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The Better Regulation Executive has now moved to the new Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).

Review of Foot and Mouth Disease 2007

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A lessons learned review of Foot and Mouth Disease 2007 has been established to study whether the lessons learned from the 2001 outbreak were implemented and whether new lessons can be drawn from the handling of the 2007 outbreak. This independent review will be chaired by Dr Iain Anderson and will report to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Legislative programme

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Following Prime Minister Gordon Brown's statement on 11 July 2007 about the Draft Legislative Programme, in which he outlined the bills that the Government is currently planning to introduce, the Leader of the House of Commons has published ‘The Governance of Britain: The Government's Draft Legislative Programme’, explaining how the programme is drawn together and why it is being published at this time.

Popularity of volunteering and giving revealed in extensive national survey

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A charitable society where people are more than likely to volunteer or give money to charity is revealed in an extensive survey published by the Cabinet Office. 2,705 people in England were interviewed for ‘Helping Out: A national survey of volunteering and charitable giving’.

Flooding Lessons Learned Review

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This review, which is being led by the Cabinet Office, will study the emergency response to the floods in June and July 2007 and look at ways to reduce the risk and impact of flooding in future. Sir Michael Pitt, the independent chair overseeing the review, welcomes comments, ideas and suggestions from all sections of the community regarding the review, as well as feedback on the experiences of those affected by the floods.

Capability reviews announced for two more Departments

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The Cabinet Office has announced a further two departments undertaking ‘Capability Reviews’. These are HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs. The reviews aim to improve the capability of the Civil Service to meet today's delivery challenges and to be ready for tomorrow's.

Consultation on £10million Social Enterprise Risk Capital Investment fund launched

ConsultationThe Cabinet Office has opened a consultation on the working of a new £10million risk capital investment fund for social enterprises. Many social enterprises find it difficult to access risk capital, leaving a gap in their finances. The risk capital investment fund will fill this gap and help develop better access to private and independent investment in the future.

Cabinet Office Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2006-07

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The Cabinet Office Annual Report and Resource Accounts for the year 2006–07 have now been published. The Annual Report explains the changes to the Department's operations, while the Resource Accounts detail the financial performance of the Department against Parliamentary control targets.

Service Transformation Questionnaire

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This short questionnaire is designed to find out how we can better help those working in the area of Service Transformation in Government. We are equally interested in hearing from those of you who are new to Service Transformation or have experience to share.