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Community Interest Companies and the Confirmation Statement

Comments Off | 06-9-2016

To complete your confirmation statement, you just need to check the information that is held at Companies House about your Community Interest Company is correct and fully up to date.
If the information they hold is out of date you must file the information needed to update your records before, or at the

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£3 million flood defences boost protection in North East

Comments Off | 03-10-2016

The Environment Agency joined forces with local business Wilton Engineering to deliver the Port Clarence flood alleviation scheme.
Wilton has manufactured a removable section of defence, which protects their work site and the local community from flooding, but ensures they can still operate from the river.
This week the Environment Agency attended High Clarence

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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals to improve finances

Comments Off | 03-3-2016

The trust, which provides acute and general services to patients across Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, will be supported to improve the way it manages its finances and its long term plans for financial sustainability.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals’ finances had rapidly deteriorated since October 2015, after the trust discovered it had been

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January 2016 Market Trend Data

Comments Off | 02-26-2016

The regional data indicates that:

London experienced the greatest increase in its average property value over the last 12 months with a movement of 13.9%
Wales experienced the greatest monthly growth with an increase of 3.7%
the North East saw the lowest annual price growth with an increase of 0.2%
the North East also saw the most significant monthly

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Danny Alexander appointed as Vice-President of new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Comments Off | 02-6-2016

The President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Jin Liqun has today (5 February) appointed the UK’s Danny Alexander for a key role in the bank’s leadership, as Vice-President and Corporate Secretary, and member of the executive management team.
The Chancellor also confirmed that the UK has secured agreement that it will lead a constituency of AIIB

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Boost for aspiring self-builders

Comments Off | 02-4-2016

Digital initiatives such as Callido make it possible for the average student to develop thinking, problem solving and communication skills. In doing so, they appear to break the link between student-teacher ratios and quality of education.
(PressReleasePoint) - “Employers today look for employees who have clarity of thought, can solve problems and communicate clearly. In Mumbai, not

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Innovate UK’s Energy Game Changer fund, announced last year, now stands at £2 million including NDA’s contribution. It will be distributed to innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) outside the energy sector. The fund aims to encourage new entrants into all sectors of the energy industry, including oil, gas and nuclear, but the NDA is particularly interested in technologies that could be applied to decommissioning challenges. Innovate UK is the government’s innovation-driving agency, working across all industrial sectors. NDA has been collaborating with Innovate UK over the last few years to stimulate and encourage innovative ideas that could be deployed to address challenges on our sites. Allocation of funding will take place through a competitive process led by Innovate UK, with SMEs welcome to submit stand-alone project ideas or working collaboratively with partner organisations of any size. Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, said: The UK is home to a number of world-leading companies in a wide range of cutting-edge fields such as robotics and computer gaming. We want to harness this dynamic and creative thinking in order to address some of the long-term challenges the nuclear decommissioning industry faces. Innovative solutions can mean that our decommissioning work is achieved more safely, sooner, and at a lower cost for the taxpayer. “We want to stimulate the development and adoption of novel and emerging and as alternatives to established technologies to improve the way we do things. We believe that game-changing technologies can solve a number of existing problems, either by the development of completely new ideas or through technology transfer from other sectors. Could we, for example, adopt virtual reality techniques from the computer game industry to help us work remotely in hazardous environments? We would like to encourage those people who are currently working elsewhere, in industries such as defence, aerospace, automotive and telecommunications, to grasp this opportunity to consider how their techniques can be applied to our important field of work. Further information this competition opens on 28 March 2016, and the deadline for registration is at noon on 4 May 2016 projects must be led by an SME whose main business lies outside the energy sector. They can work alone or collaboratively with partners of any size from any sector. Applications are particularly encouraged from businesses engaged in, but not limited to: Technology transfer proposals from other sectors are also welcome, such as: inspection defence ICT aerospace digital automotive sensors telecommunications virtual reality forensics gaming medical robotics space autonomous systems creative industries advanced materials manufacturing Energy Game Changer projects are expected to: last 6 to 12 months range in size from total costs of £25,000 to £100,000 Available funding The call is worth £2 million with the percentage of project costs received dependent upon the size of the organisation. Key dates competition opens: 28 March 2016 briefing event: 6 April 2016 registration deadline: noon 4 May 2016 deadline for video submissions: noon 11 May 2016 deadline for invited written proposals: noon 7 July 2016 pitch sessions: 5–7 September 2016 Brokering events have also been arranged. These will provide an opportunity to: hear more about the challenges network with sector experts meet potential partners Potential applicants can attend one of these events: Glasgow on 23 February 2016 Birmingham on 25 February 2016 Cumbria on 2 March 2016 There will also be a briefing event for potential applicants in London on 6 April 2016. NDA will support these events through representatives from our SLCs attending to provide potential end-user perspectives. For supporting documents and to register for events see: Innovate UK’s Energy Game Changer funding competition

Comments Off | 01-28-2016

Innovate UK’s Energy Game Changer fund, announced last year, now stands at £2 million including NDA’s contribution. It will be distributed to innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) outside the energy sector.
The fund aims to encourage new entrants into all sectors of the energy industry, including oil, gas and nuclear, but

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UK risks losing £5m portrait by Rembrandt apprentice

Comments Off | 01-26-2016

A portrait by one of Rembrandt’s most talented apprentices is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5,189,000 (plus VAT of £137,800), Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced today.
The government has placed a temporary export bar on Portrait of a

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MOD Automatic Test Equipment centre of excellence

Comments Off | 01-24-2016

Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) can be used to test various items such as Line Replaceable Items (LRIs), power supplies, circuit cards and chassis. A typical modern ATE test suite will usually consist of a computer running software to control a variety of instruments, which then apply signals and measure responses from the piece of equipment under

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There’s real momentum in the green finance sector’, says Economic Secretary

Comments Off | 01-18-2016

Thank you, Lord Mayor, for your kind words of introduction and for hosting us here at Mansion House. It is always a pleasure to be here in such wonderful surroundings.
We have heard – and will hear – a lot today about 2016 being the year of green finance, and I very much

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