 August 2008.

First batch of bluetongue vaccine delivered
Published: 30/04/08
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced that the first batch of Bluetongue vaccine, ordered from Intervet last year, is being released to wholesalers and is ready for distribution to the Protection Zones in England.

15 locations shortlisted for the next stage of eco-towns programme
Published: 04/04/08
The country’s first eco-towns took a step closer to becoming reality today as Housing Minister Caroline Flint today announced 15 potential locations will go forward to the next stage, providing the opportunity for a major boost in affordable housing across the country whilst tackling climate change.

Publication of consultation document on SNR
Published: 31/03/08
The Government has today (31 March 2008) published a consultation document on the Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration. The 12 week consultation will close on 20 June 2008.

The 2007 CPA results were announced on 8 February 2008
Published: 11/02/08
The full report can be viewed via the link below, but the following headlines may be of interest:

Appointments to the London and South East Industrial Development Board
Published: 01/02/08
Three new appointments and three re-appointments have been made to the London and South East Industrial Development Board (LSEIDB):

New report shows older people in South East live long, healthy, disability-free lives
Published: 25/01/08
Older people in the South East region can expect to live longer, healthier, disability-free lives and are in good health compared to the rest of England.

Consumers Encouraged to Buy Local Produce
Published: 04/12/07
A new website has been launched to make finding local food even easier.

Campaign continues to drive down salt consumption and improve public health
Published: 19/03/07
Food Standards Agency (FSA) publishes new research showing fall in salt intakes

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