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Department For Transport Consultation

On Thursday 08th February, the UK Government launched its much awaited consultation on the use of section 19 and 22 permits. This sets out how it intends to change its guidance following its reinterpretation of how the EU regulations (1071/2009) on … Continue reading

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Independent Review Of The Mental Health Act

The review will consider and make recommendations on improving legislation and practice around the Mental Health Act. The review was set up to look at how the legislation in the Mental Health Act 1983 is used and how practice can … Continue reading

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Civil Society Strategy: Written statement

Made by: Lord Ashton of Hyde (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) “My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Tracey Crouch) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I … Continue reading

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Industrial Strategy Developments And Government Announcements

In the Industrial Strategy, the government has identified 4 Grand Challenges; global trends that will shape our rapidly changing future and which the UK must embrace to ensure we harness all the opportunities they bring. The 4 are: artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Government Issues Call for Evidence on Cost of Energy Review

Homes and businesses depend upon reliable, affordable energy. The Government is ambitious in its plans to keep costs as low as possible for them over the coming decades, while delivering carbon targets, ensuring security of supply, and seizing the economic … Continue reading

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Call for Evidence and Surveys

DCMS has commissioned Steve Holliday, former chief executive of National Grid plc, to chair an independent Full-Time Social Action review. This will consider what the voluntary sector, industry and, if needed, government can do to support full-time volunteering. The review … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s UK Grant Programmes – December Deadlines The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is currently accepting application for projects involving removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live. Generally, the Trust funds … Continue reading

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Social Investment Tax Relief Survey – Deadline THIS WEDNESDAY!

The Office for Civil Society are looking at Social Investment Tax Relief, and would love to know what you think about the government’s tax relief for social investment. Social Investment Tax Relief is intended to encourage individuals to support charities … Continue reading

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Age UK’s Response To The Government’s State Pension Age Announcement

In response to the DWP’s announcement that the State Pension age will rise to 68 earlier than planned, Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said: “In bringing forward a rise in State Pension age by seven years, the Government … Continue reading

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Government Publishes Drug Strategy 2017

The social and economic cost of drug supply in England and Wales is estimated to be £10.7 billion a year – just over half of which (£6 billion) is attributed to drug-related acquisitive crime. In 2015-16, around 2.7 million (8.4%) … Continue reading

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