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Foreign Secretary Statement on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: 16 October 2021

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss issued a statement today (16 October) on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.
16 October 2021, 5:10 pm

UK provides almost £30 million to humanitarian catastrophe in northern Ethiopia

UK Minister for Africa Vicky Ford, announces an additional £29m of humanitarian aid for northern Ethiopia on World Food Day 2021.
15 October 2021, 11:15 pm

Positive steps towards a stable and inclusive democracy in Kosovo

Statement by Sonia Farrey, UK Political Coordinator at the Security Council briefing on Kosovo.
15 October 2021, 8:11 pm

Flags on UK government buildings to be half-masted

Following the death of Sir David Amess MP, flags on all UK government buildings will be flown at half-mast.
15 October 2021, 4:53 pm

Visa penalties and new powers to speed up removal of illegal migrants

New powers will incentivise other countries to co-operate with the removal of those who have no right to be in the UK.
15 October 2021, 4:31 pm

Actuarial valuations of public service pensions schemes

New announcements will affect public service pension schemes. One means the 2016 valuations will complete and another sets out how the cost control mechanism will be reformed.
15 October 2021, 4:16 pm

DVSA Chief Executive letter to driving instructors about reducing driving test waiting times and the suspension of industrial action

Letter from Loveday Ryder, Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), about reducing waiting times, standards checks and HGV driving tests.
15 October 2021, 3:57 pm

Finance for small businesses

Latest blog by GAD in which we look at the issues regarding raising finance to enable UK businesses to run efficiently.
15 October 2021, 2:51 pm

New strategy launched to protect chalk streams

The Environment Agency has today welcomed a new chalk stream strategy to protect ‘England’s rainforests’
15 October 2021, 2:40 pm

Chalk stream strategy launched to protect ‘England’s rainforests’

The Environment Agency has today welcomed a new strategy launched to protect England’s chalk streams.
15 October 2021, 1:53 pm

New chalk streams strategy launched to protect ‘England’s rain forests’

A new chalk stream strategy, published today by Catchment Based Approach’s (CaBA) Chalk Stream Restoration Group (CSRG), sets the future direction needed to protect and enhance England’s chalk streams.
15 October 2021, 1:39 pm

UK and Scottish governments agree first stage of the Fiscal Framework Review 

The UK Government and Scottish Government today (14 October 2021) agreed in principle the scope of the independent report that will inform the subsequent review of the Scottish Government’s Fiscal Framework. 
15 October 2021, 11:55 am

Forestry Commission acts on bark beetle tree pest

New breeding populations of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) have been discovered in Kent and East Sussex.
15 October 2021, 11:03 am

Additional quota for capped licence vessels remains open

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will accept new applications by capped licence vessels for additional quota until early December following a positive early response to its initiative.
15 October 2021, 10:22 am

Police volunteers honoured at 2021 Lord Ferrers Awards

The awards celebrate the contribution of volunteers to the policing family.
15 October 2021, 10:09 am

UK Carrier Strike Group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth enters Bay of Bengal

The UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG), led by HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed into the Bay of Bengal today in a powerful demonstration of the UK-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreed by both Prime Ministers in May 20…
15 October 2021, 9:24 am

Joint Statement of Support for the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar

The UK joins Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Timor Leste, United States and European Union to issue a statement in support of the ASEAN Special Envoy on Myanmar.
15 October 2021, 9:09 am

Charles Randell to leave the FCA and PSR in Spring 2022

Charles Randell CBE, Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), has asked the Chancellor to commence the process to appoint his successor.
15 October 2021, 9:02 am

Exchange of letters between the Chancellor and Charles Randell

Exchange of letters between the Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator and the Chancellor on succession planning.
15 October 2021, 9:02 am

Vice Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE has been appointed to First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the new appointment of First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.
15 October 2021, 9:00 am