News story: Local authorities supported to innovate against childhood obesity

Updated: A link for local authorities to apply for the trailblazer programme has been added. The government is asking local authorities to apply to its Trailblazer programme, in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA). Speaking at the LGA obesity conference, Public Health Minister Steve Brine introduced the programme and invited councils to submit proposals

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Press release: Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage

Record £15.6 million of underpayment identified for more than 200,000 workers Employers fined unprecedented £14 million for not meeting legal obligations More than 600 employers named in 2017/18 as part of ‘naming’ rounds Ramped up efforts by HMRC to crackdown on underpayment and boost compliance Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) achieved record enforcement results

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News story: DBS email addresses are changing

Updates are being made to GOV.UK to reflect changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service’s (DBS) email addresses. The website updates have already started and will continue until the end of October. Alongside the Home Office, DBS have dropped ‘GSi’ from their email addresses. This means that when contacting us, ‘@dbs.gsi.gov.uk’ will change to ‘@dbs.gov.uk’.

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News story: Civil Service launches Pioneering Economics Degree Apprenticeship

Updated: replaced economic.apprenticeship@hmtreasury.gov.uk with gesrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk The UK Civil Service has this week launched the UK’s first degree-level apprenticeship in economics – creating new routes to careers in the Civil Service for young people who would prefer to study for a degree whilst working at the heart of government. A range of central government departments and

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News story: Campus visits

Law fairs are a good opportunity for students to find out more about the work of government lawyers and the legal trainee scheme. Please contact the universities listed below for further details about their law fairs. University Date City, University of London Wednesday 10 October Bristol University Thursday 11 October University of Nottingham Monday 15

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