Archive for March, 2012

Chancellor’s speech at Google Campus, Tech City

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

It’s a great pleasure to be here at the opening of the new Google Campus in Shoreditch, in the heart of Tech City.
This is the result of two years of collaboration between Google and the British Government, and we salute the leadership, creativity and energy of everyone at Google for making this happen.
Back in 2010,

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Baroness rolls out new facilities at manufacturing plant

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

Business Minister Baroness Wilcox today officially opened new £6 million state-of-the-art operating space at the UK’s leading independent soft tissue converters.
The Minister visited Accrol Papers Ltd in Blackburn, Lancashire where she toured the new 120,000 square foot offices and warehouse facility and met with workers before unveiling a plaque onsite.
Founded in 1993, Accrol Papers has

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Bidders to oversee improvements on rail franchises announced

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Improvements for rail passengers under Government franchise plans came a step closer as the bidders to run services were announced by Rail Minister Theresa Villiers today.
A total of 13 firms are in the running to become the next operators of the Great Western, Thameslink and Essex Thameside rail franchises and introduce better train services, safer

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Publication of the Finance Bill 2012

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

The Government is today publishing the Finance Bill, which will enact tax measures announced in last week’s Budget and in the March 2011 Budget.
The Bill includes measures which maintain the Government’s strategy to reduce the deficit, while promoting far-reaching tax reform, supporting growth and rewarding work:
• increasing the tax-free personal allowance to £8,105 from April

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Government launches consultation on Above the Line Research and Development credit

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

The Government has today launched a consultation on an Above the Line (ATL) Research and Development (R&D) credit. The Government is committed to creating the most competitive tax system in the G20 and R&D tax incentives play an important role in this ambition and in supporting our strategy for growth.
The Government announced in the autumn

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David Willetts comments on UCAS Admissions Process Review findings

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts commenting on the UCAS Admissions Process Review findings and recommendations said:
“The changes UCAS propose to the admissions process will greatly improve the information and support available to applicants, allowing potential students to make more informed life changing decisions about their future.
“In particular, the proposals to replace clearing with a

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Becoming a world-leader for a dementia friendly society, care and research

Comments Off | 03-27-2012

The Prime Minister has announced his commitment to make the UK a world leader on dementia.
In England 670,000 people have dementia and the number of people developing the disease is increasing. One in three people will develop dementia and it costs society an estimated £19 billion a year. The Prime Minister today has set out

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Major package of reforms to increase passenger numbers

Comments Off | 03-27-2012

Commuters and bus passengers across England will see better buses, more innovative services, and greater value for money. This is thanks to a series of changes announced today by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker.
These changes will help encourage more people to travel by bus, helping to cut congestion and carbon emissions. It will also give

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Cable backs small businesses to grow

Comments Off | 03-24-2012

Measures to strengthen supply chains and reduce the burden of regulation were announced by the Business Secretary Vince Cable today.
Speaking at the Federation of Small Businesses conference Dr Cable set out the practical steps Government is taking to help SMEs and boost business investment and cut red tape, including:
- The £125 million Advanced Manufacturing Supply

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February Market Trend Data from Land Registry

Comments Off | 03-24-2012

Detailed monthly transaction and price paid information is now available in addition to the House Price Index and Transaction data
February house prices up 0.1 per cent since January: average house price in England and Wales now £161,588
To view the press release, including accompanying tables, please follow the link below.
http://nds.coi.gov.uk/ImageLibrary/detail.aspx?MediaDetailsID=5364

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