Archive for May, 2012

New app calculates your tax and how it is spent

Comments Off | 05-29-2012

The Government is today launching a new tax calculator enabling people to work out how much tax they pay and how the Government spends it. The tax calculator can be downloaded as a free mobile phone app and is also available on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website.
The launch comes as new research reveals

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UK and Indonesia strengthen educational links

Comments Off | 05-29-2012

The UK and Indonesia have today committed to boosting their education relationship to a higher level via the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
During his visit to UK, Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture Mohammed Nuh met with the UK Universities and Science Minister David Willetts, and agreed a new Memorandum of Understanding.

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Top team appointed as UK Green Investment Bank company formed

Comments Off | 05-26-2012

The UK Green Investment Bank (UK GIB) moved a step closer to going live today (25 May) as the Business Secretary announced the formation of the public company and the appointment of its top directors.
Lord Smith of Kelvin will be the new Chair of UK Green Investment Bank plc. Currently Chair of SSE and The

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Vince Cable witnesses the return of steel production to Teesside

Comments Off | 05-23-2012

Vince Cable today visited SSI Teesside and announced the award of £1.4 million from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) which will help create and protect 1,800 jobs.
The blast furnace was relit last month, just over a year after SSI purchased Teesside Cast Products (TCP) from Tata Steel and over two years after it was mothballed.
The

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Business Secretary Vince Cable statement on the publication of the Beecroft report

Comments Off | 05-23-2012

On publication of the Beecroft report today Business Secretary Vince Cable today said:
“We are today publishing Mr Beecroft’s final report as submitted to our department to dispel some of the myths that have become associated with the report. Because of ongoing interest we reached a view that it is in the public interest to allow

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£100 million fund to boost university and private collaboration – open for bids

Comments Off | 05-12-2012

A new £100 million investment fund to support research partnerships between universities, businesses, charities and philanthropic donors will open for bids on Monday, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts will announce today.
The Research Partnership Investment Fund will be open to UK universities for investment in long-term capital projects that leverage in significant private funding. Universities

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Online sellers have one month to register for tax opportunity

Comments Off | 05-11-2012

People trading on the internet who haven’t paid all the tax they owe have just one month left to take part in an opportunity offered by HMRC to get their tax affairs in order on the best terms available.
Under the time-limited opportunity, known as the e-Markets Disclosure Facility, online marketplace traders who come forward at

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New National Council to raise standards of careers advice

Comments Off | 05-11-2012

Skills Minister John Hayes has appointed careers expert Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE as the Chair of the new National Council for Careers.
The council will be a driving force for excellence in careers guidance and will provide independent, expert advice to the Government on the future development of the National Careers Service which was launched at

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Business Secretary Vince Cable and Lord Heseltine comment on the National Audit Office’s report on the Regional Growth Fund

Comments Off | 05-11-2012

Responding to today’s publication of the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable said:
“The NAO’s report recognises that the Regional Growth Fund is working.
“It shows that the RGF is set to create and protect 328,000 jobs for people in communities that need the most

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‘Focus on Enforcement’ – opportunity for chemicals sector to comment on the way COMAH regulations are enforced

Comments Off | 05-9-2012

The Government is inviting companies in the chemicals sector to feed in their experiences of working with national regulators and local authorities on the enforcement of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations. For the next six weeks, during the evidence gathering phase, businesses involved in chemicals (manufacturing or storage) can input their views

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