Archive for July, 2013

Putting consumers at the heart of communications policy

Comments Off | 07-30-2013

Maria Miller announces new strategy, including a nuisance calls crackdown, ending ‘bill shock’ and protecting children online.
A new focus by the government will today put consumers at the centre of its communications policy.
Cracking down on nuisance calls, ending bill shock nightmares and protecting children online are key parts of a new approach that will put

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Mobile reception around UK to get massive boost

Comments Off | 07-30-2013

Areas in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to benefit from £150 million investment in mobile phone coverage.
The funding announced today will allow the Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) to extend mobile phone coverage to areas where no coverage is currently available. Cornwall, Northumberland, Strabane, Aberdeenshire and Powys are among the areas that stand to benefit

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Commuters to benefit from state-of-the-art electric trains

Comments Off | 07-30-2013

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has welcomed an order for more than 100 new electric train carriages while seeing the first of a British-built fleet being readied for use at a London depot today.
Following an open procurement competition Southern has signed a second contract with Derby-based train builders Bombardier, worth £180 million, for an additional 116

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Competition and Markets Authority guidance consultation: launch

Comments Off | 07-29-2013

Opening remarks at the launch of the consultation on part 1 of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) guidance. Originally given at London. These are the speaker’s notes, not a transcript of the speech as it was delivered.
Good morning, and thank you for joining us for what I’m sure will be an engaging session. The

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Immigration Minister sees Border Force in action

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A group of six would-be illegal immigrants were stopped from reaching the UK after Border Force found them hiding in a lorry in Calais.
Immigration Minister Mark Harper this week saw first-hand Border Force prevent six would-be illegal immigrants from reaching the UK as he visited Calais and Coquelles.
Detector dog Bounder and Border Force officers discovered

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Personalised registration transaction timings

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DVLA is experiencing some delays in the processing of personalised registration applications.
Some customers may be waiting longer than usual for a response from DVLA in relation to their application(s). In some cases, customers may have been waiting for replies for a few weeks. We are working hard to reduce the backlog of applications and are

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Sir Jon Cunliffe appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for Financial Stability

Comments Off | 07-29-2013

Her Majesty The Queen has agreed, on the recommendation of the Chancellor and Prime Minister to appoint Sir Jon Cunliffe, currently United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the European Union, as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for Financial Stability, starting on 1 November 2013.
Her Majesty The Queen has agreed, on the recommendation

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Multi-million pound college investment will support British industry

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More than 20 further education colleges throughout the country will invest £168 million in building modern facilities thanks to government investment. Many of these new projects are for skills training in sectors vital for growing British industry including engineering, construction and automotive.
The government is targeting those in the greatest need of help and those that

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Government launches consultation on helping Industrial and Provident Societies to grow and succeed

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The government has today published a consultation on a number of measures to support the Industrial and Provident Societies (IPS) sector and remove barriers to growth.
IPSs (commonly referred to as co-operatives) are non-profit making organisations that operate for the benefit of their members. Members have an equal say and share of the profits, regardless of

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England’s railway signalling heritage recognized

Comments Off | 07-29-2013

Twenty six of England’s rarest and best preserved signal boxes have been given Grade II listed status by the Department for Culture Media and Sport as a result of a joint English Heritage and Network Rail project to safeguard the nation’s railway signalling heritage. The listings come as Network Rail

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