Archive for January, 2014

Broadband boost

Comments Off | 01-16-2014

High speed broadband to be rolled out to more Scottish locations.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the announcement of which Scottish towns and villages are next in line to get high speed broadband as part of the Superfast Britain programme.
Homes and businesses throughout Scotland are set to benefit including parts of Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway,

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National Roads Policing Conference 2014

Comments Off | 01-16-2014

Speech mentioning drink and drug driving, motorway initiatives, insurance evasion, continuous enforcement and current practices.
Patrick McLoughlin MP at the National Roads Policing Conference 2014
Thanks for that introduction – and good afternoon everyone.
It’s an absolute pleasure to join you for your annual conference.
And I’m grateful to the Police Federation and ACPO for inviting me to speak.
Today

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DFID drafts in UK accountancy skills to boost international development

Comments Off | 01-14-2014

Top accountancy institutions will provide expertise and skills to developing countries to enable growth.
The UK’s top accountancy institutions will be deployed to developing countries to help them better manage their finances and improve their business environments, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.
Chartered accountants working for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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Creative Industries worth £8million an hour to UK economy

Comments Off | 01-14-2014

Official statistics published today reveal that the UK’s creative industries are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy.
Growth of almost 10% in 2012, outperforming all other sectors of UK industry
Accounted for 1.68 million jobs in 2012, 5.6 per cent of UK jobs
Official statistics published today reveal that the UK’s creative Industries, which

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Planning conditions and environmental impact assessments

Comments Off | 01-14-2014

Response to story on planning conditions and environmental impact assessments.
A Department for Communities and Local Government spokesman said:
“Planning conditions are attached to planning permissions when they are granted. The government is concerned that too many unreasonable conditions are imposed, which can be up to 100 different requirements. In turn, these can then prevent construction work

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Economic upturn and innovation in the RMB market

Comments Off | 01-12-2014

Caroline Wilson, British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao, on why the UK and its partners should be optimistic about 2014
2014 will be a significant year for the UK. Plenty of weighty dates punctuate the British calendar. Solemn commemorations of the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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£8 million technology boost for UK high streets

Comments Off | 01-12-2014

A new £8 million initiative designed to re-invigorate UK high streets is announced by Science and Universities Minister, David Willetts.
A brand new, £8 million initiative, designed to re-invigorate UK high streets, has been announced by Science and Universities Minister, David Willetts, today (10 January 2014).
The initiative, a funding competition run by the UK’s innovation agency,

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Competition and Markets Authority publishes guidance on approach to new powers

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The Competition and Markets Authority has today published guidance on its approach to using some key legal powers.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published guidance on its approach to using some key legal powers, including tough new measures to impose financial penalties on firms that do not comply with competition investigations or with

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Conference to set the agenda for regulatory services

Comments Off | 01-12-2014

2014 Year Ahead Conference – regulatory services’ role in economic growth and public health
The Year Ahead for Regulatory Services Conference 2014, to be held on Thursday and Friday, 13 and 14 February, at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon, will play an important role in shaping the regulatory services agenda.
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) will lead

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Minister encourages further British investment

Comments Off | 01-12-2014

British Business Group (BGG) members held a lunch meeting with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr Tedros and showcased their products
A British Business Group (BGG) held a lunch meeting today on Thursday 09 January 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa and showcased their products to invited guests.
His Excellency Tewodros Adhanom, Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs,

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