Archive for April, 2012

Providers sought to help deliver start-up loans for young people

Comments Off | 04-28-2012

The next stage of the Government’s new £10 million ‘Start-up Loans’ for young people pilot scheme has been announced today by Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk.
The initiative aims to provide budding entrepreneurs with support and a small amount of capital to help them get started as well as access to training and business mentors.
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More university places to be freed up

Comments Off | 04-28-2012

Changes announced today to the allocation of university places increase the focus on putting students at the heart of system.
• Uncapped recruitment for high achieving students will be further eased in 2013/14. The A-level threshold will lower from AAB+ to ABB+.
• A further 5,000 places will be allocated through a competitive core and margin to

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Local growth on agenda for annual LEP conference

Comments Off | 04-27-2012

Government ministers meet local enterprise partnership (LEP) leaders today to discuss their plans to drive growth across the country.
Business Secretary Vince Cable, Transport Secretary Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles and Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk are all taking part in the annual conference which brings together leaders

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Newly improved and ready says FRAB

Comments Off | 04-27-2012

Issued by the News Distribution Service on behalf of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board (FARB)
The Financial Reporting Advisory Board (FRAB) today published its 15th annual report. The report highlights actions taken by the FRAB in response to recommendations made within a review report following a formal and independent review of its operations. The changes put

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£70 billion of potential government business published to boost UK growth

Comments Off | 04-27-2012

The Government’s long term plan to reform the way the public sector does business ramped up today as new and updated data on £70 billion of potential future government contracts was published by Cabinet ministers Francis Maude and Vince Cable.
Data has been published on £70 billion of potential future contracts over the next five years,

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Online tool simplifies hiring demands for first-time employers

Comments Off | 04-26-2012

A new online toolkit has been launched today by Employment Relations Minister Norman Lamb, which provides first-time employers with a step-by-step guide through their obligations when taking on a member of staff.
The Taking on an Employee toolkit, found on the Business Link website, takes employers through the process of hiring their first member of staff

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Government makes landmark green investment

Comments Off | 04-26-2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced a landmark investment in green infrastructure by the Government.
A total of £80 million has been committed to two specialist fund managers – who will make and manage investments in the small scale waste infrastructure sector – by a specialist team within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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Businesses and consumers to be empowered to challenge anti-competitive practices

Comments Off | 04-25-2012

Businesses and consumers will find it easier to challenge firms they believe are acting anti-competitively, under proposals launched today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The proposals for facilitating ‘private actions’ have two key aims:
· To increase growth, by empowering small businesses to tackle anti-competitive behaviour that is stifling their business.
· To promote fairness,

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Government and industry collaborate to develop congestion solutions

Comments Off | 04-25-2012

With Government figures showing that by 2030 road use will have grown by 25-30 per cent, there is a pressing need to tackle congestion, pollution and road safety..
A summit today on ‘intelligent mobility’ hosted by the joint government/industry Automotive Council will put these problems and the business opportunities at the top of the agenda.
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Best of British business receive Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Comments Off | 04-21-2012

Small and large companies from across the UK are today (21 April 2012) celebrating being named as winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
A total of 209 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for business achievement. Overall, 151 companies have won Awards for International Trade, 50

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