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New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Lord Shinkwin appointed Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) by Equalities Minister Justine Greening.

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Innovate UK appointments confirmed

Innovate UK appointments confirmed

Three new non-executive directors for the Innovate UK board have been named by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

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Appointment of Alan Wood as a member of the Youth Justice Board

Appointment of Alan Wood as a member of the Youth Justice Board

The Secretary of State has appointed Mr Alan Wood as a member of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) until the end of September 2017.

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Acas council reappointments confirmed

Acas council reappointments confirmed

The Business Secretary has confirmed the reappointment of Jane McNeill, Mike Gooddie, Neil Carberry and Paul Nowak as members of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Council.

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints Lis Astall as Interim Chair of UK Sport

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints Lis Astall as Interim Chair of UK Sport

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has appointed Lis Astall by exception as Interim chair of UK Sport, commencing on 22 April 2017.

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The Prime Minister reappoints three trustees of the British Museum

The Prime Minister reappoints three trustees of the British Museum

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP has reappointed Patricia Cumper MBE, Sir Deryck Maughan and The Lord Sassoon for terms of four years, ending on 26 September 2021.

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Lord Robert Smith named new chairman of the British Business Bank

Lord Robert Smith named new chairman of the British Business Bank

Business Minister announces the appointment of new British Business Bank Chair

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Appointment and reappointment to the Legal Services Board

Appointment and reappointment to the Legal Services Board

The Lord Chancellor announces the appointment of an interim Chair and reappointment of 2 members of the Legal Services Board.

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Taxpayers get all their money back from Lloyds

Taxpayers get all their money back from Lloyds

British taxpayers have now recovered all of the £20.3 billion they injected into Lloyds Banking Group during the financial crisis.

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The Prime Minister reappoints a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

The Prime Minister reappoints a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP has reappointed Dr Andrew Roberts for a term of four years, ending on 31 May 2021.

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UK maritime forces visit Vietnam with French naval task group

UK maritime forces visit Vietnam with French naval task group

UK maritime forces have reaffirmed the UK’s Defence ties with Vietnam during a visit.

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Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C) Board Member Appointed

Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C) Board Member Appointed

Elan Closs Stephens CBE has been appointed by the Secretary of State as an Authority Member of S4C, until 31 October 2018

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VisitEngland Trustee Reappointed

VisitEngland Trustee Reappointed

The Culture Secretary has reappointed Sarah Stewart as Trustee of the VisitEngland Board for a second term of 2 years, from 30 May 2017 to 29 May 2019

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UK announces new support for security reform in Somalia

UK announces new support for security reform in Somalia

Ahead of the May 2017 London Somalia Conference, the UK welcomes Somali agreement of a National Security Architecture, and announces £21m in additional support.

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Tax Free Childcare launches today for children under four

Tax Free Childcare launches today for children under four

Childcare support now available for parents.

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Operational Honours and Awards List: 21 April 2017

Operational Honours and Awards List: 21 April 2017

A total of 49 members of the armed forces and 1 civilian have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.

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A&E departments to get more funding

A&E departments to get more funding

Funds for next winter will ease pressure on accident and emergency (A&E) departments in England.

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The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Appoints six new Trustees to the Board of the Theatres Trust

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has appointed Pam Bone, Paul Cartwright, David Ian, Gary Kemp, Richard Johnston and Simon Ricketts to the Theatres Trust Board for three year terms from 1st July 2017.

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Reappoints Three Board Members and Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of the British Film Institute (BFI).

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Reappoints Three Board Members and Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of the British Film Institute (BFI).

Secretary of State Karen Bradley has confirmed the reappointments and extended the terms of the following BFI board members.

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Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Extends the Term of One Council Member of Arts Council England (ACE).

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Extends the Term of One Council Member of Arts Council England (ACE).

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has extended the term of Rosemary Squire OBE by 12 months, ending on 25 April 2018.

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Ofcom Board Member appointed

Ofcom Board Member appointed

Nick Pollard has been appointed by the Secretary of State as a Member of the Ofcom Board, for 12 months from 14 May 2017.

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Culture Secretary Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of UK Anti Doping

Culture Secretary Extends the Terms of Three Board Members of UK Anti Doping

The terms of appointment of Professor John Brewer, Justin Turner QC and Janice Shardlow have been extended until 30 September 2017

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Grave of Northumberland born World War 2 prisoner of war finally rededicated

Grave of Northumberland born World War 2 prisoner of war finally rededicated

The final resting place of Private George Henry Thompson of the Green Howards, Yorkshire Regiment has been identified.

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Non Executive director appointment to the Health and Safety Executive

Non Executive director appointment to the Health and Safety Executive

Martin Esom has been appointed as a non-executive director to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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View Gender Pay Gap Information

View Gender Pay Gap Information

View gender pay gap information published by employers under new regulations

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Boost to National Infrastructure Commission’s expertise

Boost to National Infrastructure Commission’s expertise

The National Infrastructure Commission appoints Lord Adonis as its permanent Chair, Sir John Armitt as Deputy Chair, and four new Commissioners.

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Government confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds

Government confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds

Leeds to get high frequency ‘busways’, improved park and ride facilities and better stops and signs through funding.

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Government extends Change4Life sports club funding

Government extends Change4Life sports club funding

The Youth Sport Trust will provide Change4Life sports services for a further year.

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Statement on the Sky / Fox merger media public interest consideration process

Statement on the Sky / Fox merger media public interest consideration process

Statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

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Cefshot DC 250mg Intramammary Suspension for Cattle – Product defect recall alert

Cefshot DC 250mg Intramammary Suspension for Cattle – Product defect recall alert

Product defect recall alert for Cefshot DC 250mg Intramammary Suspension for Cattle by Zoetis UK Ltd.

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Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

Work has officially begun in Scotland on HMS Spey, the fifth ship in a fleet of new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Navy.

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Non executive director appointment to the National Nuclear Laboratory

Non executive director appointment to the National Nuclear Laboratory

Claire Flint has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

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Report cheating, malpractice or wrongdoing, Ofqual urges

Report cheating, malpractice or wrongdoing, Ofqual urges

Teachers, parents and students encouraged to report suspicions of cheating.

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Landmark for Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)

Landmark for Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)

The CEOI has reached its 10th anniversary, during which time it has funded more than 50 new technologies.

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Government publishes £1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

Government publishes £1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

'Cycling and walking investment strategy’ released.

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Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, has today announced three new missile contracts worth a combined £539 million for state-of-the-art Meteor, Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and Sea Viper missile systems at MBDA Stevenage.

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Institute for Apprenticeships announces new appointments

Institute for Apprenticeships announces new appointments

The Institute for Apprenticeships has appointed chairs for 15 route panels, and a panel of apprentices to advise the board.

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Minister for Africa meets members of the Somali Diaspora

Minister for Africa meets members of the Somali Diaspora

Ahead of the London Somalia Conference Tobias Ellwood sought Diaspora views on UK policy and securing peace and security for the country.

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Richard Turfitt appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Richard Turfitt appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Transport Minister John Hayes appoints Richard Turfitt as the new Senior Traffic Commissioner.

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Defence Secretary meets UK troops on NATO deployment

Defence Secretary meets UK troops on NATO deployment

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said the UK will stand with NATO partners as he met British personnel deployed with the Alliance in Estonia.

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Sara Weller CBE appointed as the department’s lead non executive

Sara Weller CBE appointed as the department’s lead non executive

Damian Green today appointed Sara Weller to be the Lead Non-Executive Director at the DWP, taking over from Dame Clara Furse.

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Civil news: faster payment claims and documentary evidence

Civil news: faster payment claims and documentary evidence

Online claims in the Client and Cost Management System are more likely to be processed first time if the correct documents are attached.

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Civil news: use 0300 200 2020 to call Online Support

Civil news: use 0300 200 2020 to call Online Support

Change to contact details for technical support enquiries.

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British Embassy Budapest is moving to a new address

British Embassy Budapest is moving to a new address

The Embassy is moving to 5-7 Füge utca and is closed until 25 April.

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British Embassy Budapest is moving to a new address

British Embassy Budapest is moving to a new address

The Embassy is moving to 5-7 Füge utca.

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Changes to UK anti money laundering measures

Changes to UK anti money laundering measures

Anti money laundering measures are changing on 26 June.

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£1.4 billion deal for Royal Navy’s new attack submarine

£1.4 billion deal for Royal Navy’s new attack submarine

The MOD has negotiated a new £1.4 billion contract for the Royal Navy’s new attack submarine, the sixth in a total fleet of seven, which will protect the UK’s new aircraft carriers and nuclear deterrent.

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UK to be main delivery partner of Lima 2019 Pan American Games

UK to be main delivery partner of Lima 2019 Pan American Games

New arrangement signed by Greg Hands will open up major contracts to UK businesses and offer sporting expertise from London 2012

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CMA accepts Manchester cinemas sale

CMA accepts Manchester cinemas sale

The CMA has today accepted AMC’s offer to sell the Odeon Printworks cinema in Manchester to Vue in order to maintain choice for customers.

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Appointment of Roberta Brownlee as member to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

Appointment of Roberta Brownlee as member to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Roberta Brownlee for a tenure of 5 years.

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Making energy clean, affordable and secure: apply for funding

Making energy clean, affordable and secure: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £13 million for innovative projects that address the issues of cost, emissions and security of supply.

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MAIB Business Plan 2017 2018 published

MAIB Business Plan 2017 2018 published

Publication of MAIB's Business Plan for 2017 to 2018

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Autonomous supply to military front line: apply for contracts

Autonomous supply to military front line: apply for contracts

Businesses can apply for a share of up to a possible £3 million for supplying the military front line through autonomous systems

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Encouraging cycling and walking: apply for business funding

Encouraging cycling and walking: apply for business funding

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals to encourage people to make more journeys by bike or on foot.

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HMS Enterprise returns home after three years on Navy operations

HMS Enterprise returns home after three years on Navy operations

The Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise returned home today after 3 years on Navy operations.

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New Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport

New Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport

Bernadette Kelly is the new Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport.

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£15 million investment in new technologies of the future

£15 million investment in new technologies of the future

UK businesses win funding for projects that will develop products, processes and services with the potential to disrupt commercial markets.

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Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2015: Summary

Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2015: Summary

A summary of results from surveillance work carried out by the VMD's pharmacovigilance team concerning reported adverse events.

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Placing social value at the heart of procurement

Placing social value at the heart of procurement

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is supporting public bodies to deliver more social value through their procurement activity.

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The WHO – why everyone should care

The WHO – why everyone should care

Article by Dr David Nabarro, UK candidate for the WHO Director General's post

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Tech of tomorrow offers more convenient, carbon friendly living

Tech of tomorrow offers more convenient, carbon friendly living

First-of-a-kind technology with the potential to come to market quickly is being trialled across the UK to improve the lives of citizens.

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GC function explained at lunchtime lecture for European Commission

GC function explained at lunchtime lecture for European Commission

The Deputy Government Chemist, Selvarani Elahi, gave a lunchtime lecture at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Geel, Belgium

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