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Westminster incident

Westminster incident

Updates and advice following the incident in Westminster on 22 March 2017.

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Prime Minister's statement following attack in Westminster

Prime Minister's statement following attack in Westminster

Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement in Downing Street this evening following today’s attack in Westminster.

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2017 National Reference Test successfully completed

2017 National Reference Test successfully completed

Ofqual has today confirmed that the first annual National Reference Test (NRT) has been held and that the test went according to plan.

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CMA consults on changes to merger process

CMA consults on changes to merger process

The CMA is consulting on changes to 2 aspects of its merger investigation process.

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A year in the life of the Secretary of State for Wales

A year in the life of the Secretary of State for Wales

Alun Cairns writes for the Wales on Sunday

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Civil news: contacting the exceptional and complex cases team

Civil news: contacting the exceptional and complex cases team

Helpline calls about exceptional and complex cases must be made on 0300 200 2020 from 1 April 2017.

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UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax Free Childcare

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support.

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Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter

Almost half of UK financial services staff now covered by ground breaking Women in Finance Charter

Another 33 firms have signed up to the government’s ground-breaking Women in Finance Charter.

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System launched to help tackle harms from new psychoactive substances

System launched to help tackle harms from new psychoactive substances

New online system, Report Illicit Drug Reaction, launched today to improve knowledge of the harmful effects of new psychoactive substances.

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Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

Large phones, laptops and tablets not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia.

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Future cities: urban spaces will be ‘radically different’

Future cities: urban spaces will be ‘radically different’

Start of dialogue about what our cities will look like in 2040 stresses need for infrastructure design to get smarter.

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MMO welcomes first NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellows

MMO welcomes first NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellows

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) announces start of two Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Exchange Fellows

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Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out

Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out

HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services.

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CMA to review NHBC undertakings

CMA to review NHBC undertakings

The CMA is to review long-standing undertakings relating to the National House-Building Council.

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Regulatory Delivery Awards: Do you know someone making a difference?

Regulatory Delivery Awards: Do you know someone making a difference?

Regulatory Delivery is showcasing outstanding work in delivering regulation in a way that gives business the confidence to invest and grow.

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Reduced regulation of English social housing providers: registration requirements

Reduced regulation of English social housing providers: registration requirements

On 6 April 2017, regulations relating to English social housing providers will change.

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New Non Executive Director to the Financial Conduct Authority appointed

New Non Executive Director to the Financial Conduct Authority appointed

The government has announced today that Nick Stace has been appointed to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Non-Executive Director.

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Data released on appeals for 2016 GCSE and AS and A level exams

Data released on appeals for 2016 GCSE and AS and A level exams

Ofqual has today published a statistical report on appeals for GCSE, AS and A level relating to the summer 2016 exam series.

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Prime Minister's statement on the death of Martin McGuinness

Prime Minister's statement on the death of Martin McGuinness

Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement following the death of Martin McGuinness, the former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

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Brokenshire pays tribute to Martin McGuinness

Brokenshire pays tribute to Martin McGuinness

The Secretary of State pays tribute to Martin McGuinness, former deputy First Minister, who died earlier this morning

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal names new jetty for Navy’s giant aircraft carriers

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal names new jetty for Navy’s giant aircraft carriers

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has today officially named the jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carriers in Portsmouth.

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Defence Minister and Prince Harry celebrate 200 year relationship with Nepal

Defence Minister and Prince Harry celebrate 200 year relationship with Nepal

To celebrate the bicentenary of UK-Nepal relations, Defence Minister Mark Lancaster attended a ceremony alongside Prince Harry at the Embassy of Nepal this afternoon.

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Nowruz 2017: Prime Minister's message

Nowruz 2017: Prime Minister's message

Prime Minister Theresa May sends her warmest wishes to everyone celebrating the festival of Nowruz.

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Boost for Welsh language TV as UK Govt commits additional S4C investment

Boost for Welsh language TV as UK Govt commits additional S4C investment

Welsh broadcaster S4C is set to benefit from a cash injection of more than £10m, helping to secure its future,

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Policy changes for IPP cases

Policy changes for IPP cases

Following the new rules being published in November 2016 there have been changes to options for IPP cases at the paper stage.

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Changes to the Listing Prioritisation Framework

Changes to the Listing Prioritisation Framework

Following a number of pilot projects on determinate recall cases last year, the Board’s listing prioritisation framework has been updated.

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Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Natural England reduces red tape on badger class licences

Natural England has launched a streamlined approach to moving badgers on development sites or stop them causing damage to important infrastructure.

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Finance Bill 2017 legislates new tax changes

Finance Bill 2017 legislates new tax changes

Finance Bill 2017 introduces measures to make the tax system fairer while modernising it for the digital age.

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Landmark 6,000 of community rights reached this Communities Week

Landmark 6,000 of community rights reached this Communities Week

Over 6,000 uses of community rights, protecting over 4,000 buildings, green spaces and other much loved local assets.

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Article 50 to be triggered on March 29

Article 50 to be triggered on March 29

Sir Tim Barrow has this morning informed the office of European Council President Donald Tusk of the UK’s intention to invoke Article 50.

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Consultation on Draft Marine Guidance Note 564

Consultation on Draft Marine Guidance Note 564

New MGN draft issued by MAIB for marine casualty and incident reporting.

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Prime Minister appoints National Gallery Trustee

Prime Minister appoints National Gallery Trustee

David B. Marks has been appointed by the Prime Minister as Trustee of the National Gallery, for four years until 12 March 2021.

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The Secretary of State reappoints Chair of Historic England

The Secretary of State reappoints Chair of Historic England

Sir Laurie Magnus has been reappointed as Chairman of Historic England from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2021.

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Government to extend protections for NHS whistleblowers

Government to extend protections for NHS whistleblowers

NHS whistleblowers will be better protected by new rules that prohibit discrimination against them if they seek re-employment in the NHS.

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Veterinary medicines containing zinc oxide: European referral process

Veterinary medicines containing zinc oxide: European referral process

The EMA Veterinary Committee has reached a final conclusion that the benefit:risk balance for veterinary medicines containing zinc oxide is negative.

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PM visits Wales before triggering Article 50

PM visits Wales before triggering Article 50

The Prime Minister is in Wales today as part of ongoing engagement with devolved nations ahead of triggering Article 50.

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SatelLife competition winners announced

SatelLife competition winners announced

Nine young space entrepreneurs have won a share of £50K for innovative ideas on how to use satellite data to improve life on Earth.

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Technology to improve patient care: apply for contracts

Technology to improve patient care: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for funding to develop technology and digital platforms to improve care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment

UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment

Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades.

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£23 million boost for hydrogen powered vehicles and infrastructure

£23 million boost for hydrogen powered vehicles and infrastructure

Funding to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure.

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Priti Patel will double public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Crisis Appeal this weekend

Priti Patel will double public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Crisis Appeal this weekend

In response to the unprecedented public support for the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Crisis Appeal, this weekend the UK Government will match pound for pound the next £5 million donated by the public.

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Army's future is secure in Brecon

Army's future is secure in Brecon

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon confirmed that the Army’s future is secure in Brecon during a visit to the Welsh town today.

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Closer partnerships needed to fight serious and organised crime

Closer partnerships needed to fight serious and organised crime

Police and local authorities need to work together more closely than ever to crack down on serious and organised crime, the Security Minister said yesterday (Thursday, 16 March).

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Leptospira vaccination in dogs

Leptospira vaccination in dogs

VMD response to concerns raised following media reports of serious adverse events in dogs given the vaccine containing four strains of Leptospira bacteria.

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Foreign Secretary visits Ethiopia

Foreign Secretary visits Ethiopia

On his first visit to Ethiopia the Foreign Secretary outlined the potential for a deeper partnership on prosperity and regional security

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Safety Recommendation document updated: G REDL

Safety Recommendation document updated: G REDL

Safety Recommendation document updated for AS332L2 Super Puma, G-REDL

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Accelerator face to face meetings: 4 April 2017 in Harwell

Accelerator face to face meetings: 4 April 2017 in Harwell

An opportunity to book a meeting with Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) in Harwell to discuss your research idea.

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Defence Secretary confirms 30,000 defence jobs in South West

Defence Secretary confirms 30,000 defence jobs in South West

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon visited the Royal Marines (RM) base at Chivenor today to underline the importance of the South West to the defence of the UK.

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UK Commission on the Status of Women   National Statement

UK Commission on the Status of Women National Statement

UK Government commitment to the UN on women's economic empowerment and gender equality

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MOD signs £14 million contract for lifesaving medical technology

MOD signs £14 million contract for lifesaving medical technology

A Basingstoke company is set to deliver lifesaving medical monitors to the UK Armed Forces under a £14 million deal with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) that will sustain almost 50 jobs.

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