Archive for August, 2013

Prime Minister’s meeting with Chief Minister of Gibraltar

Comments Off | 08-31-2013

David Cameron met with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo.
A Downing Street spokesperson said:
“The Prime Minister met the Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo today. The meeting reaffirmed the existing strong and historic bonds between the UK and Gibraltar and the Prime Minister repeated his commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people

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Councils should not be hoarding billions says Local Government Secretary

Comments Off | 08-30-2013

New figures reveal councils have now amassed £19 billion in reserves.
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today (30 August 2013) highlighted the ‘hypocrisy’ of councils pleading poverty when they have trebled their cash reserves over the last 10 years.
New statistics published show that councils have increased their cash reserves by over 20% in real terms since

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New Chairman of CDC’s Board

Comments Off | 08-30-2013

Graham Wrigley has been appointed as the new Chairman of CDC’s Board following a competitive process.
He will take up the role in January 2014 and succeeds Richard Gillingwater who has been chairman since April 2010.
Graham Wrigley comes to CDC with extensive experience of investing in developing and developed markets. He had a 17 year career

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£5 million boost to cut pollution from local buses

Comments Off | 08-30-2013

Eleven local authorities have been awarded grants from the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which will allow almost 400 buses to be upgraded.
Towns and cities in England are set to benefit from £5 million of funding to reduce pollution from local buses, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced today (29 August 2013).
A total of 11

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FCO expresses UK support for positive developments in Madagascar electoral process

Comments Off | 08-30-2013

Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds welcomes the announcement of a new electoral timetable in Madagascar.
Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said:
“I welcome the announcement of a new electoral timetable in Madagascar, following the decisive action of the Madagascar Special Electoral Court in revising the list of Presidential candidates. I strongly encourage all Malagasies to

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Foreign Secretary welcomes Chief Minister of Gibraltar

Comments Off | 08-29-2013

Visit reaffirms strong bonds between the UK and Gibraltar.
Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed Chief Minister of Gibraltar the Hon Fabian Picardo MP to London on Wednesday 28th August.
As well as reaffirming the strong bonds between the UK and Gibraltar and the UK’s commitment to stand by the people of Gibraltar, Mr Picardo’s visit has provided

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Syria: UK to put forward United Nations Security Council resolution

Comments Off | 08-29-2013

The UK will put forward a resolution at a meeting of the 5 permanent members of the Security Council in New York.
A Downing Street spokesperson said:
“We have always made clear that we want the UN Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria. Today we are giving its permanent members the opportunity to

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Government hails surge in older workers as ‘key’ to strengthening UK economy

Comments Off | 08-27-2013

The number of people aged between 50 and 64 in employment in the UK has rocketed by nearly 2 million over the past 15 years, official statistics show. And, unlike other age groups, their employment rate is higher than before the recession.
Latest statistics show an extra 54,000 workers in this age group were in jobs

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Burnley named most enterprising place in Britain

Comments Off | 08-27-2013

Burnley is celebrating after being named the most enterprising place in Britain. The Lancashire town received the accolade for its ongoing commitment to support small and medium sized businesses and for successfully reframing perceptions of Burnley.
The Burnley Bondholders scheme sets Burnley apart from the rest of Britain, an initiative

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UK partnering the 6th FICCI Global Skills Summit

Comments Off | 08-27-2013

This year the UK is partnering at the 6th FICCI Global Skills Summit which is a leading event around vocational education and skills in India. It offers a platform for people to converge, aggregate and implement the skills development story.
The UK has experience in developing localised training programmes in over 130 countries around the world.

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