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Alun Cairns tells business leaders – UK Government will support you

Comments Off | 06-29-2016

Alun Cairns will today meet Welsh business leaders to assure them the UK Government stands ready to help as the country prepares to leave the EU.
The Secretary of State will be setting out the Government’s plans for the creation of a specialist EU unit to tackle complex issues like trade treaties

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EU referendum result: update on support for business

Comments Off | 06-29-2016

Good afternoon everyone, and thank you all for coming.
Following last week’s historic decision by the British people, I’ve just chaired a meeting of the chairs of UK’s largest business organisations, and CEOs and senior representatives from many of our biggest employers.
My message for them was very clear. Britain is open for business.
Yes, the

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Innovation in low carbon vehicles: apply for business funding

Comments Off | 06-29-2016

Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) are to invest up to £25 million in innovative low carbon projects through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). The competition is APC6 – accelerating the drive to low carbon propulsion.
The aim of the competition is to develop on-vehicle technologies. These can be for

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Household incomes highest on record

Comments Off | 06-29-2016

The average household now takes home £473 a week – £800 a year more than in 2013/14.
The number of people classed as in relative low income has also fallen by 300,000 since 2010, helped by an improving labour market and the protection of pensioner, disability and carers’ benefits.

Work and Pensions Secretary, Stephen Crabb

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Investment in infrastructure is now even more important

Comments Off | 06-29-2016

Introduction
Thank you for having me here today.
Everyone in this room knows these are unpredictable times.
So it’s nice to be able to get back to the hard certainties of concrete and steel.
And it’s encouraging that so many have come here to discuss exactly those things.
European referendum
Now, I want to address the events of the last week

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Highways England contract worth up to £70m per year kicks off in Kent and Sussex

Comments Off | 06-29-2016

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is today attending commemorative events in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, which was the site of the No.1 New Zealand General Hospital in the First World War.
The hospital opened a hundred years ago this month to support New Zealand troops serving in the war, and by 1919 21,000 patients had

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UK and China IP offices extend Patent Prosecution Highway PPH pilot programme

Comments Off | 06-28-2016

On 1 July 2016 the IPO and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China will extend their PPH pilot programme.
The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme between the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) started on 1 July 2014. The programme was

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UK Armed Forces help Tunisian forces fight violent extremism

Comments Off | 06-28-2016

UK military support to counter-IED training in Tunisia has been extended for an additional year, the Defence Secretary has announced.
The extension of the in-country team underlines the UK’s support against the threat posed by extremists, Michael Fallon has said, with Tunisia a frontline state in the fight against Daesh.
The small team, comprising counter-IED and training

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UK Government suppliers encouraged to sign up to Armed Forces Covenant

Comments Off | 06-27-2016

On Armed Forces Day government suppliers are encouraged to help provide greater support to veterans and service spouses and partners.
The Armed Forces Covenant was brought in under the Armed Forces Act 2011 to recognise sacrifices made by the armed forces, and to work with businesses, local authorities, charities and community organisations to support the forces through

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EU referendum outcome: UK PM statement, 24 June 2016

Comments Off | 06-27-2016

Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement in Downing Street on the outcome of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.
We not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we are governed, there are times when it is right to ask the people themselves, and that

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