United Kingdom

Fighting recession

Much of the world is in recession fighting mode. They need to be so, because the advent of the corona virus and the severe responses to it by governments makes recession more likely without action.

The virus has hit international travel and tourism hard, has disrupted Chinese output, slashed the demand...Read More »

Designing a smoking cessation intervention


Researchers investigated changes in mental health after smoking cessation compared with continuing to smoke.

Focusing on the treatment and epidemiology of smoking in people with mental health problems, this study, published by BMJ, aims to contribute to:

  • reducing smoking rates
  • improving quit rates
  • reducing health inequalities in people with mental...Read More »

PM outlines new review to define Britain’s place in the world

  • A wide range of foreign policy and national security experts, inside and outside Government, will be involved to ensure the UK is equipped to meet the global challenges of the future
  • The report will seek new and innovative ways to promote our interests overseas while continuing to commit 2% of...Read More »

Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal full deal signing

Today [25/02/2020] Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, will be joined by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson, and regional partners at Forth Valley College campus in Stirling to seal their collective commitment to the £214m investment package.

The deal focuses on delivering national and international sustainability...Read More »

PM meeting with Austrian Chancellor: 25 February 2020


The Prime Minister met Chancellor Kurz of Austria in Downing Street this afternoon.

The two leaders agreed on the importance of the relationship between the UK and Austria and undertook to strengthen it further.

Following the publication of the EU’s...Read More »

Modern Slavery workshop in Honduras

The workshop was aimed at representatives of the Honduran private sector, in order to sensitize them on the topic of Modern Slavery. The British Government has a long history in supporting policies aimed at prevention and combat of modern slavery, trafficking and exploitation of people.

The main objective of this half-day...Read More »

IAP Keeping Safe Conference: Robert Buckland speech

Thank you, Juliet, who is someone I have known for many years and has a deep commitment to her position.

From my understanding this conference is unprecedented – bringing together colleagues, practitioners, families, and ministers – not just to speak but to hear from you. I wish I could say that...Read More »

Defence Secretary announces programme to replace the UK’s nuclear warhead

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has today announced the start of a new nuclear replacement warhead programme in Parliament.

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