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Copyright industry adds an extra £3billion to national accounts

Comments Off | 06-11-2012

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Imperial College today published new estimates of investment in the UK’s copyright industries. When adopted in the National Accounts this adds more than £3 billion to the economy.
Welcoming the announcement Baroness Wilcox, Minister for Intellectual Property, said:
“This is excellent news not just for the UK economy, but also because

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UK and US call to make the most of international patent system

Comments Off | 06-11-2012

Measures to make the international system of patent application faster and more effective were announced today by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) with changes to the UK’s Fast Track system. These moves come as part of a wider effort by the UK and US intellectual property authorities to get more businesses to use the

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Cable welcomes Diageo investment

Comments Off | 06-7-2012

Commenting on the announcement by Diageo that it plans to open a new distillery in Scotland, Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
“This is a welcome and substantial investment by Diageo in one of the UK’s world renowned industries. It is a vote of confidence in the workforce in Scotland and in the strength of the food

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Transport Statistics: Road conditions in England: 2011

Comments Off | 06-2-2012

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
- Road conditions in England: 2011, see
www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-conditions-in-england-2011
for details.
See http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics for details on all recent transport statistics releases.
These Official Statistics are published according to arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Contact Information
Name – DfT Press Office – Local Transport
Division – Department for Transport
Phone – DfT Press

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Business Secretary to visit Speedo and Nottingham University Innovation Centre

Comments Off | 06-2-2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable will today visit Speedo’s headquarters in Nottingham where he will see how the firm develops its leading swimwear worn by top athletes around the world.
He will tour the firm’s global research and development facility, Aqualab, to see how Speedo designs and develops world class swimwear and equipment, including the Fastskin Racing

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£500 million of Government investment for small and mid-sized businesses open for applications

Comments Off | 06-2-2012

The Government is today asking for applications to manage £500 million of its investment available through the Business Finance Partnership (BFP).
The BFP aims to ease the flow of credit to small and mid-sized businesses in the UK by diversifying their sources of finance and making them less reliant on bank lending. It is part of

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New app calculates your tax and how it is spent

Comments Off | 05-29-2012

The Government is today launching a new tax calculator enabling people to work out how much tax they pay and how the Government spends it. The tax calculator can be downloaded as a free mobile phone app and is also available on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website.
The launch comes as new research reveals

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UK and Indonesia strengthen educational links

Comments Off | 05-29-2012

The UK and Indonesia have today committed to boosting their education relationship to a higher level via the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
During his visit to UK, Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture Mohammed Nuh met with the UK Universities and Science Minister David Willetts, and agreed a new Memorandum of Understanding.

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Top team appointed as UK Green Investment Bank company formed

Comments Off | 05-26-2012

The UK Green Investment Bank (UK GIB) moved a step closer to going live today (25 May) as the Business Secretary announced the formation of the public company and the appointment of its top directors.
Lord Smith of Kelvin will be the new Chair of UK Green Investment Bank plc. Currently Chair of SSE and The

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Vince Cable witnesses the return of steel production to Teesside

Comments Off | 05-23-2012

Vince Cable today visited SSI Teesside and announced the award of £1.4 million from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) which will help create and protect 1,800 jobs.
The blast furnace was relit last month, just over a year after SSI purchased Teesside Cast Products (TCP) from Tata Steel and over two years after it was mothballed.
The

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