Archive for November, 2011

Eighth meeting of the UK-Japan Joint Committee on Co-Operation in Science and Technology

Comments Off | 11-30-2011

The eighth meeting of the United Kingdom – Japan Joint Committee on Co-operation in Science and Technology took place in London on 28 November 2011, under the Agreement between the two governments on co-operation in Science and Technology.
The Joint Committee was co-chaired by Sir John BEDDINGTON CMG FRS, the United Kingdom Government Chief Scientific Adviser

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October house prices down 0.9 per cent since September: average house price in England and Wales now £159,999

Comments Off | 11-29-2011

The October data from Land Registry’s flagship House Price Index shows an annual price decrease of 3.2 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £159,999. The monthly change from September to October is a decrease of 0.9 per cent and continues the negative monthly price change seen in September.
The

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Leading in the science of risk

Comments Off | 11-27-2011

One of the Met Office’s leading scientists has today won a prestigious award for research which has shed new light on how climate change could influence extreme weather over Europe.
Dr Adam Scaife has won the Climate Change category of the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize, which recognises leading research that could have a big impact

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Remote islands to get cheaper fuel from March 2012

Comments Off | 11-27-2011

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has today announced that from March 2012motorists in remote island communities will benefit from a 5 pence a litre fuel discount.
The announcement came after the Government received final EU clearance to operate its rural fuel rebate pilot scheme in the Inner & Outer Hebrides, Northern Isles, islands in

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Independent Review recommends ‘a fresh start’ for the management of England’s strategic roads

Comments Off | 11-25-2011

Major savings for taxpayers and benefits for the national economy could be unlocked by reforming the Government’s management of England’s motorways and trunk roads, says an independent review published today.
Speaking on the day of the publication of the review, Alan Cook said:
“The management of our strategic roads is at odds with every other major infrastructure

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Transport Statistics: Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Quarter 3 2011

Comments Off | 11-25-2011

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Quarter 3 2011, see:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-goods-vehicles-travelling-to-mainland-europe-quarter-3-2011
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.

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Court orders yet another unscrupulous land banking company to close

Comments Off | 11-25-2011

A company that mis-sold undeveloped land for investment to the public has been ordered into liquidation in the High Court on grounds of public interest following an investigation by Company Investigations (CI) of The Insolvency Service.
The investigation found that Crestmore International Limited acted as an agent on behalf of Montrose Partners Ltd and The Montrose

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Greening puts passengers first

Comments Off | 11-24-2011

Passengers’ needs are to be put first under new airports legislation published today by Transport Secretary Justine Greening.
The draft Civil Aviation Bill will replace the current economic regulation duties of the aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with a single primary duty to promote the interests of passengers. The CAA will be given more

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UK Reforms to job laws to help business

Comments Off | 11-24-2011

The most radical reform to the employment law system for decades was outlined today by Business Secretary Vince Cable as part of the Government’s plan for growth, cutting unnecessary demands on business while safeguarding workers’ rights.
During a speech to EEF, the manufacturers organisation, Dr Cable announced the results of a consultation on resolving workplace disputes

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UKTI launches search for the West Midlands’s most innovative mobile company

Comments Off | 11-23-2011

UK Trade & Investment: http://www.uktechnologylive.com/ has launched a search for the West Midland’s most innovative mobile company, with nominations sought from the cream of the UK’s mobile industry.
The competition is open to any UK-based company working in the mobile industry that can demonstrate a new product or service that has the potential to change the

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