Archive for August, 2014

Big export opportunities for UK companies in South Korea

Comments Off | 08-29-2014

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Scott Wightman, is visiting the UK in September to speak at business events during a 2 city tour. He will be accompanied by David Lee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
The ambassador will provide advice on the vast business opportunities available

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Thousands more patients to benefit from additional £160 million for cancer drugs

Comments Off | 08-29-2014

The fund has helped more than 55,000 cancer patients since it was set up four years ago to provide pioneering drugs to those who need them most. It will now be increased from £200m a year to £280m a year – meaning many more patients with rare conditions will benefit from life-extending drugs recommended by

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Work to start on £5.3 million improvement to A483 and A55 junction

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

The £5.3 million project, part of the Government’s £317 million pinch point programme, is designed to support nearby Chester Business Park and help generate investment which will potentially lead to more than 11,500 jobs and 1,700 homes in the area by 2020.
Work to remodel the A55 and A483 roundabout south of the city, one of

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High street could be boosted by £212 billion ‘purple pound’ by attracting disabled people and their families

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

Thousands of high street businesses could effectively be turning away the custom of 1 in 5 people by not attracting disabled people, the Minister for Disabled People Mark Harper said today (27 August 2014).
Research from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has shown disabled people find shopping the most difficult experience for accessibility, followed

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Vistaar announces £13m investment in UK as Nick Clegg inaugurates new movie

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

During his visit to a film set in Mumbai today, the UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg announced that Vistaar Productions is to invest £13 million in the UK over the next 12 months, including a new post-production facility in Manchester. The new facility will be used as a hub for the editing of Indian

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Failure to keep good farm records costs millions in lost payments

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

Farmers in England are missing out on millions of pounds in EU payments because they are not keeping adequate records.
Figures released by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) today show that poor record keeping continues to be the major factor in cross compliance breaches which cost farmers £2.33 million in reductions to their Single Payment Scheme

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The UK government is closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This page is updated regularly.

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014 and quickly spread to Liberia.
Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Ebola is highly transmissible by direct contact with organs or bodily fluids of living or dead infected persons and animals.
The UK government is closely monitoring the outbreak

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The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is visiting India with a trade delegation to build on UK-India business, educational and cultural links.

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, will today begin a 3-day visit to India with a 40-strong trade delegation to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the new Indian government’s focus on economic growth. He will be joined by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. It is the first high-level

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FCO minister deeply concerned by Russian convoy entering Ukraine

Comments Off | 08-23-2014

In response to reports that a Russian convoy has entered Ukraine without the Government of Ukraine’s consent or the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Minister for Europe David Lidington said:
I am deeply concerned that this Russian convoy has entered Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian government. This is

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Monitor secures improvements for patients in Basildon

Comments Off | 08-23-2014

The health sector regulator has decided that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is no longer in breach of its licence to provide healthcare services after it implemented a series of action plans to improve a range of its patient services.
More patients in Basildon are now being seen quicker in A&E and are benefitting

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