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Fair rules for strong communities

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The Prime Minister has set out the Government's 'fair rules' agenda, outlining a wide range of policy initiatives designed to support strong communities. The 'Fair Rules for Strong Communities' strategy sets out a comprehensive series of reforms covering welfare reform, crime and policing, children and young people, business rules, immigration and communities, which are designed to bring people together and steer the country through the global economic downturn.

Getting on, getting ahead

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The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit has published 'Getting on, getting ahead,' an independent research paper analysing the evidence base on social mobility. The discussion paper identifies key trends and drivers of social mobility, highlighting four key areas where the Government can have the most significant impact on improving social mobility.

Help shape government policy on social exclusion

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Kevin Brennan, minister for social exclusion has launched the Socially Excluded Adults Public Service Agreement Community of Practice. This is an innovative and interactive web forum to help deliver the government's commitment to radically improve the life chances of vulnerable adults by helping them get back on track to a more successful life. The community is open to anyone involved or interested in helping to improve services for vulnerable groups, whether you work in local or central government, for a service provider, or in the third sector.

Liam Byrne chairs first Council of Regional Ministers

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Helping savers, small businesses and homeowners in the regions through the worldwide economic problems was top of the agenda at the first meeting of the Council of Regional Ministers. The Council brought together the nine ministers for the English regions as well as ministers for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to look at what help the regions need and what Whitehall can do to provide it.

Liam Byrne appointed

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The Cabinet Office welcomes Liam Byrne as the new Minister for the Cabinet Office. He replaces Ed Miliband who is now Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

£130m Grassroots Grants scheme opens its doors to small local voluntary and community groups

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The Government's groundbreaking £130million Grassroots Grants scheme declared itself open for business and called on small local voluntary and community groups to come forward and get their hands on essential funding.

Government publishes the first National Risk Register

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As announced in the National Security Strategy, the Government has published a National Risk Register which sets out our assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different risks that may directly affect the UK.

Celebrating a year of pioneering social action

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Phil Hope, the Minister for the Third Sector, joined the Prime Minister in recognising the work of all those driving social change across the country each and every day.
The Prime Minister led a day of activity to celebrate the powerful impact of work done by award-winning social technology pioneers and local community volunteers. This is the second year running the PM has chosen to use July 24 to celebrate social action.

Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts 2007–08

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The Cabinet Office published its first combined Annual Report and Accounts for 2007-08 which was laid in Parliament on Tuesday 15 July. Fully searchable content is now available on our internet site.