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Scotland's Brexit Minister has called on the UK government to step up its dialogue with the devolved nations ahead of the next phase of negotiations. Mike Russell has written to Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, urging him to work more closely with the devolved administrations before the crucial talks ...
The UK government is taking an important step to protecting its music venues. The government is planning on making the "Agent of Change" principle law, which helps protect music venues from developers. The "Agent of Change" principle means that developers would have to take into account noise ...

DISCLAIMER: All opinions in this column reflect the views of the author(s), not of EURACTIV.com PLC. By Geraint Davies. 5:52. British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Anglo-French Summit at Sandhurst Military Academy in Camberley, Britain, 18 January 2018. [Andy Rain/ EPA]. Comments Print facebook LinkedIn ...
Venues in the UK have been given a lift after the government has promised to support them if faced with property development. An Agent of Change principle will be put into law, meaning property developers will have to take responsibility for noise issues if they decide to build near music venues.
Construction giant Carillion was owed £40m by the government when it went into liquidation, sources have claimed. A number of small firms have complained they were owed money by the company, sometimes stretching back four months. But sources said Carillion was owed as much as £40m on ...
UK government backs new laws to protect music venues from noise complaints. Words /. Aaron Coultate. Published /. Fri / 19 Jan 2018 / 5:02 AM. Category /. General News / United Kingdom. Comments /. 8 / View · Previous · Next. Share. 312. Plans to introduce the Agent Of Change principle will throw the onus of ...

Britain's intellectual Property Office admits that its cartoon informing children about copyright infringement is "dry and niche," despite exciting scenes such an old man in a suit explaining intellectual property and a goatlike charicature of popular singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The Intellectual Property Office ...
The British government has said it will strengthen planning laws to better protect music venues in the U.K.. Following a concerted campaign led by umbrella organization UK Music, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to change planning regulations to give venue owners greater protection from ...
Subcontractor Carillion builds and maintains hospitals and prisons, provides services throughout the UK government and employs 20,000 people in Britain. But it has debts of 1.5 ... The British government has announced a special task force is to oversee the bankrupt concerns of services group Carillion.
A top nuclear scientist found stabbed to death after returning from a research trip to Russia was given an official briefing before he travelled and was not judged to be in any danger, the British government has declared. The body of Dr Matthew Puncher was found riddled with knife wounds in 2016, weeks ...
The country that put the starch in "stiff upper lip" has made companionship, conversation and human contact a national priority. On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a new ministerial portfolio in her Cabinet: combating loneliness. With more than 9 million British ...
The British government's emergency response committee, known as COBRA, reportedly met for around an hour on Monday evening to discuss the Carillion's collapse. The meeting was attended by ministers from all departments affected by Carillion's collapse, including finance Minister Philip Hammond.
Donald Trump cancelled his trip to London because he's "not been shown enough love" by the British government, according to a source close to the US president. Downing Street officials were said to have been at an "advanced stage" of planning the visit to the UK by the US President when he abruptly ...
The influential Home Affairs select committee has called on the government to ditch its "tens of thousands" migration target, and adopt a more evidence-based approach to immigration policy. In a report published today, the committee said the government must work to rebuild public confidence in its ...
Theresa may has backed down in a row with Nicola Sturgeon and agreed that more than a hundred repatriated EU powers should lie with Holyrood after Brexit, a senior SNP minister has said. Mike Russell said the UK government had "conceded" in principle that the 111 powers that touch on devolved ...
Interviewed on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, Scotland's first minister said that, although she had seen "some redacted material" from the UK government's Brexit impact assessments, "I think everyone has concluded that what we were told previously by David Davis were in-depth ...
Lord Rooker, a Labour peer, wrote to Theresa may to raise concerns about 14 suspected Russian assassinations in Britain exposed by BuzzFeed News last year - and said the British government had failed in its duty of care towards state scientist Dr Matthew Puncher, who was found dead at home in ...

Zimbabwean activists are taking the British government to court over massacres carried out by followers of Robert Mugabe in the 1980s. Lawyers acting on behalf of survivors of a campaign of violence that became known as the Gukurahundi launched proceedings in a bid to end a "conspiracy of silence" ...
May was severely weakened in June when she lost her majority in parliament after calling a snap general election, but no challengers came forward and she ended the year strengthened after negotiating the first stage of Brexit. Britain's government is to undergo a reshuffle on Monday as Prime Minister ...
The UK government has waded into the BBC gender pay row with new culture Secretary Matt Hancock calling for the British pubcaster to act on the issue. ... after the British government's equalities regulator revealed it was considering whether to take further action against following Gracie's resignation.
UK government to publish new code of conduct for ministers. Rewriting of code to cover inappropriate, bullying or harassing behaviour follows series of ministerial departures. Priti Patel leaves Downing Street in November after resigning following a series of unofficial meetings in Israel. Photograph: Adrian ...
The UK government is pushing ahead to reverse the so-called "staircase tax" which results in higher bills for those whose offices cover multiple floors within a building, but are connected by communal corridors. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid put forward the draft legislation today, a little more than a ...
A senior official in the British government considered selling advertising space on a military checkpoint on the Irish border, historic files show. A prominent hilltop observation tower overlooking the main Belfast to Dublin road could have been decked out under suggestions to spruce up the untidy and ...
The British government held back documents related to the creation of the European Union from a trove of files from 1992 due to be released Friday at the National Archives, according to media reports. Out of 495 files from the prime minister's office that year, 114 were held back, Bloomberg reported.
Britain's ambassador to the Republic, Sir Nicholas Fenn, envisaged an Anglo-Irish row in which international opinion and a substantial section of the Irish public would support them against the Dublin government. An official file disclosed details of the fall-out from the devolution impasse following the ...
The catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor released radioactive plumes high into the atmosphere. AFP/Getty. radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster started arriving in the UK during a bank holiday weekend, plunging Whitehall into chaos, newly released official files show.
When it come to who might be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, happening on in May 19th, 2018 at the St. George's Chapel, there's no doubt in our mind that it'll be a star studded event. Mainly because both the bride and groom rub elbows with some pretty amazing people.
It's sort of become a truism in environmental circles: We could feed the world with what we grow now, if only we didn't throw so much away. And while the statement is undeniable--Britain alone wastes $20bn a year--I used to have a hard time imagining how this could change. After all, food waste is so ...
"Revelations that government departments are requisitioning and then misplacing crucial files strengthen our view that decisions on the disclosure of findings by the proposed Historical Investigations Unit in Northern Ireland cannot be left to UK government ministers, as currently demanded by the Northern ...
The UK government is facing new calls to release confidential studies drawn up by officials looking at the potential impact of Brexit on the economy. Twenty-five Labour MPs have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond calling on him to release the material after he disclosed the work was being carried out ...
Prince Harry is close to the Obamas following their collaboration during the Invictus Games, a sporting event for war veterans, in September. The British government is concerned with the potential diplomatic fallout if the former American president meets the royal family before the current president does.
Other files the National Archives has listed as "misplaced while on loan to government department" include one concerning the activities of the Communist Party of Great Britain at the height of the Cold War; another detailing the way in which the British government took possession of Russian government ...
The government is looking to implement a radical, new rule that would enable British drivers to let their cars park automatically. government officials are working on a radical set of rules that would overhaul British roads and legalise the use of self-driving cars on British roads by 2021 - but which may also ...
The British government's failure to backdate the naming of political donors in Northern Ireland "stinks" of a deliberate bid to mask a huge ... Mr Smith levelled the claim in a Westminster committee as opposition MPs failed in a bid to halt the UK government's timetable to finally lift the veil of secrecy on ...
The UK government has publicly blamed a North Korean group for the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the NHS earlier this year. The Foreign Office said it is "highly likely" that the North Korea-based Lazarus Group was behind the attack. In May, WannaCry hit 300,000 computers in 150 countries, ...
A letter sent by the UK government to Nissan a year ago offering reassurances about Brexit which helped secure a major investment from the Japanese carmaker in its UK plant is still too sensitive to release, the business ministry told Reuters. Nissan announced in October last year that it would build its ...
In an experimental move to prevent flooding, the U.K. government is turning to nature's dam-building experts: beavers. That's right. A pair of adult Eurasian beavers and two baby beavers will be moved into an enclosed 16-acre site within Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean (Yes! That is where Harry Potter ...
Only a regulatory USO offers sufficient certainty and the legal enforceability that is required to ensure high-speed broadband access across the country, the U.K. government said. Under the scheme, broadband providers will have a legal requirement to give speed of at least 10 megabytes a second to ...
The U.K. government is considering taking action on a number of areas relating to how far retirement plans may or should consider social impact when making investment decisions. In an interim response to a report by the U.K. Law Commission, the government outlined plans to clarify legislation about the ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to back down from promises to include the date when the U.K. officially leaves the EU -- March 29, 2019 -- in the country's European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, according to two senior U.K. officials. The officials said the government will include language in the ...
The U.K. government plans to bring an additional £3.8 billion ($5 billion) per year into the country's retirement system by broadening the criteria for automatic enrollment eligibility. A review published Sunday by the Department for Work and Pensions said auto-enrollment should be applied to new groups of ...
The UK government has announced plans to introduce four beavers into the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire as a preventative measure against flooding. Two adult Eurasian beavers and two kits will be released into a 6.5ha secure enclosure run by Devon Wildlife Trust next year to help improve ...
The government Property Unit (GPU) was set up in 2010 as part of the Cabinet Office to get better value for money from the public sector's extensive property estate. In 2014, the coalition government published a new estate strategy designed to "create an efficient, fit-for purpose and sustainable estate ...
A draft Bill to recognise animals as sentient beings when formulating policy has been published by the British government. The bill would also increase sentences for animal cruelty and also recognise animal sentience in domestic law. RSPCA figures show that just 6.5 percent of people it prosecuted under ...
The UK government is consulting on changes to the Investigatory Powers Act, which have been proposed in a bid to make the legislation compliant with EU law. Late last year the European Court of Justice ruled that parts of the act - often informally referred to as the snoopers' charter - were in ...
The British government has sought to reassure its European partners ahead of this week's summit that it regards its commitments on the Border after Brexit and other issues as binding. Theresa may told MPs yesterday that her government's guarantee that there would be no hard border after Brexit, even if ...
Blockchain technology could be used to improve the U.K. government's efforts to provide citizens greater control over how their information is shared with public services, says the Reform think tank. A report by Reform, The Future of Public Service Identity: Blockchain [PDF], states that the government ...
The report calls on the UK government to give powers to UK regions to adopt regional carbon budgets over a five-year period. As the North is suffering from a lack of investment compared to areas like London, the report notes that regional carbon budgets would reduce the investment strain on certain areas ...
The UK government has suggested a transition or implementation period post Brexit in March 2019 will last around two years but Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive of umbrella body the Scottish fishermen's Federation, said that, to fit in with the calendar of international fisheries negotiations, a "bridge" of ...
The rallying cry of the Brexiteers prior to the European Union membership referendum was "take back control". This slogan resonated with those who felt ignored, not listened to and struggling to pay for the necessities of life. They wanted to deliver a slap in the face to the country's elite who were urging ...


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