Archive for February, 2012

£4.17 million of red tape costs to businesses cut

Comments Off | 02-29-2012

A new report published today by the Government shows that around £4 million of regulatory burdens will be cut from British businesses between January and June 2012.
The Third Statement of New Regulation, which measures the success of the One-in, One-out rule, shows that there is a cumulative net reduction of regulation since January 2011. It

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January Market Trend Data from Land Registry

Comments Off | 02-29-2012

Detailed monthly transaction information is now available in addition to the House Price Index
January house prices up 1.1 per cent since December: average house price in England and Wales now £161,545
To view the press release, including accompanying tables, please follow the link below.
http://nds.coi.gov.uk/ImageLibrary/detail.aspx?MediaDetailsID=5286
Head Office Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3PH www.landregistry.gov.uk

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Report calls for universities to be at heart of economy

Comments Off | 02-28-2012

A report published today calls for universities to be at the heart of the economy to promote growth in the UK and improve the employability of our graduates.
The former vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and HEFCE board member Professor Sir Tim Wilson was asked by the Government to undertake a review into how universities

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Sir David Lees re-appointed Chair of Bank of England Court

Comments Off | 02-26-2012

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Chancellor and Prime Minister’s recommendation for the re-appointment of Sir David Lees as Chair of the Court of the Bank of England.
Sir David has indicated he will step down from Court at the end of 2013, once he has overseen the transition of the Bank’s new responsibilities and

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Transport Statistics

Comments Off | 02-26-2012

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
• Sea Passenger Statistics: 2011, see
www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/sea-passenger-statistics-2011/
for details.
• Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Q4 2011, see
www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-goods-vehicles-travelling-to-mainland-europe-quarter-4-2011/
for details.
• Driver and rider test and instructor statistics: Q3 2011/12, see
www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/driver-rider-tests-quarter-3-2011-12/
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

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The Department of Health publishes the Performance and Capability Review of the Care Quality Commission

Comments Off | 02-26-2012

The Department of Health today published its findings from the Performance and Capability Review of the Care Quality Commission.
The Review sets out that the CQC has made considerable achievements since it was established in 2009 as the new watchdog for health and social care services in England. It has brought together three different organisations, creating

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Government responds to early student loan repayment consultation

Comments Off | 02-26-2012

Following consultation, the Government has today announced there will be no charge on graduates repaying their loans early.
In a consultation document published last June the Government asked whether there should be a charge for early repayment, and if so, what form such a charge would take. Most respondents did not favour the introduction of a

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John Hayes confirms bursaries funding for trainee Further Education teachers

Comments Off | 02-26-2012

Skills Minister John Hayes today set out the funding available to those undertaking initial teacher education (ITE) to teach in the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector.
For 2012 – 13, bursaries of £1,000 will be introduced to enable up to 10,000 trainees to take either the Higher Education Institution (HEI)-accredited Diploma in Teaching in the

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£1 billion growth fund boost open for business

Comments Off | 02-23-2012

Manufacturing industry urged to bid for extra growth funding
From today an extra £1 billion is available to businesses seeking support to help them create new jobs and grow, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.
The funding is part of the Regional Growth Fund and takes the total fund to £2.4 billion. It will be available

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GPs to ‘prescribe’ apps for patients

Comments Off | 02-22-2012

People could soon be directed to free or cheap apps by their GPs to allow them to monitor and manage their health more effectively.
The latest innovations in smartphone technology will help patients and the public to find and use NHS services, manage conditions and make better lifestyle choices in a way that is very convenient

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