Archive for May, 2015

“The protection of journalists, both in conflict or in peace, is an essential tenet of any functioning society”

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Thank you Minister, Mr President, for convening this open debate.
I welcome the adoption of Resolution 2222, the first in nine years on this important issue, and congratulate you on the leadership Lithuania has shown in moving the issue forward.
I would like to thank the Deputy Secretary-General for his insightful briefing, and Secretary-General Deloire and Ms.

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Household income increases in Wales

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Wales saw the biggest increase in disposable household income of any region of the UK between 2010–13, according to newly-released figures published today (27 May).
Disposable income per head in Wales grew by 7% over the period, ONS statistics show.
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:
Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money

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Casting the net on illegal fishing in Yorkshire

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Anglers in Yorkshire are being reminded to ensure they abide by national and local byelaws as enforcement officers crack down on illegal fishing.
During the Bank Holiday weekend, from 23 to 25 May, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers checked 473 anglers at 29 separate locations across Yorkshire using local knowledge and intelligence to catch offenders.
During these

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PM sets out his vision for the country in a ‘one nation’ Queen’s Speech

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Ahead of the Queen’s Speech today (27 May 2015) Prime Minister David Cameron said:
Behind this Queen’s Speech is a clear vision for what our country can be. A country of security and opportunity for everyone, at every stage of life.
That is our ambition. To build a country where whoever you are and wherever you live you

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Welsh Secretary: Queen’s Speech boosts engines of growth and rewards hard work

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Mr Crabb said the UK Government’s One Nation approach would build on the foundations laid in the last Parliament to help create jobs, economic growth and social justice for everyone in Wales who wants to get on and succeed.
Bills in the speech to benefit Wales include:

A Wales Bill to deliver a clearer and more stable

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Household income increases in Wales

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Wales saw the biggest increase in disposable household income of any region of the UK between 2010–13, according to newly-released figures published today (27 May).
Disposable income per head in Wales grew by 7% over the period, ONS statistics show.
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:
Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money

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Boost for Londoners as red tape slashed on short term lets

Comments Off | 05-27-2015

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis welcomed the law change, which brings the capital into line with the rest of the country.
He said the measures, introduced in the last Parliament, will free homeowners from the “bureaucratic headache” of applying for planning permission just to rent their home out for a few weeks.
Bringing London up to speed with

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Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home

Comments Off | 05-26-2015

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is to announce landmark changes to spread home ownership to millions, as part of the government’s commitment to working people.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:
Our Housing Bill will offer over a million people a helping hand onto the housing ladder. That is what a government for working people is about – making

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Tech City start-up wins £2 million investment

Comments Off | 05-26-2015

Funding Options is a business that uses modern web technology to match small businesses with the right finance and finance providers.
Founder and chief executive Conrad Ford launched the business in 2011 after winning £100,000 in Innovate UK’s Tech City Launchpad competition and then securing the same in private funding.
The business has since grown to employ

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National Minimum Wage Visits Programme: Find out how to get involved

Comments Off | 05-25-2015

The Commission whose purpose is to provide advice to the Government on matters relating to the National Minimum Wage (NMW would like to meet a number of people affected by low pay; to hear first-hand what impact the National Minimum Wage is having in your area. Any information received will be treated in confidence.
If you would

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