Use Brexit to define waste and resource policy

A new report has claimed that Brexit creates an opportunity for the government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy.

Government launches Digital Strategy

The government has launched its Digital Strategy which aims to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

Motorists using mobiles face double penalties

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced new tough measures for people caught using their mobile phones whilst driving.

State pension age could rise to 70 by 2060, WPC warns

The Commons Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) said that pension age would have to rise to 70.5 years-old by 2060 if the current rate of annual increases was to be sustained.

Boosting BME workplace employees could add £24bn to UK economy, review finds

Baroness McGregor-Smith has cited that the UK economy could benefit from a £24 billion-a-year boost if black and minority ethnic (BME) people progressed in work at the same rate as their white counterparts.

New digital framework attracts 2,000 SMEs

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Government Digital Service (GDS) have launched the new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework to supply technical expertise to the public sector.

DCMS launches new internet safety drive

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced it has begun work on a refreshed Internet Safety Strategy, which aims to ensure the UK becomes the safest place in the world for you people to go online.

Birmingham CC needs bold leadership to deliver finance plans, IIP advises

Birmingham City Council’s Independent Improvement Panel (IIP) has said the authority will need 'bold and tenacious' leadership to deliver its latest financial plans.

Excess army rations should be given to homeless, MP urges

Work and Pensions Select Committee chairman Frank Field has called for surplus army food packs to be used to feed the UK's homeless population, after figures showed 12,275 operational ration packs (ORP) had been disposed of between April and December.

PIPs should be for genuinely disabled people, policy head says

George Freeman, policy unit head to Prime Minister Theresa May, has called for a reform of personal independence payments (PIPs), to ensure the benefits are received by individuals who are ‘really disabled’.

DCMS announces new measures to boost growth of AI

The Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced new measures to support Britain’s world-leading AI sector as part of a Digital Strategy, due to published on 1 March, to boost growth and deliver a ‘thriving, outward-looking digital economy that works for everyone’.

BEIS launches campaign to raise aware of NLW rights

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched an advertising campaign to raise lowest paid workers’ knowledge of their

Higher energy bills result of government intervention

A House of Lords report has claimed that successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK.

Probe launched into EU referendum campaign spending

The Electoral Commission will investigate the spending returns of the Stronger In and Vote Leave campaigns from 2016’s EU referendum.

Labour surprised as Tories win Copeland by-election

The Labour party has lost the Copeland by-election by over 2,000 votes to the Conservative party, losing a seat it has held for over 80 years.

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