Archive for October, 2011

Champions asked to help celebrate and show that manufacturers ‘Make it in Great Britain’

Comments Off | 10-25-2011

A call will go out tomorrow to Britain’s business community asking them to champion UK manufacturing and show the best of British industry throughout 2012.
Make it in Great Britain is a new campaign aimed at transforming outdated opinions of UK manufacturing. The campaign will culminate in an exhibition during Olympic Games time that will celebrate

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Transport Statistics: Annual Bus Statistics 2010/11

Comments Off | 10-22-2011

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
Annual Bus Statistics 2010/11 (incorporating Quarterly Bus Statistics Q2 2011), see
http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/annual-bus-statistics-201011
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.

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Prime Minister welcomes independent report on growth opportunities in Liverpool

Comments Off | 10-22-2011

The Government has today welcomed a report from Lord Heseltine and Sir Terry Leahy on the opportunities available for growth in Liverpool and surrounding areas.
The document, an independent assessment commissioned by the Prime Minister, studies the potential for growth, job creation and investment in the Liverpool City Region.
The Liverpool City Region local enterprise partnership, local

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New steering group launched to develop ‘simple’ financial products

Comments Off | 10-22-2011

Mark Hoban, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, today announced the creation of a new steering group tasked with devising a suite of ‘simple’ financial products that will help consumers navigate the financial services market. The steering group will be chaired by Carol Sergeant (former Chief Risk Officer, Lloyds Banking Group) and include representatives from Government,

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New plan to power the electronics industry to growth

Comments Off | 10-19-2011

A new strategy to grow the UK’s power electronics industry and increase its share of the £135 billion global market was published today by Business Minister Mark Prisk.
Britain is a world leader in many aspects of power electronics. The technology is used to do everything from making mobile phone batteries last longer and hybrid cars

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UK research base most productive in the world

Comments Off | 10-19-2011

The UK is a world-leader in science and research, according to a new report being launched today by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts at a Science Council lecture on research impact.
The ‘International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base 2011’ report was compiled by Elsevier and published by the Department for Business, Innovation and

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Minister gives kick-start to volunteering at launch of vision and fund

Comments Off | 10-18-2011

Volunteers play a crucial role in health and social care services, and to support this Paul Burstow will announce that up to £2.6 million will be available for national volunteering and social action projects in 2012. Fifty-one local projects will be approved today, with a combined value of approximately £2.5 million.
The funding is given to

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Consultation on the future role of the Financial Reporting Council

Comments Off | 10-18-2011

A consultation proposing the refocusing and streamlining of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is being launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the FRC today.
The aim of the reforms is to create an FRC that is clearer about its role and purpose, proportionate in the execution of that purpose and in

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New help for manufacturers could generate £1.5bn growth and create 23,000 jobs

Comments Off | 10-16-2011

A new nationally operated Manufacturing Advisory Service will focus on helping small and medium sized manufacturers to grow, Business Minister Mark Prisk announced today.
The new service will be delivered by the Manufacturing Advisory Consortium (MAC) and will help create an estimated £1.5bn in economic growth, 23,000 jobs and safeguard 50,000 jobs.
The Manufacturing Advisory Service will

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Huddersfield factory gears up for green growth

Comments Off | 10-15-2011

Clegg and Cable announce £4.8 million of Regional Growth Funding for local businesses
Huddersfield business David Brown Gear Systems has successfully secured £4.8 million of private sector and government funding from the Regional Growth Fund, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Secretary Vince Cable announced during a visit to the business today.
The funding will help

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