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Speech: We may be losing the fight against famine in Yemen Thank you very much indeed Madam President and thank you to you for scheduling this important briefing today.
Thank you to the Under-Secretary-General, and to pick up one of your points, Mark thank you very much for everything your work ...
Press release: Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage Record £15.6 million of underpayment identified for more than 200,000 workers
Employers fined unprecedented £14 million for not meeting legal obligations
More than 600 employers named in 2017/18 as part of ‘naming’ rounds
Ramped up efforts by HMRC to crackdown ...
Press release: £500,000 awarded to organisations helping to tackle causes of the gender pay gap Five organisations in England have been awarded £489,050 from a new government start-up fund to help people who have taken lengthy career breaks to care for others get back into work, the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins announced today (22 ...
News story: Government announces definition for cannabis-based products for medicinal use The government has announced that cannabis-based products for medicinal use will be available for specialist doctors to prescribe legally and today sets out which product categories the law-change covers.
The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, committed in July to swift action ...
Press release: Asian hornet: Second Fowey nest destroyed The National Bee Unit has located and destroyed a second Asian hornet nest in Fowey, Cornwall.
The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose ...
News story: A visual guide to Exercise Saif Sareea logistics The UK’s lead exercise of 2018, Exercise Saif Sareea 3 (SS3), is taking place this autumn in Oman. It has been years in the making, with Joint Forces Command at the very centre. Delivering an expeditionary exercise on this scale ...
News story: Martin Cave confirmed as Ofgem Chair The Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, has confirmed Martin Cave as the new Chair of Ofgem, the independent regulator of gas and electricity markets in Great Britain. Dr Cave will take up his position on 1 October.
Ofgem’s role ...
News story: Thousands granted citizenship under Windrush scheme In an update to the Home Affairs Select Committee, Home Secretary Sajid Javid stated that 2,121 people have successfully applied to become British nationals since the Windrush scheme was established at the end of May. 2,398 people have also been ...
News story: UK Government strengthens ties with the powerhouses of Asia While on a tour of Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, will promote the UK’s world leading financial services industry and encourage greater future collaboration in growing markets such as Islamic Finance, Green Finance and ...
News story: DBS email addresses are changing Updates are being made to GOV.UK to reflect changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) email addresses. The website updates have already started and will continue until the end of October.
Alongside the Home Office, DBS have dropped ‘GSi’ ...
News story: Immigration Minister strengthens cooperation with Nigeria on modern slavery The Minister for Immigration, Caroline Nokes, has travelled to Nigeria to further strengthen the UK’s efforts to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery. This visit follows Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to the country last month, where she unveiled a ...
News story: Commendations awarded to outstanding JFC staff The awards were presented to the recipients by Commander Joint Forces Command (JFC), General Sir Chris Deverell, who also took time to meet with the recipients and their families. Offering his congratulations, he said:
Joint Forces Command is a major ...
News story: UK boosts cyber links after tri-nation visit to Central America As the cyber threats we face evolve and intensify, it is vital we deepen our international partnerships to stay one step ahead of those who would wish to do us harm, a Defence Minister has stated.
Armed Forces Minister Mark ...
News story: PM Brexit negotiations statement: 21 September 2018 Yesterday, I was in Salzburg for talks with European leaders.
I have always said that these negotiations would be tough - and they were always bound to be toughest in the final straight.
While both sides want a deal, we ...
News story: New strategic direction for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) The emergency services will begin benefiting from their new mobile-based communications network in the New Year following the Home Office’s decision to roll the project out in phases.
The department today announces it has set a new strategic direction for ...
Press release: £7.5 million fund for councils' digital innovation opens Councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation can apply to a new £7.5 million fund from 24 September, Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak MP has announced.
Speaking at the LocalGovCamp event in Birmingham, Minister Sunak invited applications ...
News story: Defence Secretary announces extension of support to Ukraine’s Armed Forces
In his first visit as Defence Secretary to Ukraine, Gavin Williamson announced that the UK will be extending its military training operation there for a further two years until 2020.
Mr Williamson met with Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak and General ...
News story: Funding boost to help pupils affected by domestic abuse The Home Office has today (Friday 21 September) awarded charity Operation Encompass £163,000 for its vital initiative to support children who attend school following a domestic abuse incident.
Operation Encompass is a system which ensures the police contact a school ...
News story: Fife named the most enterprising place in Britain for 2018 Regions, universities and businesses including Teesside University, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and Fife Council honoured for excellence
Awards form part of the UK Government’s drive to create prosperous communities across the UK through modern Industrial Strategy
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News story: August 2018 Transaction Data In August:
HM Land Registry completed more than 1,746,970 applications to change or query the Land Register
The South East topped the table of regional applications with 402,692
HM Land Registry completed 1,746,974 applications in August compared with 1,794,855 in ...
Have an Emergency Plan for Disasters Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Know the risks about the different disasters and hazards that could affect you and your family where you live, work, and go to school.
USAGov's Guide to the Fourth of July Each year Americans celebrate what many call the “nation's birthday” with firework shows, parades, and patriotic ceremonies. Here’s USAGov’s list of ways to celebrate Independence Day.
USAGov's Fireworks Safety Tips for the Fourth of July Follow these tips when using fireworks to ensure you and your family have a fun and safe Fourth of July.
Eight Steps to Patent Your Invention Have you invented something new, useful, and non-obvious, and want to patent it? Patenting an invention can be challenging, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can help.

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