Archive for September, 2013

Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee available 3 months early

Comments Off | 09-29-2013

Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme to launch next week.
A scheme to help thousands of people buy their own home will be launched next week – three months earlier than planned.
The scheme was due to start in January 2014 but the government has announced that people will be able to start applying for the new

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First open standards for government technology endorsed

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The Open Standards Board has endorsed the first set of open standards for government technology.
The Open Standards Board has recommended the approval of the first open standards for government technology    . The adoption of open standards will give government bodies access to a wider marketplace of innovative suppliers by encouraging a level playing field for

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UK pledges low carbon co-operation with China

Comments Off | 09-29-2013

Signing of joint statement between UK and China pledging to continue co-operation to promote low-carbon development and energy efficiency technologies.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker today applauded the on-going collaboration between the UK and China in working towards a low carbon future, at a reception at Lancaster House.
A joint statement, signed by Minister Barker

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London-Hong Kong RMB Forum: further development of offshore RMB market strengthened

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Hong-Kong and UK agree further action to support development of London-Hong Kong offshore renminbi market.
Further action has been agreed to support the continued development of the London – Hong Kong offshore renminbi (RMB) market at the third London – Hong Kong RMB Forum.
Attended by Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Clark, and acting Chief Executive

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CMA update: changes to the UK competition regime

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Speech reporting on the CMA’s progress and changes to the UK competition regime brought in under the ERR Act.
Good morning, and thank you for the opportunity to address this conference today. I accepted this invitation because I wanted to have the chance to communicate specifically with in-house counsel.
After 6 months in the job, this will

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UK strongly supports the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

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Statement by Mark Simmonds, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, to the UN General Assembly High-Level Event on the Sahel
Thank you, Special Envoy Prodi, and could I join others in thanking the Secretary General for coordinating and putting together this important meeting.
The United Kingdom strongly supports the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel. The

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UK Trade & Investment CEO outlines support available to Welsh companies

Comments Off | 09-27-2013

Welsh Secretary, David Jones hosts Nick Baird on visit to Cardiff.
From innovative 3D animation companies, to an incubator for medical and life sciences start-ups, Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones will today (25 September) host UK Trade & Investment CEO, Nick Baird on visits to some of Cardiff’s leading business successes.
UKTI is the government

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Treasury ministers strengthen economic ties abroad

Comments Off | 09-27-2013

Financial Secretary Greg Clark and Commercial Secretary Lord Deighton internationally showcase Britain’s investment opportunities.
Treasury minister Greg Clark is visiting South East Asia this week. His trip will culminate in Hong Kong when he attends the London – Hong Kong Renminbi forum, whilst Lord Deighton meets ministers and business leaders in the Gulf – as both

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UK targets Swedish market for construction sector growth

Comments Off | 09-25-2013

Business Secretary confirmed the signing of 2 new construction contracts in Sweden with an order value of nearly £30 million
British businesses in the construction sector were given a boost today when the Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed the signing of 2 new contracts in Sweden with an order value of nearly £30 million.
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First homes benefit after Government investment to improve mobile coverage nationwide

Comments Off | 09-25-2013

More than 200 premises in North Yorkshire village get mobile reception.
Homes and business in the rural North Yorkshire village of Weaverthorpe     can now get a mobile signal thanks to the government’s £150 million investment in extending mobile coverage across the country. This marks the start of the programme’s roll out which will see hundreds of

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