Archive for August, 2011

Data consultation to cut NHS red tape

Comments Off | 08-31-2011

Plans to reduce red tape by cutting unnecessary data collections across the NHS will save millions by releasing administrative and clerical resources to better support front line patient care.
A 12 week consultation starting today proposes that up to 25% of all current data returns commissioned by the Department of Health and its arms length bodies

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Independent Commission on Banking: details of publication of Final Report

Comments Off | 08-31-2011

The Independent Commission on Banking will publish its Final Report on its website and via the London Stock Exchange’s Regulatory News Service at 7am BST on Monday 12th September 2011.
Notes to Editors
1. The Commission’s website is: http://bankingcommission.independent.gov.uk.
2. A press conference will be held at Victoria House, London, WC1B 4AD, at 10:30am on Monday 12th September

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iomart Hosting and Ecebs power Smart travel in North East England

Comments Off | 08-29-2011

Smart media company Ecebs is to take advantage of the skills and experience of Scottish Digital IT Company of the Year iomart Hosting, to supply Tyne and Wear’s transport authority, Nexus, with the ability to process thousands of smartcard transactions each day.
Nexus is the first concessionary pass issuing authority in the North East of England

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New figures shine a light on A&E quality

Comments Off | 08-28-2011

New figures showing the quality of A&E services have been published for the first time today.
The publication was ordered by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to give patients and the NHS a more rounded view of the quality of A&E services. The eight clinical quality indicators measure more than the single standard introduced under the previous

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Government publishes list of RDA assets transferring to HCA

Comments Off | 08-28-2011

The Government has today published a list of Regional Development Agency (RDA) land and property assets that will be transferred to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
It was announced on 6 July that RDA land and property assets would be transferred to HCA, with local communities and businesses involved in decisions about future development plans.

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July house prices up 1.3 per cent since June: average house price in England and Wales now £163,049

Comments Off | 08-28-2011

The July data from Land Registry’s flagship House Price Index shows an annual price decrease of 2.1 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £163,049. The monthly change from June to July is 1.3 per cent.
The only region in England and Wales to experience an increase in its average

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Government and FRC consider reducing financial reporting burdens for the smallest businesses

Comments Off | 08-26-2011

Proposals to simplify the financial and corporate reporting requirements for the smallest businesses are the subject of a Discussion Paper published today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
“Simpler Reporting for Smaller Businesses” sets out ideas to reduce the amount of reporting micro-entities would be required to

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Agreement with Switzerland to secure billions in unpaid tax

Comments Off | 08-26-2011

The Government is today initialling an historic agreement with Switzerland to tackle offshore tax evasion. The agreement will resolve the long-standing abuse of Swiss banking secrecy by those who seek to conceal the proceeds of tax evasion and is expected to secure billions of pounds of unpaid tax for the UK exchequer from 2013.
Under the

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High Court orders closure of Century Property Group Ltd

Comments Off | 08-26-2011

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills has presented a petition in the High Court to wind up in the public interest Century Property Group Ltd, formerly Century Land Group Limited.
The company operates a land banking business selling small plots of land for investment through its website www.century-group.co.uk
The company’s business address is 7th

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Paving the business way to fame and fortune for Yorkshire’s top talent

Comments Off | 08-25-2011

Yorkshire’s burgeoning music and film industries are being urged to seize the chance to showcase their talents on the global stage.
Musicians, managers, producers, film and interactive entrepreneurs are being encouraged to take the first step toward international success by attending a one-off briefing event in Leeds.
The event, on 1 September, will provide first-hand insights into

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