Archive for January, 2012

New Chair for Government’s fund management company

Comments Off | 01-28-2012

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk today announced the appointment of Lucy Armstrong as the new chair of Capital for Enterprise Limited (CfEL).
Capital for Enterprise Limited is the company which advises the Government on the design, implementation and management of finance measures to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK. It manages

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Northern Bank is first local signing for UK Export Finance in Northern Ireland

Comments Off | 01-28-2012

UK Export Finance today announced that Northern Bank will be the first local bank in Northern Ireland to deliver its bond support scheme, which helps exporters with trade finance facilities.
UK Export Finance is the UK’s official export credit agency, providing a range of services which complement the private sector through the provision of assistance to

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Government publishes Financial Services Bill

Comments Off | 01-28-2012

The Government has today published legislation which will fundamentally transform and strengthen financial regulation in the United Kingdom, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban, has announced. The new regime sets out a clear, coherent and comprehensive regulatory framework, replacing the uncertainty and inadequacy of the previous structure, and helping to mitigate against future risks

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Improving health results for children

Comments Off | 01-27-2012

A new focus on improving care for children and young people will be unveiled later this year, Secretary of State Andrew Lansley announced today.
The ‘Children’s and Young People’s outcomes strategy’ will focus the health service on improving health results for children, including those needing primary, hospital and urgent care, and children with long-term conditions.
It will

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New calendar unlocks enterprise opportunities throughout 2012

Comments Off | 01-27-2012

A new comprehensive and interactive calendar of key enterprise events throughout 2012 has been unveiled by Business Minister Mark Prisk.
The StartUp 2012: Enterprise Calendar highlights over 600 enterprise opportunities across the UK throughout the year. They include competitions, conferences, workshops and networking events that could be the kick-start needed to help a new or growing

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UK Export Finance helps Manchester events firm expand in Gulf

Comments Off | 01-27-2012

UK Export Finance has worked with Lloyds Bank to help Manchester-based WRG Creative Communication win new business in Qatar.
The opening of WRG’s offices in Doha in 2009 placed the company in the perfect position to pitch for a number of high-profile events, including the 20th World Petroleum Congress and the Arab Games. But the contracts

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Glasgow 2014 gets tax boost

Comments Off | 01-27-2012

Athletes resident outside of the UK who compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be exempt from income tax, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander will announce in Glasgow today. The decision mirrors a similar exemption in place for London 2012.
The decision will help spread the Olympic legacy into Scotland and encourage top

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Met Office launches android app

Comments Off | 01-25-2012

Following the highly successful Met Office weather app on iPhone, weather forecasts from the Met Office are now available for Android. The app can be used on all android phones and includes a widget so information can be accessed directly from the dashboard.
The new android app is the latest addition to our range of products

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Department of Health sets out scope of PiP implant and cosmetic surgery reviews

Comments Off | 01-25-2012

The Department of Health has today published the terms of reference for two reviews established following the recent concerns about PIP implants.
The first review, led by Lord Howe, the Minister for Quality, will establish what happened in the UK when the MHRA and Department of Health learnt about the situation with PiP implants in France.
Lord

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David Miles re-appointed to Monetary Policy Committee

Comments Off | 01-25-2012

The Chancellor, George Osborne today announced the re-appointment of David Miles as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
David Miles’ second term on the MPC will begin on 01 June 2012, and end on 31 May 2015.
The Chancellor said:
“David has been a very effective member of the MPC throughout his first term. His

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