Archive for June, 2012

Copyright industry adds an extra £3billion to national accounts

Comments Off | 06-11-2012

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Imperial College today published new estimates of investment in the UK’s copyright industries. When adopted in the National Accounts this adds more than £3 billion to the economy.
Welcoming the announcement Baroness Wilcox, Minister for Intellectual Property, said:
“This is excellent news not just for the UK economy, but also because

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UK and US call to make the most of international patent system

Comments Off | 06-11-2012

Measures to make the international system of patent application faster and more effective were announced today by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) with changes to the UK’s Fast Track system. These moves come as part of a wider effort by the UK and US intellectual property authorities to get more businesses to use the

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Cable welcomes Diageo investment

Comments Off | 06-7-2012

Commenting on the announcement by Diageo that it plans to open a new distillery in Scotland, Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
“This is a welcome and substantial investment by Diageo in one of the UK’s world renowned industries. It is a vote of confidence in the workforce in Scotland and in the strength of the food

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Transport Statistics: Road conditions in England: 2011

Comments Off | 06-2-2012

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
- Road conditions in England: 2011, see
www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-conditions-in-england-2011
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 approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Contact Information
Name – DfT Press Office – Local Transport
Division – Department for Transport
Phone – DfT Press

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Business Secretary to visit Speedo and Nottingham University Innovation Centre

Comments Off | 06-2-2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable will today visit Speedo’s headquarters in Nottingham where he will see how the firm develops its leading swimwear worn by top athletes around the world.
He will tour the firm’s global research and development facility, Aqualab, to see how Speedo designs and develops world class swimwear and equipment, including the Fastskin Racing

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£500 million of Government investment for small and mid-sized businesses open for applications

Comments Off | 06-2-2012

The Government is today asking for applications to manage £500 million of its investment available through the Business Finance Partnership (BFP).
The BFP aims to ease the flow of credit to small and mid-sized businesses in the UK by diversifying their sources of finance and making them less reliant on bank lending. It is part of

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